Places To Visit In Hanoi

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Country rank: 4 out of 30 Places To Visit In Vietnam

Sub-Region: Northern Vietnam

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Here are the top 73 tourist attractions to see in Hanoi:

1. Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

4.1

2 kms
from city center

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1 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Vietnamese tradition of water puppetry dates back to the 11th century when the rice fields got flooded and the villagers made entertainment by standing in water with puppets. Thang Long Water Puppet Theater offers the most authentic experience with a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional song...

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2. Old Quarter

Old Quarter

4.6

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Old Quarter, also known as the Hoan Kiem District or simply 36 Streets, is home to the most popular hotels, historical attractions, tourist shops and cafes in Hanoi. You'll see many Vietnamese casually going about their day, tourists wandering, shopping, eating, and many vendors trading differen...

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3. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake

4.5

2 kms
from city center

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3 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake is a serene spot in Hanoi, ideal for unwinding after a long day. Legend has it that a golden turtle god appeared to reclaim its sword from the 15th century emperor Leloi, inspiring the name that translates as 'Lake of the Restored Sword'. On the northern shore is a small island where ...

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4. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

3.8

0 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the final resting place of the most popular leader of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, known to his people as Uncle Ho. His body is preserved in a glass case in the mausoleum. Modeled on Lenin's mausoleum in Russia, it was opened to public in 1975. Visitors are allowed a short time...

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5. Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature

4.7

0 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Temple of Literature is an 11th century Vietnamese temple dedicated to Confucius, scholars and sages. Built in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, the temple features picturesque pavilions, halls and statues surrounded by scenic ponds and gardens. The stelae are carved with names of exceptional schol...

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6. Hoa Lo Prison Museum

Hoa Lo Prison Museum

4.4

1 kms
from city center

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6 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Hoa Lo Museum is all that remains of the Hoa Lo Prison, used to capture Vietnamese and American political prisoners during the colonial period and the Vietnam war respectively. The interrogation room, guillotine and John McCain's suit all are on display, a silent reminder of the gruesome past Vietna...

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7. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

4.4

1 kms
from city center

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7 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, also known as the Hanoi Citadel, is a UNESCO world heritage site which houses many artifacts that signify the historical and cultural importance of Vietnam and its history. Bronze coins, ceramics, pottery, foundations of old roads, palaces, wells and many other ex...

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8. Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House

4.0

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

With its beautiful domes, pillars and balconies, Hanoi Opera House is a cultural and architectural landmark of the city, an icon of French architecture in Vietnam.

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9. West Lake

West Lake

4.2

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

West Lake, also known as Tay Ho Lake, provides a scenic getaway from the bustle of the main city. One can have lunch on the floating restaurants or hire a boat simply for gliding through the calm waters. Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple are some of the cultural attractions located closeby.

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10. Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan Market

3.4

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

Hanoi's oldest market, Dong Xuan is a three storey indoor market offering all kinds of goods. A typical South-east Asian market, it has a wet ground floor selling fresh seafood, vegetables and flowers. The upper floors contain all the other items like clothes, handicrafts, handbags, souvenirs, acces...

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Best Sightseeing and Tourist Attractions in Hanoi

11. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

4.3

4 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a great place to explore the socio-cultural diversity of Vietnam. Built in 1995, the museum prides itself on housing and displaying relics of the South-East Asian culture. It exhibits artefacts from the daily lives of the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups...

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12. St Joseph's Cathedral

St Joseph's Cathedral

4.1

2 kms
from city center

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12 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Built in 1886 by French Colonialists, St Joseph's cathedral is a stunning 19th century neo-gothic church. Located in Old Quarter, close to Hoan Kiem Lake, the church features twin bell towers and stained windows that mimic Parisian architecture. Catholics throng here for Mass on sundays, and its bea...

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13. Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple

3.6

2 kms
from city center

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13 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Popularly known as the Pagoda of Jade Mountain located in the Hoan Kiem lake, the Ngoc Son Temple is guarded with two towering posts decorated with Chinese writing. Built in the 18th century, the pagoda houses a large broze bust and other deities. There are various altars dedicated to Tran Hing Dao,...

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14. Vietnam Military History Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum

3.8

1 kms
from city center

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14 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Vietnam Military History Museum, also known as the Army Museum, houses authentic war relics, collection of weaponry used during the Vietnam War, artefacts, and some detailed accounts of war soldiers. Some huge war evidences and notable attractions are an MiG21 jet fighter, M107 gun, a military t...

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15. Perfume Pagoda

Perfume Pagoda

3.7

3 kms
from city center

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15 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Perfume Pagoda or Chua Huong is located in the centre of a sacred site in the mountain foothills among many revered Buddhist shrines. Pilgrims and tourists from all over come to seek good luck from the stalactites and stalagmites inside the cave. The view en-route and around the temple is gorgeo...

