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L7 hanoi local guide

West Lake

West Lake is located in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district and constitutes the largest lake in Hanoi with a walkable shore length of 17 km. It is a popular retreat for Hanoi residents, who can often be seen walking and biking, as well as devotees visiting nearby temples. West Lake is the most famous tourist attraction in Hanoi, where the most beautiful sunsets can be captured.

l7 hanoi local guide

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important historical attraction of Hanoi, known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh. The building is where visitors can express their admiration and gratitude towards the common father/uncle of Vietnamese who has led the country to independence and reunification. It is popularly known among Vietnamese as Uncles’ Mausoleum, for the intimate and familiar atmosphere Ho Chi Minh always created when he was alive. Built over 2 years from 1973 to 1975, the Mausoleum is also a lively illustrator of national unity.

Estimated Time En Route : Within 10 minutes by car heading toward Van Cao Street.

Hoan Kiem Lake and the Turtle Tower among laser lighting

Hoan Kiem Lake

If you are about to visit Hanoi for a few days, it is very likely that you will reside somewhere near Hoan Kiem Lake. The lake is considered the center of Hanoi, not only physically but also symbolically. In fact, the more you spend time learning about the lake, the more special it becomes.

Estimated Time En Route: Within 15 minutes by car heading toward Kim Ma Street.

Temple Of Literature

Temple of Literature – Van Mieu

The Temple of Literature is about 10 minutes away from Hoan Kiem lake. It was constructed in 1070 under Ly Thanh Tong’s dynasty, first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam. In 1076, King Ly Nhan Tong continued the work and built Quoc Tu Giam as the first university of Vietnam.

Estimated Time En Route : Within 5 to 10 minutes by car heading toward Kim Ma Street.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square

One Pillar Pagoda

The One Pillar Pagoda or Dien Huu Pagoda, has one of the most special architectures in Vietnam.

The pagoda is situated next to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, right in the center of Hanoi.

Estimated Time En Route : Within 10 minutes by car heading toward Van Cao Street.

Hanoi opera house

Hanoi Opera House

It is an old theatre with French architecture and typical Gothic and Mosaic characters reflected on the door domes and the glassed room respectively.

For a long time, the Hanoi Opera House has been a rendezvous for those who love theatrical performance and traditional songs and music, symphonies, opera and classical opera. It is also a tourist attraction for local and foreign visitors.

Estimated Time En Route : Within 15 to 20 minutes by car heading toward Kim Ma Street.