Hanoi

Tran Quoc Pagoda: The Oldest Sacred Ground in Hanoi

Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist site in Hanoi dating to 541 CE. It maintains the principles of Buddhist architecture despite many restorations. The famed Lotus Tower makes it one of the most picturesque pagodas in the world. Its Banyan Tree was gifted from Bodh Gaya.
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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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Hanoi

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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Hanoi

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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Ninh Binh

Mua Cave and Tam Coc - Bich Dong Tourist Area

Mua Cave is the place you need to be for fantastic views of Tam Coc – Bich Dong. This trilling hike is a Tran Dynasty experience of mythical landscapes not to be missed. Discover the past at Vu Lam Palace, explore nature in Thung Nham Bird Garden, or delight in Galaxy Cave.
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Hanoi

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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Ha Giang

Ha Giang Loop: Motorbike Trekking on Happiness Road

Ha Giang Loop is an exhilarating challenge for motorbike trekkers. Also known as Happiness Road, this twisting route goes through some incredible landscapes. Find out how to get to Ha Giang, the best bikes to rent, other tour options, and what to prepare for your trip.
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