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TRAVEL TIPS Hanoi Friday, 28 August 2015

What is there to do in Hanoi, Vietnam?

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, which has ancient and elegant beauty. So when travelling to Hanoi, what we should do to perfectly feel beauty of nature and people in there.

Vietnam is a developing country in the Asea with great beauty of culture, tradition, nature and Vietnamese people. This is a fantastic choice of more and more people from different countries.

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, which has ancient and elegant beauty. So when travelling to Hanoi, what we should do to perfectly feel beauty of nature and people in there.

1. Vietnam Museum of Ethonology

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Vietnam Museum of Ethonology 

Vietnam is the home of more than 50 ethnic groups with a variety of different customs, dress styles, architectures, etc. This museum tries to bring everything into one place. You can find different kinds of houses from different ethnic groups in Vietnam, their traditional clothes and their daily activities. This is an ideal choice if you would like to discover Vietnamese culture and people.

2. Hoa Lo Prison

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Hoa Lo Prison 

This is used to be a prison. It was originally built by French colonialists for Vietnamese political prisoners.

3. Temple of Literature

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Temple of Literature 

If you like history, this one is for you. This was built in 1070 and hosted the first Academy of Vietnam where Confucianism and related thoughts and knowledge were taught. There were also nearly a hundred of steles carved with the names of people who were top scores of the national exams at their time.

4. Duong Lam village

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 Duong Lam village

An old village that reflects typical rural life styles in the North of Vietnam

5. Walking around Old Quarters ( 36 Pho Phuong) of Hanoi

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Walking around Old Quarters ( 36 Pho Phuong) of Hanoi 

 Although they change a lot throughout history, you can still enjoy their life styles.

6. West Lake

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West Lake 

Want to stay away from the busy and noisy city?. Here is the place to go to. This lake is huge and sometimes it is foggy that make the view picturesque.

7. Vietnam History Museum

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Vietnam History Museum 

The museum depicts Vietnam history since the Stone Age to the twentieth century

8. Hoan Kiem Lake

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Hoan Kiem Lake 

The lake is considered the centre of Hanoi, not only physically but also symbolically. In fact, the more you spend time learning about the lake, the more special it becomes.

9. Bat Trang Ceramic village

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Bat Trang Ceramic village 

Bat Trang, traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore.

10. Enjoying street foods in Hanoi

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Enjoying street foods in Hanoi 

 You should try some famous foods and drinks in Hanoi like

- Egg coffee in Café Giang, 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

- Coconut ice cream in 29 Hang Than, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

- Street beer ( bia hoi) in Ta Hien street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

- Bun cha Ha Noi (Hanoi style vermicelli with grilled pork ) in 1 Hang Manh, Ha Noi

- Xoi yen ( sticky rice ) in 35b Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

- Pho Ha Noi in 49 Bat Dan, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

- Pho Thin in 13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi

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