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Bac Ha Market: The Vivacious Spirit of Vietnam’s Northern People

Bac Ha is the largest outdoor market of ethnic communities in northern Vietnam. Visit this century-old market and delight in the gregarious charms and colorful traditions of Vietnam’s northern highlands. A few days in Bac Ha district is the perfect away-from-it-all location.
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: Final Resting Place of Vietnam’s First President

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is the final and solemn resting place of the former President of Vietnam. Here, you may view and also pay respects to his embalmed body. It’s part of the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh’s popular stilted house and museum.
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One Pillar Pagoda: A Buddhist Lotus Pedestal in Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda, otherwise known as the Lotus Pedestal at Dien Huu Pagoda, dates to the second Ly King. Discover why it’s shaped like a lotus and built in a pond dedicated to Guan Yin. A visit to this tranquil pagoda is also a chance to see a Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya.
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Silver Waterfall of Sapa: Cascading Dragon on the Way to Heaven Gate

Silver Waterfall is about 12 km northwest of Sapa. This most spectacular waterfall can be glimpsed from Sapa’s Ham Rong Mountain. Enjoy a day out along the Tram Ton Pass. Also stop by Love Waterfall, Heaven Gate viewpoint, and relish some of the best fresh salmon in Sapa.
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Cat Cat Village: A Taste of Love and Life Outside of Sapa City

Cat Cat Village is a fun introduction to the rural culture and peoples around Sa Pa town. Take an easy hike down into the Muong Hoa Valley with numerous scenic stops along the way. Cat Cat is famous for its waterfall that once powered Sapa town, and its souvenir shopping.
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The Water Puppet Show in Hanoi at Thang Long Theatre

Water puppet shows are the biggest entertainment and cultural drawcard in Hanoi. Vietnam’s unique water puppetry has played an important role throughout its agricultural history. Don’t miss the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre – voted top entertainment venue in Hanoi.
Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda: A Buddhist Lotus Pedestal in Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda, otherwise known as the Lotus Pedestal at Dien Huu Pagoda, dates to the second Ly King. Discover why it’s shaped like a lotus and built in a pond dedicated to Guan Yin. A visit to this tranquil pagoda is also a chance to see a Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya.
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Hanoi

The Water Puppet Show in Hanoi at Thang Long Theatre

Water puppet shows are the biggest entertainment and cultural drawcard in Hanoi. Vietnam’s unique water puppetry has played an important role throughout its agricultural history. Don’t miss the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre – voted top entertainment venue in Hanoi.
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Hanoi Old Quarter: A Charming Historian of Trades

Hanoi Old Quarter used to be the urban hub and trade center of the feudal capital before Hanoi. Stroll around architectural charms while shopping at stores or in markets. There are specialty streets for beer, coffee, jewelry, or stop by the popular water puppet theatre.
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Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi: A Labor of Love

Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi is a combined effort of the Vietnam Women’s Union and the Ford Foundation. It’s consistently voted a top destination on Tripadvisor. Enjoy well-crafted exhibits on women in the family, in war, heroic mothers, and diverse ethnic fashions.
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Dong Xuan Market: The Biggest Market in Hanoi Old Quarter

Dong Xuan Market is the largest covered market in Hanoi Old Quarter. Even though the day market specializes in wholesale goods, you can easily pick up retail items cheaply without bargaining. The night market is when it gets cooking with the tastiest food stalls.
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