Hanoi is Vietnam's awesome capital city. It's a busy place with pretty pagodas, tasty street food, and bustling markets. Hanoi surprises you at every street and corner. Jump on the bus and see Hanoi from a double-decker hop on hop off Hanoi City Sightseeing bus.
Start your tour in the middle of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, there's a famous place called Hoan Kiem Lake. People love it because it's really peaceful and has lots of cultural and historical importance. Many tourists, both from Vietnam and other countries, visit it every year.
One of the best spots to visit in Hanoi is St. Joseph's Cathedral. It's an old church with a special look that can teach you about Vietnam's history, culture, and religion. The cathedral is right in the middle of Hanoi, so you'll find plenty of fun things to do during your trip to Vietnam.
The Flag Tower of Hanoi is a special building in the Hanoi Citadel. Luckily, it wasn't destroyed when the French ruled from 1894 to 1897. It's been around for almost 200 years and is famous as a historic symbol of Hanoi.
The President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, is a special place where the leader and President Ho Chi Minh is laid to rest. It's a big building in the middle of Ba Dinh Square. This is where Ho, who led Vietnam's Workers' Party from 1951 until he passed away in 1969, declared Vietnam's independence on September 2, 1945, creating the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Quan Thanh Temple was created when Emperor Ly Thái To ruled (from 1010 to 1028). It was built for Tran Vu, the Deity of the North in Taoism. Tran Vu is linked to symbols like the serpent and turtle, as explained in the section on Animal Symbolism. This temple is one of the Four Sacred Temples constructed in different directions to safeguard the capital from harmful spirits.
The Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi is the oldest pagoda in the city. It was first built in the sixth century when Emperor Ly Nam De ruled (from 544 to 548). This makes the pagoda over 1,500 years old.
Cua Bac Church is an old church in Hanoi with distinctive features that add beauty to the city. It's a Roman Catholic church constructed in 1931 as part of Hanoi's urban plan during the French administration of Indochina.
Thang Long Imperial Citadel was built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty, signifying the independence of Dai Viet. It was constructed on the site of a Chinese fortress from the 7th century, on land reclaimed from the Red River Delta in Hanoi.
Van Mieu is a temple in Hanoi, northern Vietnam, devoted to Confucius. It also houses the Imperial Academy, the first national university in Vietnam. Emperor Ly Thanh Tong built the temple in 1070. It is dedicated to Confucius, sages, and scholars.
Hoa Lo Prison, situated in Hanoi's French District, gained significant notoriety for its use by the French colonial government and later by North Vietnamese fighters during the Vietnam War. The prison was taken down in the 1990s, but the gatehouse still stands today and serves as a museum.
The Vietnamese Women's Museum, managed by the Women's Union of Vietnam, is carefully organized with diverse exhibits honoring women throughout Vietnam's history. Situated in the center of Hanoi, the museum spans over 2000 square meters and showcases more than 28000 objects and documents.
The Hanoi Post Office is over 100 years old and serves as a symbol of the capital. Designed and constructed by Henri Vildieu between 1894 and 1899, it showcases a neoclassical architectural style. This site has stood for 125 years and is commonly known as the "Post Office by the Lake." The tour will end at its last stop - the Hanoi Opera House.
And as the day concludes to an end, wrap up your journey from where you have started, that is the Hanoi Opera House. With the Hanoi Hop on Hop Off bus you can go around the city to see all the best places and enjoy at your own speed. Just get on and off the bus whenever you want. Spend as much time as you like at each stop, and when you're ready to go, hop on the bus again