HANOI CITY

BLUEBELL TOURS VIETNAM – Hanoi City is most popular travel destinations in Vietnam. Hanoi City is also the capital city of the country. Hanoi City is rich in history and culture, as the capital city, Hanoi has many interesting sightseeing, many museums, pagodas and temples for travelers to explore while taking tours in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hanoi – Great Place to Visit in Vietnam

Hanoi was founded in 1010 by King Ly Thai To. Due to the demand and need to expand the capital city of Vietnam in 10th century, King Ly Thai Do took the boat trip up the Red River from Hoa Lu. When he got to Hanoi, King Ly Thai To saw the cloud formed the shape of dragon flying up and he decide to move the capital city to Hanoi. After many years of developing, gone through the war time, Hanoi now is the city for peace, famous traveling destination in Vietnam for many travelers from all over the World. No mater you are coming to Hanoi for business, meeting for enjoy the tours in Vietnam, Hanoi is a must see place in Vietnam. PLACES TO VISIT IN VIETNAM

Being the center of Vietnam in culture, politic, economy and many other aspects of the country, has more than 1000 years of history, Hanoi City is where all Vietnamese people love to come. Different from Ho Chi Minh City in term of lifestyles, space of life is a bit slower, something more cultural, tradition. Hanoi is the ideal choice to start or end the tours in Vietnam as the second largest international airport – Noi Bai is in Hanoi.

More than just staying in Hanoi, enjoy Hanoi City Tour, explore local life, it is very easy and convenient to traveling to other famous travel destinations in the North of Vietnam like Sapa, Mai Chai, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, Trang An Heritage and especially, Ha Long Bay – the World Natural Wonder in Vietnam.

In Hanoi City, you can enjoy cultural and historical tours in Vietnam by visiting many temples, pagodas, Ho Chi Minh Complex, history museum or enjoy the walk around Hanoi Old Quarter to learn more about history of Hanoi City as well as Vietnam, experience something crazy about daily life of local people living in the city.

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WHAT TO SEE IN HANOI?

There are many beautiful and famous places to visit in Hanoi. Regardless you are just leisure travelers, solo travelers, traveling with friends or families traveling to Hanoi, in this city, you will find it is wonderful place to visit in Vietnam as well as enjoy great tours in Vietnam. Below are some famous places to visit in Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh Complex
Ho Chi Minh Complex is the most famous and popular place to visit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh Complex is in Ba Dinh Square, center of the city. At this complex, you will go inside Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to pay the respect to Ho Chi Minh President and this is where Ho Chi Minh President is preserved for many Vietnamese generations to pay the respect and love to the Hero of Vietnam. At Ho Chi Minh Complex, you can also walk inside to take a look at President Palace, House 54, House on Stilt where Ho Chi Minh President lived and worked till 1969.

Open: Every week from 7.30 to 11.00 and from 13.30 to 17.00
Close: Monday and Friday
Ticket: if you are just visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, it is free but if you are going inside to see his working and living area, the entrance fee is 40.000 vnd
Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed for maintenance for two months from November to December every year.

Temple of Literature
The Temple of Literature is another great place to visit in Hanoi City. Temple of Literature was built to pray for Confucius in 1070. Four years after, the Temple of Literature was enlarged and turn to be the school for studying and Temple of Literature is known as the first university in Vietnam. In 400 years of training, more than 1000 students had graduated from here. Right now, the Temple of Literature is quite famous places for parents, children, students come to pay the respect and pray for success studying in the future.

Open: Every day from 7.00 to 17.00
Close: Non
Entrance fee: 30.000 vnd

Ethnology Museum
There are many wonderful museum in Hanoi city but the Vietnamese Ethnology Museum is the most interesting to visit while taking the tours in Hanoi, Vietnam. There are two great exhibitions to explore: Indoor and outdoor. The outdoor is more interesting as there are many houses from different hill tribe people were built exactly the same like what hill tribe people are living in the mountain areas. Vietnamese Ethnology Museum showcases of the best of 54 different ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Open: Every day from 7.00 to 17.00
Close: Monday and Friday
Entrance fee: 40.000 vnd

Hoa Lo Prison – Hanoi Hilton
Hoa Lo Prison was built by French during the war time to keep Vietnamese communists or whoever tried to fight back French for freedom. Hoa Lo Prison is well-known as this is where American pilots were kelp during the war time. In 1993, the Government decided to pull down large part of Hoa Lo Prison for another construction. The remain is not so much but still wroth to pay a visit while taking the tour in Hanoi, Vietnam. The most interesting part of Hoa Lo Prison is it often organize truly great exhibitions regarding history and the war in Vietnam. Hoa Lo Prison is quite closed to center of Hanoi City.

Open: Every day from 7.00 to 17.00
Entrance fee: 30.000 vnd

Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake is the center of Hanoi City, Vietnam, just at the side of Hanoi Old Quarter. This is one of the largest lake in Hanoi and many cultural, entertainment events are often take place at the weekend. At the moment, during Friday, Saturday and Sunday, roads around Hoan Kiem Lake are closed and save for people to enjoy walking around. You can walk around, visit Ngoc Son Temple at Hoan Kiem Lake. If you can get up early, go to the lake, you will see another side of Hanoi city that you will never can see at daytime.

Hanoi Old Quarter
Besides taking Hanoi City Tours to discover this charming city, you should spend some time to explore Hnaoi Old Quarter to discover the real life of Hanoi People. Walking around 36 old streets in Hanoi or enjoy Cyclo Ride around Hanoi Old Quarter will be wonderful. If can, you should go inside the very narrow lanes deep inside to see the real life of many people living in Hanoi with very small living space. When you are exploring Hanoi Old Quarter, you should visit Hang Be Market, Ta Hien Street to enjoy some local beer as it is the most fun part inside Hanoi Old Quarter.

Enjoy Water Puppet Show
The water puppet show in Hanoi is the best traditional show to enjoy while taking Hanoi City Tours Vietnam. Water puppet show is relaxing and very entertaining with beautiful Vietnamese folk songs and music. Has more than 700 years of history, created by farmers and today, water puppet show is truly unique and worth to see while taking Vietnam tours in Hanoi. There are two water puppet theaters around Hoan Kiem Lake. Thang Long Water Puppet is near Ngoc Son Temple, more seats with the entrance tickets are 100.000 and 200.000 vnd. Lotus Water Puppet is just about 10 minutes of walk away, at the other side of Hoan Kiem Lake. Less seat but the ticket is cheaper, just 100.000 vnd / ticket.

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Area:
3,328.9 km2
Elevation:
16 m
Population:
7,781,631
Airport:
Noi Bai Airport
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