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Thay Pagoda

, 23/02/2012 - 2:52 am

Thay Pagoda, alias Thien Phuc Tu Pagoda, was built in the 11th century during the reign of King Ly Nhan Tong. At first, it was a small pagoda managed by Priest Tu Dao Hanh. The pagoda was initially built according to Sino-Vietnamese character Tam – this character is formed by 3 hyphens parallel to each [...]

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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

, 23/02/2012 - 2:51 am

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology opened at the end of 1997. Since then, it has attracted the attention of visitors as well as ethnographers and researchers from all over the world. The museum has successfully recreated the daily life together with the religious rituals and the symbolic festivals of each ethnic group in Vietnam. Visitors [...]


Temple of Literature

, 23/02/2012 - 2:48 am

Location: Hoan Kiem Lake is located in the center of Hanoi. Characteristic: Hoan Kiem Lake also called Lake of the Restored Sword. The name Lake of the Restored Sword is derived from a legend. The Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) is a pleasant retreat from the streets of Hanoi. It was founded in 1070 by [...]

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Hanoi Cathedral

, 23/02/2012 - 2:42 am

Location: Hanoi Cathedral is at 40 Nha Chung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Characteristic: Hanoi Cathedral was built on the site of the former Bao Thien Tower, which was famous in the ancient capital of Thang Long under the Ly Dynasty (the 11th and 12th centuries). Hanoi Cathedral, also known as Saint Joseph’s Cathedral, was [...]

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Hanoi Opera House

, 23/02/2012 - 2:41 am

Location: The Hanoi Opera House is situated on Le Thanh Tong St., Hanoi; near the Red River and several hundreds meters east of Hoan Kiem Lake. Characteristics: It is an old theatre with French architecture and typical Gothic and Mosaic characters reflected on the door domes and the glassed room respectively. Hanoi Opera House For [...]

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Pavilion of constellation of Literature

, 23/02/2012 - 2:38 am

Location: Pavilion of the Constellation of Literature is in Temple Literature on Van Mieu Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi. Characteristic: Khue Van Cac, or Pavilion of the Constellation of Literature, was built under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). Pavilion of the constellation of Literature The artifacts, collected during the recent excavation drives around Van Mieu (Temple [...]

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Ancient houses in Hanoi

, 23/02/2012 - 2:36 am

Location: The ancient quarter is located on an area of about 100ha, within the territory of Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City. Characteristic: Geometrically, the ancient quarter has a shape of triangle, whose peak is constituted by Hang Than Street, eastern side by damp, western side by the streets of Hang Cot, Hang Dieu, Hang Da [...]

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Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

, 23/02/2012 - 2:33 am

Location: Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is at 50 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Characteristic: Ly Quoc Su Pagoda worships a Buddhist Monk of the Ly Dynasty (the 10th – 12th centuries). This Monk, whose full name was Nguyen Chi Thanh, was born on 1066 in Dien Xa Village, Gia Vien District in [...]

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Hanoi West Lake

, 23/02/2012 - 2:30 am

Location: West Lake is in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. West Lake Characteristic: West Lake, also called Ho Tay, is the biggest lake in central Hanoi, covering 500ha. In the past, West Lake used to be part of the Red River. West Lake, a beautiful spot in Hanoi, was once a resort for mandarins and kings. [...]

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Ngoc Son Temple

, 23/02/2012 - 2:29 am

Location: Ngoc Son Temple is on Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Characteristic: Hoan Kiem Lake was already considered the most beautiful lake in Hanoi when Ngoc Son Temple was built on an island in the 19th century. Initially, the temple was called Ngoc Son Pagoda and was later renamed Ngoc Son Temple, since [...]

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Hanoi Zoological Garden

, 23/02/2012 - 2:26 am

Location: Hanoi Zoological Garden is on Cau Giay and Buoi streets, Hanoi; it is located on the west side of Hanoi center-city. Hanoi Zoological Garden Characteristics: Hanoi Zoological Garden is the place where hundreds of animals are exhibited. Hanoi Zoological Garden opened its doors in May 1977. It covers a total area of 29ha, in [...]

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Hanoi Flag Tower

, 23/02/2012 - 2:24 am

Location: Flag Tower is on Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi; near Ba Dinh Square. Characteristic: Hanoi Flag Tower, also called Cot Co, is one of the rare architectural works in Hanoi that was Hanoi Flag Towerfortunate enough to not be destroyed by the French administration between 1894 and 1897. It was used [...]

co loa historical site

Co Loa Historical Site

, 23/02/2012 - 2:22 am

Co Loa Historical Site The three ramparts archeological relics from the Bronze and Iron ages are 16km long. The complex of religious and commemorative relics includes Ngu Trieu Di Qui Communal House, My Chau Temple, and Bao Son Pagoda. Mystical relics such as Ngoc Well, Flag Tower, and Ngu Xa Castle make of this area [...]

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Thang Long Imperial Citadel

, 13/02/2012 - 7:01 am

For its three criteria of age-old historical and cultural values, being the center of regional political power for almost 13 centuries without interruption and diversified relic systems, the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Ha Noi was recognized as a world cultural heritage site by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on 1st August, 2010.


One Pillar Pagoda

, 13/02/2012 - 4:33 am

Location: One Pillar Pagoda is on Chua Mot Cot Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Characteristic: The One Pillar Pagoda is a cultural and historic relic, unique for its architectural features. The pagoda was first built in 1049 under the Ly Dynasty, on the west side of the ancient Thang Long Capital. Its original name was Dien [...]

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