The most attractive places to visit in Hanoi

The most attractive places to visit in Hanoi
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Hanoi’s tourist attractions are always very attractive to visitors, especially for foreigners when they have the opportunity to visit Hanoi. Now, let’s take a look at Hanoi’s most interesting and attractive travel destinations to explore with your family and friends on the weekends or when you have the opportunity to visit Hanoi.

Ho Guom/Sword Lake

Sword Lake or Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the places to visit in Hanoi when traveling to the capital. Located in the middle of the center, Sword Lake is like the heart of this thousand-year-old city. The surface of the lake is like a big mirror reflecting ancient trees, willow trees, hairs, temples and ancient pagodas. , mossy old towers, new high-rise buildings rise into the blue sky.

An interesting experience for tourists is walking around the lake, you will see an ancient but still full of modern Hanoi. Next to the lake are architectural works such as But tower, Nghien tower, The Huc bridge leading to Ngoc Son temple, King Le Thai To temple, Hoa Phong tower…

Sword-Lake
Sword Lake in HoanKiem District, Hanoi

Read more: The legend of HoanKiem lake

Ancient city of Hanoi

If you want to learn about the life, culture and people of Trang An, do not miss the old town – one of Hanoi’s tourist attractions full of interesting and attractive to visitors. Hanoi Old Quarter is located in the west and north of Hoan Kiem Lake, which is home to the densely populated area with 36 streets. Each street here mainly focuses on selling a certain type of item. Wandering in the neighborhood and enjoying the old town cuisine such as Bat Dan Pho, La Vong grilled fish, Manh bun noodle, Dinh Liet zebra noodles, O Quan Chuong cold snail noodle, … will make your trip more memorable. so many, so much! Choose from many Old Quarter hotels to enjoy the cuisine here.

Old street
Old streets in HoanKiem District , Hanoi

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Ba Dinh Square – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

If you have arrived in a land of thousands of years of civilization, the Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum – Ba Dinh Square is a tourist destination in Hanoi that you cannot ignore. This is the political center of Vietnam with the National Assembly House, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum, …

Uncle Ho’s mausoleum is home to the remains of the beloved leader. Outside the mausoleum are rows of green bamboo. The mausoleum of the tomb is opened on the morning of 3,4,5,7 and Sunday. You choose the hotel near Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum for your sightseeing as well as trips. When visiting Uncle Ho’s mausoleum, pay attention to dress modestly, do not bring electronic devices to record and keep order in the mausoleum.

Ba Dinh Square - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ba Dinh Square – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in BaDinh District, Hanoi

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St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi

Located at 40 Nha Chung Street, Hang Trong Ward, the Cathedral is one of the interesting destinations in Hanoi, a place to visit not only for believers but also a familiar place for young people and tourists. quadrilateral calendar. The church is designed in the style of medieval European Gothic architecture with high masonry walls, arches and many windows.

Inside the church, the sanctuary is carved with wooden patterns painted with gold lacquer and combined with the system of stained-glass paintings. It feels like standing in an old castle with classical music, surely you are really want to try it.

Cathedral
Cathedral in HoanKiem district, Hanoi

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Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the oldest temples in Hanoi and Vietnam, located on a peninsula south of West Lake, near the end of Thanh Nien Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Once a Buddhist center of the Thang Long citadel in the Ly and Tran dynasties with historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc Pagoda is famous as a sacred Buddha gate, a attraction for many Buddhists. , visitors, domestic and foreign tourists.

In early 2017, Tran Quoc pagoda was listed in the list of 16 most beautiful temples in the world voted by the Daily Mail (UK). Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, make sure you will be amazed at the quiet space, the poetic beauty of the “lotus” floating on the surface of the West Lake.

Tran Quoc Pagoda
Tran Quoc Pagoda in TayHo district, Hanoi

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Quoc Tu Giam Temple

If you name the most famous tourist attractions in Hanoi in the past and now everyone will probably think of Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam. This is a leading architectural and cultural complex and the pride of the people of the capital when referring to the thousand-year-old tradition of Thang Long – Dong Do – Hanoi.

Temple of Literature Quoc Tu Giam is considered a symbol of knowledge, of Vietnamese education. This is a place of worship for the saints, masters of Confucianism and Quoc Tu Giam, Chu Van An, an enterprise, who is a typical teacher of the high and virtue of Vietnamese education.

Quoc Tu Giam Temple
Quoc Tu Giam Temple in DongDa district, Hanoi

West Lake

West Lake is one of the famous sights of Hanoi capital, this is considered a “giant stage reflecting clouds of sky and city landscape”. The scenery along the West Lake is extremely poetic and dreamy. Surrounding the lake are rows of tall green trees, then flower beds and green lawns growing around have created a special scene for the West Lake.

