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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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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