If you have chance to visit Hanoi, you will be truly impressed by the local’s lives and popular attractions which particularly features the capital city of Vietnam’s character.
There are a lot of well-known attractions, which are familiar to anyone coming to Hanoi-the incredible city of Vietnam.
Turtle Tower – Sword Lake
Located in the middle of the Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake), Turtle Tower is the most typical symbol in Hanoi. Going around the lake, visitors can contemplate the ancient and holy beauty of the tower from the distance.
Coming here, visitors also have chance to visit The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple and take photos to capture moments at the Pen Tower and Ink Stand
Furthermore, there are some attractions around the area such as Hanoi Opera House as well as the Old Quarter. Especially at weekends, visitors can go shopping at night at Old Quarter with numerous and amazingly cheap items.
Temple of Literature – The Imperial Academy
As the very first university in Vietnam, Temple of Literature – The Imperial Academy attracts a number of indoor and outdoor arrivals. The Temple of Literature is a place to honor Vietnamese people’s traditional fondness of learning. A lot of candidates come to the temple to pray for luck and success before examination every year.
One- Pillar Pagoda
One- Pillar Pagoda is also one of the famous symbols of Hanoi. It can be said that the pagoda owns the most unique structure in Vietnam. It is made from wood and the construction was supported by only 1 pillar under Ly Dynasty. The Pagoda was dedicated to Buddha with a lot of mysterious legendary.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is situated on Ba Dinh Square. The opening days for visitors are every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Mausoleum is a place to preserve Uncle Ho’s body – The great Father of the Vietnamese people. Therefore, when coming to this place, visitors need to wear formal clothes and appropriate attitudes.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi
St. Joseph’s Cathedral was built in 1886 and designed according to the neo-gothic style. The place is also the headquarter of Hanoi archdiocese
The most impressive feature of the Cathedral is a big ben put in the middle and 5 belts in 2 towers. Outside and inside the church has outstanding and incredible design, which attracts lot of visitors.