Ha Noi

Ha Noi
Hanoi is Vietnam capital city. Compared to other provinces, cities in Vietnam, Hanoi is full of potential on tourism development. In the city, along with architectural works, Hanoi is also own a museum system which is the most diverse in Vietnam. It has a great advantages to introduce Vietnamese culture to foreign visitors through folk theaters, traditional trade villages… Hanoi tourism is becoming more and more attractive to visitors. Hanoi has been having diverse traditional trade villages which is shown by familliar idiom “36 Quarters of Hanoi”. Time to time, the urban apperance of Old Quarter has changed so much, but they still maintain their ancient names and trade & do bussiness traditional goods. Thang Long - Hanoi which is one of three regions has lots of festivals in the North of Vietnam, along with Phu Tho and Kinh Bac region. It’s always considered as a place to gather the cultural quintessences of the North and the entire Vietnam. For thousands years, capital position has been making this city become a concentration of brilliant people, businessman, qualified artisan and craftsman.  As a cultural central of the whole North for centu...
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Things to see in Ha Noi

One Pillar Pagoda

The One-pillar pagoda or Dien Huu pagoda, has one of the most special architectures in Vietnam. The pagoda is situated next to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, right in the center of Hanoi. The One Pillar Pagoda is one of the symbols of Hanoi capital. It has a unique architecture, shaped like a stylized lotus rising from the water. It’s also honored to be the most unique architecture in Asia. The pagoda was started to be built under Ly’s dynasty (Emperor Lý Thái Tông, who ruled from 1028 to 1054). The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter,...

Temple of Literature

The Temple of Literature is about 10 minutes away from Hoan Kiem Lake. It was constructed in 1070 under Ly Thanh Tong’s dynasty. It’s considered as the first university in Vietnam. Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam relic complex is quite diverse, located in 54331 m2 area, including many small architectural works which are harmonious in the campus. The temple is divided into five court yard, each with its own significance and history. The first courtyard stretches from the main gate to Dai Trung gate; the second stands out with Khue Van Cac pavilion. If you notice well, you will...

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum which is in Ba Dinh Square is one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum which is also known as President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is final resting of President Ho Chi Minh known for honoring the national hero. Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum was officially kicked off on September 2, 1973, in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where he had hosted large meetings. Security is tight and visitors should dress with respect (no shorts, sleeveless shirts and miniskirts) and everyone has to deposit their bags and cameras before getting in....

Tran Quoc pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on a small island in the East side of West Lake (Tay Ho District). It has a history of 1500 years and is considered the oldest in Thang Long - Hanoi. The temple was built during the Lý Nam Đế Dynasty (541 – 547) and the first name is Khai Quốc. The pagoda’s architecture is combined harmoniously between ancient, dignified elegance and the tranquil landscapes of a vast lake. The Tran Quoc Pagoda has preserved until now its unique architecture, different from other pagodas and houses many precious Buddhist statues, especially the golden wooden stat...

Museum of Ethnology

The Museum of Ethnology is the most recent yet probably the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting Museums in Hanoi and Vietnam. Museum of Ethnology is located on Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi. On November 12, the Museum of Ethnology was inaugurated. In recent years, the Museum of Ethnology has become an attractive destination not only for domestic but also for international travelers because when visiting the museum, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the 54 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam with their own variety of cultur...

Quan Thanh Temple

Quan Thanh Temple is located at the corner of Co Ngu Street, Hanoi city (now Thanh Nien Street) and Quan Thanh Temple looks out to West Lake. Quan Thanh Temple - one of the famous temples in Hanoi that is strongly attracted domestic and international tourist coming to visit every day. Quan Thanh Temple is built during the Ly Dynasty (1010-1225). They have built this place to honor ‘Tran Vu’ the ‘God of the North’ which was beloved by all local people and used the tortoise and snake as symbols of power. The name Quan Thanh therefore resembles the temple’s meaning...

Ha Noi capital

Ha Noi capital

Ho Chi Minh’s stilt House

Ho Chi Minh’s stilt House - President Ho Chi Minh's relics at the Presidential Palace, known as the Presidential Palace Relics in Hanoi, is Ho Chi Minh's longest living and working place (from December 19th, 1954 to September 2nd 1969), 1969) was classified by the Ministry of Culture and Information as a relic site on May 15, 1975. The simple stilt house located in the capital of Hanoi is where Uncle Ho lived and worked during his revolutionary life. It is not only a historical landmark, but it also is an architectural heritage, a cultural heritage of Vietnam. In the large garden...

