Places to go around Hanoi, where would you like to go?
1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex are group of places to go around Hanoi. It is located on the west side of the Old Town with a large green lawn carpeted in front. Not only the mausoleum, but here is also a complex of historical landmarks of the top importance of Hanoi and Vietnam pagodas, fishponds, trees, floors, etc.
Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum
Like LeNin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a monumental construction of marble. To commemorate the great work of President Ho Chi Minh, the whole material was built and transported from all regions of the country in 1973 to 1975.
The roof and pillars are based on the combined architecture of traditional houses and lotus painting. Inside the mausoleum there is a large transparent glass is where the glass placed his body. Every year, there will be specialists from Russia to support the preservation of Uncle’s body.
The line to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will have to queue a few hundred meters, along the entrance of the mausoleum, move slowly and calmly step by step, slowly visit Uncle Ho. Around Uncle Ho’s body, there was a white guard uniform guarding the sleep of the elderly father.
Visiting the tomb will have some small note for visitors such as:
– Visitors wear rope, tricot, skirt / short pants will not be in the mausoleum.
– Do not use cell phones, cameras or camcorders in mausoleum.
– Show respect, respect, not talk, laugh.
– Do not touch where places the corpse of the Uncle Ho.
– The hat, should be removed from the corridor, before visiting the place.
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The Uncle Ho’s Stilt house
Stilt house Uncle Ho’s stilt house is a historic place where Uncle Ho rested and worked during the years 1958 to 1969. The simple stilt house is typical of the Central Highlands, in a garden full of fruits and flowers. There is a wide tank of carp, commonly known as “Uncle Ho fish pond”.
Ho chi minh museum
One of other places to go around Hanoi is the Ho Chi Minh Museum. This is the place where the artifacts reflect the process of building and retaining water of our country in the modern period. A number of memorabilia save the life of President Ho Chi Minh as the photos of Uncle objects are impressive in the hearts of tourists to visit.
In addition, you will admire the artifacts, pictures on the topic such as “peace”, “independence”, etc to touch the visitors.
One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda was built in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong, and is one of wonderful places to go around Hanoi. According to legend, after meeting the Bodhisattva, the king built the temple to express his devotion to Buddhism.
One Pillar Pagoda has a unique and refined wooden design, with only a single pillar rising from the lake, which looks like a lotus flower.
2. Temples, communal house, Temple of Literature
Located about 2 km west of Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature is a work that expresses general religious attainment and literature in particular. The structure is quite complex and diverse, including five courtyards, seemingly closed, quiet, completely away from the bustling Hanoi streets around.
Established by King Ly Thanh Tong in 1070, the Temple of Literature worshiped Confucius, and the elite of the ancient school. The first university of Vietnam was also established here in 1076. Van Mieu has 82 doctoral beers left. If you want to learn more about the history of the Temple of Literature, you can buy the materials at souvenir shops.
Quan Su Pagoda
This is one of ideal places to go around Hanoi. The central headquarters of the Buddhist Association of Hanoi. On the holidays, the first, the full moon day, the temple attracted a large number of Buddhists and visitors. Throughout the 17th century, the pagoda was considered as the embassy of Buddhist monks and nuns from other countries. There are 12 monks in the temple. Right next to the temple is a series of shops selling religious items and practicing Buddhist monks.
Ngoc Son Temple
This can be considered the temple attracted most visitors to visit. The temple is located in a small “oasis” on the Sword Lake (lying north). The temple was led by a The Huc Bridge (meaning “Sunrise”), bridged shrimp shape, painted bright red. Surrounded by rows of green trees amidst the immense waters, the temple is a place of worship of Tran Hung Dao. In the temple there is a large body of “tortoise” body weighs nearly 250 kg.
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Tran Quoc Pagoda
This is the oldest temple in Vietnam, located on Thanh Nien Street. In the temple there is an ancient beer dating from 1639, narrating the process of forming Tran Quoc Pagoda. The temple was built in the 15th century, restored in 1842. In the temple there are many precious ashes of the monks.
