The New Year holiday season is a great time for people to explore Hanoi, here are the main attractions for them.
Tran Quoc Pagoda. Photo: Vu Minh Quan/Zingnews
One-day tour in Hanoi: The One-Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, Uncle Ho’s house, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Quan Thanh temple, the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam), and Hoan Kiem lake.
Vinpearl Land Times City, Hanoi
Indoor places include Vincom Mega Mall Royal City (74A Nguyen Trai street, Thanh Xuan district); Vinpearl Land Times City (458 Minh Khai street, Hai Ba Trung district), Panasonic Risupia science center (90 Tran Thai Tong street, Cau Giay district); Kinder Park (614 Lac Long Quan road, Tay Ho district).
Hoan Kiem lake. Photo: Hoang Cong Hau
Trips for those who love culture and ancient beauty are suggested to include Duong Lam village with the special architecture of Mong Phi communal house, Mia Pagoda, and Giang Van Minh church; Son Tay ancient citadel, Van Phuc silk village, among others.
Duong Lam ancient village. Photo: Pham Hung
The Huong Pagoda tourist area, located in My Duc district on the outskirts of Hanoi, is not only a religious site but a great sight-seeing spot with complexes of temples, pagodas, streams, caves and waterlily fields. Visitors can board a rowboat along the Yen stream to get to the main sites.
Huong Pagoda. Photo: Cong Hung
The Dong Mo eco-tourism area, about 40km Hanoi’s downtown, it is an ideal site for camping with its natural beauty of lakes, lakeside lawn and forest, indoor and outdoor activities.
Dong Mo resort
Ao Vua (King Pond) eco-tourism site, located 53km northwest of Hanoi, is a place that visitors find themselves immersed in a space imbued with Vietnamese culture, discovering the ancient legend of Son Tinh and Thuy Tinh (Genie of the Mountain and Genie of the River), and experiencing mountaineering, waterfall climbing, water park games, a tour of caves, and boating on the lake.