A quick introduction to visiting Hanoi for travelers to Vietnam.
HANOI TOUR GUIDE
Hanoi Old Quarter - is the heartbeat of town and has a history that stretches back 1,000 years.
Hoan Kiem Lake - nestled on the southern edge of the old town quarter holds Ngoc Son Temple.
Temple of Literature - is this beautiful and incredibly peaceful Confucian temple, originally built as a university in the 11th century.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - contains the tomb of Ho Chi Minh as well as various museums and monuments.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology - houses the extensive national collection and tells the story of Vietnam's diverse cultures
Hoa Lo Prison Museum - also known as the "Hanoi Hilton" during the "American War".
Water Puppet Theatre - a great example of traditional Vietnamese entertainment with five shows daily at the Municipal Water Puppet Theatre on Dinh Tien Hoang Street near Hoan Kiem Lake.
Military History Museum - a vast collection of the military history of Vietnam.
Fine Art Museum - a collection of Vietnamese art reflecting the past and present.
Imperial Citadel - once the seat of military power in the Vietnam of the past.
West Lake - home to a great sunset, hotels and great restaurants.
Memorial House - a replica of a Hanoi home of days gone by.
Dong Xuan Market - Hanoi’s oldest market is located in the Old Quarter.
One Pillar Pagoda - sits on stilts over a small pond, a prayer at this little wooden pagoda is said to bring fertility and good health.
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