Hanoi Old Quarters

“Hanoi Old Quarters” is a common name of a long-standing urban area of Hanoi located outside of Thang Long Imperial Citadel. This urban area focuses on small-scale industrial and commercial activities, which form the characteristic streets of the city and the capital. Currently, Hanoi Old Quarters are an attractive destination for those who want to learn about Thang Long - Dong Do - Hanoi. Once a bustling area where merchants and artisans gathered to sell their products, Ha Noi Old Quarter consists of many small, meandering streets, each bears the name of the goods that was speci...

Dong Xuan market

Dong Xuan is one of the largest markets in Hanoi, Vietnam; is the largest market in Hanoi Old Quarters. It has existed for hundreds of years since the Nguyen feudal Dynasty. The market is a building with 5 arches, covering over an area of over 6,500 square meters. Like all other Vietnamese markets, Dong Xuan market is divided into a variety of commodities such as clothing, children's toys, household articles and Vietnamese fabrics with many traditional patterns… . Main products include electronic devices, household equipment and clothing. At the back of the market is the trading p...

Ngoc Son temple

Ngoc Son temple is located on Ngoc Island of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. This is also a special national monument of Vietnam. Ngoc Son Temple is one of the tourist attractions and is the distinctive symbol of Hanoi capital. Together with Hoan Kiem Lake, The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple have combined into a complete population. Buildings of the temple include the Pen Tower (Thap But), the ink-slab (Dai Nghien), the Moon Contemplation Pavilion (Dac Nguyet) and the Pavilion against Waves (Đình Trấn Ba), all of which have symbolic meaning. As mentioned before, if tourists wan...

Hoan Kiem lake

Hoan Kiem Lake is also known as Guom Lake (called as Hoan Kiem Lake - Lac de Hoan Guom), a natural fresh water lake in the center of Hanoi. The lake is considered the center of Hanoi, not only physically but also symbolically. In fact, the more you spend time learning about the lake, the more special it becomes. Hoan Kiem Lake is considered the jewel of Hanoi. Looking from above, at the beginning of summer, the lake is like a picture of colorful and poetic. The lake has an area of about 12 ha. The name Hoan Kiem appeared in the early 15th century, associated with legend of Le Loi King paid th...

BatTrang pottery village

Bat Trang, traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore. Bat Trang is a destination that is not unfamiliar to people who prefer the traditional culture of the village of ceramics in Vietnam. Only 15km from the center of Hanoi, this is the ideal place for weekend excursions. Bat Trang pottery village is located along the Red River, in Gia Lam district - suburb of Hanoi. This is the most famous and the oldest pottery village in Vietnam, as well as the place where domestic and foreign visitors ca...

Van Phuc Silk Village

Ha Dong silk village is also known as Van Phuc silk village, Van Phuc Ward, Ha Dong district, about 10 km from Hanoi center. Famous for weaving in thousand years old, Van Phuc silk captivates travelers with many unique patterns and the most longstanding in Vietnam. In particular, the traditional silk which are woven from natural materials, giving a soft, smooth, and delicate, but nowhere has it. For that reason, Ha Dong silk was chosen as the material for national uniform under the Nguyen Dynasty. Small road leads into the tiled display traditional silk products. On the left, near the entran...

Museum of History

National Museum of History is a cultural building located in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi capital. This is the Museum that preserves, displays and introduces the history of Vietnam from prehistory to today in a rich, continuous and comprehensive manner. The oldest of its kind in Vietnam, Vietnam History Museum was renovated from the French Ecole Française d’Extreme Orient. The National Museum of History is storing and preserving about 200,000 objects and materials of Vietnamese cultural history, in which the history of Vietnam from prehistoric time to 1945 has nearly 110,000 documen...

Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong)

Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong)

Ba Vi park

Ba Vi national park

Thay pagoda

Thay pagoda

Tay Phuong pagoda

Tay Phuong pagoda

Duong Lam ancient village

Duong Lam ancient village

Thang Long Imperial Citadel

The Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long is a complex of historic imperial buildings located in the center of Hanoi, Vietnam. It was first constructed in 1011 under the reign of Emperor Lý Thái Tổ of Lý dynasty.
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