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Sightseeing and landmarks in Hanoi

Art museums

History Museum
“This excellent modern museum showcases the roles of women in Vietnamese society and culture. Labelled in English and French, it’s the memories of the wartime contribution by individual heroic women that are most poignant. If the glut of information sometimes feels repetitive, for visual stimulation there is a stunning collection of propaganda posters, as well as costumes, tribal basketware and fabric motifs from Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups. Check the website for special exhibitions. Location: 36 Lý Thường Kiệt, Hàng Bài, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội Open: 8.00-17.00 ( everyday) Cost: +Adults: VND 30,000 / time + Pupils and students: VND 10,000 / time +Children under 10 years old and disabled: Free ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Art Museum
“An interesting journey through history with insightful hints about life and emotions of Vietnamese people through materials, colors & styles of arts.”
  • 23 locals recommend

Landmark experiences

History museums

History Museum
“It takes only 6 minutes to travel by motorbike. Hoa Lo Prison is a famous historical attraction of Hanoi, marking the revolutionary struggle of the Vietnamese.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the top museum in Southest Asia, VME is keeping great documentation of all ethnics in Vietnam with footage of their life in video, installations, architecture & exhibition.”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“This excellent modern museum showcases the roles of women in Vietnamese society and culture. Labelled in English and French, it’s the memories of the wartime contribution by individual heroic women that are most poignant. If the glut of information sometimes feels repetitive, for visual stimulation there is a stunning collection of propaganda posters, as well as costumes, tribal basketware and fabric motifs from Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups. Check the website for special exhibitions. Location: 36 Lý Thường Kiệt, Hàng Bài, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội Open: 8.00-17.00 ( everyday) Cost: +Adults: VND 30,000 / time + Pupils and students: VND 10,000 / time +Children under 10 years old and disabled: Free ”
  • 25 locals recommend
History Museum
“• Ho Chi Minh Museum The Ho Chi Minh Museum is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Constructed in the 1990s, it is dedicated to the late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. Ho Chi Minh museum is located in the Ho Chi Minh complex. The museum documents Ho Chi Minh’s life, with 8 chronological exhibitions. The first one, from 1890 to 1910 modeled after his upbringing, hometown and youth. The second exhibit concerns the next ten years of his life, when Ho Chi Minh travelled the world seeking a means of freeing Vietnam from the restraints of colonialism. The next three exhibits, covering Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1920-1945, depict how he adapted the influence of Marxism and Leninism into the founding principles of the Vietnamese Communist Party, as well as addressing his continued pursuit of achieving independence for Vietnam. Exhibits 6-7 cover Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1945 until his death in 1969. The final grouping of exhibits primarily focus on his status as a national hero and the finer details of his political life. The museum consists of a collection of artifacts, miniatures and various gifts gathered nationally and internationally. In addition to Vietnamese, the museum also provides descriptions written in English as well as French. Guided tours are also available upon request. Open: 8:00- 12:00 và 2:00- 4:30 (Monday and Friday: 8:00-12:00) Cost: 40,000 VND/ person.”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“Plenty of authentic war relics, weapons, and detailed accounts by former soldiers fought against the French and American forces. Address: 28A Dien Bien Phu, Ba Dinh Open hours: 8:00-11:30, 13:00-16:30 Entrance fee: 40,000 (camera fee 20,000)”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“Hanoi Ethnology Museum - If Hanoi is your first destination in Vietnam, and you wish to have a glance at Vietnam's diversified culture with 54 ethnicity, pay half a day - a day visit to Hanoi Ethnology Museum, one of the best organized and lively museum in Vietnam. Here you can find almost everything about Vietnam's 54 ethnicity (Origin, culture, costume, tools, house, etc.). Surely the visit will enrich your understanding of our beautiful country”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Ho chi minh museum Here you can explore the events of the Vietnam War, you can visit the One Pillar Pagoda. This area is a lot of visitors come to Hanoi. a place not to be missed”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“The Ho Chi Minh Museum is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Constructed in the 1990s, it is dedicated to the late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. Ho Chi Minh museum is located in the Ho Chi Minh complex.”
  • 2 locals recommend

History tours

Scenic lookouts

Monument / Landmark
“The hexagonal Flag Tower, one of the symbols of Hanoi, is adjacent to the Vietnam Military History Museum.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“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.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Confucian Temple
“Văn Miếu - The Temple of Literature was constructed in 1070 for decicating Confucius and it is considered to be the first university in Vietnam ... Visiting there gives you the chance to understand deeply abts our ancient education long time ago”
  • 69 locals recommend
History Museum
“It takes only 6 minutes to travel by motorbike. Hoa Lo Prison is a famous historical attraction of Hanoi, marking the revolutionary struggle of the Vietnamese.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Temple
“Meaning 'Temple of the Jade Mountain', Hanoi's most visited temple sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake, connected to the lakeshore by an elegant scarlet bridge, constructed in classical Vietnamese style. The temple is dedicated to General Tran Hung Dao (who defeated the Mongols in the 13th century), La To (patron saint of physicians) and the scholar Van Xuong.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Castle
“It was built in the 11th century by the Vietnamese Ly Dynasty, evidenced by different archaeological levels and monuments. Address: 19C, Hoang Dieu, Quan Thanh Open hours: 8:00-17:00 Entrance fee : 30,000”
  • 38 locals recommend
Temple
“The One Pillar Pagoda is said to represent a lotus flower growing up out of the water. Address: Chua Mot Cot, Doi Can, Ba Dinh. Open hours: 8:00 - 17:00 Entrance fee : Free”
  • 27 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest of its kind in Hanoi, dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty (544 - 548) Address: Thanh Nien, Yen Phu, Tay Ho. Open hours: 7:30-11:30, 13:30-18:30 Entrance fee : Free”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Plenty of authentic war relics, weapons, and detailed accounts by former soldiers fought against the French and American forces. Address: 28A Dien Bien Phu, Ba Dinh Open hours: 8:00-11:30, 13:00-16:30 Entrance fee: 40,000 (camera fee 20,000)”
  • 16 locals recommend

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