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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Hanoi, Vietnam. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 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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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.

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4. 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)

5. Bach Ma Temple

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Bach Ma Temple is one of the four towns of the ancient Thang Long citadel, including four temples: Quan Thanh Temple; Kim Lien Temple ; Elephant Temple ; Bach Ma Temple, located at 76 Hang Sai Street, Hang Sai Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Wikipedia: Đền Bạch Mã (VI)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. Hanoi Botanical Gardens

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Hanoi Botanical Garden or Botanical Park is a green park located in the northwest of Hanoi capital, established in the early years of the French who arrived in Vietnam in the invasion of colonial and colonial. Currently the garden is like the green lungs of Hanoi, where nature lovers are immersed in green leaves and the sounds of the forest, with the ancient trees with the arms of the bracelets of the people hugging the witness of the witness. Many events in the history of the capital.

Wikipedia: Vườn bách thảo Hà Nội (VI)

10. Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton)

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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)

11. 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)

12. Lenin Park

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

Wikipedia: Công viên Lê Nin (VI)

13. Vietnam Military History Museum

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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)

14. Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

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Vietnam Fine Arts Museum upyernoz 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)

15. Archeological site of Thang Long Imperial Citadel

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The Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long is a complex of historic imperial buildings located in the centre of Hanoi, Vietnam. It was first constructed in 1011 under the reign of Emperor Lý Thái Tổ of Lý dynasty.

Wikipedia: Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long (EN)

16. 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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