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Sightseeing in Hoa Binh

Monument / Landmark
“Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh or "Uncle Ho", our greatest and most iconic leader. Avid collectors of unique and unusual experiences need to make their way to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square to learn the fascinating story of how our beloved leader was embalmed following his death in September 1969.”
51 locals recommend
Confucian Temple
“The Temple of Literature is about 10 minutes away from Hoan Kiem lake. It was constructed in 1070 under Ly Thanh Tong’s dynasty, first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam. In 1076, King Ly Nhan Tong continued the work and built Quoc Tu Giam as the first university of Vietnam.”
61 locals recommend
History Museum
“Maison Centrale in Hanoi, also known as Hoa Lo Prison and the "Hanoi Hilton" housed Vietnamese revolutionaries and later American POWs during the Vietnam War. The fortress was once a vase colonial-style prison, most of which was torn down in the 1990s. Visiting today you will find the small southern section resting alongside a hotel and office complex. The prison is still a popular tourist attraction for those on the war history trail. Official records claim inmates numbered in their hundreds although it was not unknown for up to 2,000 prisoners to be crammed into a space for 600 inmates. It was the American prisoners who sarcastically gave the jail its nickname "Hanoi Hilton".”
48 locals recommend
History Museum
“A big museum that still have some antique war items from 1940s. Strongly recommend. ”
14 locals recommend
Confucian Temple
“It's the first university of Vietnam which was built a thousand year ago where the elite was sent to be educated. It has spectacular Vietnamese architechture and is just 5mins walk from our place.”
8 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
Monument / Landmark
“The hexagonal Flag Tower, one of the symbols of Hanoi, is adjacent to the Vietnam Military History Museum.”
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
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”
5 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”
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Confucian Temple
Monument / Landmark
History Museum
“Heritage house where you can see the traditional house of Vietnamese in the past”
1 local recommends
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.”
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