The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is the second most populous city in the country with approximately 4 million people.
HOANG KIEM LAKE
Legend claims in the mid-15th century Heaven sent Emperor Le Thai To (Le Loi) a magical sword which he used to drive the Chinese from Vietnam.
HO CHI MINH'S MAUSOLEUM
In the tradition of Lenin, Stalin and Mao, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is a monumental marble edifice. Contrary to his desire for a simple cremation, the mausoleum was constructed from materials gather...
MUSEUM OF WOMEN
This excellent museum showcases women’s role in Vietnamese society and culture. Labelled in English and French, it’s the memories of the wartime contribution by individual heroic women that are mos...
NGOC SON TEMPLE
Hanoi's most visited temple sits pretty on a delightful little island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake.
ONE PILLAR PAGODA
This replica of Hanoi's iconic temple was built by Khon Kaen's sizeable Vietnamese community. It's a good sunset-watching spot.
TEMPLE OF LITERATURE
About 2km west of Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature is a rare example of well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture.
TRAN QUOC PAGODA
One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda is on the eastern shore of Tay Ho, just off Ð Thanh Nien, which divides this lake from Truc Bach Lake.
BUT THAP TEMPLE
But Thap Temple is a Buddhist temple located near the dyke of the Duong River, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam.