Hanoi capital today appears in the history of the Vietnamese nation officially in 1010 (the autumn of July, Canh Tuat year) as Thang Long.
The founder of Thang Long, Ly Cong Uan (Ly Thai To), was also the founder of the glorious Ly dynasty in Vietnamese history. He was a politician, a scholar, a great culturalist.
Taking the first prestigious position as a King in Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh), seeing that this land was not favorable for the development of the upward trend, Ly Thai To decided to move the capital from Hoa Lu to Dai La. When the king's boat had just arrived at the river bank of the Nhi River (Red River), a golden dragon appeared, seeing a good sign, and King Ly changed Dai La's name to Thang Long (Rising Dragon) - now Hanoi.
What to do in Hanoi
1. Hoan Kiem Lake
As a symbol of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake and as a flower, its composition, a part of it.
The Huc Bridge
2. The Temple of Literature
Passing through 1,000 years of history, Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam retains its ancient appearance with architectural features of the Ly Dynasty and is one of the most typical and important historical and cultural relics of Hanoi. and the whole country.
3. The Opera House
It is a great project that the French built in Vietnam in the early twentieth century and was modeled after the Paris Opera House (France). There are always great cultural events of the capital and the country, important receptions, rallies, seminars, and cultural exchanges.
4. The old Quarter
Coming to Hanoi, you should not forget to visit the old town, this is one of the most visited places in Hanoi. This is the only place to preserve the ancient features of Hanoi in the 90s.
Going through the old streets, you will see the houses here are all built in the style of a tube house, with inclined tile roofs, the front of which are small business shops. If you have the opportunity to visit the old houses, you will find inside are small paths or intricate walls of old bricks with time stamps.
5. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ba Dinh Square
Uncle Ho's mausoleum is the place to keep his body. In Hanoi, everyone wants to visit Uncle Ho's mausoleum once. In addition, there is the Ba Dinh School where Uncle Ho reads the declaration of independence giving birth to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
6.Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a place to display and preserve the cultural and traditional values of Vietnamese ethnic groups. As the name implies, here you will better understand the customs, routines, and characteristics of each ethnic group on this S-shaped strip of land. Definitely a great experience for a visit to this special museum.
Museum of ethnology