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17 most attractive tourist destinations in Hanoi (part 1)

Hanoi tourist attractions always have a great attraction for tourists. Now let’s take a look at the 23 most interesting and attractive Hanoi tourist attractions with Vntrip. vn to explore with family and friends over the weekend!

Ba Dinh Square – Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum

If you’ve arrived in the land of thousands of years of civilization, Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum – Ba Dinh Square is a must-see tourist attraction in Hanoi. This is Vietnam’s political center with the National Assembly, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and so on.

Uncle Ho’s mausoleum is where the beloved leader’s body is kept. Rows of green bamboo surround the mausoleum. The Mausoleum is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings.

Ba Dinh Square, located on Hung Vuong Street in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, is Vietnam’s largest square. This square is also the place to record many important imprints in the history of Vietnam. In particular, on September 2, 1945, President of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. This is also the place where parades take place on the occasion of major Vietnamese holidays, and is also a place to visit, play and stroll for tourists and Hanoians.

Ho Guom/Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake – Source: Internet

Sword Lake, also known as Hoan Kiem Lake, is a must-see attraction in Hanoi for visitors. Hoan Kiem Lake is located in the center of the city, which is likened to the heart of this thousand-year-old city. The lake’s surface is like a big mirror reflecting the ancient trees, the willow trees with flowing hair, the roofs of ancient temples and pagodas. , mossy old towers, new high-rise buildings reaching up to the blue sky.

In the morning, Hanoians often go to Sword Lake to exercise as a unique cultural feature of the capital. Photo: Dinh Tuan Van

An interesting experience for tourists is to walk around the lake, you will see an ancient but still modern Hanoi appearing. Architectural works near the lake include the But tower, Nghien radio, The Huc bridge leading to Ngoc Son temple, King Le Thai To temple, Hoa Phong tower, and others…

Hanoi Old Quarter – an attractive tourist destination

Hanoi Old Quarter
Hanoi Old Quarter – Source: Internet

If you want to learn about the life, culture, and people of Trang An, you should not ignore the old town – one of the tourist attractions in Hanoi that is full of interesting and attractive to tourists. The Hanoi Old Quarter is a densely populated area with 36 streets located to the west and north of Hoan Kiem Lake. Each street here primarily sells a specific type of item.

Wandering in the neighborhood and enjoying the old town cuisine such as Bat Dan noodle soup, La Vong fish cake, Hang Manh vermicelli, Dinh Liet wonton noodles, O Quan Chuong cold snail vermicelli…  will make your trip more memorable.

Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam

If you name the most famous tourist attractions in Hanoi in the past and now, everyone will probably think of Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam. When it comes to the thousand-year-old tradition of Thang Long – Dong Do – Hanoi, this is a leading cultural and architectural complex and the pride of the people of the capital.

In Vietnam, the Temple of Literature is regarded as a symbol of knowledge and education. This is the place to worship the saints, ancestors of Confucianism, and Quoc Tu Giam Chu Van An – a typical teacher of high morals and dignity of Vietnamese education.

Read more: 17 places to visit in Hanoi: 17 famous museums containing many historical memories of Vietnam

Hanoi Cathedral

Hanoi-Cathedral – Source: Internet

Located at 40 Nha Chung Street, Hang Trong Ward, the Cathedral is one of the interesting destinations in Hanoi, a place frequented not only by believers but also a familiar place for young people and tourists. quadrilateral calendar. The church is built in the European medieval Gothic style, with high walls, domes, and a large number of windows.

Inside the church, the sanctuary is carved with wooden patterns, painted with gold and gold, combined with a system of stained glass paintings of Saints. Feeling like standing in an ancient castle with classical music, you must want to try it, right?

Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of Hanoi’s and Vietnam’s oldest pagodas, located on a peninsula south of West Lake, near the end of Thanh Nien Street in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh District. Tran Quoc Pagoda, once the Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel in the Ly and Tran dynasties with historical and architectural value, is famous for being the sacred Buddha’s door which attracts many Buddhists’ visitors, domestic and foreign tourists.

In early 2017, Tran Quoc Pagoda has included in the list of 16 most beautiful temples in the world voted by the Daily Mail (UK). Please visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, and make sure you will be amazed by the quiet space, and the poetic beauty of the “lotus flower” floating on the water of West Lake.

West Lake – an interesting Hanoi tourist destination

West Lake
West Lake

West Lake is one of the famous landmarks of Hanoi’s capital, this is considered a “giant stage reflecting the clouds and the city landscape”. The scenery along the West Lake is very poetic and dreamy. Surrounding the lake are rows of tall, straight green trees, and the flower beds and green grass terraces growing around have created a special scene for West Lake.

What makes West Lake special, distinguishing it from other lakes in Hanoi is not only the scenery but also the color of the water. The color of the water in each season changes miraculously and spectacularly according to the weather, sometimes blue, sometimes gray, then light and dark… And the scenery of West Lake becomes the most brilliant and sublime, perhaps at this moment. At the end of the day – when the sunset falls covering the landscape, with the blur of the street lights on the water, creating an extremely fanciful and romantic scene.

Along West Lake, there are also many delicious snack shops that are suitable for your lakeside stroll with your friends. Especially first-time tourists to Hanoi should enjoy dishes such as savory donuts, pho rolls, grilled hearts, etc.

Hanoi Opera House

Located at 1 Trang Tien, the Opera House is one of the beautiful tourist attractions in Hanoi with many historical imprints. This is the venue for major art shows by many of Vietnam’s top famous singers and artists. Visitors can admire the magnificent architecture of the Opera House or buy tickets to one of the regularly held shows to see the magnificent interior of the theatre.

To be Continued…

17 most attractive tourist destination in Hanoi (part 2)

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