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The Sights Of Hanoi. What to see?

The Sights Of Hanoi

Most attractions of Hanoi is located in walking distance from sword lake, and, if desired, all of them can be explored in one day. But to visit and explore all filled with exhibits, museums, a variety of traditional architectural structures and temples, historical places and beautiful parks, you will need at least a week.

In order not to get lost when searching for attractions, better write down or print out the names of landmarks and addresses on a piece of paper. If you ask the residents of Hanoi, where a particular location, showing his name on the paper (of course not only in Russian), they will gladly help. Free maps in hotels Hanoi is not yet widespread, and often give just printed black-and-white card. Can use (print) our interaktivni map of Hanoi's attractions.

Attractions, visited Hanoi, also often referred mountain town of Sapa (sa PA) and Halong Bay and perfume Pagoda. Although these places are very far away from Hanoi, the city is the main starting point to visit them as independent travelers, and travelers to the composition of the excursions. To purchase tours in the travel agencies in the tourist district of Hanoi.

Here is a list of the main attractions of Hanoi:

The Museums In Hanoi

Vietnamese Women's Museum (Vietnamese Women's Museum)

Женский музей в Ханое
Women's Museum in Hanoi
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This very little known and previously unremarkable Museum in 2012 was the busiest and, in the opinion of many tourists, the most interesting among the other attractions of Hanoi. Objective this assessment, you be the judge, we are only stating. In our own opinion, in the conditions of deficiency of time in Hanoi is better to visit some other attractions of the capital, and the Museum to leave in the end.

The Museum is devoted to the role of Vietnamese women in society from ancient times to the present. The Museum was founded in 1987 and was most recently updated, and then has gained immense popularity among tourists.

The exposition of the Museum occupies three floors. All exhibits are neatly organized and divided into three major thematic exhibitions: the Woman in the family, women in history, Women's fashion. According to the statements of the Museum contains over 25,000 items for various purposes, conveying the atmosphere of different periods of history, and the culture and identity of the country. In fact, the exhibition is not so big, and is unlikely to even reach half of the stated.

In the spacious rooms you will see everyday objects, a collection of costumes, decorations, letters and documents. Great attention is paid to the period of revolutions and wars that took place in Vietnam, and the huge contribution of Vietnamese women in the establishment of the modern state and society. Periodically, the Museum hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural events, in one way or another related to the theme of the Museum.

Working time: Tuesday-Sunday 8:00 to 16:30 (Monday closed).

How to get there: the Museum is located at the address 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street in the South from sword lake (Women's Museum on a map of Hanoi). Stop here on city buses No. 8, 31, 36, 49

Entrance fee: 30, 000 dongs

Fortress (citadel) Hanoi (Hanoi Citadel or Imperial Citadel of Thang Long)

Южные ворота, крепость Ханоя
South gate, the fortress of Hanoi
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The fortress of Hanoi is a relatively new historical landmark of the capital, was opened only in 2010. At the same time the citadel was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

Oddly enough, so far this place is little known and little visited by foreign tourists. About the fortress did not have much information on tourist sites and travel publications. Meanwhile, place it can be put on one of the first places among the Hanoi attractions, and be sure to include it in its programme of visits to the capital. The complex is quite extensive and a full inspection is to provide at least 3-4 hours, preferably for half a day. Most of the exhibits of the Museum is a restored architectural structures, but there are several pavilions with exhibits that are independent museums on a specific topic and historical period.

Entrance fee: 30 000 VND / child 15 000 VND

Working hours: from 08:30 to 11:30 and 14:00 to 17:00; Monday, Friday - closed.

How to get there: the Citadel is located in the heart of Hanoi, about 2 kilometers West of the lake of restored sword and directly to the East of BA Dinh square and mausoleum (the entrance to the citadel on the map).

The Ho Chi Minh Museum

Музей Хошимина в Ханое
The Ho Chi Minh Museum
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By the shape of the building resembles a Lotus flower, which is a symbol of noble character of Uncle Ho. In the main room houses more than two thousand documents, articles, photographs and artifacts that illustrate not only the historical events that took place in the life of President Ho Chi Minh, but the facts that occurred in the world since the late nineteenth century.

In the Museum the exposition presented in such a way as to emphasize the relationship between President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese people and modernity. According to the traditional Vietnamese philosophy, the sky seemed round and the earth square, this idea is clearly seen in the Ceremonial hall: his round ceiling symbolizes the sky and the square floor, decorated with images of the Vietnam flowers and plants - the earth, the statue of Ho Chi Minh is located between heaven and earth.