What makes a special feature for the West Lake, distinguishing it from other lakes in Hanoi is not only the scenery but also the water color. The colors of the water each season have changed miraculously and spectacularly according to the weather, sometimes blue, sometimes gray, and then morning and evening … And the scenery of the West Lake has become most vivid and sublime perhaps in the moment. At the end of the day – when the sunset falls over the landscape, the blur of the street lights into the water creates an extremely magical and romantic scene.

West Lake
West Lake in TayHo district, Hanoi

Hanoi Opera House

Located at No. 1 Trang Tien, the Opera House is one of the beautiful tourist destinations in Hanoi with many historical landmarks. This is the venue for major art programs of many leading singers and artists in Vietnam. Visitors can admire the amazing architecture of the Opera House or buy tickets to see one of the regular shows held to see the magnificent interior of the theater.

Hanoi Opera House
Hanoi Opera House in HoanKiem district, Hanoi

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a relic complex associated with the development of Thang Long – Hanoi, built by kings during many historical periods. This is also the most important monument in the system of historical monuments of Vietnam. Coming to Thang Long Imperial Citadel, tourists can visit outstanding places such as archaeological zone No. 18 Hoang Dieu, Doan Mon, Dien Kinh Thien and Bac Mon (Cua Bac citadel) …

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Hoa Lo prision

Hoa Lo Prison was built by the French colonialists in 1896 with the name “Maison Central”, a place to keep revolutionary soldiers against the colonial regime. This was one of the most solid buildings in Indochina at that time. After the liberation of the capital, the prison was placed under the revolutionary government. From 1963 to 1975, this place was also used to house American pilots shot down by the Vietnamese army during the war to destroy the North. Today Hoa Lo Prison has become a special historical site with many valuable documents on display and carefully preserved, attracting thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to visit each year.

Hoa Lo prision
Hoa Lo prision in HoanKiem District, Hanoi

Hanoi flagpole

The Hanoi Monument, better known as the Hanoi Flag Tower, is located within the grounds of the Vietnam Military History Museum. Considered to be the most intact and majestic construction in the complex of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Cot Co is a tourist attraction in Hanoi that visitors can not ignore in the journey to discover the history of the HaThanh land (HaThanh is old name of Hanoi).

Hanoi flagpole
Hanoi flagpole in HoanKiem disct, Hanoi

Dong Xuan market

Dong Xuan Market is one of the largest markets in Hanoi. It sells a variety of items from food, apparel to consumer goods suitable for many interests as well as different objects. Because it is a wholesale market, the goods here are also cheaper than other places. Do not forget to choose for yourself a few souvenirs when coming here to visit.

Dong Xuan Market
Dong Xuan Market in HoanKiem district, Hanoi

Long Bien Bridge

Referring to the tourist destinations in Hanoi, it is impossible not to mention Long Bien Bridge. The bridge, built by France in 1898, is the first steel bridge to cross the Red River. Long Bien Bridge is associated with the two wars of resistance against the French and the Americans of the nation, which is considered a symbol of Hanoi in difficult years.

longbien bridge
LongBien bridge in HoanKiem District, Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda was built in 1049 under the Ly dynasty, one of the symbols of Hanoi capital next to the Turtle Tower and Khue Van Cac. Besides the spiritual meaning, One Pillar Pagoda is a unique architectural work with high aesthetic, expressed through visual arts on the water, sculpture, painting … reflecting ancient cultural values. as well as imbued with the Vietnamese people.

One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda in BaDInh District, Hanoi

Ha Noi station

Hanoi Railway Station, originally called Hang Co Station, was built and inaugurated by the French in 1902. For more than a century, Hanoi Station has always been an important transport hub of the country as well as of capital.

Ha Noi station
Ha Noi station in DongDa district, Hanoi

Hang Dau Water Tower

Hang Dau Water Tower is a building supplying water for people in Hanoi dating back to the French colonial period. The work was built on the intersection of 6 streets of Hang Dau, Quan Thanh, Hang Than, Hang Luoc, Hang Giay and Phan Dinh Phung. Because the tower has a bunker-like architecture that many people mistakenly call it, and the name “Hang Dau boots” has also become familiar since then.

Hang Dau Water Tower
Hang Dau Water Tower in HoanKiem District, Hanoi

Government guesthouse

The government guest house No. 12 Ngo Quyen was formerly the Northern governor’s palace, where the North American government’s headquarters were located. When the August Revolution broke out, Viet Minh forces and the people of Hanoi attacked and occupied this building. The building was later renamed the Northern Government, which was also the working place of President Ho Chi Minh and the Provisional Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam until the day of nationwide resistance. After the end of the Indochina War, the Northern government was remodeled to become a government guesthouse. In 2005, this place was attached to the city government by attaching a revolutionary historical vestige.

