20 Sights in Hanoi, Vietnam (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Hanoi, Vietnam. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 20 sights are available in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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1. Temple of Literature

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Temple of Literature The original uploader was Chuoibk at English Wikipedia. / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Văn Miếu is a temple dedicated to Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple also hosts the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of Emperor Lý Thánh Tông. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. The temple is located to the south of the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Đại Việt took place. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote. Just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tết, calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Chữ Hán. The art works are given away as gifts or are used as home decorations for special occasions.

Wikipedia: Temple of Literature, Hanoi (EN)

2. Opera House

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The Hanoi Opera House, or the Grand Opera House is an opera house in central Hanoi, Vietnam. It was erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. Hanoi Opera House is one of three opera houses that the French built during their time in Indochina, the others are Haiphong Opera House and Municipal Theatre in Ho Chi Minh city.

Wikipedia: Hanoi Opera House (EN)

3. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a mausoleum which serves as the resting place of Vietnamese revolutionary leader and President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a large building located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where Ho, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969, read the Declaration of Independence on 2 September 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. It is open to the public every morning except Monday.

Wikipedia: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (EN)

4. Bach Ma Temple

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Bach Ma Temple

Baima Temple is one of the four towns of Shenglong Castle, including four temples: Quanqing Temple; Golden Lotus Temple; Voi Phuc Temple; Baima Temple is located at No.76 Hengfeng Street, Hengfeng District, Huanjian District, Hanoi.

Wikipedia: Đền Bạch Mã (VI)

5. National Museum of Vietnamese History

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National Museum of Vietnamese History / Sử dụng hợp lý

The Vietnam History Museum, along with the Vietnam Revolution Museum, are two museums that have been merged into the National History Museum, located in Hanoi. The Museum of Vietnamese History (old) is a place to store artifacts, reflecting the culture, history of water building and water retention of the Vietnamese people from the beginning of the Enlightenment to the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The museum has an Indochina architectural style, located at 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. The Museum is open to visitors all week, except Mondays. There are also many precious artifacts such as Dong Son Drum, Bat Trang pottery, Shiva idols, wooden stakes in the Battle of Bach Dang,...

Wikipedia: Bảo tàng Lịch sử Việt Nam (VI)

6. One Pillar Pagoda

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One Pillar Pagoda Staffan Scherz / CC BY 2.0

The One Pillar Pagoda, formally belongs to an architecture complex called Diên Hựu tự (延祐寺) which means Extend Bless pagoda. The pagoda is a historic Buddhist temple in the central Ba Đình district, Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The most famous part of this architecture complex is Liên Hoa Đài (蓮花臺) which is a temple with special structure: a building laid on one pillar. The original pagoda was built in 1049, had some additions and was perfected in 1105. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.

Wikipedia: One Pillar Pagoda (EN)

7. Quan Thanh Temple

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Quán Thánh Temple, also known as Trấn Vũ Temple, is a Taoist temple in Hanoi, Vietnam. Dated to the 11th century, the temple was dedicated to Xuan Wu, or Trấn Vũ in Vietnamese, one of the principal deities in Taoism. As one of the Four Sacred Temples of the capital, Quan Thánh Temple is located near West Lake in a ward of the same name: Quán Thánh Ward; and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Hanoi. The temple's name means Place of the Gods. The name of the long street running by the temple is also called 'Quán Thánh' street.

Wikipedia: Quán Thánh Temple (EN)

8. Ba Dinh Square

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Ba Đình Square is the name of a square in Hanoi where president Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. It is named after the Ba Đình Uprising, an anti-French rebellion that occurred in Vietnam in 1886–1887 as part of the Cần Vương movement. When Ho Chi Minh died, the granite Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was built here to display his embalmed body. It remains a major site of tourism and pilgrimage.

Wikipedia: Ba Đình Square (EN)

9. Hanoi Botanical Gardens

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Hanoi Botanical Gardens

Hanoi Botanical Garden, or Botanical Garden, is a green park in the northwest of Hanoi's capital, which was built in the early years when the French arrived in Vietnam during the colonization and colonial invasion. At present, the gardens are compared to the green lungs of Hanoi, nature lovers are immersed in the green and sound of the forest, and the big old trees embraced by several people have witnessed many events in the history of the capital.