The Ho Chi Minh Museum has an exhibition space of 400 square meters, most of the exhibits on President Ho Chi Minh, the country and people of Vietnam. In parallel with the permanent exhibition there are special exhibitions. In the Museum's archive of more than 100,000 documents and exhibits. In addition, it collected an entire library dedicated to Ho Chi Minh. The Museum has several rooms for conferences and other cultural events. In the period 1990 to 2004 the Museum was visited by over 15 million people, including hundreds of thousands of foreigners from all continents. The Museum offers 45-minute audio tour or help guides. In the Museum for demonstration purposes are widely used all modern audio-visual facilities.

To underline the connection of Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese people and its traditions, in the Museum there is an exhibition dedicated to the traditional Vietnamese crafts: woodcarving, stone and varnishing.

The Museum does not only provide information about the life of Ho Chi Minh, but also supports research and education projects.

The Museum also exhibits crafts, brought here by the Vietnamese as a sign of love and respect for their President.

Address: 19 Ngoc Ha St., Ba Dinh (BA Dinh square). The Ho Chi Minh Museum on a map of Hanoi

Working time: open from 8 to 11:30 and from 14 to 16 hours. On Mondays and Fridays closed after noon.

Entrance fee: 25 000 VND.

The fine arts Museum of Vietnam (Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum; Viet. Bao Tang My Thuat Viet Nam)

Вход в музей изобразительных искусств

Video, photography is prohibited in the Museum.

Only selected works of art are kept in this Museum. Don't be surprised if you can't find any information about the exhibits in English. Everything here is only in Vietnamese. Yes it is in General not necessary. You will meet plenty of interesting facts and fascinating stories about the culture, Ethnography and history of Vietnam. Exhibition devoted to the culture and lifestyle of ethnic minorities, unique finds of Neolithic, Paleolithic to the bronze age, the feudal period in the life of the country, the outstanding works of ancient sculpture and folk art, process art, and creative artists of the first half of the twentieth century.

How to get: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. The Museum is located near the Temple of literature. The fine arts Museum on a map of Hanoi

Working hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 8 am to 12 PM and from 13:30 to 16:30.

Entrance fee: 20 000 VND

Museum of Vietnamese army (Vietnam Military History Museum or Army Museum)

Музей вьетнамской армии в Ханое
Museum of Vietnamese army
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The Museum consists of 30 observation rooms, which exhibits objects and documents associated with the formation and development of the Vietnamese armed forces. On display are exhibits left over from past conflicts: weapons, maps, items remaining from the famous campaign at Dien bien Phu, as well as personal items once owned by Vietnamese soldiers. All of the exhibits in the Museum about 160,000.

There are also some large and impressive types of heavy weapons seized from the enemy, and the wreckage of the downed aircraft. On the street exposed major exhibits of military equipment, among which the famous Soviet fighter MiG-21 and T-54.

Here, on the territory of the Museum, and is famous flag tower.

Address: located on the street Dien Bien Phu Street in front of the statue of Lenin. From sword lake, West 1 km Museum of Vietnamese army on a map of Hanoi

Working time: weekdays except Monday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 and from 13:00 to 16:30.

Entrance fee: 30 000 VND and an additional 20 000 VND for permission to photographies.

The Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution (Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution, Bao Tang Cach mang Viet Nam)

More than forty thousand historical exhibits about the heroic and tragic pages of the history of the countries represented in this Museum. Developments during the national liberation movement against the French and to build the Socialist Republic of Vietnam reflected in thirty rooms of the Museum.

Getting there: located on the street Tong Dan Street, or 25 Tran Quang Khai Street, 216) right opposite the national Museum of Vietnamese history, about 800 metres South-East of lake of the Returned sword.

Working hours: daily except Monday from 8 to 11:45 and from 13:30 to 16:45.

Entrance fee: 15 00 VND.

The presidential Palace

Часть дворца, которую запрещено фотографировать

Near BA Dinh square is the presidential Palace, which is not what to visit, and even forbidden to photograph, what everywhere warning signs and what hard overcame the soldiers guarding the Palace. However, part of the presidential Palace, called Ho Chi Minh''s Vestige In The Presidential Palace Area, is open to tourists. This remarkable part of the Palace that here since 1954 until his death in 1969, he lived and worked as President Ho Chi Minh. The claim that there remained absolutely the same as it was when uncle Ho. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained and includes an orchard; a pond; a garage with two cars of the President; the house on stilts and a work house; and, of course, a gift shop.

