Top Things To See In Hanoi

Hanoi is the most charming city in Vietnam with unique ambience, turbulent history, savory cuisine and cozy cafes. Enjoy the sounds and smells of Hanoi from the legendary Restored Sword Lake and Ngoc Son temple to the enchanting Hanoi Old Quarter, including Ho Chi Minh Complex, temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology
 
The Ho Chi Minh Complex

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

This vast traffic-free area is an important place for many Vietnamese. After walking in the busy streets of Hanoi, you will find this place peaceful with its gardens and monuments.

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is the final resting place of the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader President Ho Chi Minh (It is closed on Monday and Friday).

The Presidential Palace was constructed between 1900 and 1906 by the French architect Auguste Henri Vildieu. It was intended to be Ho Chi Minh’s official residence but he had opted for a traditional Vietnamese stilt-house instead.

The humble traditional House-on-Stilts where president Ho Chi Minh lived intermittently from 1958 to 1969 is set in a well-tended garden adjacent to a carp-filled pond and has been preserved just as Uncle Ho left it is worth a visit.
 
 One Pillar Pagoda

Visit Ho Chi Minh Museum to learn more about the life of the late Vietnamese leader.
A Buddhist temple called One Pillar Pagoda is also part of the Ho Chi Minh Complex.

The Temple of Literature


Originally built as a temple to Confucius, the Temple of Literature is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education.

The Museum of Ethnology


The Museum of Ethnology is widely acknowledged as the best in the country. It has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.

The Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple



Discover Ngoc Son Temple, located on a jade island on the Hoan Kiem Lake. Its history dates back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. The Hoan Kiem Lake (also known as the Turtle Lake) is the local point of the city and the source of many legends. It is located in the center of the city and it is a popular hangout place for locals and visitors especially during the weekends, when the road around is closed to the vehicles.

The Old Quarter


The Old Quarter (also known as the 36 streets) is a bustling area of narrow streets and home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.

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