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Hanoi, located in the north, is the capital of Vietnam and the political center of Vietnam. The town is lined with central government facilities and embassies from various countries, giving it a unique atmosphere that shows the country's authority.

In addition, while you can enjoy historical sightseeing such as the mausoleum of Mr. Ho, known as a hero of Vietnam, and the ruins of the dynasty designated as a World Heritage Site, the area around the lake is filled with young people dancing and singing karaoke, reminiscent of the Showa era in Japan. You can enjoy the good old Vietnam that gives you a nostalgic feeling.


Tourist destination information

1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

In this mausoleum in Ba Dinh district of Hanoi city , the body of Ho Chi Minh, who is still loved by the people even in this day and age as the founding father of Vietnam, is enshrined in a state of permanent preservation.

The mausoleum, heavily guarded by soldiers in white uniforms, is open to the public at certain times each week, attracting not only foreign tourists but also local Vietnamese who come to see the remains of their national heroes. People are waiting in long lines to attend.

2. Thang Long Ruins

Thang Long is the former name of Hanoi, and the Vietnamese dynasties had their capital here almost consistently from 1010 to 1804, so the ruins excavated in 2002 are like pages of a book with ruins from each period. It is characterized by the fact that they overlap as if turning over.

In addition, in August 2010, it was registered as Vietnam's sixth UNESCO World Heritage Site (cultural heritage), and part of the Western-style building has been turned into a museum, where excavated earthenware and materials are displayed.

Thang Long ruins in Hanoi

3. Hanoi Cathedral

Built in 1886 in the "Neo-Gothic architectural style" during the French colonial period, this cathedral near Hoan Kiem Lake is a popular tourist spot in Hanoi with over 100 years of history.

Approximately 20% of Vietnam's population is said to be Catholic, and although there are many other churches in Hanoi, this large church is the symbol and center of the faith. It is also open to the public during mass hours and is visited by many tourists.

Great church in Hanoi

4. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake, a symbol of Hanoi, is known as Hoan Lake, which is said to have been named after the first emperor, who obtained the lake's treasured sword during the Dynasty and won a battle against the Ming Dynasty, who surrendered the sword on a small island in the lake. It came to be called ``Khiem (sword)''.

In addition, at the Jade Mountain Shrine in the northern part of the lake, a stuffed 2m-long giant turtle that was caught in the lake is on display, and it is said to be related to the legend that has been passed down here.

Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi


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