Places to check-in when visit Hanoi
Hoan Kiem Lake
Ho (lake) Hoan Kiem means “Lake of the Returned Sword” or “Lake of the Restored Sword” and is also known as Sword Lake. Whether in the early morning, afternoon or night, the lake is surrounded by activities and points of interest. Beside the turtle pagoda, the other well-known points of interest on the lake are Ngoc Son Pagoda,The Huc bridge, Pen tower, Ba Kiem Temple, Hoa Phong Tower. Those are open to visitors and are very popular spots. Walking around the Hoan Kiem Lake you will see a small pagoda on an islet in the middle of the lake, which is built to honor the turtle.
A visit to Hanoi would be incomplete without a wander around Hoan Kiem Lake
West Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Hanoi. Every moment of the day, every season of the year, the lake has its changeable beauty. It attracts many locals and tourists, seeking respite from the busy city, providing a sanctuary of great natural beauty with plenty gardens surrounding the lake. The west lake area is home to the city’s oldest temple - Quan Thanh Temple as well as the sacred Tran Quoc Pagoda.
This is the largest freshwater lake in Hanoi
Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam
Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam is the architectural cultural complex and is an important representative in the capital. This is the site of Vietnam's first national university. This was actually a temple dedicated to the cult of Confucius and is almost 1000 years old. It is one of the few remaining examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture still standing in Hanoi. In addition to the sightseeing destinations, it is a favorite place to learn history, pray for a lucky exam and shoot the perfect photos.
Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam the first national university in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was built on 02.09.1973 at the former location of Ba Dinh Square - where President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence. The building was erected with assistance from the USSR, and is a good example of Soviet architecture of the period. It is constructed with materials from exterior granite to interior wood. Surrounded the Mausoleum, there is a garden with a collection of plants and bonsais, providing an excellent respite from Hanoi’s busy streets.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important historical attraction of Hanoi
Hanoi Opera House
The Hanoi Opera House is located near Hoan Kiem Lake onAugust Revolution Square. A great construction built by the French in 1911 with Gothic themes on the doors and domes with pillars, shuttered windows, balconies and a glass room. The building is designed with the European architectural style under the Renaissance period. Hanoi Opera House has a special significance in terms of architecture and history of the Hanoi Capital.
The beautiful Hanoi Opera House
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Next toBa Dinh Square, opposite the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum you can see the most important and best-preserved part of the ancient Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. The Thang Long Imperial Citadel was built in the 11th century by the Ly Dynasty, marking the independence of the Dai Viet. The Imperial Citadel buildings reflects a unique South-East Asianculture and is one of the must see destinations in Hanoi.
The ancient Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Hang Ma Street
Hang Ma Street is located at the Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Ma refers to the paper replicas of items that you will see people burning to send to those in the afterlife, such as money and household items. But it is also famous for its traditional handicrafts making votive objects. Hang Ma is the place to go around festival times (New Year, Autumn, Christmas…). Even outside of festivals there are also full of shops with bright lanterns, cuddly toys, balloons.. Hang Ma is decorated in many different styles and is a recreation of the Vietnamese teenagers.
Colorful Street with red lanterns, balloons, tinsel, ribbons, cards and wrapping paper