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Ranked #1 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Flea/ Street Markets; Cultural
Owner description: Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops selling all kinds of goods, each street named for... more » Owner description: Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops selling all kinds of goods, each street named for its primary good or service. « less
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Ranked #2 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
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Category: Religious Sites; Educational Sites; History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: The Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu, 文廟) is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the "Imperial... more » Owner description: The Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu, 文廟) is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the "Imperial Academy" (Quốc Tử Giám, 國子監), Vietnam's first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Nhân Tông. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. The Temple is located to the south of Thang Long Citadel. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote. Just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tết, calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Hán characters. The art works are given as gifts or are used as home decorations for special occasions. « less
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Ranked #3 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Ho Chi Minh opted to live in this modest wooden house rather than the opulent Presidential Palace.
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Ranked #4 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the historic place where Respected Uncle Ho read the Vietnam Manifesto on September 2nd, 1945. There are always two guardmen dressed in white uniforms... more »

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Ranked #5 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Parks; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and named after Saint Van Xuong. Confucian scholar Nguyen... more » Owner description: This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and named after Saint Van Xuong. Confucian scholar Nguyen Van Sieu had a large pen-shaped tower built at the entrance of the temple in 1864, featuring three Chinese characters, Ta Thanh Thien, which literally means "to write on the blue sky is to imply the height of a genuine and righteous person's determination and will." « less
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Ranked #8 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has changed since it first opened its doors.
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Ranked #10 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Factory Tours; Specialty Shops; Cultural
Owner description: This traditional pottery-making village is an hour from Hanoi. Visitors can participate in pottery-making workshops and... more » Owner description: This traditional pottery-making village is an hour from Hanoi. Visitors can participate in pottery-making workshops and purchase already-made goods from local artisans. « less
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Ranked #12 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺 or Lien Hoa Dai 蓮花臺) is a historic Buddhist temple... more » Owner description: The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺 or Lien Hoa Dai 蓮花臺) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples. « less
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Ranked #16 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #17 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
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This pagoda, often used in official ceremonies and meetings, is all that’s left of a 15th century hall that burned down.
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Ranked #20 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Shops; Cultural
Owner description: Van Phuc Silk Village visitors can learn how the fabric is woven and shop for textiles in a traditional silk-making village... more » Owner description: Van Phuc Silk Village visitors can learn how the fabric is woven and shop for textiles in a traditional silk-making village just outside the Hanoi city limits. « less
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Ranked #26 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Civic Centers; Cultural
This expansive cultural meeting place was constructed with assistance from the Soviet Union.
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Ranked #27 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #28 of 36 Cultural in Hanoi
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Owner description: Nguyen Art gallery is an Art Gallery for original artworks. Its objective is to promote quality arts, particularly from... more » Owner description: Nguyen Art gallery is an Art Gallery for original artworks. Its objective is to promote quality arts, particularly from Vietnam. The gallery carries paintings using many materials including lacquer, charcoal, water color, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas... « less
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