Hanoi, which is the capital of Vietnam, is well-known as the top cultural and political center with over a thousand years in national history. This place has been voted in world’s top 10 destinations by Tripadvisor. Beside of London (United Kingdom), Istanbul (Turkey), Marrakech (Morocco), Paris (France), etc., Hanoi is a destination that you should not miss during your trip to discover the world.
It’s not full of lights as Paris stunning city or magnificent as London and other places, Hanoi is the hustling and bustling city, but still remains its antique beauty.
Lies on the right bank of the Red River, Hanoi is home of a large number of landscapes, cultural heritages and even a variety of options for entertainment. It might be a mistake as tourists have a chance to come to Hanoi without having an experience interesting activities here.
Like another region in Vietnam, Hanoi experiences the typical climate which is divided into two main seasons: rainy season (from January to September), and dry season (from October to April). Each season, each beauty.
Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Near the Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter is a presentation of the typical antique beauty from houses and 36 narrow streets but full of motorbikes, food street vendors and shops. Each street bears the name of goods that was specifically traded such as Hang Ma (Paper Product), Hang Bac (Silver Product), etc.
Romantic and Peaceful Lakes
Buit from a low land and lied between rivers, Hanoi is home of several lakes that tourists should not miss when visiting here. Among its lakes, the most famous are Hoàn Kiếm Lake, West Lake, Thien Quang Lake and Truc Bach Lake. Each lake has a proper beauty and reliable to its stories. The lakeside road is perfect for bicycling, jogging, especially from West Lake, tourists and locals can have a view to the cityscape and enjoy lotus ponds in the summer.
Museums reliable to history and culture
There are a lot of museums that you should not miss :
- National Museum of Vietnamese History
- Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts
- Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
- Vietnam Museum of Revolution
- Hỏa Lò Prison
- Ho Chi Minh Museum
- Hanoi Contemporary Arts Centre
- Vietnam Military History Museum
- Hanoi Museum
Some must-see destinations which are attracted by tourists such as The Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu) – the oldest university in Vietnam; The One Pillar Pagoda (Chùa Một Cột); Flag Tower of Hanoi (Cột cờ Hà Nội); Ba Đình Square; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, etc.
Unique and Various Gastronomy
Hanoi owns rich culinary traditions. Not only famous landscapes, but its cuisine is also a pride of Vietnamese tourism.