Bach Ma Temple
Located in the Old Quarter, the small temple of Bach Ma is considered the oldest temple in Ha Thanh. After a lot of restoration dates from the early 18th century, the shrine became the sacred place of worshiping Confucius. Bach Ma Temple was originally built by King Ly Thai To, according to legend, who met and was led by white horse gods, so the temple is named Bach Ma. Through the old wooden columns and precious, you can see the majestic White Horse and the palanquin was painted gold card.
Quan Thanh Temple
Quan Thanh Temple was erected in the Ly dynasty, worshiping the Northern Methodist – the saint demonstrates its strength through tortoise and snake images. The huge statue and bell in the temple was cast in pure black in 1677. The temple is located near Truc Bach Lake, the intersection of Thanh Nien and Quan Thanh.
Museums in Hanoi are closed every Monday. These museums below are those wonderful places to go around Hanoi.
Museum of Hanoi – Me Tri, Tu Liem
Hanoi Museum was built on an area of nearly 54,000 m2, designed in the shape of the pyramid backwards. The highlight of the main hall is a spiral ramp connecting all four floors. The second and third floors are for display. The fourth floor is meeting rooms, workshops, research, library, preservation, collectibles.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Nguyen Van Huyen, Cau Giay. Tel: (04) 37562193:
This is a rich museum of ethnic cultures of Vietnam. Museum about 7km from the city center. Come from Sword Lake, you will lose the range of 85 – 100.000đ taxi.
No. 1 Trang Tien Street / No. Tel: (04) 38252853. https://www.baotanglichsu.vn
The Museum of History is an architectural work built by a French engineer between 1925 and 1932. The architecture of this massive building is The combination of Chinese style and French style.
The artifacts in the museum date back to the history of Vietnam. One of the highlights of the museum is the bronze objects belonging to the Dong Son culture (3rd century BC to 3rd century AD) and sculptures, Hindu sculptures of the Khmer culture, Champa.
Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc. Tel: (04) 3733 2131
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum displays many outstanding works of art, with great historical value. There is also a large collection of sketches, texts and objects carrying high art like the sculptures of Champa, the Buddha thousand eyes thousand hands, the folk paintings …
Vietnamese Women Museum
36 Ly Kiet. Tel: (04) 3825 9936. https://www.womenmuseum.org.vn/
Here you will see the progress of Vietnamese women through many pictures and artifacts, especially the memorabilia of Vietnamese women in the anti-American resistance movement. In the middle of the museum was a display of Soviet-made artillery pieces to knock down US aircraft, and the remaining pieces of French fighters were shot at Dien Bien Phu.
Next to the women’s museum is the Hanoi flagpole. You can hire museum staff to explain the history of the Column at a cost of about 200,000 VND.
Hoa Lo Prison
No. 1, Hoa Lo Street
This is a French-built work in 1896, which houses about 2,000 political prisoners, including nearly 100 prisoners who successfully escaped.
4. Ho Guom Park and Lake
Being the focal point of Hanoi, the Sword Lake is beautifully illusory, captivating people. According to legend, in the middle of the 15th century, god Kim Quy handed precious sword to Le Loi to defeat the Ming. After successfully defeating the enemy, when the boat on the lake, Le Thai To King handed back the sword to the gods. Therefore, the lake also known as Hoan Kiem Lake.
Hoan Kiem Lake is beautiful with poetic willow balls, the old turtle moss. Stroll along the lake early in the morning, you will easily catch the scene of the city people exercise, walking, playing chess, bridges, … create a scene of bittersweet, gentle.
West Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the lagoon system in Hanoi. Around the lake there are many temples and luxury villas for the place where the beauty mixed colors are very strange. Along the Xuan Dieu Street, in the western part of the lake, is a row of luxurious European restaurants, cafes, shops, shops and spas. The West Lake is home to some of Ha Thanh’s most luxurious hotels, including the InterContinental and the Sheraton. You can also visit two famous ancient temples while strolling around the West Lake, covering the lake and the Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Truc Bach Lake Truc Bach
Lake is very close but separated from West Lake, separated by Thanh Nien Street. The shore of the lake shady trees. In the 18th century, Lord Trinh built a palace right by the lake.
Le Nin Park
Lenin Park is the green lung of Hanoi city, located in the south, about 2km from Hanoi. This is one of the greatest places to go around Hanoi, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded streets. The park has 2 cafes, and is an ideal place for you to take a break, for a walk.