Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam giới, is known for its centuries-old architecture & a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese & French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Dong Xuan market, selling household goods & street food.

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Main attractions


One Pillar Pagoda

The One Pillar Pagoda was originally built by the Emperor Ly Tnhị Tong who ruled from 1028 to 1054. According khổng lồ the annals, the heirless emperor dreamed that he met Quan The Am Bo Tat, the Goddess of Mercy, who handed hyên a male child. Ly Thai Tong then married a young peasant girl and had a son và heir by her. As a way of expressing his gratitude for this sự kiện, he constructed a pagodomain authority here in 1049.


Hoan Kiem Lake

Legkết thúc claims in the mid-15th century Heaven sent Emperor Ly Tnhì To a magical sword, which he used lớn drive the Chinese from Vietphái mạnh. After the war a giant golden turtle grabbed the sword & disappeared into lớn the depths of this lake lớn restore the sword to its divine owners, inspiring the name Ho Hoan Kiem. Every morning at around 6am local residents practise traditional t’ai đưa ra on the shore.  The ramshackle Thap Rua , on an islet near the southern over, is topped with a red star và is often used as an emblem of Hanoi.

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Founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Tkhô cứng Tong, the Temple of Literature is dedicated to Confucius (Khong Tu). Inside you"ll find a pond known as the "Well of Heavenly Clarity", a low-slung pagodomain authority và statues of Confucius và his disciples. A rare example of well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture, the complex honours Vietnam’s finest scholars and men of literary accomplishment.

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Tran Quoc Pagoda 

One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam giới, Tran Quoc Pagodomain authority is on the eastern shore of Ho Tay, just off Ð Thanh Nien, which divides this lake from Truc Bach Lake. A stela here, dating from 1639, tells the history of this site. The pagoda was rebuilt in the 15th century & again in 1842.