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10 things definitely have to do when visiting the capital Hanoi

Speaking of Hanoi, perhaps many people will think of a capital that is always crowded with vehicles, but there are many things to enjoy from street food to many cultural sites existed for a long time.

1. Discover the Old Quarter

The old town is located in the north of Hoan Kiem Lake. There are 36 streets named after the old trade. Up to now, many roads are still intact as Hang Gai Street specializes in silk trading, weaving mai.

10 things definitely have to do when visiting the capital Hanoi
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Come to Hanoi, you certainly can not ignore the old town, this is a very attractive area to walk around then visit a bar or restaurant to enjoy a beer Hanoi cool, sure that would be a great evening.

2. Explore the history of Hanoi

Recent excavations at Thang Long Citadel have found many antiques dating from the 7th century AD. Visitors can visit the museum in the park to admire the terracotta masterpieces that have aged thousands of years ago.

3. Pay homage to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the place where people come to remember in memory of a man who led the country to independence and reunification of the country. Every day, a lot of people are patiently lining up to see Uncle Ho's image inside. Opening hours are from Tuesday to Thursday, 8am - 11am.

4. Coffee culture

Do not know when the habit of sipping coffee, watching the stream of people become a feature of the people here. No longer a cup of coffee as simple as today, now you can enjoy the choice of European-style coffee such as espresso, capuchino ...

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5. Visit the Women's Museum

The Vietnam Women's Union decided to establish this museum to honor the contributions that Vietnamese women have made to the country. Here you can know the role of the important woman in the resistance war against American rescue. The museum is open from 8am to 5pm.

6. Street Food

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The price of food in Hanoi can be said to be slightly expensive compared to the general area of the country. However, foreign tourists say that it is too cheap. One international traveler said that just to spend 60,000 VND, there was a bowl of noodle soup, rich pork meat, soft noodles and broth sweet.

7. Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison was built by the French in 1896 to house Vietnamese prisoners. Although only a small part of it still exists today, it is enough to replicate the terrible tortures of this prison.

Among the traumas are many stories of hope, which are escape tunnels by the tunnel to be free, free from the barbarism of the French colonialists. This place is usually open from 8am to 5pm.

8. Stroll around Hoan Kiem lake

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One of the most peaceful spots in Hanoi capital, which attracts both locals and tourists, is a stroll around Hoan Kiem lake in the early morning. Here there are many activities such as tai chi, exercise, running ...

After a stroll, visitors can visit the Water Puppet Theater, home to a number of skilled dancers who help preserve this 1,000 year old art form.

9. Enjoy some relaxing activities

Many luxury hotels with spa like Movenpick, SF Spa - a small oasis in the bustling old town ... will be where visitors enjoy traditional massage services.

10. Fascinated by Halong Bay

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If you have come to Hanoi, surely visitors should not ignore Ha Long Bay. The bay is perhaps the most spectacular sight of Vietnam, hundreds of large and small islands with many caves and forests converging together, creating a beautiful scenery. Halong bay tour from Hanoi is very easy and really worthy for your selection.

Hanoi has never been boring to tourists whether you have visited it many times. One thing is sure, every visit to Hanoi will bring you the most strange and impressive emotions. Trust me!
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