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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 32 sights are available in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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1. 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)

2. 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)

3. Hanoi Train Street

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Hanoi Train Street is a narrow train bypass which sees a twice-daily train pass close to buildings on either side of the tracks. The track was built by the French in 1902 and is still an active rail line as of 2023.

Wikipedia: Hanoi Train Street (EN)

4. Bach Ma Temple

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Bach Ma Temple

Bach Ma Temple is one of the four towns of the ancient Thang Long imperial city, consisting of four temples: Quan Thanh Temple; Jinlien Temple ; Elephant Temple ; Bach Ma Temple, located at 76 Hang Buom Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Wikipedia: Đền Bạch Mã (VI)

5. One Pillar Pagoda

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The One Pillar Pagoda, formally belongs to an architecture complex called Diên Hựu tự which means 'pagoda of extended blessings'. 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) means 'the lotus pedestal' 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 Hương Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.

Wikipedia: One Pillar Pagoda (EN)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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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)

9. National Museum of Vietnamese History

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National Museum of Vietnamese History / Sử dụng hợp lý

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 Vietnam History Museum (old) is the place to store artifacts, reflect the cultures, history of national construction and defense of Vietnamese people from the beginning of enlightenment to the launch of Vietnam Democratic Republic. The Museum has the architectural style of Indochina, located at No. 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. The museum is open to welcome guests for a week, except for the second. There are also many valuable artifacts such as Dong Son drum, Bat Trang pottery, Shiva statue, wooden piles in the battle of Bach Dang, ...

Wikipedia: Bảo tàng Lịch sử Việt Nam (VI)

10. Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Cultural Center

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Viet Xo Friendship Labor Culture Palace is a cultural palace located at 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, a cultural and cultural work for sessions Art performances, scientific conferences, exhibitions. The project was started on January 1, 1978 on the old foundation of the Hanoi Cao Dau, which was destroyed by a bomb during World War II. On September 1, 1985, this cultural palace was completed. The financial source of construction works by the Central Council of the Soviet Union previously awarded, so it was named the Viet Xo Friendship Labor Culture Palace. The project was designed by Soviet architect Isakovich.

Wikipedia: Cung Văn hóa Lao động Hữu nghị Việt Xô (VI)

11. Cua Bac Church

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Cửa Bắc Church is a Roman Catholic church in Hanoi, Vietnam. Originally named as Church of Our Lady of the Martyrs, the church was built in 1932 by the French administration of Indochina as a part of the Hanoi's urban plan supervised by Ernest Hébrard. Today, Cửa Bắc Church is one of the three major churches of Hanoi, together with Hàm Long Church and Saint Joseph Cathedral. In November 2006, Cửa Bắc Church became the venue of a joint worship service of Vietnamese Catholics and Protestants with the participation of United States president George W. Bush, who was on an official visit to Vietnam.

Wikipedia: Cửa Bắc Church (EN)

12. Quan Thanh Temple

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Quan Thanh TempleRichard Mortel from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / CC BY 2.0

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)

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". Following Operation Homecoming, the prison was used to incarcerate Vietnamese dissidents and other political prisoners, including the poet Nguyễn Chí Thiện. The prison was demolished during the 1990s, although its gatehouse remains a museum.

Wikipedia: Hỏa Lò Prison (EN)

14. Hanoi Botanical Gardens

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Hanoi Botanical Gardens

Hanoi Botanical Garden or Botanical Park is a green park located in the northwest of Hanoi, established in the early years of the French arriving in Vietnam during the colonial and colonial invasion. Currently, the garden is likened to the green lungs of Hanoi, where nature lovers are immersed in the green and the sounds of the forest, with ancient trees as big as the arms of people hugging are witnesses of many events in the history of the capital.

Wikipedia: Vườn bách thảo Hà Nội (VI)

15. Monument to Heroes and Martyrs

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The War Memorial in Hanoi is located across the Ba Dinh Square, across the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and close to Hanoi Citadel. Constructed in 1993 in a fusion of traditional Vietnamese and modernist architecture, the memorial commemorates men and women who sacrificed themselves during the Vietnam War. The war is known by many names, e.g. as the American War in Vietnam. The memorial is a focal point for state functions, commemorating the war dead.