Entrance fee: 25 000 dongs. A visit is made by the groups, so you have to wait at the entrance until you gather enough people.

Working time: every day except Monday and Friday during the summer from 07:30 until 11:00 and 14:00 to 16:00; in the winter time from 08:00 to 11:00 and 13:30 to 16:00

How to get there: the entrance to the Palace is located on the right back side of the mausoleum. The entrance on the map of Hanoi).

The mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and BA Dinh square (Ba Dinh)

Мавзолей Хошимина в Ханое
The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi
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The mausoleum is a place of eternal rest, the greatest leader of Vietnam. On the front of the Mausoleum is inscribed with the words "to Tich Ho Chi Minh," which means "President Ho Chi Minh". Here, in a glass sarcophagus lies the body of Uncle Ho, dressed in faded khaki suit and plain rubber shoes. Every year in autumn the body is taken to Russia to inspect Russian specialists, and at this time (3 months) the mausoleum is closed.

Anyone, including foreign tourists, absolutely free to get inside the mausoleum and to see the body of Ho Chi Minh city. But it should be remembered that inside the mausoleum there are even stricter rules than even when visiting temples. Photo and video shooting is strictly prohibited inside, to speak only in a whisper. Of course, no shorts, beach Slippers, t-shirts and miniskirts. But don't worry if you can't get inside: walk around the mausoleum will also be very interesting. And the invariable come here in the evening after dark. In the darkness of the mausoleum is beautifully illuminated, and BA Dinh square turns into a promenade and sportivnoe pad. And yet, look at the mausoleum is possible not only in front but to circumvent it from the back, where a small Park.

How to get there:the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh on a map of Hanoi

Working time: open only in the morning from 8 to 11 hours. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. Closes annually for 3 months for maintenance.

Entrance fee: admission is free.

National Museum of Vietnamese history (National Museum of Vietnamese History, Bao Tang Lich su Viet Nam)

This Museum is one of the most complete expositions telling about the history of Vietnam more than a thousand years ago. Each of the stages of development of the country is reflected in this Museum: the relics of Palaeolithic and Neolithic coexist with the exponents of the great empires, and those, in turn, transformed into a fascinating and tragic story of the history of the struggle for independence of the country.

Getting there: located on the street Trang Tien Street at the intersection with the street Tran Quang Khai, about 800 metres South-East of lake of the Returned sword (the Museum on a map of Hanoi)

Working hours: daily except Monday from 8 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 16:30.

Entrance fee: 20 000 VND; for children up to 15 years - 2 000 VND; 15 000 VND permission to photographies; 30 000 VND permission to videotapes.

The Temples Of Hanoi

Sword lake (Hoan Kiem lake) and turtle temple

Храм черепахи на Озере Возвращенного меча в Ханое
Turtle temple on the lake
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The Park around the sword lake is a tourist centre, a guideline and a starting point for tourists. It even usually referred to simply as "the lake", and all the hanoytsev understand what it is about. The position of all landmarks is usually defined relative to the lake. To the North of the lake (see map of Hanoi) is a tourist area, aka Chinatown and old town, which focused most of the hotels in Hanoi. Evenings around the lake you can walk for hours and watch the lives of residents of Hanoi. For the hanoytsev is a popular destination for a night of rest and doing morning exercises.

In the middle of the lake on a small island is "the temple of the turtles", and near the North shore of the lake lies the Jade island, which is located in "the Jade temple" (Ngoc Son Temple), which can be accessed on the famous red wooden bridge ("the Bridge of morning sunlight"). The entrance to the temple for foreigners paid - 20 000 VND (currency of Vietnam).

How to get there? The lake is located within walking distance from the tourist area of Hanoi. Lake of restored sword on a map of Hanoi

The temple of Literature (Temple of Literature)

Храм Литературы в Ханое
The temple of literature
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The temple of literature (Van Mieu) was built in 1070 by Emperor Whether Nhan Tong in honor of Confucius and his followers, and six years later based on it was organized by the Vietnam's first University. Here is preserved historical monuments thousands of years of civilization, among them the statues of Confucius and his disciples, and such ancient buildings, such as pavilion van hue and Iconic Hall. The University was established here for the education of children of high-ranking mandarins (officials).

