Đoan Môn Gate at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
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Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi

For 800 years before Vietnam’s capital was moved to Hue in the early 19th Century, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Hanoi was the main home and governmental centre for ruling dynasties of Vietnam. [Read more…]

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi
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Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi

Tran Quoc Pagoda is a small Buddhist temple located on the south side of West Lake in Hanoi, which is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful temples in Vietnam. Opening hours: [Read more…]

Co Loa Citadel near Hanoi
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Co Loa Citadel, Hanoi

The Co Loa Citadel near Hanoi is generally considered to be Vietnam’s oldest archaeological site and of enormous significance to Vietnamese people as being the first capital of what would later develop into the modern [Read more…]

Entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Museum
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Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi

The Ho Chi Minh Museum, also known as the Bao Tang Ho Chi Minh, is a museum dedicated to the life of Vietnamese independence leader Ho Chi Minh which is located in Hanoi near to [Read more…]

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is on Ba Dinh Square
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the tomb where the body of Ho Chi Minh resides. Ho Chi Minh was leader, first Prime Minister and then President, of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 1945 to [Read more…]

Presidential Palace in Hanoi
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Presidential Palace, Hanoi

The Presidential Palace in Hanoi is a grand European style building used for official government business, with the grounds of the palace open to visitors. The Presidential Palace opens to visitors from 08:00 to 11:30 [Read more…]

Entrance to Chua Dien Huu Pagoda
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Chua Dien Huu Pagoda, Hanoi

Chua Dien Huu Pagoda is located in Hanoi near to the Ho Chi Mausoleum and Presidential Palace. The famous One Pillar Pagoda is part of the same temple complex, although with a separate entrance. Chua [Read more…]

Side view of Hanoi Opera House
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Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House is the largest theatre in Vietnam and it was constructed in French style during the time when Vietnam was part of France’s Indochina colony. Hanoi Opera House is in constant use today [Read more…]

The Huc Bridge across Hoan Kiem Lake
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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

The Hoan Kiem Lake is in the Old Quarter of Hanoi in Vietnam and, along with the park around the lake, is the main focal point of the city. Local people come to the park [Read more…]

Entrance to the Second Courtyard of The Temple of Literature
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Temple of Literature, Hanoi

The Temple of Literature in Hanoi was built in 1070. What makes this temple so special is the Imperial Academy located within the temple grounds which, from 1076 to 1779, was a university educating senior [Read more…]