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Sightseeing in Hoa Binh

Monument / Landmark
“Ho Chi Minh has left an indelible mark on Vietnamese history and he is revered in Hanoi as the country’s greatest leader. Nicknamed ‘Uncle Ho’ by locals, his preserved body is now laid to rest in a glass case in the Ba Dinh area of Hanoi. This is more than a tourist attraction, it is a part of living history and a visit here stays long in the memory. The sombre building was modeled after Lenin’s mausoleum in Moscow ”
47 locals recommend
Confucian Temple
“ Unlike other religious temple, Temple of Literature is considered to be the first University of Vietnam. Nowadays, the temple is not only a historical attraction but also attracts many candidates, students coming to pray for their studying career. Located in Dong Da District of Hanoi, Temple of Literature seats in the middle of 4 main crossing streets including Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ton Duc Thang, Van Mieu and Quoc Tu Giam street. Travelers can take bus No. 02, 23,38,25, or 41 to stop near the temple for a visit. You should show respect to the worship place by dressing conservatively. A small entrance fee (about $1) is collected for maintainance. ”
49 locals recommend
History Museum
“Maison Centrale in Hanoi, also known as Hoa Lo Prison or the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ housed Vietnamese revolutionaries and American POW during the Vietnam War. The fortress was once a vast colonial-style prison, most of which was torn down in the 1990s. Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 17:00 Location: 1 Hoa Lo Street, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Tel: +84 43 824 6358 Price Range: VND 30,000 ”
42 locals recommend
History Museum
“A big museum that still have some antique war items from 1940s. Strongly recommend. ”
13 locals recommend
Confucian Temple
“The Temple of Literature is the symbol of Hanoi representing the way emperors and their mandarins was educated. It was the first university of Vietnam which was established in 1076”
7 locals recommend
Confucian Temple
“Temple Of Literature was founded 1070 and is known as Vietnam's first national university where the children of the royal family were taught, selected students and aristocracy ”
5 locals recommend
Park
“The statue of Ly Thai To is situated in a nice garden overlooking Hoan Kiem lake (also called Sword lake). In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long (now Hanoi). Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, in Vietnamese is actually two words - “Ha” and “Noi”. Ha means 'river' and Noi means 'inner'. Ha Noi therefore means "Rivers Inner", so called because it is located between the Red River and Nhue River.”
2 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The hexagonal Flag Tower, one of the symbols of Hanoi, is adjacent to the Vietnam Military History Museum.”
4 locals recommend
Confucian Temple
“The Temple of Literature is a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. It is Vietnam's first national university. The temple was built in 1070. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. The various pavilions, halls, statues and Stella of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Đại Việt took place. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote.”
2 locals recommend
Temple
“Bach Ma Temple is believed to be the oldest temple in Hanoi. This Buddhist temple was originally built in the ninth century by King Ly Thai To in honour of Bach Ma. According to a sign inside the temple, originally the site of the temple was Long Do Mountain. The temple was moved to its current location in the Old Quarter of Hanoi in the 18th century, during the Ly Dynasty, to guard the east side of Thang Long. The translation of Bach Ma is ́White Horse ́ and this refers to a story behind the construction of the Temple. King Ly thai To had been struggling building the temple as its walls kept collapsing . It is said that a white horse delineated the best area to build the temple with its hooves to help the king in constructing the temple. •••• Address: 76 Hang Buom”
3 locals recommend
Public Art
“A unique way! It includes works of art entirely from ceramics. This artwork was created to commemorate 1000 years of Hanoi”
1 local recommends
Confucian Temple
Historic Site
“VietNamNet Bridge - Located in Dong Xuan ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, O Quan Chuong is the only remaining gate of the ancient Thang Long citadel. According to historical records, this gate was built in the 10th year of Canh Hung Dynasty (1749), called Dong Ha Mon (Dong Ha gate orthe gate of Dong Ha ward). This work was restored twice, in 1804 and 1817, under the reign of King Gia Long. The current architecture is the result of the first repair in 1804. O Quan Chuong was designed as a vong lau - a typical architecture of the Nguyen dynasty, with the front facing O Quan Chuong Street and the back looking to Hang Chieu Street. The gate has 2 storeys. The first storey has three doors: a door in the middle of 3m high and 3m wide, and two side doors of about 1.65m wide, 2.5m high. On the left of the main door is a stone stele made by Hanoi Mayor Hoang Dieu in 1881.”
1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark
Confucian Temple
Confucian Temple