In 1484 the Emperor Le Thanh Tong ordered to install in the temple stele on which to record the names, place of birth and achievements of people who have received a doctoral degree in exams conducted every three years since 1442 Although between 1442 and 1778 for years was carried out 116 exams, however, when the practice of writing the names on the stele had been stopped in the temple was only 82 steles. In 1802, Emperor Gia long suffered national University in his new capital of hue, and the temple remained in Hanoi in almost the same condition as you can see today.

The temple of literature (van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam) - it's definitely one of the most famous attractions of Hanoi and is a must to visit.

Getting there: located on the street Quoc Tu Giam St, 2 km West of sword lake and South of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. The temple of Literature on a map of Hanoi

Working time : from 15 April to 15 October from 07:30 to 17:30; in the rest of the year from 08:00 to 17:00.

Entrance fee: 20 000 VND, children up to 15 years inclusive - free of charge

The one pillar pagoda (One pillar pagoda)

Пагода на одном столбе в Ханое
The temple of literature
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This is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. It was built in the sixth century during the reign of the Emperor Us De, and then named Quoc Hai, which means "ground state". It was originally built outside the dam Yen Fu, and later moved to the West Lake. It was called An Quoc, Tran Quoc Chan Tank. Being in full harmony with nature, the architecture of the pagoda gives additional beauty mind surrounding the lake. The present building of the pagoda is the result of recent repair work in 1815, which included a triple gate, the main building of the pagoda, living room, cult hall of ancestor worship and the garden tower.

Despite the popularity and importance of the pagoda, tourists near the pagoda more than 10 minutes will do nothing, though, is to pay tribute and be sure to look at the unusual design with your own eyes.

Getting there: located between Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. The one pillar pagoda on a map of Hanoi

Entrance fee: admission is free

The Bach MA temple (Bach Ma Temple, also White Horse Temple)

Храм Батьма, Ханой (Вьетнам)
Temple Batima, Hanoi
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This temple first sight is not noticeable, and you might not even notice. Meanwhile, the Bach MA temple in Hanoi is one of the oldest in the city. As the story goes, the temple was founded in the spring of 1010 Emperor tai Lee (Ly Thai To) in honor of the white horse that brought him to this place.

During its existence, the temple was repeatedly subjected to floods and other natural disasters, and much dilapidated. Therefore, in the 18th century it was seriously rebuilt, and the old buildings almost nothing left. Inside the temple you will see conditional statue of the Emperor's white horse.

What is good to visit this temple for free, but to get to it from the old quarter (the tourist area) is not necessary, since it is directly in it.

Working hours: daily except Monday from 8:00 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 17:00

Entrance fee: admission is free

How to get there: the temple is located in the Northern part of the tourist area, and you can reach it on foot (the Bach MA Temple on a map of Hanoi). Address: 76 Hang Buam Street. To find the temple in the labyrinth of streets of the tourist area is quite difficult, so make a note of the name and address on a piece of paper.

Perfume pagoda (Perfume Pagoda)

Ароматная Пагода, Ханой (Вьетнам)
Perfume pagoda

60 km South-West from Hanoi is the temple, which was called "perfume pagoda". This is a very sacred place for the Buddhists, and in the period from the first to the third lunar month (usually from March to April) there is the so-called Festival perfume pagoda (Perfume Pagoda Festival). At this time, to the temple of thousands of pilgrims flock Buddhists.

The pagoda was built in the 15th century, and now there is a whole complex of temples. The main pagoda is located in a mountain cave, and to reach it is not so easy. First, it cannot directly be reached by road. First, you need to get to the pier, where to swim several kilometers by boat and then walk a little walk. At the last stage of the route to the pagoda you can climb her stairs on foot, and are accessible by cable car.

The place is very interesting and is one of the most famous and popular religious attractions of Vietnam. Bad, but when visiting pagodas have to spend the whole day.

How to get there: to get to the pagoda and you can own, but it is better to do this by buying a one-day tour in Hanoi cost from $ 15. If you decide to get yourself, you first have to get to the pier by taxi (public transport almost did not go), and on the pier to hire a boat with boatman. Also, how and when you visit with a guided tour, for an independent visit to the pagoda will take almost the whole day.

