Vietnam has become one investment destination for foreign companies in the world in recent years. This of course led to the tourism sector in Vietnam was also improved, making Vietnam one of the popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. Hanoi, in particular is a major city that starts preening in order to attract foreign tourists to come visit.
In order to enjoy Hanoi as a whole, especially when time is not too long, then there are some things that can be used as a reference in order to ‘enjoy Hanoi’. Here are 8 things you ‘should’ be done when you are in Hanoi.
- Ho Chi Minh Mauseleum
Location: Duong Vuong Hung Road
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.
- Museum of Ethnography
Location: Van Huyen Street
Want to know more about the culture of Vietnam. Visit the ethnographic museum which has a diverse collection of more than 50 tribes living in this country.
- Temple of Literature
Location: Among the Nguyen Thai Hoc Quoc Tu Giam Street and
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.
- The Municipal Water Puppet Theatre
Location: Lake Hoan Kiem (tel: 84-4-824.9494)
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!
- Ba Dinh District
In this place was anciently an Imperial Palace, but many of the parts of the building that have been destroyed either due to 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, gardens large and beautiful and important monuments (which is mostly dedicated to Russian communist leaders – Lenin and the father of the Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh) still can be enjoyed here.
- Old Quarter
Location: North of Lake Hoan Kiem
’36 Also called the street ‘, a place similar to the way an area of nearly 100 acres of mice, which was first established at the beginning of the 13th century in which there are 36 vendors and artists who decided to make this place as a place of business. Each gang is here named for the type of merchandise carried by the 36th person. So, you can find Sugar Street (Hang Duong), Tinsmith Street (Hang Thiec), or Silk Street (Hang Gai). In this place there are Nha Tho Street, the area that became modern business center of Hanoi at present.
- Municipal teather
Location: Trang Tien Street
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.
- Ipa Nima
Location: 59 Hai Ba Trung G (tel: 84-4-942.1872)
In this place sold some types of goods ‘fashion’ is unique but typical exotic Vietnam. Maybe if you’re a true fashionista, there’s no harm in complete fashion collection of objects you with products made in Vietnam.