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. 

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.

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Bao An Pagoda and Hoa Phong Tower

To appreciate the past importance of Hoan Kiem Lake to the people of Hanoi, we need to be aware of pagodas that are no longer standing. Some of these were large complexes, housing monasteries, temples, pagodas, and meeting rooms.

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Hoan Kiem lake

The area around Hoan Kiem Lake represents the physical heart and spiritual soul of Hanoi.

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Chang Son fans famous far and wide

For a long time, the Chang Son fan was not only a useful utensil in daily life, but also a beautiful image appearing in many poems, on stages and in the cultural and spiritual life.

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Planting flowers in Ha Noi

Fresh flowers constitute a special agricultural product that enriches the spiritual life of Hanoi inhabitants.

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Buoi village

Being situated to North - East of Ha Noi capital, closing by West Lake there is a large land surrounding Buoi market. It is Buoi village.

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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.