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17 most attractive tourist destinations in Hanoi (part 2)

If you want to explore Hanoi, it’s hardly enough time for you in one day. You can go in 1 day once you have set foot in the capital. Furthermore, there are numerous other interesting places to visit. I hope you have an interesting and enjoyable trip to Hanoi.

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.

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison was built by the French in 1896 with the name “Maison Central”, where the revolutionary soldiers were detained against the colonial regime. At the time, this was one of the most sturdy structures in Indochina. The prison was placed under the authority of the revolutionary government after the capital was liberated. From 1963 to 1975, this place was also used as a detention center for American pilots shot down by the Vietnamese army during the war of sabotage in the North.

Hoa Lo prison has become a special historical relic with many precious documents displayed and carefully preserved, attracting thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to visit each year.

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a relic complex associated with the development of Thang Long – Hanoi, built by kings in many historical periods. This is also the most important relic in the system of historical monuments of Vietnam. Coming to Thang Long Imperial Citadel, visitors can visit outstanding places such as the archaeological area at 18 Hoang Dieu, Doan Mon, Kinh Thien Palace, and Bac Mon (Cua Bac citadel) …

Hanoi flagpole

Hanoi flagpole – Source: Internet

Hanoi Flag Tower, also known as Hanoi Flag Tower, is located on the grounds of the Vietnam Military History Museum. Considered the most intact and monumental work in the complex of Thang Long Imperial Citadel relic complex, the Flag Tower is a tourist attraction in Hanoi that visitors cannot ignore in their journey to discover the history of the land. Ha Thanh.

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda was built in 1049 under the Ly dynasty, is one of the symbols of Hanoi’s capital next to Turtle and Khue Van Cac towers. In addition to its spiritual significance, One Pillar Pagoda is a unique architectural work with high aesthetics, expressed through visual arts on the water, sculpture, painting, etc., reflecting ancient cultural values. as well as nationalism.

Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan Market
Dong Xuan Market – Source: Internet

Dong Xuan Market is one of Hanoi’s largest markets. This place sells a wide variety of items from food, and apparel to consumer goods to suit many interests as well as different objects. Because it is a wholesale market, the goods here are also less expensive than elsewhere. Don’t forget to choose some souvenirs for yourself when you come here to visit.

Dong Xuan Market is also a place to sell a lot of delicious and attractive foods typical of Hanoi, if you have the opportunity to come here, don’t forget to enjoy it!

Government Guest House

Government Guest House
Government Guest House – Source: Internet

Government Guest House No. 12 Ngo Quyen was formerly the Bac Ky Palace, where the headquarters of the Tonkin government was located. When the August Revolution broke out, Viet Minh forces and the people of Hanoi attacked and occupied this building. The building was later renamed Bac Bo, this is also the workplace of President Ho Chi Minh and the provisional government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam until the day of national resistance. After the Indochina war ended, Tonkin Palace was remodeled to become a government guest house. In 2005, this place was attached by the city government with a sign of a revolutionary historical relic.

Quan Thanh Temple

This is the most impressive spiritual site in the capital, located next to the West Lake and the North Gate of Hanoi. Quan Than Temple is one of the “four towns” of the ancient Thang Long citadel. In the temple of Huyen Thien Tran Vu, the god of the North. Over the dynasties, Quan Thanh Temple was also restored many times, but remained unchanged without much change in architecture. Not only contributing to adorning the ancient and poetic scenery of West Lake tourist area, but Quan Thanh Temple is also a precious relic of culture, art, architecture and sculpture, an impressive tourist destination. on arrival in Hanoi.

Hang Dau Water Tower

Hang Dau water tower is a work to supply domestic water to Hanoi people since the French colonial period. The work was built on the intersection of 6 streets of Hang Dau, Quan Thanh, Hang Than, Hang Luoc, Hang Giay, Phan Dinh Phung. Because the tower has a blockhouse-like architecture, many people mistakenly call it, and the name “Hang Dau booth” has also become familiar since then.

Ceramic path

The ceramic road built in 2008 on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi is one of the unique tourist attractions not to be missed when coming to the capital. This place has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the longest ceramic painting in the world.

Some notes for you

Summer in Hanoi is quite hot and winter is extremely cold. Therefore, the right time to visit Hanoi is in autumn and spring.

Hanoi has a lot of things for you to buy as gifts for your loved ones such as umbrellas, nuggets, souvenirs, lotus tea, pomelo performances, etc.

If you like to go camping in Hanoi, you can go to Ecopark urban area, Ba Vi national park, Ham Lon mountain, etc.

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