Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, the pride of the nation with the history of thousand years of civilization associated with the ancient relics and peaceful life. Come to learn about the culture, history and landscapes, the relics of the old capital!
What are the top tourist attractions of Hanoi?
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the place where President Ho Chi Minh’s remains are conserved. The construction was begun on September 2, 1973, at the location of the old stadium on Ba Dinh Square, where Uncle Ho read the independent declaration of Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945.
One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda is a unique architectural complex consisting of a temple and a dais in the middle of the lake. This is one of the symbols of Hanoi. The pagoda was built on a single pillar located in the middle of the lake in the shape of stylized lotus rising from the water.
Ho Chi Minh museum
The museum is built on the aspirations of the Vietnamese people to express gratitude and memorial to the great work and determination of President Ho Chi Minh – the great leader of Vietnam. The artifacts displayed here are divided into three parts:
Life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh and how Vietnamese people implementing his will.
The struggle and victory of Vietnamese people.
Sections of a number of historical events in the world that affected the revolutionary life of President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese revolution.
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Hoan Kiem lake, is a natural freshwater lake of Hanoi. This place is associated with the legend of “Golden Turtle and the Magic Sword” and is considered the pearl of Hanoi. Here visitors can enjoy a colorful and poetic painting, with purple lace trees around the banks interbedded with red flowers and yellow celtis.
Long Bien bridge
Long Bien Bridge is the first steel bridge built by the French across the Red River that connects two districts: Hoan Kiem and Long Bien. Long Bien Bridge – a witness of history, is an integral part of Hanoi. It was associated with two great wars of Vietnamese.
Hanoi Opera House
This is one of the famous destinations of Hanoi. it is wonderful to sit in front of the theatre listening to music while enjoying Trang Tien ice cream and watching the life gone.
Temple of Jade Mountain (Ngoc Son temple)
Located on Ngoc Son Island in Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple is also a must-see destination when visiting Hanoi. Together with Hoan Kiem Lake, The Huc Bridge, Ngoc Son Temple has formed a complete ancient beauty complex that evokes the feeling of harmony between people and nature.
Ho Tay – West Lake
The WEST LAKE is the biggest lake in downtown Hanoi. It is 500 hectares (1235 acres) in the area. Associated with many legends it has taken many names: Dam Dam, Lang Bac, Xac Cao. Its present name is based on its position west of the city Hanoi.
Ho Tay Hanoi – Photo Hung Tran
The West Lake is the most romantic corners in multi-colored paintings of Hanoi. It is a world of pure breeze, the breadth and lyrical. Until now, it remains the source of inspiration of poets, writers, and artists. There are many songs, poems written about the West Lake. It strongly comes and lives in the hearts of Hanoi and many people coming here once.
Early in the morning or at sunset the West Lake is shrouded by mist, and the breeze ripples the water, sending silvery waves to the shore. The beautiful scenery of the lake is closely associated with the names of many renowned figures.
It is believed that the West Lake was the setting of the love between Nguyen Trai, a strategist, diplomat, scholar, and poet of the 16th century, and the talented mat-seller Nguyen Thi Lo.
Ho Xuan Huong is one of the rare poetesses of ancient Vietnam, queen of poetry in “nom” (demotic characters based on Chinese calligraphy); she came from Nghe An province and also chose Khan Xuan ward near Ho Tay – the West Lake as her residence. At this place, she nurtured her muse.
Another famous poet writer – Thanh Quan, wife of a district governor – had traveled up and down the country with her husband; she also lived in a modest house in Nghi Tam village, by the West Lake.
Now is the time for you to explore the beauty of the West Lake of Hanoi. This site will give you many beautiful pictures during your holidays in Vietnam.
In addition to the above-mentioned places, there are still a lot of popular attractions. We hope this article helps you find it easier to select your list of destinations when traveling to Hanoi. Have a nice and memorable trip. (Vu Kieu Vung / Vietnam Drive)