Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, well-known for over 1000 years of culture. Located in the Red River Delta, Hanoi is considered the center of economy, politics and culture of Vietnam. However, according to international tourists, Hanoi attracts them by its unique beauty with the combination of old and new, ancient and modern. Sometimes, they seem to forget that this is a capital city. They think of Hanoi as a dream tourist spot with a lot of interesting things. Now follow us to Discover fascinating tourist attractions in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hoan Kiem Lake
A special feature of Hanoi geography is that there are many lakes in the city. Hoan Kiem is the most famous lake because of the attached legend. Lying in the central area of the city, Hoan Kiem Lake is outstanding with the ancient turtle tower. It is believed to be a historical site where a king of Le dynasty returned the treasured sword to the Turtle God after defeating invading enemies. Besides the lake, you can see impressive architectural structures of the city: The Huc Bridge, Ngoc Son Temple, But Tower…
Don’t miss the chance to stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake to immerse in the beauty of landscapes. Especially, if you visit Hanoi in fall, you will be captivated by the romance of yellow leaves and light wind of Hanoi fall.
Hanoi Old Quarter
The highlight of Hanoi tourism is the old quarter with 36 streets, ancient houses bringing the beauty of the 19th century. Though this quarter is located in the central area of the city, it still doesn’t lose its idyllic beauty. Tourist can wander aimlessly around the streets and discover every corner of Hanoi. The sense of tranquility, serenity and simplicity will come to you in a natural way.
These 36 streets are also renowned for delicious street food. Try to taste some typical dishes of Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy their unique flavor!
One Pillar Pagoda
Hanoi is the center of Taoism and Buddhism of Vietnam, so there are numerous temples and pagodas in the city. The most prominent one is One Pillar Pagoda with the architecture of the lotus.
This is also the pagoda with the most unique architecture of Vietnam. It was built in 1049 to illustrate a weird dream of King Ly Thai Tong. Experiencing many battles, One Pillar Pagoda has been damaged a lot. It has been reconstructed based on the ancient architecture since 1955.
Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature is the complex of relics, located in the south of Hanoi. This place has been listed as one of 23 special national monuments. It consists of Van Lake, the area of Temple of Literature and Giam Garden.
The main part is the area of Temple of Literature which was the first university of Vietnam. This is the place to worship Confucius. Nowadays, Temple of Literature becomes a favorite destination of visitors, being the place where excellent students are awarded. Before exams, students often come here to have fortune.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the resting place of the greatest leader of Vietnam. This structure was built in the position of the old rostrum amidst Ba Dinh Square in 1973. To visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, travelers must abide by strict rules like dressing indecently, keeping silent, not bringing electronics … The mausoleum opens 5 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday morning).
Don’t forget to visit this place to feel the solemn atmosphere of a center of politics in Vietnam. You will have the chance to know more about the great life of Ho Chi Minh President. In addition, the peace and quiet of scenery around surely makes you relaxed.