Top 6 must-see destinations in Hanoi Capital, Vietnam
Visiting Hanoi without 6 following must-see destinations means you don’t actually visit Hanoi. In this article, I will show you the 6 stunning not-to-be-missed beautiful spots on Hanoi city tours to help you make up your mind to discover to the fullest of this lovely city.
1. Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple
Hoan Kiem Lake is an attractive social and cultural center for the local and tourists as well throughout the day.
This lake is among top 6 must-see destinations in Hanoi Capital for the charming beauty of Hoan Kiem Lake whose shores willows vibrating to the wind in. Sit on a small island Ngoc Son Temple, linked to the lakeside by a graceful red-painted wooden bridge.
Although this is a bustling place especially around sunset time as people like taking photos in this quite beautiful background, jogging, doing exercise, it is also an ideal place for those who like to enjoy relaxing views and fresh atmosphere of the capital.
2. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
This is an historical and cultural relic of Vietnam which has been acknowledged as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Standing 40 metres high, the central flag tower is the most recognizable feature of the Imperial Citadel and is often used as a symbol of Hanoi. This was the centre of ancient Hanoi and served as the political centre for eight centuries. Located in Ba Dinh, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is close to many other tourist attractions.
3. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located in Ba Dinh Square which is one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi city. Ho Chi Minh is the greatest leader of Vietnam who found the way for the independence of Vietnam. He is also well-known all over the world and is called friendly by Vietnamese ‘Uncle Ho’.
4. Temple of Literature
The Temple of Literature is a 1,000-year-old temple to education, site of the country’s oldest university. The northernmost and last courtyard is the site of the former university for mandarins called Quoc Tu Giam, literally the “Temple of the King Who Distinguished Literature”, established in 1076.
5. Hanoi’s Old Quater
Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a short walk away from Hoan Kiem Lake, and is the city’s ultimate shopping hotspot. The Quarter’s maze of streets offers a wealth of cheap shopping, delicious eats, and essential travel services.
6. Hanoi Opera House