The Temple Of Quan Thanh (Quan Thanh)

Храм Куан Тхань в Ханое
The Temple Of Quan Thanh
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The temple is one of the four ancient guardians of the city. Existing structures appeared as a result of renovation and restoration work during the NINETEENTH century, which included a triple gate, courtyard, front, center and cult rooms, and tomb. The statue is of bronze, about 4 m in height and weighing 4 tons was cast in 1677 in honor of Saint Guen Thien Tran In. The entrance fee is 10 000 VND.

Only we should not delude ourselves about the beauty of the temple, despite its historical significance, architectural place is very modest, and do here more than 10 minutes is nothing.

Address: located between West lake and the Presidential Palace (at the intersection of Pho Quan Thanh Duong and Thanh Nien). The temple of Quan Thanh on a map of Hanoi

Entrance fee: 10 000 VND

Pagoda Tran Quoc Tran Quoc Pagoda)

Пагода Чан Куок, Ханой
Pagoda Tran Quoc, Hanoi
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This pagoda is the oldest in the city, its age is estimated to be 1400 years. Of course, what you can see now in the pagoda, has almost nothing in common with the original buildings erected here (even the location of the pagoda has changed from the original, and the last time the temple was completely rebuilt in 1842), but nevertheless, this place is one of the most sacred by Buddhists in Hanoi. That is why this pagoda is visited by many dignitaries of the country. Among them, incidentally, was the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, as eloquently tell exhibited in the temple photos.

The pagoda is located on a small island called the island of the Golden fish in the lake Ho Tay (West lake). I can safely say that this temple is one of the most beautiful in Hanoi. Especially picturesque pagoda in the evening, at sunset.

Will not recommend to visit the pagoda in anything during your stay in Hanoi, but if time allows, be sure to check here.

Entrance fee: admission is free

Working hours: from 08:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 18:30

How to get: pagoda Tran Quoc is located on the islet, which is connected to the shore by a Causeway. Connected by a Causeway to the island directly in transport: taxi or bus No. 14 (pagoda on the map).

The Church of St. Joseph (St Joseph's Cathedral)

Церковь святого Джозефа в Ханое
The Church of St. Joseph
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This Catholic Church was built in 1887 by the French in neo-Gothic style and stands out from the overall architectural chaos of the streets of downtown Hanoi. From 1975 to 1985 she was inactive, is now fully operational.

This is the most interesting place to visit during Christmas and new year holidays, when the area in front of the Church turns into a carnival. In another time of year is pretty quiet place to just explore and take pictures. Optionally, you can enter and participate in the service.

Entrance fee: admission is free

Working time: to see the Church from the outside at any time, access to the interior from 05:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 19:30. Service: weekdays at 5:30 and 18:15; Saturday 5:30 and 18:00; Sunday 5:00, 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 16:00, 18:00.

How to get there: the Church is located a few hundred meters to the West of the lake of restored sword (the Church of St. Joseph on a map of Hanoi), at the address: 40 Nha Chung, Hanoi

Different architecture

West Lake (Western lake, Tay Ho)

West Lake (Ho Tay) is the largest lake in Hanoi, located in the North-West of the city. It covers an area of five hectares.

West lake is considered one of the most beautiful places in Hanoi. On its shores are many beautiful temples and Palace buildings. Today around the lake built many expensive hotels.

Park of Lenin and Lenin statue (Le Nin park)

Статуя ленина в Парке в Ханое
Lenin statue in the Park, Hanoi
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It's just a small Park across from the Museum of army of Vietnam (on the street Dien Bien Phu street), where you can relax and take some interesting photos. Interestingly, the name on the statue of Lenin and the Park's name is written in Vietnamese manners of the two words - Le-Nin. In the evenings in the Park are sports games and competitions.

How to get there:the Park of Lenin and Lenin statue on a map of Hanoi

Entrance fee: admission is free

Hanoi Flag tower (Cot Co)

Ханойская флаговая башня
Hanoi flag tower

The tower is one of the rarest specimens of the Hanoi architecture, remaining intact in clashes with the French in the period between 1894 and 1897. She was built in 1812 and consists of three sites and the tower itself. The Eastern door is inscribed ngen hook, which means "to meet the rays of the rising sun". In the West the doors are two words Hoi Quang what it means to "reflect light", and on the South door - words Huong lake Ming, which means "directed toward the sun". All the sunlight enters here through 36 Windows in the shape of a flower and six fan-shaped Windows.

In the evening, the tower is very beautifully illuminated.

How to get: Flag tower is the Museum of the Vietnamese army, but you can get to it through Highlands cafe Cofee.

