Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam as well as an attractive tourist destination in Vietnam tours. It is famous for a lot of historical buildings and beautiful landscapes all over the city. If you have an intention to take Hanoi tours, you should not ignore some well-known following tourist places:
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake, or known as Guom Lake, is the heart of Hanoi. It is not only a place for Hanoi people to go for a walk but also associated with the history and culture of Hanoi, becoming an indispensable tourist destination in Hanoi tours. Geographically, Hoan Kiem Lake is located at the meeting point of Hanoi old town including Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Cau Go, Luong Van Can, Lo Su streets and Western town including Bao Khanh, Nha Tho, Trang Thi, Hang Bai, Dinh Tien Hoang, Trang Tien, Hang Khay and Ba Trieu streets. In the middle of the lake, there is a famous ancient historic relic named Turtle Tower. It is surrounded by some other antiquities that are But Tower, Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge, Dac Nguyet, Dai Nghien and so on. All of them make up the hoary beauty of Hanoi Capital throughout thousand years of civilization.
Hanoi Old Quarter
One of the most well-known tourist places in Hanoi tours is Hanoi Old Quarter. It is located in the west and north of Hoan Kiem Lake. Its northern boundary is Hang Dau is street, the western one is Phung Hung street, the southern ones are Hang Bong, Hang Gai, Cau Go and Hang Thung street, and the eastern ones are Tran Quang Khai and Tran Nhat Duat street. In particular, a special feature of Hanoi Old Quarter is to have 36 streets, one of which focused on selling a distinct item thus making it become a united area for trading. Visiting this place in your Vietnam tours, you can have a chance to discover a wide range of Hanoi old houses and streets which still retains their appearance from the 19th century. Especially, you will be amazed by the peace of Hanoi as well as the friendliness and simplicity of Hanoi people here.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Located on Hung Vuong Street, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a must-go destination when you visit Hanoi. This place is used for preserving the mortal remains of President Ho Chi Minh, who is not only the Vietnam’s outstanding leader but also the world’s cultural celebrity. The main side of the mausoleum to the east is Ba Dinh Square, where Uncle Ho read the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the
Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Especially, the mausoleum has a lot of memorabilia related to Uncle Ho. Therefore, it will certainly be a meaningful place to visit in your Hanoi tours.
Tran Quoc Pagoda
Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on a small peninsula to the east of West Lake. This 1,500-year-old pagoda is considered to be the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. Recently, it has been voted to be one of the 16 most beautiful pagodas in the world by the Daily Mail, a British daily middle-market tabloid newspaper. The pagoda is home to a great deal of religious and historical values thus making a lot of Buddhists as well as tourists interested in discovering this place.
Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature is a temple of Confucius which used to be the first university of Vietnam. This was the place where the talent competition took place to find out who would be excellent to serve the country. Today, in this temple, it has a teaching area and a lot of gravestones retaining the list of scholars and doctoral talents during the feudal dynasties. Over the time, Temple of Literature has become a famous destination for both domestic and foreign tourists to visit all year round, especially students often come here to pray for luck in their upcoming important examination.
Above are the 5 well-known tourist places in Hanoi, let’s take our Hanoi tours to discover all of them now!
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