Hanoi’s Lakes

Hanoi’s Lakes

The capital of Hanoi occupies a bit more than 900km2 and in this urban centre there are 100 lakes dotting the city. They are more than just the soul of the City. 

Long Bien Market receives acclaim

Long Bien Market in the centre of Hanoi has been named by travel website gobackpacking.com in top five most exciting markets in Southeast Asia.

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Ba Vi National Park offers escape from hustle of Hanoi

Ba Vi National Park offers escape from hustle of Hanoi

Ba Vi National Park is the nearest "green world" to the capital city of Hanoi, where nature-lovers can find an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in all four seasons.

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One pillar pagoda receives Asian recognition

One pillar pagoda receives Asian recognition

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha hosted a ceremony on November 12 in Hanoi to receive a certificate of “the most unique architecture in Asia” awarded to the One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi.

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Hanoi introduces five tours to craft villages

Hanoi’s Department of Industry and Trade is putting together five tours of the city’s traditional craft villages to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

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Satisfy your bucolic yearnings

Duong Lam Village in Son Tay Town , 60km west of Hanoi has become increasingly popular half-day trip for weekend travellers.

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Fansland Cinema in Hanoi

Hanoi the capital of Vietnam is rich in culture and history. A range of cinema halls and theatres have added to the entertainment scene of Hanoi.

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Ngoc Son Temple

Den Ngoc Son, or the Temple of the Jade Mountain is one of Hanoi’s most picturesque temples. It is built on an islet in Ho Hoan Kiem where, in the 16th-18th centuries, there was a country villa used by the Trinh mandarins when they boated on the lake.

Temple of Literature (Van Mieu)

Temple of Literature is located on Van Mieu Street, 2km west of Hoan Kiem Lake. Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam is a famous historical and cultural relic consisting of the Temple of Literature and Vietnam is first university. The Temple of Literature was built in 1070 in honour of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.

Hanoi Opera House

As the same architectural style as the Opera House in France, the Hanoi Opera House is the largest theatre in Vietnam and is furnished rationally and harmoniously.

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi is the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De.

Presidential Palace in Hanoi

Presidential Palace in Hanoi is a three-storey structure located on the north of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It stands as a memento of French contribution to the architectural splendor in Indochina.