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Culture of Hanoi. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Temple de la littarature, Hanoi Historical and cultural heritage of Hanoi astonishes by its individuality and versatility. The starting point of almost all tour programs and also the heart of the historic district of the city is the Hoan Kiem lake , surrounded by an incredibly amazing park. The area is perfect for hiking. Not far from it there is the picturesque Old town. On an artificial island among the calm waters of the lake you can see a beautiful Temple Turtle. Near the Northern shore of the lake there is the Ngoc Son Temple .
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To talk about amazing natural features, it is certainly worth mentioning the west lake Ho Tay , the largest lake in the city. On its shore there are several noteworthy temples and palaces, and world-class hotels. That is why this area is particularly popular among tourists.
One of the oldest and the most interesting sights of Hanoi is the one pillar pagoda Chua Mot Cot . According to the historical records, it was built in the 6th century and got its name - Quoc Hai, which corresponds to English “Reason of the state". With the initial location the pagoda was moved to the shore of the west lake. The last large-scale reconstruction of the pagoda was in 1815. Copyright
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a symbolic place, which the indigenous inhabitants really respect. The entrance to the mausoleum, where the body of the famous President lies, is free. Many tourists tend to visit the mausoleum in the evening when it is decorated with artful highlighting. Near the attraction there is the Ba Dinh square, a permanent venue for various sports events and an ideal place for hiking.
Hanoi Among the wonderful cultural institutions of Ho Chi Minh you should definitely pay attention to the Vietnamese Women's Museum. For many years, this unique cultural centre has been unjustly overlooked by tourists. But in 2012, it broke attendance records unexpectedly and got the first place among the most popular museums of the city. Founded in 1987, the Museum was dedicated to the role of local women in the society of Vietnam. Currently, the Museum houses more than 25,000 exhibits, including beautiful jewellery and national costumes, household items and crafts.
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You should visit Ho Chi Minh Museum . Its building has a great architectural value and resembles the lovely lotus flower. The Museum exposition devoted to life and activities of the President. It has more than 2 000 historical documents. The total number of the exhibits is over 100 000. A significant part of the exhibition is dedicated to the library of the President.
Hanoi Travelers from Russia will be interested in visiting the Le Nin park , where they can see the statue of the leader of the proletariat. Contrary to lexical rules the name of Lenin on the monument consists of two words – "Le-Nin". The small park is very popular among local residents. It often offers cool sports and children's activities. Among the other interesting sights of Hanoi there is the Co Cot tower, a classic example of national architecture. Another harmonious temple is Quan Thanh , one of the four oldest city temples that have preserved its pristine beauty.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Hanoi and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Hanoi and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
Where: 5 Pho Ngoc Ha, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 942 1061; Metro: Ba Dinh District;
Ho Chi Minh Museum
Where: 3 Ngoc Ha St., Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 846 3752; Metro: Ba Dinh District;
Ngu Xa Temple
Where: Truc Bac Lake, Hanoi; Metro: Hai An District;
Vietnam History Museum
Where: 1 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 825 2853;
Ngoc Son Temple
Where: Dinh Tien Hoang St, Hanoi; Metro: Hoan Kiem District;
One Pillar Pagoda
Where: Pho Ong Ich Kiem, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 942 1061; Metro: Ba Dinh;
Hoa Lo Prison
Where: 1 Hoa Lo Street, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 824 6358; Metro: Quan Su;
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Public palaces near Hanoi
♥   Palace 'Thang Long Imperial City in Ha Noi' , 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Presidential Palace in Ha Noi' , 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Cổ Loa Citadel' , 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Hanoi and around
♥   Art museum 'Hanoi Contemporary Arts Centre' Hanoi, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts' Hanoi, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Hanoi. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Hanoi: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Hanoi. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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