Hanoi

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long: Vestiges of a Bygone Hanoi

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long are the historic remains of early Hanoi. Travel through vestiges of time and 1 300 years from the foundations of Vietnam, to the Le Dynasty, and a modern day Defense HQ. Sites include citadel gates, Hanoi Flag Tower, and archeological digs.
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Perfume Pagoda: The Legendary Guan Yin Cave

Perfume Pagoda is a scenic day trip to the mountains on Hanoi’s outskirts. Its famous annual festival attracts throngs of Buddhist pilgrims. Take a boat ride to Trinh Temple of the legendary first kings of Vietnam, or Huong Tich Cave where the Goddess Guan Yin manifested.
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Vietnam Military History Museum: Wars Waged Against Vietnam

Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi showcases historic periods as far back as 214 BC to the present day. Through curated exhibits, artefacts, and documents see how Vietnam fought off feudal China, Mongolian, and Siam. Other exhibits detail the French and American Wars.
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Hoan Kiem Lake: An Iconic Legend of Hanoi

Turtles are legendary in Vietnam. One story involves Hoan Kiem Lake also known as Lake of the Returned Sword. Find out why and discover the history of Hoan Kiem back to the 15th century. Visit Ngoc Son Temple and Huc Bridge, or take part in fun activities with locals.
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Hoa Lo Prison: Vietnam’s Infamous Fortress of Horror

Hoa Lo Prison or Maison Centrale is an infamous place of horrors from French Colonialism to the American War in Vietnam. Witness history through diorama displays of torture, ghastly living conditions, and original torture implements. See first hand how inmates survived.
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Ba Vi National Park: The Getaway from the Heat of Hanoi

Ba Vi National Park is ideal for escaping the heat and is just outside Hanoi. The vibe here is excellent for some easy trekking through the cool pine forest. Visit the Cactus Garden, the Mexican sunflower field, old French ruins, and the Upper Temple while you’re there.
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