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16. Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park

3.5

49 kms
from city center

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16 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Nestled in the centre of three mountains summits, the Ba Vi National Park is a stunning natural beauty with fresh mountain air, rivers, streams and jungles. The park offers many hiking opportunities, especially one up the Tan Vien peak where tourists and pilgrims go to visit the Mountain God shrine....

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17. One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda

3.6

1 kms
from city center

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17 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

One of the most iconic temples of Vietnam, the One pillar Pagoda is one pillar built elegantly in the shape of a lotus blossom which is the Buddhist symbol of enlightment. The shrine inside the Pagoda is dedicated to the vietnamese Buddhist deity Quan Am. Built in the year around 1050 during the rei...

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18. Quan Thanh Temple

Quan Thanh Temple

3.2

2 kms
from city center

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18 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Quan Thanh temple is a Taoist temple built to honour the God of the North 'Tran Vo' who used the tortoise and snake as symbols of protection and wealth respectively. The temple houses a 4 mtere tall bronze statue of Tran Vo. The temple complex has a beautiful gate, banyan trees, a bronze bell, shrin...

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19. Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace

3.6

1 kms
from city center

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19 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Constructed in 1900, the Presidential Placae of Hanoi was originally intended to be Ho Chi Minh's official residence, but he chose a traditional Vietnamese stilt house instead. The Preseidential Place is a three-storey mustard yellow building with 30 rooms built in French architectural style. Politi...

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20. Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

3.2

0 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi gives a visual representation of country caught in the throes of war. Located just across the Temple of Literature, the Museum houses a small collection of indigenous artwork of 20th and 21st centuries. The themes of patriotism and martyrdom abound in the a...

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21. Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge

3.7

3 kms
from city center

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21 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Long Bien Bridge is not only a great vantage point for sunsets, but also holds immense historical value for the Vietnamese. Strategically located across the Red River, the bridge has been under attack by the American Army in the past. It's a symbol of pride and resilience for the citizens, and is no...

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22. Ancient House

Ancient House

3.9

2 kms
from city center

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22 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Ancient House in Hanoi is for history and architecture lovers to explore the way locals used to live in this city hundreds of years ago. It consists of a living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, balcony and a courtyard. Today, it's become more of a souvenir shop than a museum where visitors can ...

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23. National Museum of Vietnamese History

National Museum of Vietnamese History

4.4

3 kms
from city center

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23 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Located in the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, the National Museum of Vietnamese History exhibits artefacts ranging from prehistoric times- about 400,000 years ago-upto the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Built in French colonial architecture with beautiful balconies, the museum ha...

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24. Bach Ma Temple

Bach Ma Temple

4.0

2 kms
from city center

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24 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Located in the centre of Old Quarter, Bach Ma temple is a beautiful 11th century Buddhist temple in Hanoi. It's dedicated to Bach Ma or 'White Horse', a legendary horse that is said to have led Emperor Ly Thai to the best area to construct a temple. A red-lacquered palanquin greets you upon entrance...

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25. Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi

3.8

1 kms
from city center

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25 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Opened in 1990 on the anniversary of Ho Chi Minh's birth, this Soviet-style museum is a mind-blowing museum depicting Vietnamese and Ho Chi Minh's history in a rather bizzare way. You can find lack and white photos, copies of speeches, letters, a huge statue of Ho Chi Minh himself, 1970-style art in...

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26. Vietnamese Women's Museum

Vietnamese Women's Museum

4.3

2 kms
from city center

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26 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Run by the Woman's Union Of Vietnam, the Vietnamese Women's Museum is well curated and with beautiful exhibits paying a tribute to women across Vietnam over the years. Women as rice paddy field workers, service workers, mothers, street vendors, business leaders are all presented with detailed i...

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27. Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

3.1

2 kms
from city center

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27 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural is the world's largest mosaic mural wall, built from ceramic that extends for 6.5 km. Conceptualized by Vietnamese journalist and artist Nguyen Thu Thuy, the decorative patterns on the wall are a visual narration of the country's history from different periods, al...

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28. Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda

3.6

2 kms
from city center

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28 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The oldest of its kind in Hanoi, the Tran Quoc Pagoda was built in the 6th century during the reign of Ly Nam De Dynasty. With a height of 15 meters, the main pagoda is surrounded by an incense burning house, a museum, carved statues built in 1639 and lush greenery. Devotees pack the place during Te...

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29. Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House

Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House

3.2

1 kms
from city center

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29 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The humble abode of one of the most important political figures in Vietnamese history, President Ho Chi Minh's Stilt house is a must-visit while visiting Hanoi. The two-bedroom house is surrounded by a carp pond, and still contains his personal typewriter and armchair. Its sparse furnishings are an ...