Wikipedia: Vườn bách thảo Hà Nội (VI)

10. Hai Bà Trưng Temple

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Hai Ba Trung Temple, also known as Dong Nhan Temple, is a temple dedicated to Hai Ba Trung located in Dong Nhan Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi City. Currently, Hai Ba Trung Temple is located on the same campus as two other relics, Vien Minh Pagoda and Dong Nhan Pavilion, forming the Temple – Pagoda – Dinh Hai Ba Trung Relic Cluster which was recognized by the Prime Minister as a special national relic on December 31, 2019.

Wikipedia: Đền Đồng Nhân (VI)

11. Chùa Hà

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Ha Pagoda with the literal name of Thanh Duc Temple, together with Dinh Pu Ha, formed a cluster of Dinh - Pagoda Ha relics located on a piece of land, formerly belonging to Ha village - Trung village - Dich Vong commune, Tu Liem district, now house number 86 Chua Ha street, Dich Vong ward, Cau Giay district, Hanoi city. Ha Pagoda along with Duyen Ninh Pagoda are 2 charming pagodas in the North.

Wikipedia: Chùa Hà (VI)

12. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is located on a 43,799-square-metre (10.823-acre) property in the Cầu Giấy District, about 8 km from the city center. The Museum is a member of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences - an academic institution of the Vietnamese Government.

Wikipedia: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (EN)

13. Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton)

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Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton)

Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison in Hanoi originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U. S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton". The prison was demolished during the 1990s, although the gatehouse remains as a museum.

Wikipedia: Hỏa Lò Prison (EN)

14. Lenin Park

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Lenin Park is a park named Lenin located opposite the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi. It is located on Dien Bien Phu, Tran Phu and Hoang Dieu streets. The campus of the park is triangular in shape, with a total area of 17,183 m², which includes the architectural complex of the Lenin monument.

Wikipedia: Công viên Lê Nin (VI)

15. Saint Joseph Cathedral

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St. Joseph's Cathedral is a Catholic church on Nhà Chung Street, in the Hoàn Kiếm District of Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a late 19th-century Gothic Revival church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi. The cathedral is named after Joseph, the patron saint of Vietnam.

Wikipedia: St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi (EN)

16. Đình Kim Liên

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Đình Kim Liên

Kim Lien Temple, also known as Cao Son Temple, is the southern town in the four towns of the ancient Thang Long citadel, consisting of four temples: Quan Thanh Temple; White Horse Temple ; Elephant Temple ; Kim Lien Temple. Compared to the other three temples, Kim Lien Temple was built later.

Wikipedia: Đình Kim Liên (VI)

17. Hanoi Museum

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Hanoi Museum

The Museum of Hanoi is located in Nam Từ Liêm district of Hanoi, Vietnam. The museum displays artifacts from Hanoi's 1000-year history and the history, culture, heritage, and architecture of Vietnam. It showcases over 50,000 artifacts in a total area of nearly 54,000 square meters.

Wikipedia: Hanoi Museum (EN)

18. Vietnam Military History Museum

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Vietnam Military History Museum

The Vietnam Military History Museum, set up on 17 July 1956, is one of seven national museums in Vietnam. It covers 12,800 m2. It is situated in central Hanoi, opposite the Lenin Park and near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The Flag Tower of Hanoi is located inside of the museum grounds.

Wikipedia: Vietnam Military History Museum (EN)

19. Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

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Vietnam Fine Arts Museumupyernoz from Haverford, USA / CC BY 2.0

The Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a museum showcasing Vietnam's fine arts from a range of historical periods. It is the country's primary art museum, the second being the smaller Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts.

Wikipedia: Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts (EN), Website

20. Presidential Palace

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The Presidential Palace of Vietnam, located in the city of Hanoi, currently is the official residence of the President of Vietnam. Before 1954, it was named the Palace of Governors-general of Indochina.

Wikipedia: Presidential Palace, Hanoi (EN)


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