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The 5 most famous tourist attractions in Hanoi

The 5 most famous tourist attractions in Hanoi

Hanoi Capital is one of the most attractive destinations for tourists when traveling to Vietnam.

The city is home to hundreds of museums, attractions and exciting things to do. 

Today, I want to share the best places to visit in Hanoi to help you make your trip here unforgettable. 

Top famous tourist attractions in Hanoi

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • Thang Long Imperial Citadel
  • Hanoi Old Quarter 

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is the place to preserve and protect the body of Ho Chi Minh Present - the great leader of the country. The tomb was built on September 2, 1973, at the old platform location on Ba Dinh square. After more than three years of construction, the mausoleum was inaugurated on August 29, 1975. 

The mausoleum covers an area 13 ha wide, consisting of three layers with the corresponding height of 21.6 meters. The middle component of the tomb consists of 3 main parts: the corpse room, corridors, and stairs. 

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The mausoleum is surrounded by square marble columns. Uncle Ho's corpse is placed in the corpse room at the end of the stairway.

In front of the mausoleum, there is a 30m high flagpole and two rows of ivory bamboo, symbolizing the industriousness and hard work of Vietnamese people.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter covers an area of about 100 hectares in Hoan Kiem District in the downtown of Hanoi. It is also called with a name of 36 streets. 

The Old Quarter is the place to keep the cultural traditions, history of the ancient capital. Today, it still retains the ancient features and unique architecture. 

It is a desirable destination for tourists. You can take the tram or sit on the cyclo to watch the streets. The life here is bustling and exciting from the morning until late at night. 

Walking along the streets and enjoying delicious food are the experiences that you should not miss when coming here. 

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake has been a symbol of the capital - a must-see destination for travelers. This famous tourist complex includes The Huc Bridge, Ngoc Son Temple, Turtle Tower, and Thuy Ta House.

Hoan Kiem Lake has a unique beauty with architectural harmony. From the corner of Hoan Kiem Lake, you can admire the shadow of The Huc bridge under the green water. On the other side of the lake, you will see a glimmer of willowing hair like a girl's hair.

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda, also known as Dien Huu Pagoda, was built by King Ly Thanh Tong in 1049. The pagoda has been restored and renovated three times in the years of 1840-1850, 1922 and 1955. The One Pillar Pagoda now consists of a square lotus tower with a side length of 3m, built on a 4m high pillar, with a curved roof and a stone column diameter of 1.2m.

The above area is a system of large wooden slats for the cradle. Lotus tower has the ancient Asian architecture typical of four curved roofs, with a bony dragon-shaped engraving station. This image symbolizes the national power and old human values of the ancient Vietnamese. 

On October 10, 2012, in India, One Pillar Pagoda was recorded as "The unique temple architecture."

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda

Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Thang Long Citadel was approved by the World Heritage Committee to recognize the world cultural heritage on July 31, 2010. Thang Long Citadel is a convergence place of three outstanding elements, the historical relics with a long history of culture for more than 13 centuries, along with the continued existence of the heritage.

The cluster of royal relics covers a total area of up to 18,000 ha. The inside space is a complex consisting of many other historical relics such as archaeological site No. 18 Hoang Dieu - where archaeologists unearthed relics, artifacts dating back up to 1300 years old, Hanoi Flagpole, Kinh Thien Palace, and Bac Mon.

Thang Long Citadel is a living witness to the history of the brave Vietnamese people resilience, witnesses living for the capital of Hanoi for thousands of years.

Besides these destinations below, Hanoi also has a lot to explore. Let’s take Vietnam tours and visit now. For more information about traveling to Vietnam and other places in Asia, please visit our website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Have a nice trip!