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Hanoi group tour to historical site. Fun, right?

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For the first time visit, you might wonder where to go in Hanoi? This thousand years place has unique features that make it not only the capital of a nation but also a world-historical heritage. With that, it will be fantastic to have a Hanoi group tour to understand this place, right?

Discover the history is a way to cherish the moment of the present. By this writing, you can discover the most famous historical sites in Hanoi, which prove the historical and cultural values that you do not want to miss.

One Pillar Pagoda

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One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda with a unique architectural complex is located in Doi Can, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. This is an architectural consisting of a temple and a pond in the center of the lake.

Built-in 1049 to represent the exotic dream of King Ly Thai Tong, the temple looks like a stylized lotus rising out of the lake. Over the war years, the temple was damaged a lot. In 1955, the temple was built based on the ancient architecture that is inherited and existed until this day. In addition to spiritual significance, the One Pillar Pagoda is also a long-standing cultural relic of the capital Hanoi. One Pillar Pagoda carries the spiritual meaning and cultural values of long history

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, also known as Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh president- the resting place of the great leader of Vietnamese people. The mausoleum was officially started to build on September 2, 1973. This is the location of the old station in Ba Dinh Square – where Uncle Ho read the declaration of independence in 1945. You can visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on the following morning: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. As on Mondays and Fridays, people do not hold a ceremony.

In particular, if you visit this place on May 19th, September 2nd  or January 1st in Lunar New Year, even it is on Monday or Friday, people still hold a ceremony to pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh. In that occasion, visitors are obliged to comply with requirements such as dress code, place orderly and bring electronic recording equipment when visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Near Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, there is a modest house on stilts that is the place where President Ho had lived in the 1960s. The simple house with a fish pond, which bring the appearance of a pure rural house.

Hoa Lo Prison

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Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison is located on Hoa Lo Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Built-in 1896 by the French colonialists for the purpose of detaining prisoners and political criminals, Hoa Lo prison has an area of up to 12,000 m², which is one of the largest and most stable prisons in Indochina at that time.

Visiting Hoa Lo, you may feel “gnarled” when the space inside the prison is reproduced with very real images, feeling like the resurrection of the time is arduous. All of that reminds us of how should we cherish a peaceful life.

According to a poll released by CNN, Vietnam’s Hoa Lo prison ranks first in the top five most frightening places in Southeast Asia. It is also known for being listed as one of the 10 most notorious prisons in the world.

The Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam

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The Temple of Literature

Considered as the first university in Vietnam, The Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam is located at 58 Van Mieu Street. It was used for the place to organized the contests to select talented people to become authorities working for the king in the old days.

The space inside the Temple of Literature is relatively large, you spend a morning or 2-3 hours to go sightseeing. Along the Temple of Literature, you will be able to easily see the stonework on the turtle rock, which shows the enrollment of scholars, doctoral talent throughout the ancient dynasty.

Every year on the Tet Nguyen Tieu occasion, this place usually takes place Vietnam Poetry Festival. During the exam season, it was easy to meet the students from all over Vietnam come to touch the turtle’s head with the apron to pass the exam.

If you are love and wish to discover the history and culture of Hanoi, I hope this writing help to provide you with useful information to make your group tours in Hanoi more fun and complete. Wish you have a meaningful journey!

Author Since: Jul 02, 2018

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