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. 

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi offers insightful perspectives into the cultural richness of the country.

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Department of Planning and Architecture

The Department of Planning and Architecture acts as an advisor to the municipal People’s Committee in State management of planning, urban architecture, rural housing development.

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New tour of historic sites in Thang Long-Hanoi

New tour of historic sites in Thang Long-Hanoi

Domestic and foreign visitors will soon have the chance to learn more about Hanoi and its history by taking a “Thang Long-Hanoi city tour – a journey through history”, which has been designed in special celebration of the capital’s forthcoming millennium anniversary.

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New entertainment destination in Hanoi

On an area of 20 hectares, “Thien Bao Son” complex is a part of the An Khanh new urban area project in Ha Tay province, including a water park, an aquamarine, a water puppet theater, a replica of a traditional craft village and Hanoi old streets, an entertainment and cuisine area.

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Hanoi Young Pioneer Palace

After Liberation Day in October 1954, the building became the Young Pioneer Center, a recreation center for children.

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Thong Nhat Park

Built in 1958 and inaugurated in 1960, the park was named Thong Nhat, meaning "united," to express the hope of reunification of the people.

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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.