Thu Do Ha Noi Things to Do

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Thu Do Ha Noi Things to Do

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the most important site in Hanoi for all loyal Vietnamese people. Ho Chi Minh, the nation's hero, is laid out there (against his will, by the way - he wanted to be cremated after his death!). Be prepared to see hundreds of people waiting to get a short glimpse of his body. Uncle Ho is presented there for 9 months - the...

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  • Hoan Kiem Lake

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    fresh and lovely, i went there few times and each time locals came asking to either practice English and or just make friend. the only thing that irritate me was the lake that was very dirty and i hope government think to make this lake fresh and lively.

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  • Water Puppet Show

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    I enjoyed very much ths show in this theater. The shows refered to Vietnamese traditions by means of water puppets, like daily life of Vietnamese farmers (cultivating, tending buffalo, catching fishes…), communal entertainment (swimming contest, dragon dancing…), or historical legends.

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  • Temple of Literature

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Visit the Temple of Literature. This is located not far from the old quarter and not far from the Hoan Kiem lake. This temple is about 1000 years old and it is also Vietnam's first university. It cost 2-3 dollars (in local money) to get in, it surely you can afford and it worth it.

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  • Old Quarter

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Definitely the number 1 sight in Hanoi, its Old Town is a place to spend days and days and days. Just wandering through the streets, you will discover so many different things - ranging from hectic markets, kitschy toys, tranquil backstreet pagodas and numerous street vendors to smoky meats for lunch, gravestone carvers, the smell of hundreds of...

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  • Ha Long Bay

    Hanoi Things to Do

    I came to Ha long bay 2 years ago and slept overnight on cruise. It was amazing to watch the sunrise on the bay from the sun deck after finishing the practice of Tai Chi class. The bay was so peaceful in the morning, Taking a sip of Vietnamese tea, the bitter in the mouth, the delectably sweet on the throat and tongue upon. What so wonderful....!

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  • The Museum of Ethnology

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethology where you can see and learn a lot about Vietnam as a nation and of its people, ethnics and minorities. At the time of my visit there was bonus exhibition by the photographer Jean-Marie Duchange of The Central Highlands of Vietnam in the 1950s. That was fascinating.

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  • One Pillar Pagoda

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    My problem with Hanoi is that there are too many spots to be considered as the Number One, impossible to make decision, so let's think that there is space for multiple #Ones. This Buddhist temple was known with name "Diên Hựu tự" which means "Long lasting happiness and good luck". The temple is located close to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum...

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  • West Lake

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    On a few day trip in Hanoi, we were so lucky to visit there in May when the lotus flowers in West Lake were in blossom. The newly open flowers among wide greenish leaves cover lake surface. Late afternoon is the best moment to enjoy the fresh air and have a short cycling around the lake. It seems to be the favorite place for many couples for...

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  • Hoa Lo Prison

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    The name Hoa Lo, commonly translated as "fiery furnace" or even "Hell's hole", also means "stove". The name originated from the street name "Pho Hoa Lo", due to the concentration of stores selling wood stoves and coal-fire stoves along the street from pre-colonial times. The prison was built in Hanoi by the French, in dates ranging from 1886–1889...

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  • Army Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    This museum was interesting and not as disturbing as the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh. The most memorable part were the wrecked tanks and military vehicles placed outside. A huge heap of wreckage contained the remains of a shot down American B-52 bomber, a US F111 Aardvark bomber and a French transport plane.

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  • Presidential Palace

    Hanoi Things to Do

    The presidential palace is located right next to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and the little house on stilts that Ho Chi minh lived in. Ho chi Minh refused to live in the presidential palace when he was president and and build a little wooden house on stilts in the garden instead but these days the president of Vietnam has no problem living a luxury...

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  • Perfume Pagoda

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    About a 2hour or 70ks drive from Hanoi, it gives you a chance to see the countryside, and perhaps, breathe in a little cleaner air, although there is smog still here. At the town of Ben Duc, you leave your transport and go by iron boat for approx one hour, where you alight and make your way to the temple. The boat trip is beautiful, so peaceful,...