Government guesthouse
Government guesthouse in HoanKiem district, Hanoi

My Dinh National Stadium

My Dinh National Stadium is the second largest stadium in Vietnam with a capacity of up to 40,000 seats. This is always a place where priority organizes major national and international events such as football tournaments, vibrant music festivals … My Dinh Stadium is also the place where the fireworks display. brilliant every Tet holiday. This weekday evening is also a favorite place for entertaining and entertaining. Select hotels near America to have a complete fun.

My Dinh National Stadium
My Dinh National Stadium in CauGiay district, Hanoi

Quan Thanh Temple

Located next to the West Lake and the North Gate of Hanoi, this is the most impressive spiritual place in the capital. Quan Than Temple is one of the “four towns” of the ancient Thang Long capital. In Huyen Thien Tran Vu temple, the god of the North. Throughout the dynasties, Quan Thanh temple has been restored many times but basically remained unchanged without much change in architecture. Not only contributing to the beautiful and poetic scenery of the West Lake tourist area, Quan Thanh temple is also a valuable relic of culture, art, architecture and sculpture, an impressive tourist destination. when coming to Hanoi.

Three-gate gate to Quan Thanh temple
Quan Thanh temple in BaDinh district, Hanoi

Vietnam – Soviet Friendship Palace of Culture

The Vietnam – Soviet Friendship Palace of Culture was the construction started on the old Dau Xao house from the time when France was destroyed. The total area of the cultural palace is 3.2 ha including 3 main houses: performers, learning houses, technicians. This is an architectural and cultural building for art performances, exhibitions, scientific conferences, rallies or major cultural events … Besides, this place is also a fun place to play. , entertaining many young capital’s on evenings of the week.

Vietnam - Soviet Friendship Palace of Culture
Vietnam – Soviet Friendship Palace of Culture in HoanKiem district, Hanoi

Ceramic road

Ceramics road was built in 2008 on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi is one of the unique tourist destinations not to be missed when coming to the capital. This place has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest ceramic painting in the world.

Ceramic road
Ceramic road in HoanKiem district, Hanoi

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Lenin Park

Located between 4 big streets in Hanoi Tran Phu – Nguyen Tri Phuong – Hoang Dieu – Dien Bien Phu, Lenin Park is not only a solemn and beautiful highlight of the beloved capital but also attracts many people by the abundant tragic sound of the nation. Today the park is a place for amusement and entertainment of people as well as tourists visiting the capital.

Lenin Park
Lenin Park is located on the streets of Dien Bien Phu, Tran Phu, and Hoang Dieu

Ham Long church

Ham Long Church is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in Hanoi. The architecture of the church is prominent by the bell tower located in the center of the façade decorated simply and harmoniously. Especially around the church is also decorated with many holy statues that are extremely sculpted.

Ham Long church
Ham Long church in HoanKiem district, Hanoi

Tram mountain area is beautiful and pristine

Tram mountain is beautiful and poetic with winding trails and winding paths in the valley, creating a scenery similar to a fairy place. This place is quite suitable for backpackers, they often come here to check in, take photos, camping and have fun together. Tram mountain air is quite fresh, cool, sure to leave you with moments of fun, entertainment and the most complete.

Tram Mountain
Tram Mountain is located in Phung Chau Commune, Chuong My, Hanoi

Ham Lon Mountain in the outskirts of Hanoi

Ham Lon is a 462m high mountain on Doc Ton mountain range in Soc Son, Hanoi. Ham Lon Mountain is about 40 km from Hanoi to the North Thang Long – Noi Bai highway. It is known that this place has quite a beautiful and poetic natural landscape for you from near and far to find.

This Ham Lon mountain area is not high, but it is a good place to exercise, you will definitely have the most interesting and attractive climbing trips. Coming to Ham Lon, you can organize camping, barbecue food together to be able to experience a happy holiday, the most complete with your friends and family.

Ham Lon Mountain
Ham Lon Mountain is located in Nam Son Commune, Soc Son, Hanoi

Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park owns the most poetic and charming natural landscapes near Hanoi for you to find. Visiting this national park, you can hang out, take photos, you can also camp and relax to enjoy the cool and pleasant feeling that this national park brings.

Ba Vi National Park
Ba Vi National Park is located in Tan Linh Commune, Ba Vi, Hanoi

Duong Lam ancient village

It can be said that this is an ancient village, which still preserves almost entirely the cultural and spiritual values of Vietnamese people. Coming to Duong Lam ancient village, you will admire the thatched roofs, familiar village roads or ancient wells … It all brings you back to the childhood memories of the little ones. Hanoi, with the countryside, the simplest of Vietnamese people.

