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1. Hoan Kiem Lake
 
A special feature of Hanoi's geography is that in the city there are many lakes and the city is surrounded by large rivers. Hoan Kiem Lake is located right in the city center. Moreover, next to Hoan Kiem Lake are impressive architectural works and valuable heritage such as: Pen tower, Dai Nghien, The Huc bridge, Ngoc Son temple.

Turtle Tower


 
2. Hanoi Old Quarter
 
The highlight of Hanoi tourism is the old quarter 36 streets, with old houses and streets still retain their appearance from the 19th century. You can wander all day on the old streets. Discover the peaceful and simple places inherent in Hanoi. Going to this place, you can feel the beauty of Hanoi people, close and familiar.


 


3. Temple of Literature, Quoc Tu Giam
 
Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam is the place to worship Khong Tu, place the doctorate stele and also the first university of Vietnam. This is the place where talent competitions from all over the country take place to find the best for Vietnam. At the Temple of Literature, there is also a teaching area, and stele mounted on stone turtles register talented scholars and doctors during the old feudal dynasties. Today, the Temple of Literature has become a popular destination for Hanoi tourists, especially the students who come here before each exam to pray for luck.
 




4. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
 
Visitors are welcome to visit and study ethnology from religious events to symbolic ceremonies of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. The museum currently has 3 main areas: One area includes galleries, offices and research facilities, a library… The second area is an outdoor exhibition area and the third area is to introduce ethnic cultures. foreigners, mainly the peoples of Southeast Asia.


 


5. Hoa Lo Prison
 
Hoa Lo Prison is located on Hoa Lo Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, built in 1896 by the French, with a total area of more than 12,000 m². The prison was built with the purpose of keeping prisoners and political criminals, this place was also one of the largest and most solid prisons in Indochina at that time. Today, Hoa Lo only has a small corner left as a place to visit for tourists, this prison is also on the list of the top 10 most notorious prisons in the world.
 
6. Relics of the Presidential Palace
 
Behind the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a modest stilt house where President Ho Chi Minh lived in the 1960s. The house on stilts has the appearance of a traditional country house. There is also a lush garden and a carp pond. In this complex of monuments there is also the Presidential Palace, built for the French Governor during the colonial period in the early 1900s. This building is used today to receive important international delegations and is not open to the public to visit.




 
7. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
 
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the resting place of the great leader of the Vietnamese nation. The mausoleum was officially started on September 2, 1973, at the location of the old platform in the middle of Ba Dinh Square, where President Ho Chi Minh once read the Declaration of Independence. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open 5 days a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Visitors are required to comply with requirements such as dress appropriately, not bring electronic recording devices and maintain order in the mausoleum.




 
8. Thang Long Puppet Theater
 
Coming to Hanoi, one of the must-see destinations for many domestic and international tourists is the Thang Long Puppet Theater, right near Hoan Kiem Lake. The puppets perform on the water and are controlled by artisans behind the curtain. The stories in water puppetry clearly show the life and culture of Vietnamese people, especially loved by foreign tourists.




 
9. West Lake
 
Located not far from the city center, West Lake is the largest lake in Hanoi and a favorite relaxing destination not only for locals, but also for many tourists. The most suitable time for you to come to West Lake is at sunset, where you can participate in interesting activities such as: Boating, cycling, shopping, etc. In particular, coming to West Lake you also have the opportunity to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - one of the 4 most sacred ancient temples in Hanoi.




 
10. One Pillar Pagoda
 
Located in the heart of Hanoi, One Pillar Pagoda is an extremely unique architectural complex of Vietnam, also known as Mat Pagoda, Lien Hoa Dai or Dien Huu Tu. This temple was built in 1049 to recreate a strange dream of King Ly Thai Tong. The pagoda was built in the middle of a lake shaped like a lotus flower emerging in the middle of the lake. The pagoda was heavily damaged during the wars. In 1955, the pagoda was reconstructed based on the ancient architecture and exists to this day.



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