Friday, September 27, 2019

The destination of Hanoi visitors should not be missed

Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam
Hanoi - The dynamic and modern capital of Vietnam with many cultural and historical relics and a series of unique architectural works containing many interesting points, waiting for visitors to explore.

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Hoa Lo Prison
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Hoa Lo Prison (No. 1 Hoa Lo Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District) is one of Hanoi's most prominent historical sites. Known as the "Hilton Hanoi", the prison built by the French colonialists in 1896 could hold 450 prisoners at the same time. In the 1930s, the number of prisoners at Hoa Lo at one time nearly reached 2,000.

From August 5, 1964 to January 15, 1973, the US Government waged an air and naval sabotage war against North Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army and people shot down many planes and captured hundreds of US pilots. The majority of US pilots were detained at the Hoa Lo detention center, including Mr. Douglas Peter Peterson, who later became the first US Ambassador to Vietnam (in 1995) and the late Senator John McCain, who once was US presidential candidate in 2008.

In addition to the war evidence, the prison is now the place where many exhibitions showcasing a glorious battle to protect the Capital, the country of the army and the people of Vietnam in the wars against France and the United States. .
Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam
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Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam (58 Quoc Tu Giam Street, Ba Dinh District) is one of the historic architectural works in Hanoi that still exist today.
The Temple of Literature was built by King Ly Thanh Tong in 1070. In 1076, King Ly Nhan Tong built the Quoc Tu Giam house next to the Temple of Literature, making it the first university in Vietnam.

Quoc Tu Giam was originally only for the children of noble families, but since 1253, King Tran Thai Tong has expanded Quoc Tu Giam and accepted the children of ordinary civilians with excellent academic qualifications. In 1484, King Le Thanh Tong set up steles for those who passed the doctorate exams in 1442 onwards. 82 out of 116 steles still remain intact to this day.

Confucius worship area in the relics area has long been a familiar destination for generations of students before every important exam, while Thien Quang well (also known as Van Tri) is the place to take pictures of graduation records of many generations of students.
Hoan Kiem Lake
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Hoan Kiem Lake, like the green lung of Hanoi, is a favorite destination for people and tourists at home and abroad. The name of the lake comes from the legend that King Le Thai To returned the sword to the golden turtle after chasing the Northern invaders in the mid-15th century.

Every weekend, Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounding area become a walking street. This is the most suitable time for visitors to explore, experience the unique street culture and many interesting entertainment activities. Ngoc Son Temple, which showcases two rare turtle specimens of Hoan Kiem Lake, is also a destination that visitors should not miss.
Hanoi Opera House
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Hanoi Opera House, located on August Revolution Square, was started in 1901 according to the design project of architects Harlay and Broyer. The theater was completed after 10 years of construction and has an appearance quite similar to the Opera of Paris (France) but with a smaller scale.

Hanoi Opera House has been restored and upgraded by the Government in 1994 and completed in 1997 to match the role of a typical cultural center of the Capital.

Currently, the theater has become one of the symbols of the historical, cultural and architectural value of Hanoi, and the venue for special cultural and art performances and seminars and conferences.

Hanoi Opera House is open to visitors on Mondays and Fridays, with a price of 400,000 VND / person. After sightseeing, guests can enjoy traditional art performances in the main auditorium.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, located on an area of nearly 4.5ha (Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District), is a suitable destination for travelers who want to learn about customs and practices of the Vietnamese ethnic minority.

The museum is directly under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, with the function of researching, collecting, preserving and restoring artifacts and documents about Vietnamese ethnic groups; exhibiting, performing and many other forms of activities to introduce and educate about the culture of Vietnamese minorities people as well as other countries. The museum is also the place where takes place many fun and educational activities for children on large occasions.

In particular, the building "Bronze drum" fully introduces the ethnic groups in Vietnam, exhibited on a roadmap of 12 consecutive spaces. The Architectural Garden introduces mainly 10 folk architecture works of 10 ethnic groups in Vietnam. The Kite building shows ethnic groups in Southeast Asia.

The museum is open from 8:30 to 17:30 every day of the week, except on Mondays and Chinese New Year. Ticket prices range from VND 10,000 to VND 40,000 / person, depending on the case. Children under 6 years old and disabled are free.

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