HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE – 4D3N: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO EAT?

Mentioning Hanoi often evokes images of its ancient town and millennia-old historical monuments. Yet, beyond its historic charm, Hanoi pulsates with the dynamic energy of a city evolving daily. The blend of cultural richness with vibrant, youthful features forms a tapestry of a lively capital, captivating visitors from afar.

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ONE PILLAR PAGODA (CHUA MOT COT) – A SYMBOL OF HANOI

Hanoi is famous for many unique architectural works in which the One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot) an age-old sacred venue carrying cultural and historical imprints of the nation resides. Visitors of Silk Path coming to the capital are amazed by this impressive ancient masterpiece.

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VIETNAM NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Home to rich and diverse collections of historical relics and thematic exhibitions on Vietnamese culture and history, the Vietnam National Museum of History gives visitors a comprehensive view of the development of the country from the prehistoric period through the national formation period.

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IMPERIAL CITADEL OF THANG LONG

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Situated in the heart of Hanoi, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long captures visitors’ attention with outstanding cultural and archaeological values, reflected in its historical longevity. 

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TEMPLE OF LITERATURE – VIETNAM’S FIRST UNIVERSITY

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Not only a cultural heritage with almost 1,000 years of history, Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, is also one of the most picturesque tourist attractions in Hanoi with its traditional architecture imprints & lush green landscape. 

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TRAN QUOC PAGODA – A RELIGIOUS & CULTURAL ATTRACTION IN HANOI

More than 1500 years old, Tran Quoc Pagoda holds such an important role in the development of Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular. This is the oldest pagoda in the city and a famous sacred place of Buddhism that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.

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HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM – MUST-VISIT ATTRACTION IN HANOI

Read our ultimate guide to visiting one of the must-see attractions when traveling to Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – a sacred place built to honor Vietnam’s national hero: President Ho Chi Minh.

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HOAN KIEM LAKE – A MUST-SEE ATTRACTION IN HANOI

A national relic and cultural icon in the heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake has witnessed many ups and downs in Hanoi’s history. Undeniably, Hoan Kiem Lake is a must-visit destination for travelers when coming to Hanoi.

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BEST THINGS TO DO IN HANOI, VIETNAM: 3D2N itinerary

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With more than 1000 years of history, Hanoi is the political, cultural, and economic center of Vietnam. Behind every corner of the city is a story about Hanoi – the heart of the country, a part of the glorious history of the Vietnamese nation. Visitors can feel a unique spirit and quaint town atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else.

 

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HOA LO PRISON MUSEUM

Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton, is a mere 750 meters from the Silk Path Hotel Hanoi and is well worth a visit to explore the history of the notorious prison that housed both Vietnamese and American prisoners.

The name Hoa Lo is commonly translated as “fiery furnace.” The name originated from the street name “Pho Hoa Lo” as many stores sold wood stoves and coal-fire stoves along the street in pre-colonial times.

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