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Hanoi tourist spots: 7 ancient places you have to visit

Not only the political center of the country, but Hanoi is also home to many beautiful landscapes, each of which is associated with long stories and history. The list below is all the places that have a long history and are the symbols of beauty and the history length of Vietnam.

Ho Guom/Hoan Kiem Lake

Ho Guom
Ho Guom

One of the most typical scenic spots in Hanoi is Ho Guom – also known as Hoan Kiem Lake. This is the most famous scenic Hanoi historical site in Vietnam.

Legend has it that Ho Guom is the residence of the Golden Turtle – the old Tortoise kept the sword to help our people preserve the mountains and rivers. Therefore, Sword Lake is a place very respected and protected by the people of the capital.

Around the lake is the peaceful and calm water, giving people and tourists a feeling of lightness and warmth when visiting. In the middle of the lake, there is an extremely ancient Turtle tower with a majestic beauty that everyone must fall in love with.

Moreover, Hoan Kiem Lake is also a regular place for cultural and art events on big occasions. Therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that Hoan Kiem Lake is one of Hanoi’s scenic spots that you cannot miss.

Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam

Van Mien Quoc Tu Giam
Van Mien Quoc Tu Giam

If you have set foot in Hanoi, you cannot miss the Temple of Literature. This is one of Hanoi’s scenic spots with a long history, hereditary and a great pride of the people of the capital.

This scenic complex of Hanoi’s historical relic includes many old architectural works, hidden under the majestic hundred-year-old ancient trees, the main highlights are: Temple of Literature – the place to worship Confucius, Quoc Tu Giam – the first school in Vietnam, Ho Van,…

Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam makes a strong impression on both locals and tourists by its ancient architectural safes full of art and nostalgia, this is the place where talented people have been trained to help build and preserve. the country is getting stronger.

Every year, on the occasion of big events such as the Lunar New Year , the Temple of Literature is often held a number of cultural events, bringing many familiar activities such as folk games, asking for words of a teacher, etc. attracts many visitors.

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Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Not only a tourist spot in Hanoi, Thang Long Imperial Citadel is also one of the world cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO (the United Nations educational and scientific organization).

This majestic and massive architectural work carries many important historical values ​​of our nation. This was the capital under the Ly, Tran Le and Nguyen dynasties. Therefore, this place attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to visit.

Besides, the space is extremely spacious and comfortable with many beautiful angles, making the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long also a unique place to take photos to keep memories, visited by many young people to record for the future. yourself beautiful moments.

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar pagoda
One Pillar pagoda

Located next to the Presidential Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda is a very famous Hanoi scenic spot that attracts many visitors from the first time they step foot in the capital. One Pillar Pagoda, also known as Lien Hoa Dai, is considered a long-standing cultural symbol of Vietnam.

This Hanoi scenic spot is considered as the temple with the most unique and artistic architecture in our country. Its structure includes pillars, Lien Hoa station and pagoda roof, looks like a picture showing a fragrant lotus flower rising from the lake, extremely impressive and attractive.

For those who do not know, this One Pillar Pagoda was built and completed under the reign of King Ly Nhan Tong, he used to worship Buddha Quan m. Therefore, the spiritual beauty in this place attracts many Buddhist followers.

The space surrounding One Pillar Pagoda is extremely peaceful and quiet, everywhere is the image of verdant trees shading, this pleasant and comfortable spot also makes One Pillar Pagoda attract a large number of visitors.

Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda
Tran Quoc Pagoda

The famous scenic spot in Hanoi with bold ancient features, next is Tran Quoc Pagoda. This temple was built in the 6th century and is also one of the oldest temples in Hanoi.

Through more than a thousand years of history, Tran Quoc Pagoda has witnessed many important events of our nation, becoming a place to store long-standing cultural values. Because of that, Tran Quoc Pagoda is more nostalgic and ancient.

The unique feature of this long-standing scenic temple in Hanoi is the harmony between the majestic spirituality and the peaceful and quiet landscape. This helps this place not only attract Buddhist followers, but also make a strong impression on a large number of tourists.

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Co Loa Citadel

Co Loa Citadel
Co Loa Citadel

Belonging to Dong Anh district, Co Loa Citadel is probably a scenic Hanoi familiar to the people of the capital in particular as well as to the Vietnamese people in general. This place was built in the 3rd century BC, is the largest structure and scale in the country.

Co Loa Citadel attracts tourists not only thanks to its spacious landscape, but they also want to see with their own eyes the place where the legendary story of Mi Chau – Trong Thuy has been handed down for a long time.

In addition, on the 6th of January every year, in memory of King An Duong Vuong who has contributed to building and preserving the country, people often organize festivals with many folk games and special cultural features. color, making visitors enjoy unforgettable.

O Quang Chuong Gate

O Quan Chuong gate
O Quan Chuong gate

At the bottom of the list of famous and oldest Hanoi scenic spots, O Quan Chuong Gate is indispensable. Built in 1817, this is the only surviving gate of the ancient Thang Long period.

When it was built, it was called O Dong Ha, but to commemorate the heroic and heroic sacrifices of soldiers of the Nguyen Dynasty during the anti-French colonial period, this place was officially called O Quan Chuong by the people.

Over 200 years of history, O Quan Chuong is one of the oldest architectures that witnessed the entire heroic history of our ancestors. Although now this gate has deteriorated and become old, but it is still a heroic memory that the people are proud of.

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