Hanoi – possessing a multi-faceted beauty, blending modernity and tradition – has never made visitors feel bored. After each journey in the capital, whether it is the first time traveling or being “acquainted” with every corner here, visitors can gather a variety of entertainment experiences, explore nature, cuisine, and culture,… Let’s find out 11 famous destinations in Hanoi that you should visit once!
Top 11 famous destinations in Hanoi
Quoc Tu Giam Temple – famous destinations in Hanoi
- Address: 58, Quoc Tu Giam, Temple of Literature, Dong Da, Hanoi
Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam is the first university relic complex in Vietnam, including the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam, Van lake, and Vuon Giam. Quoc Tu Giam was built during the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong (about 1070), the Temple of Literature is the place to worship Chu Cong, Confucius, and Tu Phoi. Quoc Tu Giam – the first university in Vietnam – was further established by King Ly Nhan Tong in 1076. Located in the south of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam is a frequent destination for Hanoi students, to pray for good luck to pass the exam. If you want to learn about a thousand-year-old Dai Viet culture and the typical architecture of the early Nguyen Dynasty, you definitely must not “miss your appointment” with this tourist destination in Hanoi.
Ba Dinh Square – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
- Address: Hung Vuong, Dien Ban, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Ba Dinh Square – located on Hung Vuong Street, Ba Dinh District – is the largest square and has the most important historical significance in Vietnam. This is where President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. At Ba Dinh Square, on major holidays, meetings often take place. solemn parade. With a width of 100m and a length of 320m, this is also a familiar place for locals and tourists to enjoy, stroll and visit.
Coming to Ba Dinh Square, you definitely have to spend time visiting Ho Chi Minh’s Presidential Palace. Not only possessing a solid and unique architecture, but this work also preserves the invaluable spiritual property of the “old father of the nation” Ho Chi Minh.
Khue Van Cac
Located in Quoc Tu Giam, Khue Van Cac was built in 1805, by Governor Nguyen Van Thanh of the Nguyen Dynasty at the time. This is a square floor with eight roofs, nearly nine meters high, including four lower and four upper roofs. Van Khue Gac – which means “beauty of Sao Khue” – is built on a high square floor paved with Bat Trang bricks, possessing a very harmonious and unique architecture. The lower floor is 4 square brick pillars, the cylinder surface is carved with sharp patterns. The upper floor is painted gilded wood. The roof (corner and roof edge) is made of sand-lime or terracotta with high durability.
In the past, Khue Van Cac was a meeting place to comment on the good essays of the students who passed the exam. Although the attic is small, it has a harmonious appearance, located next to the clear Thien Quang well and green old trees.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral of Hanoi
- Address: 40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Ever since Hanoi Cathedral has become a familiar “virtual living” place for many tourists when traveling to the capital. Located at the intersection of Nha Tho Street, Nha Chung Street, and Ly Quoc Su Street, Hanoi Cathedral is distinguished by its classic Gothic architecture mixed with romantic Indochina style. Few people know that this is the oldest Catholic church and the first Western architecture in Hanoi. Thanks to its convenient location, next to many dining and entertainment places, St. Joseph’s Cathedral of Hanoi attracts a large number of tourists and locals to visit every day. You can come here to take pictures, check in, then enjoy snacks and enjoy the famous cup of “church lemon tea”.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
- Address: Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Quan Hoa, Cau Giay, Hanoi
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – established in 1981 in Hanoi – is described as a vivid picture of the culture and history of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. With a total area of 3.27 hectares, this structure is the “brainchild” of French architect Veronique Dollfus (specializing in interiors) and architect Ha Duc Linh. There are three main areas at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology: the outdoor exhibition area, the Drum Dong building, and the Southeast Asia exhibition area. Coming here, visitors can see hundreds and thousands of years old artifacts such as weapons, costumes, musical instruments, costumes,… as well as know more interesting information about the spiritual life of ancient Vietnamese people.
Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Maybe many tourists do not know: besides the name Sword Lake – associated with the legend of King Le Thai To returning the divine sword to the Turtle God – it was once called Ho Luc Thuy because of its clear blue water all year round. This is the ideal starting point if you want to explore the famous old quarters of Ha Thanh, such as Luong Van Can, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Trang Thi, Dinh Tien Hoang, Ba Trieu, Hang Bai… Some places to visit that you should not miss when coming to Hoan Kiem Lake are Turtle Tower, Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge, King Le Temple, Ba Kieu Temple,…
Whether it’s early morning or late at night, Hoan Kiem Lake has its vitality. A large number of locals and tourists come here to exercise, take a scenic walk, visit historical sites, eat, and shop. On weekends, the area around Hoan Kiem Lake also takes place in many special festivals and art performances. If you want to feel the young energy of Hanoi, you must go to Hoan Kiem Lake.
One Pillar Pagoda – famous destinations in Hanoi
The architecture “a shrine placed on a single pillar” is the first impression when it comes to One Pillar Pagoda. Built-in 1049, under King Ly Thai Tong and took more than 50 years to complete (in 1105), One Pillar Pagoda carries the meaning of “long-lasting blessings”. This temple is also known as Mat Pagoda, Nhat Tru Thap, Lien Hoa Dai, or Dien Huu Tu. After many renovations, the current One Pillar Pagoda is the design of architect Nguyen Ba Lang, born in 1955, inspired by the architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Hanoi Opera House
- Address: 01 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Hanoi Opera House was built by the French according to the original model, Opéra Garnier Theater in Paris, but on a smaller scale. With an “age” of more than 100 years (from 1911 to the present), Hanoi Opera House has become the “representative face” of the city’s beauty. Visitors can combine visiting the architecture of the Hanoi Opera House and watching unique art performances. Around the square, the Opera House gathers many unique places to eat, visit, play and entertain.
West Lake – famous destinations in Hanoi
West Lake has existed since the time of King Hung, located in Tay Ho District, is the largest natural lake in Hanoi’s inner city – with a circumference of about 14.8 km and an area of more than 500 hectares. This famous and beautiful lake has a few other interesting names such as Kim Nguu Lake, Dam Dam, Lang Bac, Doai Ho, and Cao Cao Dam. According to many geologists, West Lake was originally a section of the Red River, which stopped due to the river changing its flow to form a natural freshwater lake. One feature that makes the unique beauty of West Lake is that the color of the water changes according to the climate and time of day – guaranteed to bring you an extremely “satisfying” experience.
It may take more than a day for tourists to experience all the outstanding tourist activities near West Lake. Just talking about “fog” is enough to have SUP rowing, going to West Lake Water Park, taking pictures in the West Lake Flower Valley, or “music excursions” on Trinh Cong Son Walking Street.
Pottery Village Bat Trang
Whether you love the art of traditional pottery or not, you must have heard the name Bat Trang Pottery Village. Located on the left bank of the Red River, now in Gia Lam district, Hanoi, Bat Trang Pottery Village has more than 500 years of existence and development, and is the “leader” of ceramic production with small units according to households outside. next to large companies. Over time, Bat Trang Pottery Village still retains the precious traditional cultural and artistic values put into each product. The most interesting thing when traveling to Bat Trang Pottery Village is that you will be able to see the meticulous ceramic manufacturing process from the skillful hands of artisans.
Long Bien Bridge – famous destinations in Hanoi
You may not know: Long Bien Bridge is the first steel bridge across the Red River, built in the period 1898 to 1902. Initially, the bridge was called Doumer, built by the French with the expectation of becoming a new bridge. become an effective tool for colonial exploitation in Indochina and Vietnam. As a work of Daydé & Pillé company (Paris, France), Long Bien Bridge was once known as the largest construction project in Indochina at that time, applying technical advances in advanced construction science to ensure both technical and artistic elements are preserved. Today, the “witness to this history” bridge connecting Long Bien and Hoan Kiem districts of Hanoi is an emotional “virtual living” coordinate for tourists.
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