Entrance fee: admission is free

The statue of ly Thai to Park and (Ly Thai To Statue & Park)

A small beautiful Park is located in the East of the lake of restored sword and immediately adjacent to it. From the Park overlooking the lake and the bustling street hang Bai (Hang Bai street). One of the popular places of recreation for the residents of Hanoi.

Entrance fee: admission is free

The Hoa Lo prison (Hoa Lo Prison or Hanoi Hilton)

Тюрьма, Ханой

The prison, built by the French in the early 20th century, primarily intended for political revolutionary-minded prisoners, which contained here in appalling conditions. A little later, during the war with the United States, there were American prisoners of war, in particular, pilots. In this prison even kept John McCain, Senator and candidate for President of the United States and is the subject of a separate exposition. In the 90s the prison was finally closed. Today only a small part of the former prison turned into a Museum, showing the French period and the war with the United States.

Overall, this place is very interesting, informative and well worth a visit, but not for all kinds of cameras, dummies prisoners and a real guillotine, "gift" the French, can someone and scare.

Working hours: from 08:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

Entrance fee: 20 000 VND

How to get there: the Prison is within walking distance from the lake (the Hoa Lo prison on a map of Hanoi). Address: 1 Hoa Lu, (Hai Ba Trung Street)

Giant ceramic mosaic (Hanoi Ceramic Road)

Мозаика, Ханой

This is an unusual, beautiful, impressive modern landmark of Hanoi. If you want to see something new, why not see other tourists or can only be seen from the Windows of tour buses, you can enjoy a walk along the street Duong Hong Ha, which lies in the East of the lake of the Returned sword. For four miles!!! along this road stretches continuously concrete strip (its practical purpose is to serve the dike flood) with a height of about 1 meter, which is all entirely covered with ceramic tiles. If you will be able to go through it all, we see almost the entire history of Vietnam, from the mythical origin of the Vietnamese to episodes of modern history, scenes from the everyday life of ordinary people and even children's drawings, transferred to mosaic. This mosaic is made to the Guinness book of records as the largest in the world, its area is 6950 per square meter. The construction of the mosaic was launched in 2007 and it is planned that it will be fully completed in 2010 to celebrate the 1000 Hanoi, but today something is done and undone. In creating the mosaic attended by authors and artists from different countries, including from Russia.

Entrance fee: admission is free

Working hours: around the clock

How to get: Mosaic runs along the Au Co road, Nghi Tam, Yen Phu, Tran Nhat Duat, Tran Quang Khai and Tran Khanh Du, Duong Hong Ha. To find the tile you can walk to the bridge Long Bien Bridge and move from there to the South or to the North (mosaic near the bridge on the map).

Entertainment Hanoi

Water puppet theatre, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre)

Water puppet theatre was originally a traditional peasant fun. Tired after the exhausting work in the fields, the peasants entertained each other, showing a puppet show. Today it was a real exotic and entertains tourists. In Hanoi for these purposes has created a theater that anyone can visit. Moreover, a visit to the puppet theatre, Hanoi has become almost a mandatory item in the program stay in the capital. Theatre is another reason that the show generally takes place in the evening, and this is one of the few evening entertainment in Hanoi.

The performance lasts just over 40 minutes. During this time, you will see multiple views depicting the life and culture of the Vietnamese people in different historical periods. Most of the presentation is of a mythological character. As in a real theatre, here at the entrance give a program describing what is happening on stage." At the end of presentation "on the scene" out on the water puppeteers.

Auditorium is small, and from any location great view of the stage. However, if you want to make interesting photos or video, it is better to buy tickets for the front rows (they are a bit more expensive). For photo or video of the theoretically need to buy an additional ticket for 15,000 VND, but in practice the control in the room for the shooting is not performed.

Website: http://www.thanglongwaterpuppet.org/homepage.asp

Entrance fee: the cost of tickets varies depending on location. 100 000 dongs near places 60 000 VND far. If you want to make a video or photo, it is better to buy tickets for 100 000

Working time: the show takes place every day in 15:30, 17:00, 18:30, 20:00, 21:15. On weekends we also show at 9:30 and 10:30. If you want to attend a specific session, it is best to buy tickets a few hours before death

How to get there: the theatre is located at the North Eastern tip of the island, and is easily accessible from the tourist area on foot (puppet theatre on a map of Hanoi), at the address: 40 Nha Chung, Hanoi



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