If you plan to visit Hanoi – the beautiful capital of
Vietnam, a few days in the city doesn’t do justice, but luckily, most
attractions are located within walking distance of one another. Located at the
heart of the city, our Top 10 destinations of the city represent Hanoi’s rich
history and diverse culture.
1- Ho Chi Minh Museum
The museum brings together the incredible life of Ho Chi
Minh, some old photos and dusty official documents relating to the overthrow of
the French, and unintentionally, the collapse of the Soviet Union. Without any
doubt, we reckon this might be one of the MOST INTRIGUING museums about Ho Chi
Minh in Vietnam.
Location: 19 Ngoc Ha
Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi Opening hours:
2PM-4.30PM | Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Website: Ho Chi Minh Museum
2- Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien Bridge is a historic cantilever bridge across
the Red River that connects two districts, Hoan Kiem and Long Bien of the
Hanoi. Designed by Gustave Eiffel – a French civil engineer and architect who
built the famous Eiffel Tower, Long Bien is THE HISTORIAL WITNESS that is still
living and sharing the daily life with Hanoians silently.
Location: Ngoc Thuy, Long
Bien, Hanoi *You cannot use
cars on the bridge, it only allows motorcycles, bikes and walking.
3- Imperial Citadel Thang Long
Holding plenty of historic and archaeological relics through many periods of history by the reign of Emperors, Thang Long Imperial Citadel is renowned as one of the Top 10 national treasures of Vietnam. Moreover,
of Thang Long is one of the MOST HONORABLE WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE recognized
by UNESCO in 2010. Location: 19C Hoang Dieu,
Ba Dinh district, Hanoi Opening hours: 8AM-5PM |
Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday) Website: Imperial Citadel
4- National Museum of History
Vietnam National Museum of History offers an insight into a large collection of valuable objects introducing the traditional resistance wars and Vietnamese achievement in national construction. Through various meaningful
artifactswith its French architectural style, Vietnam National Museum of History is known as one of the MOST ARCHITECTURALLY IMPRESSIVE museum reflecting the long-standing culture and history of Vietnam’s national construction and development.
Location: 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8AM–12PM; 1.30PM–5PM Monday – Sunday
Website: National Museum of History
5 - Vietnamese Women’s Museum
The Vietnamese Women’s Museum is a gender museum with functions of research, preservation, and display of tangible and intangible historical and cultural heritages of Vietnamese women. Undoubtedly, this museum is one of the MOST SIGNIFICANT, if not a sacred place in Viet Nam to honour Vietnamese women.
Location: 36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8AM-5PM Monday – Sunday
Website: Vietnamese Women’s Museum
6 - Temple of Literature
Hanoi flaunts an endless amount of history, grandeur, and mythical tales to enchant even the most seasoned traveller. One such treasure is Hanoi’s ancient Temple of Literature – Van Mieu, Quoc Tu Giam. Being almost 1000 years old – one of the MOST ANCIENT attractions of Hanoi, Temple holds a spiritual significance to each generation of students and educators in Vietnam at present.
Location: 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Van Mieu, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8AM-6PM | Monday – Sunday
Website: Temple of Literature
7 = Tran Quoc Pagoda
Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi with the history line of more than 1,500 years, Tran Quoc Pagoda is known as the cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism. Indeed, Tran Quoc Pagoda is in the Top 16 MOST BEAUTIFUL TEMPLES IN THE WORLD
(Voted by Daily Mail UK, 2016) and definitely an indispensable destination for cultural explorers to Vietnam.
Location: Thanh Nien, Yen Phu, Tay Ho district, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8AM-4PM | Monday – Sunday
8 - Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
The Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts is a national museum established by the Vietnamese government to preserve and present the country’s artistic treasures. The Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts has one of the best and MOST DIVERSE art collections in the country. The vision of the museum is become an Art Work Evaluation Center.
Location: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8.30AM-5PM | Monday – Sunday
Website: Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts
9 - Flag Tower of Hanoi
Hanoi flag tower built in the early 19th century is one of the few remaining pre-war relics of the area. Today, the tower remains THE SYMBOL OF THE MILITARY HISTORY OF HANOI. With original construction purpose as an observatory; Hanoi Flag Tower offers a breathtaking view for the watchers standing on it.
Location: 28A Dien Bien Phu, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8AM-5PM | Monday – Sunday
10 - Turtle Tower – Sword Lake
Turtle Tower, also called Tortoise Tower is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake. The Legend of the name came from the story of Vietnamese patriotism and the strength it took to overcome Chinese oppression. Today, people rarely visit the little tower, instead they take a lakeside walk around the Sword Lake on the weekend to enjoy the peaceful scenery and the bustling vibe of the city.
Location: Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Walking street opening hours: 7PM Friday – 11PM Monday
Embark on your own adventure with Hanoi’s one and only BonBon City Tour. Our flexible city sightseeing tours allow you to soak up the city’s history and atmosphere with ease. Hop on any of our unique buses from 09 BonBon stops, conveniently located close to famous landmarks and attractions. You can hop off the bus to explore as often as you wish, and rejoin the tour once you’re ready!