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7 Attractions You must See in Hanoi Vietnam - A Complete Guide to some Interesting Places!

Hanoi is considered the cultural capital city of amazing Vietnam. Thus, this place has so much to offer its visitors. To boot, most places are located at walking distance from each other, which means you can get the most out of Hanoi in a couple of days. Here are some of the attractions you shouldn't miss out on when in the city of Hanoi.


Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Vietnam is home to some of the most impressive citadels. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands tall at 40 m and houses some of the splendid royal enclosures. These amazing structures were constructed during reign of the Ly Dynasty. If you're looking for serviced apartments in Hanoi, around the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, then you can check out the Somerset West Point Hanoi for a good experience.


Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

How about you enjoy a puppet show when in Hanoi? The Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is an awesome place to start. This show is an ancient form of art displaying water puppetry at its finest. You can watch in awe as the puppets are maneuvered by expert puppet masters as they tell us the intriguing story of the Legend of the Restored Sword of King Le.


Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

This mausoleum is the final resting place of one the most significant leaders the country has witnessed. The body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved in a glass case where you can go pay your respect. In here, you need to take special care of the way you behave and the way you dress.


Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as the Turtle Lake, is a good old hang out spot, enjoyed both by the locals and tourists. The lake also has an island which has the stunning Ngoc Son temple. To enter the temple, you must first cross a red bridge. Plus, you can take some amazing photos of the place. It is definitely Instagram worthy!


Dong Xuan Market

Want to go shopping in Hanoi? Then the Dong Xuan Market is just the place. The market is on a four storied building where all kinds of shopping can be done in a day, from food, clothes to electronics. All under one roof! Even if you don't want to get any shopping done, you can still visit this place, for an inside look into the lives of the local traders. Besides, it's one of the best places to brush up on your bargaining skills!


Hanoi Old Quarter

This place is full of life and it is where most tourists enjoy some marvelous colonial architecture in Hanoi. To boot, this is another good spot to get your shopping done and is full of restaurants and cafes to enjoy the well acclaimed Vietnamese cuisine.


Perfume Pagoda

The perfume pagoda was constructed back in the days, in the 15th century. The place comprises of multiple temples which are all allotted into a mountain range. With lush trees, forests and streams surrounding the place, this place really is a must visit place!