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7 interesting tourism destinations in Hanoi for foreign visitors

The Hanoi Old Quarter

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Traveling to Hanoi, one of the many destinations, which cannot be missed by many domestic and international tourists, is Thang Long Puppet Theater. Puppets play on the water and are driven by artisans behind the curtain. The story in the water puppet show clearly describe the life and culture of the Vietnamese people, especially foreign tourists. For more information,  you can click: mekong river cruise reviews

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre – source: internet

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the resting place of the great leader of the Vietnamese people. The Mausoleum was officially started in September 2, 1973, where President Ho Chi Minh once read the declaration of independence in Ba Dinh Square.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi from outside scene

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi from outside scene – source: internet

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open five days a week, on the morning of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are required to adhere to such requirements such as dress appropriately, do not carry electronic recording equipment and keep quiet in the Mausoleum.

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison is located on Hoa Lo Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, which is built in 1896 with a total area of over 12,000 m². The prison was built for the purpose of capturing prisoners and even political criminals, where it was also one of the largest and most permanent prisons in Indochina at the time.

Hoa Lo prison - the place holds the history of patriotic tradition

Hoa Lo prison – the place holds the history of patriotic tradition- source: internet

Today, Hoa Lo is only a small corner as the tourist attraction, which is also on the list of the top 10 most notorious prison in the world. speed boat from ho chi minh to phnom penh

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Visitors are welcome to visit, study ethnology from religious events to the symbolic ceremonies of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. The museum has three main areas: The first area including an exhibition area, an office and research facility, a library … The second area is the outdoor exhibition area and the third is to introduce the foreign culture, mostly ethnic minorities in Southeast Asia. speed boat from ho chi minh to phnom penh

Communal house in Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Communal house in Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – source: internet

Temple of Litearature

The Temple of Literature is the Confucius Temple and the first university in Vietnam. This is where the talent competition takes place from around Vietnam to find out who is excellent for the country. In the Temple of Literature there is also a teaching area, and stone turtles rest on the list of well-known scholars during the feudal dynasties.

Temple of Litearature view

Temple of Litearature view – source: internet

Today, the Temple of Literature became a popular destination for Hanoi tourists, especially the students before each exam often come here to pray for.

The Hanoi Old Quarter

The highlight of Hanoi’s tourism is the old quarter of 36 streets, with old houses and streets still retaining the look from the 19th century. You can wander all day on the old streets to explore peaceful and simple place Hanoi. Go to this place you can feel the beauty of the Hanoi people, who are close, warm and familiar.

The Hanoi Old Quarter

The Hanoi Old Quarter- source: internet

Lake of the Returned Sword

The special feature of Hanoi is that in the city there are many lakes and the city is surrounded by big rivers. Hoan Kiem Lake is located in the heart of the city, where Hanoi people often come to escape the noisy life in the capital. Moreover, next to Hoan Kiem Lake are impressive architectural works and valuable treasures such as But Tower, Dai tower, Thuc Huc bridge, Ngoc Son temple.

Lake of the Returned Sword

Lake of the Returned Sword – source: internet

Coming to Hanoi to explore the simple beauty of the capital of thousand years of civilization, which attracts tourists by ancient features, and strange peace.

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