Destinations lure tourists in Hanoi

Hanoi, is a major city in Vietnam has many interesting tourist attractions to visit. In contrast to Ho Chi Minh City with a strong a touch of French architecture, Hanoi as the capital of Vietnam presents a different view. Chinese architecture is very dominant influence felt and the old town that never die, especially the Old Quarter.

Here are best tourist attractions in Hanoi, Vietnam:

1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
In this place jazad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam hero as well as former presidents preserved and stored in a glass coffin. Near this place, there is a simple house made ​​of wood, the place where Ho Chi Minh once lived in his lifetime. Even when elected president, he still chose to stay at home rather than simply move to the presidential palace. Today, the former home of Ho Chi Minh City is used as a museum.
2. Museum of Ethnography
Want to know more about the culture of Vietnam. Visit the ethnographic museum that has a diverse collection of more than 50 tribes living in this country.
3. Temple of Literature
This place is the main destination for tourists who visit Hanoi. Therefore, try to come up in the morning (this place is open from 08.00 hours in the morning) to avoid long lines.
4. The Municipal Water Puppet Theatre
In this place a kind of puppet artistry demonstrated that we know in Indonesia. Interestingly, the show is done under the water surface. Curious, is not it? Try this out!
5. Ba Dinh District
In this place was anciently an Imperial Palace, but many of the parts of the building that have been destroyed either caused by age and become ‘victims’ at the time of the Vietnam war in the past. However, the remains of the beauty of the building pagodas, temples, large gardens and beautiful and important monuments with Vietnam tourism.
6. Old Quarter
The street is also called ’36 ‘, Atmosphere The Old Quarter is always alive, bustling with motorcycles passing by, shops and street traders, and do not miss the tourists from all over the world. Explore the area filled with house which is known as tunnel houses, tunnel houses because it is narrow and elongated shape into.
7. Municipal theater
This place formerly known as the French Opera House, where the style of the building is deliberately similar to the Opera Garnier in Paris with the pillars of a la Greece, but in a smaller scale. Until now that is still well-maintained building is still used for opera performances as well as other large-scale art performances.

Saint Joseph Cathedral in Hanoi capital

Located in the center of the capital (40 Nha Chung, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi), Saint Joseph Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral. It was built in 1886 in the neo-gothic style by the French and completed in 1887.

There are a lot of churches and cathedrals and one of the most attractive destinations in Hanoi is Saint Joseph Cathedral.

Saint Joseph Cathedral is one of the most recognizable sights in the city. It has an open generally empty plaza that is sided by shops and restaurants. The cathedral itself has a striking presence with its two large square towers and can be visited any day of the week, making a quiet escape from the noisy Hanoi streets.

The streets and the square around the Cathedral are truly attractive in the Old City area. There is a statue of Mary in front, and the stores and shops are brightly and colorfully lit.

The cathedral is used for mass at sunrise and sunset every day, and you can visit the cathedral during the opening hours. This cathedral is a destination that you should visit on the occasion of Christmas.

The courtyard of the church becomes a huge gathering point and takes on a real carnival atmosphere, with fairy floss vendors and the like. It can host thousand of people in Christmas Eve.

Tourist can stop for a coffee at one of the cafes around the Cathedral to observe if you cannot enter into the Cathedral.

Mass:

  • Monday to Friday: 5:30 am and 6:15 pm
  • Saturday: 5:30 am and 6:00 pm.
  • Sunday: 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 am; noon; 4:00 and 6:00 pm.

Open: 5 am to 12:00 noon, 2 pm to 7:30 pm.

Statue of Mary in front of the Saint Joseph Cathedral