Before being named “Hanoi” as present, the capital had had several names throughout history. In 1010, Ly Thai To, the first ruler of the Ly Dynasty, moved the capital of Đại Việt (the Great Viet) to the site of the Đại La Citadel. Claiming to have seen a dragon ascending the Red River, he renamed it Thăng Long (Ascending Dragon) - a name still used poetically to this day with the belief that this was good omen of the country’s future. It remained the capital of Vietnam until 1397, when the capital was moved to Thanh Hoa, also known as Tây Đô (Western Capital). Thăng Long then became Đông Đô (Eastern Capital). King Minh Mang, under the Nguyen Dynasty, has laid the name “Hanoi” on the capital since 1831. This means “a city lying Between Rivers or River Interior”, which are Red and Day rivers. Hanoi became the capital of Vietnam when North and South Vietnam were reunited on July 2, 1976.

Many historians reckon that the city was established more than 1,500 years ago. Therefore, with the length of living, Hanoi is very rich of cultural, historical and traditional values.

To know more about Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular, both in terms of history, tourists should spend one or two days on visiting the following city highlights ( must to see!). These will open a huge detailed picture of this antique and beautiful historical city.

Sightseeing Places of playing tourist in Hanoi:

Hoan Kiem Lake: A special feature of the site is in the heart of Hanoi city and there are many lakes surrounding the city are the major rivers. Hoan Kiem Lake is located between the city center with ancient turtle tower located on a small peninsula between the lakes. Aside from Hoan Kiem Lake is the architecture is impressive and valuable heritage of the city: Pen towers, radio Research, The Huc bridge leads to Dac Nguyet floors or house Tran Ba ... on the way leading to Ngoc Son Temple .

One Pillar Pagoda: Hanoi is the center of Buddhist religion and Vietnam in the city so there are many temples with hundreds of years old. Most famous One Pillar pagoda architecture of lotus flowers can say is unique in Vietnam, as well as attractions not to be missed by the Hanoi tourism. There is also the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the ancient temple was built a long time King Ly Nam De (6th century).

Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam: the worship of Confucius, and doctoral put beer is also the first university of Vietnam. Today, Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam become a popular destination of tourism in Hanoi, where the awards given to students with outstanding achievements. The electronic artist before each exam usually come here to pray.

Hanoi Cathedral: Typical architecture of Hanoi. The scene airy and comfortable making it a point to attract young people as well as the Hanoi Tourist Hanoi. Sat morning coffee characteristic delight sidewalk enjoying the chilly weather of Hanoi weather. In the evening, friends gathered inside gossip lemon tea.

Old Town: The highlight of the tour Hanoi. Hanoi 36 streets with old houses and streets still retain the look of them from the 19th century. You can hike all day in the old town, explore the peaceful and inherent simplicity of Hanoi. Go to this place you will feel the beauty of the human Ha Noi, close and familiar.

Hanoi Opera House: is a smaller version of the Opéra Garnier in Paris, 1 Trang Tien streets of the city center. The Opera House is also the place where many of the important events of the country.

Ba Dinh Square - Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh: Hanoi tourism can not ignore the political center of Vietnam with Parliament, the Presidential Palace, historic Ba Dinh Square where Uncle Ho read the Declaration born independent Republic Socialist Vietnam. Mausoleum, also known as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is where and kept his corpse. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open 5 days a week, on the morning of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors must comply with the requirements as dressed, do not bring the self-recording device and keep order in the tomb.

West Lake: Located not far from the city center, the West Lake is the largest lake in Hanoi area. You can rent a bike or a boat trip around the country Westlake. The most appropriate time for you to be here at sunset watching the sun set. In addition to the historic village of West Lake Nghi Tam, it also retains the elegant hobby of Hanoi old people that hobby farming scene, bon wrong. Nghi Tam village also known as sugar flowers, every Lunar New Year in the spring of this village will be filled with fresh flowers in colors. Near the West Lake area has the traditional village of Ngu Xa bronze casting village with craft Yen Phu incense, which are the places to visit when traveling to Hanoi.

If the first time to Hanoi, so once you are living among ancient Hanoi with the old roof nestled inside the apartment, modern building. Hanging out in a hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or stop at Hoan Kiem hotels will give you the feel of ancient meditative focus is not easy to find somewhere else.


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