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  • St Joseph Cathedral

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    This neo-gothic cathedral built in the late-1800s is situated in the city's Old Quarter. If only the church has been well maintained and perhaps given a fresh coat of paint, it may not look out of place in France, with its unmistakable French-influenced architecture, especially the square towers.

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  • Tam Coc

    Hanoi Things to Do

    We booked a trip with Vega Travel to "HANOI– HOA LU– TAM COC" in 2009. Less than US$10, you can travel outside of Hanoi to visit ancient temples and ride boat along the river at Tam Coc. We traveled south from Hanoi to Hao Lu ancient citadel for about 2 hours. We arrived at Hao Lu, and visited two old temples, Denh and Le King Temple. This area...

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  • Ho Chi Minh House

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Located within the grounds of the Presidential Palace, to the north of his mausoleum is a simple wooden house on stilts which Uncle Ho lived and worked at instead of the Presidential Palace itself. He lived here between May 1958 and August 1969 and so it's become a national symbol. Set in a stretch of mango-filled parkland around a small pond, this...

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  • The French Quarter

    Hanoi Things to Do

    The French Quarter is a lovely part of Hanoi to wander around. It is located to the south and east of Hoan Kiem Lake, and has grand boulevards and elegant French colonial buildings. There is the Opera House, based on the neo-Baroque Paris Opera, east of the Opera House is Hanoi's Museum of History, an elaborate blend of Vietnamese palace and...

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  • Opera House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Hanoi's opera house is well worth a short visit because of its impressive outside. It looks like a giant French colonial mansion and is really a beautiful building. The building was constructed to resemble the Parisian opera - I haven't seen the latter, so I'm not sure if its true. More interesting than the building itself are the events there. Try...

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  • Tran Quoc Pagoda

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest of Hanoi's pagodas. Originally established around 548AD along the Red River, it was moved to the present location around the year 1600AD. The name Tran Quoc means "national defense." Much of the current architecture at the site dates from 1815.

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  • Walking

    Hanoi Things to Do

    There are many famous places in Hanoi, but I like the streets best. Walking in the streets is the best way to experience the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. But there are some problems if you walk alone. In the street, you’ll see someone wanting to sell you food, that's an old woman carrying a “yoke” (two baskets slung from each end of a wooden pole)...

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  • Hoa Lu

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Hoa Lu-Tam Coc belongs to Ninh Binh provice which is 100 km away from Hanoi city. Coming here, you have chane to explore beautiful canals, 3 caves and beautiful field. It likely Halong Bay on land. Going up, you will reach Hoa Lu where placing the pagoda of King of Le dynasty and Dinh Dynasty. Near Tam Coc, there is Bich Dong which is also nice!

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  • Ngoc Son Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Ngoc Son Temple is the spot where you can see the tortoise found in Hoan Kiem Lake in 1968 - the one that is said to be the one from the legend. Located on a small island at Hoan Kiem's upper end, the temple is a good place to relax and cool down in the soft breeze over the lake. The temple is dedicated to Van Xuong (a wise man), Tran Hung Dao (a...

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  • Ho Chi Minh Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    This museum provides you with a lot of information about Vietnam's national hero Ho Chi Minh and his life. Ho Chi Minh, in English "Light Bringer", was actually called Nguyen Tat Thanh - but hardly anybody knows or uses his real name. He was born in 1890 as the son of a nationalist civil servant, but left Vietnam at the age of 21 to work as a...

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  • Bach Ma Temple

    Hanoi Things to Do

    This lovely, small temple lies right in the heart of the bustling Old Quarter and was a short walk away from where I was staying. I came here just before Tet (Vietnamese lunar New Year) celebrations and there were plenty of religious offerings of food and flowers inside. Legend has it that in the ninth century, King Ly Thai To was trying to build...

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  • Dong Xuan Market

    3 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    One of the most enjoyable things to do in Hanoi is visiting the city's markets. Among the most interesting ones is Dong Xuan market in the northern part of the Old Quarter. The first thing you'll probably see is the immensely ugly market hall (rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1994) - just skip it and go on to the nearby streets. You'll find...

