Hanoi Sights and Landmarks Guide, Vietnam
Hanoi is a place that offers a perfect blend of age old Asian traditions and contemporary cultures. It is a place where medieval epoch meets the modern ethnicity. Hanoi sights offer something for everyone. There are architectural marvels, historical avenues, stylish restaurants and entertainment arenas. Hanoi guarantees a fun-filled vacation and getting a Hanoi cruise deal will definitely add to the enjoyment.
Hanoi Sights: Architectural Highlights
Hanoi has preserved its architectural legacy of the past. The 87 Ma May is a 19th century mansion that is really impressive. With beautiful wood work all over, the house has really impressive interiors. Another remarkable architectural sight in Hanoi is the Nha Tho or the St Joseph’s Cathedral. With remarkable architectural beauty, the interiors of the cathedral are even more stunning. When speaking of Hanoi sights, no one can forget mentioning the Tran Quoc Pagoda. Situated on the eastern side of the West Lake; this Pagoda is one of the oldest Pagodas in the country and was constructed way back in 1842.
Hanoi Sights: Cultural Attractions
The museums and galleries in Hanoi are the perfect destination to explore the rich culture of the town. The History Museum of Hanoi (another located at the HO Chi Minh City) is housed in stunning French colonial construction. The museum is the adobe to special artifacts from the past of the city as well as ample information about the Vietnamese Revolution. The Museum of Independence marks the journey of Independence. It was actually the home of Ho Chi Minh who drafted the constitution of the country while staying here. There is one more museum dedicated to the Vietnamese Revolution. The photos, newspapers, documents preserved in the museum actually speak of the journey of Vietnam’s Independence. Another special museum in Hanoi is the Vietnam Military History Museum. The museum not only houses the tanks and battle guns but also the traditional weapons of the country like the coarsely tinkered firearms, spikes made of bamboo and weapons made of buffalo horns.
Hanoi Sights: Religious Attractions
The Ambassador’s Pagoda is the head quarter of the Buddhist association in the country. Visiting this 18th century sight confers immense pleasure and peace. The Quan Thanh Temple at the shores of the Truc Bach Lake is another beautiful attraction in Hanoi. The temple has a 4000 Kg bronze statue of the Thien Tran Vo. The 14th century Temple of Ngoc Son is another popular religious attraction. The striking bridge to the temple and the remains of an old 2.1m turtle are the main attractions of the temple.
Hanoi Sights: Miscellaneous Attractions
One of the most loved places in summers is the Ho Tay Water Park and Moon Park. The refreshing water slides and roller coasters are the best way to beat the summer heat.
The Hoa Lo Prison is another place worth visiting to unfold the history of Vietnam. Then there is the Metropole Hotel which is one of the classiest hotels in Asia.
Wandering in the Cho 19-12 market gets you the opportunity to get closer to the traditions of the town. There are traditional items on sale here. Similarly, the outdoor Night Market at the Dong Xuan is another colorful place to meander.
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