Top 10 tourist sites and destinations in Hanoi tours (Part 1)

  Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake): The Heart of the city tour in hanoi

Hanoi is very interesting that it contains many ponds both inside and outside the city. Hoan Kiem lake is located right in the center of the city with a unique Turtle Tower set on a small islet in the middle of the lake. Nearby Hoan Kiem Lake, you can visit more attractive points such as impressive architectures and precious leftovers like: But Tower, Nghien Platform, The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son temple.

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One pillar pagoda:

  Hanoi is also the center of Taoism and Buddhism of Vietnam, therefore, there are many pagodas and temples that aged hundred years ago. One of the most famous pagodas is One Pillar Pagoda thanks to its most unique lotus shape that you should not miss in Hanoi. Besides, you can visit Tran Quoc Pagoda which is an ancient pagoda built since King Ly Nam De dynasty in the 6th century.

Temple of Literature:  

This Temple once honorably as the first university of Vietnam and also the worship place for Confucius. Nowadays, this attraction has been become the most popular sightseeing point in Hanoi. Interestingly that you will see dense of students coming there at university exam time annually to seek for fortune

Nhà thờ lớn Hà Nội (Saint Joseph’s Cathedral): 

Constructed in 1886, the Cathedral has Gothic style like Paris Cathedral. This is a typical architecture of Hanoi city with airy and pleasant scene that attracts a lot of tourists and youths. Your Hanoi day tour will be start with a cup of coffee on the street pavement or choose to relax yourself in late night chatting with your friends and family with a glass of lemon tea is a good choice for those love peaceful atmosphere.

 Khu phố cổ (The old quarters): The center of Local residence and Hanoi tours agency

With 36 crowded streets, filled with ancient houses dated back to century 19th, the old quarters would lure your steps for a day long, to discover another corners of the hanoian. Just only walk on the old street, witness how the people living there, you must feel the beauty of Hanoian, which is close and friendly.

Nhà hát Lớn Hà Nội (Opera House): Being a smaller version of the Opéra Garnier in Paris, the Opera House is located right at the center of the city, proudly to be the performance places of many important events of the country.

Quảng trường Ba Đình (Ba Dinh square) – Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum):

If you choose to one of Hanoi day tours for 1 day or longer, do not miss the complex including Ba Dinh square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.  This square witness the moment when President Ho Chi Minh first read the Independence of Vietnam in this square in front of millions of people surrounded while Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a solemn place where the Government keeps body of President Ho Chi Minh. You can choose to visit the Mausoleum on morning of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Remember to follow instruction before enter the Mausoleum like dress politely, not carry electronic equipments like cameras and keep order inside the mausoleum.

For a full Hanoi day tour and around , the above destinations may help you to get a general viewpoint of Hanoi. Would you like to explore more destinations surround Hanoi? Let’s travel with us as Apro will take you to many more marvelous places with stunning view on scenic landscape and marvelous experiences… in Hanoi’s top attraction – Part 2