When traveling to Hanoi, what would you most like to experience? It could be the cold in Hanoi. It may be the moment to enjoy the delicious dishes, discover interesting things, unique in the culture of Hanoi cuisine. It may also be time to visit the famous modern works in Hanoi. Whatever it is, there is a sure experience visitors have to try, it is the experience “upstream time”, visit the historical relics of millennial land of Thang Long – Hanoi.
O Quan Chuong
O Quan Chuong is also called O Dong Ha or Dong Ha Gate, which is the eastern gate of the Thang Long citadel. O Quan Chuong was built in 1749, Canh Hung in the 10th. In 1817, Gia Long in the third year, O Quan Chuong was co-incarcerated again and remains to this day. O Quan Chuong is one of the 21 gates of the old citadel of Thang Long. O Quan Chuong was built in three-door architecture with a central door in the middle and two side doors on both sides. Over the main door there is a long gazebo that is meant to keep security inside and outside the city.
O Quan Chuong is located on O Quan Chuong street, near Chuong Duong bridge, Hang Chieu street. Quan Chuong is one of the relics attracting a lot of visitors when visiting Hanoi.
Thang Long four temples
“Thang Long four temples” is an ancient concept used to refer to four sacred temples located in the middle of the four directions of East-North-West-South of the former Thang Long Citadel, including: Bach Ma Temple, Vientiane Temple, Kim Lien Temple , Quan Thanh Temple…
Bach Ma Temple is located in the eastern of the town, in Hang Buom street. The temple worships Long Do god – the holy guard of Hanoi. Bach Ma Temple was built in the ninth century, and it is the oldest among Thang Long four temples. Voi Phuc Temple is at the western of the town, located in the Thu Le Park. Temple of Voi Phuc worships a prince of the Ly Dynasty named Linh Lang. The temple was built around the eleventh century. The south is Kim Lien Temple, now in Phuong Lien Ward, Dong Da District. Kim Lien Temple was built around the seventeenth century, worship Cao Son Dai Vuong. Finally, the Quan Thanh Temple in the North, now at the end of Thanh Nien Street. Quan Thanh Temple of Huyen Thien Tran Vu was built in the 10th century.
Because the four temples are so far apart, so to visit Thang Long four towns, tourists can rent a motorbike to move. If you go to crowded groups, you can take a taxi. To find out more about choosing suitable vehicles when traveling in Hanoi, visitors can refer to the article “What mean of transportation should be used when traveling Hanoi?”.
Tran Quoc Pagoda
With a history of more than 1500 years, Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest temple of Thang Long – Hanoi. The pagoda is located in a rather special location, on a small island on the East side of West Lake. In the Tran dynasty, Tran Quoc Pagoda was considered the Buddhist center of the city, attracting many Buddhists to visit. The temple has an ancient, majestic architecture, built in the style of Vietnamese Buddhist feudal period. The structure of Tran Quoc Pagoda consists of many layers of houses, of which the three main ones are the front porch, the middle burners and the uppermost ones.
Another suggestion for the question “where to visit when going to Hanoi?” is the Hanoi flag tower. The Hanoi flag tower is also known as the Hanoi Clock, built in 1805, under the Nguyen Dynasty. The architecture of the Hanoi flag tower is in the form of a tower, consisting of three bases and a tall pillar. With its unique architecture and long history, the Hanoi Flagpole is one of the most famous symbols of Hanoi. Currently, the Hanoi Flag Pillar is located on the premises of the Military History Museum of Vietnam, at Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh District.
Hanoi Old Quarter
Since ancient times, Hanoi has been famous for “36 streets”. This is now the old quarter of Hanoi. Hanoi Old Quarter is a long-established urban area, located outside the citadel of Thang Long. Many people are active in many different occupations, trade and commerce … creating a busy street. In Hanoi’s Old Quarter there are many streets, each of which is associated with a different product or occupation, such as Hang Bong Street (which sells quilts, quilts), Hang Ma Street Hang Bac street (including many silver and soldering furnaces specializing in selling jewelry, silverware), Hang Luoc street (selling all kinds of hair comb) …
In addition to the places, historical relics are introduced in the article “Where to go to Hanoi?”, Hanoi has many architectural works, other famous historical sites visitors can Visit, visit as Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Hoan Kiem Lake – Turtle Tower, Ngoc Son Temple, Hoa Lo Prison, Grand Opera House, Son Tay Citadel … Have a nice trip to Hanoi.