5 tourist attractions in Hanoi you definitely don't want to miss

2023 June 09

Hanoi - a famous historical site, with more than 600 temples, pagodas, and many other cultural works creating a very unique identity, you will definitely feel a bustling and dynamic life from early morning until late at night. Vietnamtravel would like to introduce tourist attractions in Hanoi not to be missed if you have the chance to visit here

1. Temple of Literature

It is the place to worship Confucius, the sages of Confucianism, and Chu Van An, and is also the first university in Vietnam. The Temple was built in 1070 and the Imperial Academy was built 6 years later under the Ly dynasty. Not only is it a relic of the most important historical and cultural significance of the capital and the whole country, but it is also a work imbued with the ancient architecture of Vietnam during the Ly Dynasty, worthy of being preserved and preserved. conserve.


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            Temple of Literature - the First university of Vietnam

2. Hanoi Old Quarter

The Old Quarter is a must-visit tourist destination in Hanoi. Bold French architecture from the 19th century may be found in this area's homes, streets, and street corners. This location has maintained its original architectural characteristics despite the ups and downs of history and time.

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 A corner of Hanoi soul

It can be affirmed that the Old Quarter is the soul and unique feature of Hanoi. Coming here, you will feel the elegant beauty in the soul of the Hanoi people.

3. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake, commonly known as Sword Lake, is situated in the heart of Hanoi. The lake regarded as a symbol of Hanoi, has cultural and historical value that contributes to the splendor of the thousand-year-old capital.

Sword lake with the green water all yea around 

In addition to being of immense historical significance, Hoan Kiem Lake today serves as a popular destination for tourists and residents of the capital city. Several notable Hanoi tourist attractions are located on the grounds of Hoan Kiem Lake, including Nghien Station, But Tower, The Huc Bridge, and Ngoc Son Temple.

4. Ho Chi Minh complex

One of Vietnam's most revered historical tourism destinations is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex. While there, visitors can discover a lot about Uncle Ho's life and the liberation of Vietnam under his leadership. It is advised that visitors who are visiting this complex for the first time do the following:

Ba Dinh Square (where Vietnamese First Independence Day was celebrated)
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (which still holds the embalmed remains of Uncle Ho),
Ho Chi Minh Museum
Ho Chi Minh's House on stilts
One Pillar Pagoda

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: A MUST-SEE in your trip to Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in a late afternoon

5. Tran Quoc pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda, located at the end of Thanh Nien Street, Ba Dinh District, next to West Lake, is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam today with a history of over 1,500 years. Tran Quoc Pagoda under the French colonial period was once recognized as one of the 10 most valuable historical works in the whole of Indochina.

Tran Quoc pagoda Hanoi - one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam

Tran Quoc pagoda - the oldest pagoda in Hanoi

With the values of history, beliefs as well as architecture, Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the tourist attractions in Hanoi that attracts not only Buddhists to worship but also a destination to attract visitors from all over the world

In addition to the above tourist attractions in Hanoi, you can visit some other attractive places such as the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Quan Thanh Temple, Train Street, etc.

Author: Dieu Thao