Duong Lam ancient village
Duong Lam Ancient Village is a commune of Son Tay Town, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Dai Lai Lake

This lake is located in Vinh Yen – Vinh Phuc, only about 40 km from the center of Hanoi. The road to Dai Lai lake is beautiful and dreaming with rows of green casuarina trees along the two sides of the road.

At Dai Lai Lake, there are many interesting games for you to experience such as boating around the lake, water cycling and yachting enjoying the picturesque beauty.

DaiLai lake
Ho Dai Lai is located in Binh Xuyen district, Phuc Yen city (Vinh Phuc province) and Me Linh and Soc Son districts

Bat Trang pottery village

This pottery village is quite old, and is the basis for producing many kinds of precious pottery products. Coming here, you will visit Pottery village, see the diverse items from ceramics and especially you can make your own beautiful products under the guidance of the ceramic artisans here.

Bat Trang pottery village
Bat Trang pottery village is located in Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi

Three island

Tam Dao is located on the Tam Dao mountain range, located at an altitude of more than 1,000 meters above sea level, in Tam Dao town, Vinh Phuc province. Tam Dao is more than 75km from the center of Hanoi city in the Northwest direction.

This is a destination located quite far from Hanoi, but Tam Dao’s scenery is quite beautiful, there are many ideal places to visit for you to experience, such as silver waterfall, old church, TV Tower area. …

To get to Tam Dao, from Hanoi city to Tam Dao, visitors can travel along Vo Nguyen Giap Boulevard or Vo Van Kiet Boulevard towards Noi Bai International Airport.
If traveling by car, visitors turn to Noi Bai – Lao Cai highway. If traveling by motorbike, visitors follow Highway 2A, then turn onto Highway 2B to Vinh Phuc province. Running to the end of Highway 2B, visitors will come to Tam Dao.

Three land
Tam Đảo is located in Tam Đảo town, Vĩnh Phúc province

Quan Son Lake

Quan Son Lake is located in the direction of Northwestern North – South East, in the communes of Thuong Lam, Tuy Lai and Hong Son of My Duc district, spreading a small part to Kim Boi district, Hoa Binh province. The lake is located about 50 km from Hanoi to the Southwest and the South, which is a famous local tourist attraction. The lake is about 850 hectares wide, containing nearly 100 limestone mountains. Therefore, Ho Quan Son was dubbed “Ha Long on land of Ha Tay province”. Here you can take a boat, roam everywhere, admire the beautiful scenery, charm that this lake brings.

QuanSon lake
Ho Quan Son is located in My Duc district, Hanoi

Co Loa citadel

Co Loa citadel is a historical relic located in Co Loa commune, Dong Anh district, about 17km from the center of Hanoi to the Northwest. This was the capital of Au Lac state, under An Duong Vuong and feudal state under Ngo Quyen.

Today, Co Loa citadel is a place to visit, learn about famous architecture and history in Hanoi. From the ruins of Co Loa Temple, visitors can visit Bao Son Pagoda, Diem Phuc Pagoda, An Duong Vuong Temple …

Co Loa citadel
Co Loa citadel is located in Co Loa commune, Dong Anh district, Hanoi

Viet Phu Thanh Chuong

Viet Phu Thanh Chuong is located at Keo Ca lake, Hien Ninh commune, Soc Son district, Ha Noi; about 35 minutes drive from the city center. If you love to learn about culture, when coming to Hanoi, tourists should not miss Viet Phu Thanh Chuong. This is a complex ancient architectural complex with thousands of cultural and historical artifacts from the dynasties of Dinh, Ly, Tran, Le …

Come to Viet Phu Thanh Chuong, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the overall beauty. back to the northern countryside of Vietnam dating back hundreds of years. Visitors will be able to touch precious objects from ancient times. Guests will also enjoy the quiet, peaceful space when coming here.

viet phu thanh chuong
Viet Phu Thanh Chuong is located at Keo Ca lake, Hien Ninh commune, Soc Son district, Ha Noi

Huong Pagoda

Huong Pagoda in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi is an attractive spiritual tourist destination. Especially on the occasion of the beginning of the New Year, visitors from everywhere come here to worship, the Buddha is very crowded. To visit all the temples here, visitors need at least 2 days. If you go during the day, visitors should visit Trinh temple, Thien Tru pagoda, Huong Tich cave … These are the main and most sacred temples here. Guests can climb or choose a modern cable car to move faster.

huong pagoda
Huong Pagoda is located in Huong Son commune, My Duc district, Hanoi

Read more: Experience visiting Huong Pagoda

Above are the tourist destinations in Hanoi that you can go in a day once you have arrived in the capital. Besides, there are still many other interesting places waiting for you to explore.

Now take your backpack and go explore Hanoi!

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