10 Places to Visit in Hanoi


A picturesque lake located in the heart of Hanoi, surrounded by gardens and historical monuments, including the iconic Turtle Tower.


Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Returned Sword):

Explore the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, filled with bustling markets, ancient temples, and traditional Vietnamese architecture. Don't miss the vibrant street food scene here.


Old Quarter:

Pay homage to Vietnam's revolutionary leader, Ho Chi Minh, at his monumental mausoleum. Visitors can view his preserved body in a solemn atmosphere.


Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum:

Marvel at the grandeur of the Hanoi Opera House, a French colonial architectural masterpiece. Check the schedule for performances or simply admire the building's exterior.


Hanoi Opera House:

Gain insights into Vietnam's turbulent history at the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, also known as the "Hanoi Hilton." Learn about its use during the French colonial era and the Vietnam War.


Hoa Lo Prison Museum:

Explore the diverse cultures of Vietnam's ethnic groups through fascinating exhibits and artifacts at this museum. The outdoor village showcases traditional houses from various ethnic communities.


Vietnam Museum of Ethnology:

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at West Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Hanoi. Enjoy leisurely walks along the shore or take a boat ride to admire the scenic surroundings.


West Lake (Ho Tay):

Visit this unique Buddhist pagoda, built in the shape of a lotus flower on a single pillar. It's a symbol of Hanoi and a must-see for its architectural significance.


One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot):

Step back in time at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as the political center of Vietnam for over a millennium.


Thang Long Imperial Citadel:

This ancient temple is dedicated to Confucius and is Vietnam's first national university. Wander through its peaceful courtyards and admire the traditional architecture.


Temple of Literature (Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam):

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