Wikipedia: Memorial to the Revolutionary Martyrs (EN)

16. Thien Tru Pagoda

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Thien Tru PagodaJack French from San Francisco, USA / CC BY 2.0

The Hương Temple is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Hương Tích mountains. It is the site of a religious festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam. The centre of the Hương Temple lies in Hương Sơn Commune, Mỹ Đức District, former Hà Tây Province. The centre of this complex is the Hương Temple, also known as Chùa Trong, located in Hương Tích Cave.

Wikipedia: Hương Temple (EN)

17. O Quan Chuong City Gate

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Ô Quan Chan (also known as Dong Ha umbrella, Thanh Ha umbrella, Cua Dong umbrella, literal name is Dong Ha Mon, is a doorway of ancient Hanoi, located on the east side of the earthen citadel surrounding Thang Long Imperial Citadel, built in the 10th year of Canh Hung, until the third year Gia Long was rebuilt and retained its style to this day. This is one of 21 surviving windows of the old Thang Long citadel.

Wikipedia: Ô Quan Chưởng (VI)

18. Chùa Hà

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Pagoda Ha has the literal name of Saint Duc Temple, together with Dinh Boi Ha, established a cluster of relics of Dinh - Pagoda Ha located on a piece of land, formerly in 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)

19. Son Tay Ancient Citadel

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Son Tay Ancient Citadel

Son Tay Citadel was built in the 3rd year of Minh Mang (1822) in the old province of Son Tay, is an ancient citadel built of laterite of Vietnam with a total area of 16 hectares with unique architecture such as laterite walls, 4 ancient brick city gates. This is one of the few citadels under Minh Mang that remains to this day, fortified to protect the land northwest of Thang Long.

Wikipedia: Thành cổ Sơn Tây (VI)

20. 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), Website, Facebook

21. Dien Hong Park

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Dien Hong Flower Garden, is a flower garden located in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi city. At the beginning of construction, the Yanhong flower garden was named Chavassieux flower garden. This is a building built by the French in memory of Léon Jean Laurent Chavassieux, a deputy governor-general of Indochina.

Wikipedia: Vườn hoa Diên Hồng (VI)

22. Lenin Park

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

Wikipedia: Công viên Lê Nin (VI)

23. Đình Kim Liên

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Đình Kim Liên

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

Wikipedia: Đình Kim Liên (VI)

24. Ly Thai To Park

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Chi Linh Flower Garden is another name for Ly Thai To Flower Garden, currently the place where the monument to King Ly Thai To – who publicly founded the imperial city of Thang Long. The flower garden is located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Wikipedia: Vườn hoa Chí Linh (VI)

25. 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)

26. Archeological site of Thang Long Imperial Citadel

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The Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long is a complex of historic buildings associated with the history of Vietnam located in the centre of Hanoi, Vietnam. Its construction began in 1010 and was completed in early 1011 under the reign of Emperor Lý Thái Tổ of the Lý dynasty.

Wikipedia: Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long (EN)

27. Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

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Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

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

28. Vietnamese Women's Museum

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The Vietnamese Women's Museum, established and operated by the Vietnam Women’s Union, officially opened its doors to public in 1995. The four-storey building is in Hanoi, Ly Thuong Kiet Street, situated along the central Hoan Kiem Lake and old quarter.

Wikipedia: Vietnamese Women's Museum (EN)

29. Pen Tower

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Pen Tower Truong Tuan Nghia / CC BY-SA 3.0

Pen Tower in Sword Lake is a five-storey stone tower, built in the 18th year of Tu Duc (1865) on the site of the old Monoton mountain according to the idea of vineyard Nguyen Van Sieu, located outside the entrance to The Huc bridge, Ngoc Son temple.

Wikipedia: Tháp Bút (VI)

30. Hanoi Post Office

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Hanoi Post Office is a building located opposite Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, consisting of three post office buildings located at Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Thach and Dinh Le streets, built in neoclassical and Art Deco architectural styles.

Wikipedia: Bưu điện Hà Nội (VI)

31. Cong Nhan (Workers) Theatre

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Cong Nhan Theater is an architectural work at 42 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, with the function of serving multi-purpose performances such as stage, cinema. This is one of the oldest theaters in Vietnam.

Wikipedia: Rạp Công Nhân (Hà Nội) (VI)

32. 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 the Governor-General of Indochina.

Wikipedia: Presidential Palace, Hanoi (EN)

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