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6 favourite experiences when travelling in Hanoi







1. Visiting museums

Hanoi has 16 museums in different districts which are opened in the regulated time every day. To visit in museum, tourists have to buy ticket.

Some museums in Hanoi

Vietnam national museum of history

Address: No. 1 Phạm Ngũ Lão, Tràng Tiền street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi.

Opening time: 8h00- 12h00 and 13h30- 17h.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Address: Nguyễn Văn Huyên street, Dịch Vọng, Cầu Giấy District, Hanoi.

Opening Hours: Everyday except for Monday, 8:30- 17:30

Entrance fee: 25,000VND

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Address: 66 Nguyễn Thái Học street, Hanoi

Opening time: everyday expect for Monday, 8:30- 17:00

Entrance fee: 20,000VND

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Address: No. 19 Ngọc Hà Street, Ba Đình District, Hanoi

Opening hours: Everyday except for Monday and Friday, from 8:00 and from 14:00- 16:30

Entrance: 10,000VND

Vietnam military history museum

Address: 28A Điện Biên Phủ street, Ba Đình District, Hanoi

Opening hours: everyday except for Monday and Friday, 8:00- 16: 30

Entrance fee: 20,000VND

2. Visiting Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature is famous as the most various complex in Hanoi, it is ranked on list of 23 special national relics. Hanoians always proud of Temple of Literature and it is a symbol of Hanoi travel.

Opening hours: 8:30- 11:30 and 13:30- 16:30 everyday except Monday and national holidays

Entrance fee: 30,000VND

3. Visiting Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison is located in the heart of Hanoi. It is built in 1896 by French on the land of Phu Khanh village. The French occupied Hanoi in order to detain Vietnamese patriots who opposed their rule. They built one prison in 1896 in the middle of Hanoi and occupy all area of Phu Khanh Village to build prisons.

Opening Hours: 8:00- 17:00

Entrance fee: 10,000VND- 20,000VND

4. Watching water puppet

Water puppetry is a form of folk arts originating in the Red River Delta in the north of Vietnam, dating back in the 11th century. Many town and villages in Vietnam have communal ponds that are perfect stages for these impromptu performances, enhancing the widespread development of the art form. Presently, water puppetry is showed in a pool of water with the water surface being the stage.

Address: 5B Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Ticket price: 60,000VND- 100,000VND

5. Sitting in cyclo- xích lô to contemplate Hanoi beauty

Cyclo is used in the past century, cyclo is becoming traditional culture beauty of Hanoi now. This is a suitable mean for tourists to visit in Hanoi.

6. Buying leaves hat (nón lá), lacquer

Walking in Hanoi old quarters, you can easily see images of lacquer stores with unique and skilful works. Foreign tourists can buy it as souvenir for friend and family.


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