On a visit to Hanoi you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Hanoi. These places are what Hanoi is all about. These must see places in Hanoi will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Wander along the streets of Old Quarter to really experience the inherent charm of Hanoi. The pulse of the city, the Old quarter is full of typical Vietnamese sights and scenes. It is an area well-known for the history, the architecture, the enormous amount and diversity of products and even the everyday life of its residents. Visitors will certain...
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57b Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is a familiar address for both domestic tourists and foreign ones, who want to enjoy water puppet shows and discover the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art. The show depicts traditional Vietnamese life and scenes from communal entertainment. It is a fascinating experience for both adults and kids.
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Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
The Hoan Keim lake offers endless opportunities for people watching and recreation. A daily tableau for morning walkers and star-gazed couples, it’s interesting to witness the flurry of activity that this lake is privy to. A massive home base to many local eateries and hawker stalls, the lake is indispensable in Hanoi’s local scene.
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Van Mieu, Dong Da, Ha Noi, Vietnam
07:30 am - 05:30 pm
Also know as Van Mieu, The Temple of Literature is one of the oldest major monuments of Vietnam. It’s home to remnants of Vietnam's pre 19th and 20th century history..
Founded by King Ly Thanh Tong in 1070, it became the site of the country's first University, Quoc Tu Giam in 1076. The ambiance is serene and the beautifully landscaped grounds ooze spiritual calm.
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Hung Vuong, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum holds the embalmed remains of Ho Chi Minh; this larger than life granite structure stands in over Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Ba Dinh Square which is situated in front of the mausoleum is a landmark in it’s own right as the President Ho declared the independence of Vietnam on September 2, 1945 there. T...
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Hoa Lo, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Hao Lo Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton". The prison was demolishe...
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36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hang Bai ward, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Vietnamese women’s museum highlights the heroic struggles and contribution of Vietnamese women in the society and culture. It holds an incredible collection of posters, fabrics and tribal artefacts dating back to the wartime.
The museum is labelled in both English and French and is noteworthy to see the invaluable contribution of women during the war.
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Nguyen Van Huyen, Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology exhibits objects of interest and information from the indigenous ethnic groups in Vietnam. It’s a fascinating visit where one can learn about interesting facts related to Vietnam’s culture and ethnic groups.
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Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
Ho's residence, the well-known house on stilts, is behind the Presidential Palace, a magnificent French colonial building built in 1901 for the resident French governor. Instead of the glorious structure nearby, Ho chose to live in this humble house from 1958 to 1969. Facing a beautifully landscaped lake, the structure does have its charm, and the ...
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Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
The largest lake n Hanoi is a popular spot for gathering, surrounded by many shops, restaurants, gardens, and hotels. It features the Tran Quoc Pagoda, Vietnamese for ‘Stabilizing the Nation’ and also the city’s oldest temple, Quan Thanh Temple. The West Lake area was once the site of the palaces and pavilions of the Trinh Lords w...
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Chua Mot Cot, Doi Can, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
The Ho Chi Minh Museum explains the life and times of Ho Cho Minh, perhaps the most celebrated human being in Vietnam. There are a number of interesting photos, manuscripts and translations of Ho’s writings that will educated the visitor about the Vietnam in Ho’s days. Check out the ‘8 Requirements of Society’ written by Ho that makes for an interesting read.