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  • Ly Thai To

    Hanoi Things to Do

    This is the Statue of Ly Thai To, you cannot miss it when you take a walk around the Hoan Kiem lake. I have learnt that Ly Thai To was the Emperor from 1009 to 1028 AD and he was the one who moved the capital to Hanoi in 1010.

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  • Truc Bach Lake

    Hanoi Things to Do

    There are lots of restaurants around this small lake, on the southern eastern and northern sides, all local, ranging from the little food stalls to quite cosy ones apparently. The most interesting is the eastern side (Tran Vu street) where the restaurants are on one side of the street and tables are on the other side on the shore of the lake; if...

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  • Museum of Vietnamese Revolution

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    This museum is located over the road from the National Museum of Vietnamese History and was established in August 1959 in a building that was formerly used by the Trade Department of Vietnam. It was redesigned into 29 galleries and as of 2008 contains in excess of 40,000 historical exhibits. Topics covered are the National liberation movements of...

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  • Ba Dinh Square

    Hanoi Things to Do

    These attractions can be grouped together in that Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is situated on the edge of the Ba Dinh Square. The square itself is a wide open and paved space and the focal point is of course the mausoleum and a giant flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. There is a large grassy area with pathways separating Hung Vuong Street and...

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  • Quan Su Pagoda

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Quan Su is one of the most important temples in the country. Constructed in the 15th century along with a small house for visiting Buddhist ambassadors, in 1934 it became the headquarters of the Tonkin Buddhist Association and today it is headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist Congregation. It's an active pagoda and usually thronged with...

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  • Cyclo Tour

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Vietnam Impressive Travel @ HOAN KIEM DISTR - Simply the WORSE! VIETNAM IMPRESSIVE TRAVEL travel agency located at 32 Ta Hien St Hanoi, Managing Director/Tour Manager (Mr.Tony Anh) shameful and deceitful method of manipulating its ranking on TripAdvisor. Below is the review rated terrible we repeatedly post on TripAdvisor but is continually being...

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  • Memorial House

    Hanoi Things to Do

    This old wooden house was located just down the road from where I was staying in the Old Quarter, to the north of Hoan Kiem Lake and also, simply, goes by the name of Ancient House. Dating back to the end of the 19th century, this very special house is a stunning example of the type of architecture that once prevailed throughout Hanoi but it's the...

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  • Women's Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    This interesting exhibition on Hanoi’s street vendors was on display, upstairs, at the Women’s Museum and is well worthy of a visit even if the main museum part, downstairs, isn’t! It exhibits many photos of the different type of street vendor that ply Hanoi’s streets along with real case accounts from the women themselves. I think this is only a...

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  • Ngoc Son Pagoda

    Hanoi Things to Do

    The pagoda is on what looks like a small island connected by an attractive old wooden red bridge. Entrance fee is about 3,000 VND (which was about 60c in our money, almost nothing at all) There were a lot of people here when we visited, but very few westerners, and it wasn't too touristy as it seemed a lot were there to pay their respects and do a...

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  • Quan Chuong Gate

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Quan Chuong Gate, the only ancient gate that remains in Hanoi, was built in 1749 during the Le Dynasty. It’s located in the eastern part of the Old Quarter and has suffered from the ravages of time, neglect, war, and urban expansion that destroyed the other 15 original city gates.

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  • Quan Thanh Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    Located just to the south of the huge West Lake, directly north of Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum, lies this delightful temple. Legend has it the temple was established during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai To (reigned 1010–1028) and was dedicated to Tran Vu, Deity of the North in Taoism, whose symbols of power are the serpent and turtle. It is one of the Four...

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  • Water Puppet Theater

    Hanoi Things to Do

    One of the musts in Hanoi, Thanglong Water Puppet Theatre, there are some other theatres also offering this very interesting and laughing performance. The actors are very professionals, you can only imagine how they are able to move, jump, fly, climb and dive these puppets which are of size frorm 30cm to one meter. The puppets are joined to long...

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  • Golden Bell Theater

    I had the chance to watch a traditional Vietnamese folk arts show at Golden Bell Theater during the time when I was in Hanoi. The show had 8 performances consisting of various traditional folk art styles in just an hour. This show has started performing for a month now and I think it is every exciting since it offers you a closest look on each and...

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