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July 30th, 2014

As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Ha Noi is one of the cultural center of Viet Nam. Despite the battles of the many wars and several occupations, Ha Noi retains much of its historic atmosphere.

July 30th, 2014

As Vietnam’s capital and center of tourism and trade in the country, Hanoi is an entirely busy city. Hundreds of motorbikes, SUVs and buses spiraling the streets while thousands of pedestrians walk about from one store to other and pushing their way through the noisy crowd is an everyday scenario...

July 30th, 2014

Hồ Hoàn Kiếm (Lake of the Returned Sword) was once a part of the Red river (Song Hong). Through thousands of years of changes in the geography, the lake moved to its present position far away from the river. The lake is the focal point in the old quarter of Ha Noi. According to the legend, during...

July 30th, 2014

Quan Thanh temple (Ha Noi) is located at the crossroads of Thanh Nien Street and Quan Thanh Street, near West Lake, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi. Built during the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010-1028) and renovated many times, the temple is also called Tran Vu temple, since it is dedicated to Huyen Thien...

July 30th, 2014

Close-by the impressive presidential palace is a treasure and a landmark of Ha Noi. It appears somewhat bizarre, but is a small and fine gem: „the Một Cột Pagoda” (One-Pillar Pagoda). The name is immediately evident, its second name is Pagoda of the goddess Quan Âm. Quan Âm is the goddess of the...

July 30th, 2014

The Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum (Bảo tàng Mỹ Thuật Việt Nam, admission 20,000 Dong) is located in Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi. It has become a prime tourist destination, since the museum exhibits in great detail the history of fine arts in Vietnam displaying comprehensive collections with...

July 30th, 2014

The West Lake, which is more precisely on the northwest part of the city, is the largest among lakes in Ha Noi. Former time, the West Lake was an integral part of the Red river. As the Red River changed course, the lake has formed its own shape. The West Lake is the source of many legends associated...

July 30th, 2014

The Temple of Literature is one of the most popular landmarks of Ha Noi (Pho Quốc Tử Giám, Tel 845 2917, admission 5000 Dong). The term “temple” may mislead a lot of people into believing the complex is a religious site. Văn Miếu, in fact, is a Confucian memorial place dedicated to the centuries of...