Hanoi is the capital of Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Compare to Ho Chi Minh city – the largest city in Vietnam with many attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, ….- Hanoi is just a small capital . But Hanoi have its own feature that Ho Chi Minh city cannot defeat – it was the culture centre of Vietnam.
Hanoi sit on the right bank of Black River and both sides of the Red River, the location and terrain create favorable conditions for developing politic, economy, culture and science and it is also an important traffic hub of Vietnam
The climate in Hanoi is representative for northern climate in Vietnam. The characteristics of the tropical monsoon climate are warm, hot and rainy summers, cold winters and. Owning the typical climate of Northern Vietnam, autumn in Hanoi that usually lasts from August to October seems to be the most passion for so many artists with clear blue sky and gentle spells of breeze and it is also the high season for tourists.
Highlights of Hanoi :
1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - in Ba Dinh Square, is one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi (albeit against his wishes).
For visitors, a trip to Uncle Ho’s final resting place can be an extraordinary experience as it is not just an average attraction; it’s a part of a unique history.
The Temple of Literature – situated in the Dong Da section of Hanoi, is on top of the historical and beautiful sightseeings of the beautiful capital of Vietnam .
Tourists, particularly the foreign ones, now flock to the site for taking a look into its profound traditional meanings of both a Confucion temple and the first university of Vietnam with more than 700 years of operation (1076-1802) that has trained thousands of talents for the country.
And if you are keen on architecture, Temple of literature has one of the most typical architecture style for centuries in Vietnam, composed of wood and tiles. Along the pass way is hundred-year-old trees that have witnessed ups and downs of history.
Hanoi Red Bridge - being the symbol of an elegant and charming ancient city, its real name is The Huc Bridge, which means a bridge picking up sunlight in the morning. This is a bridge with red color, is made of wood and was built in 1865 cross over the Hoan Kiem Lake to go into Ngoc Son temple
The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - located in the heart of Hanoi, the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is an outstanding place of interest not only for the capital city but also for the country as a whole. The site is one of the ten special national heritage sites proclaimed by the Prime Minister in 2009 and was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in 2010. Its Outstanding Universal Values are reflected in its historical longevity, its continuous role as a seat of power, and its multiple cultural layers.
Moreover, The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is also characterized by its longevity and continuity as a seat of power, evidenced by different archaeological levels and monuments.
The One Pillar Pagoda - located in the western part of the city, near Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ong Ich Khiem St., Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
It is said to represent a lotus flower growing up out of the water and one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples.The little temple is constructed from wood based on a single stone pillar crafted into the shape of a lotus blossom and has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1955 when the base was destroyed during the French evacuation. The pagoda is often used as a symbol for Hanoi and remains one of the city’s most revered sights in a beautifully tranquil garden setting with benches provided for comfortable contemplation.
Hanoi Old Quarter – Located in the middle of Ha Noi, is Hanoi’s major commercial district. Its heart and soul is exposed in the ancient commercial streets which are named after their original businesses dating back about 1,000 years
Visiting this unique historical vestige comfortably lying around Hoan Kiem Lake, tourists get lost in a totally different world from the rest of the city and have the chance to explore the modest but energetic life of the local a hundred years ago, where there were no high-rise buildings, too much traffic or fancy stores; things will get a little bit smaller, as visitors may have used to those skyscrapers and shopping centers in other parts of the city, but not at all less lively and vigorous.
Hanoi is a big center of tourism in Vietnam. There are many tours in Hanoi. Visitors have opportunities to explore many cultural structures and art of building over many generations, during the construction and development of country.