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30. Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc Silk Village

30 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Van Phuc Silk Village of Hanoi was introduced to the world at an international silk exhibition at Marseille in France in the 1930's. This traditional Vietnamese village became an instant hit in the international markets due to the quality of its silk and the smooth and lightweight nature of...

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31. Quang Ba Flower Market

Quang Ba Flower Market

2.6

5 kms
from city center

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31 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Quang Ba Flower Market is a picturesque wholesale flower market in Hanoi. Every night, trucks from Da Lat bring in masses of colorful flowers like sunflowers, roses, tulips, orchids, lilies among many others. The local vendors buy from the truck and sell it to individual buyers. This night marke...

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32. Thap Rua

Thap Rua

3.7

2 kms
from city center

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32 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Thap Rua Tower, also known as the Turtle Tower, is one of Hanoi's most iconic attraction built to commemorate Le Loi who gave Vietnam freedom from the Chinese in 1425. Constructed on a small piece of land in the Hoan Kiem Lake, this tower is inaccesible to the public, however, you can admire its glo...

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33. Phu Tay Ho

Phu Tay Ho

3.3

3 kms
from city center

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33 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Phu Tay Ho is a temple dedicated to Mother Goddesses and the Jade Emperor. The pagoda has some brilliant architecture and many worship objects like the altar, statues, bronze bells, canopies and royal seat, all very beautifully decorated. The temple turns into a celebration on the 15th day of each l...

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34. Quan Su Pagoda

Quan Su Pagoda

3.1

0 kms
from city center

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34 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Built in 15th century during the reign of Le Dynasty, the Ambassador's Pagoda is popularly known as the Quan Su Temple. Built to recieve Buddhist ambassadors, the temple is lesser known to tourists yet. The pagoda serves as the headquaters for Vietnam Buddhist Association. The temple also houses wax...

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35. Truc Bach Lake

Truc Bach Lake

3.1

2 kms
from city center

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35 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Truc Bach Lake is one of the many lakes in Hanoi. It is an ideal spot for those looking for a beautiful landscape with many historic relics and unique architecture. Around the lake you can visit the ancient pagoda and statue of Amida, the Quan Thanh temple to worship Saint Tran Vu or the Chau Lo...

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36. Museum of Vietnamese Revolution

Museum of Vietnamese Revolution

3.1

3 kms
from city center

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36 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

The Museum of Vietnamese Revolution is nothing compared to the National Museum of Vietnamese History, but is still an interesting attraction. The rooms contain photographs, documents, maps, flags and other exhibits of Vietnam's revolutionary history. Some rooms showcase items like carpets and batter...

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37. Bat Trang Pottery Village

Bat Trang Pottery Village

3.3

10 kms
from city center

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37 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Bat Trang Pottery Village, popularly known as the 'Ceramic Village' is home to many local artisan families who excel at traditional as well as modern designs. Located in the Gia Lam District left of the Red River, there are many stores and workshops where you can not only purchase alluring cera...

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38. Ba Dinh Square

Ba Dinh Square

3.4

1 kms
from city center

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38 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Ba Dinh Square, the huge grass yard in front of Ho Chi Minh Masoleum, is a historical milestone that witnessed many important national events. The most significant moment of the Square was when the Declaration of Independence was read here in 1945. Today, it is a great place for an evening stroll or...

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39. Kim Lien Pagoda

Kim Lien Pagoda

2.2

3 kms
from city center

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39 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

With a peaceful ambience, the Kim Lien Pagoda of Hanoi is an ancient temple founded in the 12th Century by the Ly Dynasty. The pagoda has a very sophisticated and elegant architecture with three pavillions constructed in a curved shape. It houses the statue of Buddha, Princess Tu hoa and Lord T...

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40. Duong Lam Ancient Village

Duong Lam Ancient Village

3.2

40 kms
from city center

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40 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Duong Lam Ancient Village takes you on a unique journey through ancient culture and traditions of Vietnam. Tourists can admire the mossy houses with brilliant architecture dating back 400 years, and even engage in some conversation with the locals. The village is like a living museum situated in a m...

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41. Hanoi Night Market

Hanoi Night Market

4.0

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Hanoi

Held every weekend, the Hanoi Night Market is a lively and bustling gathering of roadside shopping and food stalls. The streets and historical sites of the Old Quarter are lit up attracting crowds from all over. You can shop for clothes, handicrafts, accessories and souvenirs, or indulge in deliciou...

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42. Heritage House

Heritage House

4.2

2 kms
from city center

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42 out of 73
Places To Visit in Hanoi

Located in Old Quarter of Hanoi, Heritage House is a lovely and well-preserved 19th century trader's home. Featuring traditional Vietnamese architecture and antique furniture, the house allows visitors to get a glimpse into the culture of a bygone era. Craftspersons can often be found selling trinke...

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