In the aftermath of the war, under Lê Duẩn's administration, the government embarked on a mass campaign of collectivization of farms and factories. This caused economic chaos and resulted in triple-digit inflation, while national reconstruction efforts progressed slowly. At least one million South Vietnamese were sent to reeducation camps, with an estimated 165,000 prisoners dying. Between 100,000 and 200,000 South Vietnamese were executed in extrajudicial killings; another 50,000 died performing hard labor in "New Economic Zones". In the late 1970s and early 1980s, millions of people fled ...

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Old Quarter

"Busy busy"
Oct 4, 2016 by Sarah K
Nice old quarter with a lot of street food, restaurants, bars, cafes and sights to visit. A lot of tourists, though. So also a lot of tourist informations or booking offices. The night market is... Read More
"Great Spot"
Oct 4, 2016 by sueanddave6
Great shopping and eateries lovely surrounds. You can walk or get a golf cart tour for a reasonable price. Loved it. Read More
"so so busy"
Oct 4, 2016 by CharlotteHarvey
We stayed at Essence D'Orient Hotel-excellent but oh it is maddening how busy it is here--overwhelming at times. How many scooters can one person stand? Read More
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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

"Great Heritage "
Oct 3, 2016 by Jespergoh
Although it was only 50mins, it the pretty amazing to watch 10 different stories beautifully choreographed. Too bad it doesn't come with subtitles so that we can easily understand the storylines... Read More
"Traditional culture show"
Oct 4, 2016 by GMV-GotMyVote
After a fairly quick dinner, we arrived on time to see the famous Vietnamese water puppet show inside a Casino Hotel. To be honest, I fell asleep during the... Read More
"Very interesting"
Oct 3, 2016 by kiwicoup
Very bright and colourful. The orchestra/band were amazing. Lasts 45 Min which seemed a little long. Quite hot in the theatre so wear light clothing. Read More
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Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

"Go there at night"
Oct 3, 2016 by kxz255
The bridge and temple lights up at night. The lake is at the old quarter. Expect to see large crowd near the lake and surrounding old quarter Read More
"Lovely lake, island of peace in the busy Hanoi old quarter"
Oct 3, 2016 by FearfulFlyer2
This large, pretty lake is at the heart of Hanoi's bustling old quarter. Reaching it through the busy narrow lanes is a great experience in itself. The lake is an island of tranquillity in the... Read More
"HEAVINLY RETREAT"
Oct 4, 2016 by EdwardWamoto103
Beautiful place to visit on weekends when streets are closed to enjoy the friendly people and the many musical performances by the local people. Becomes alive at night with the beautiful lights... Read More
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Temple of Literature & National University

"Very nice"
Oct 4, 2016 by Sarah K
Nice park and temple. 30000 VND entrance fee per person. Entrance is on the south side. Worth a visit. Read More
"A touch of History"
Oct 4, 2016 by Newyorkmaga
This is a really ancient part of Hanoi, and fascinating to visit. I was lucky enough to see some graduates from this year who had made the visit to have their pictures taken at the oldest centre of... Read More
"Went without a guide - not sure it's worth the money "
Oct 4, 2016 by Maya S
That's pretty much it. The history of the place is very interesting but we read it in advance. The place is pretty but not that interesting to look at. Read More
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

"Astounding"
Oct 4, 2016 by Newyorkmaga
The whole site is fascinating - from Uncle Hos house to the mausoleum itself. Many Vietnamese ladies, in full national dress, make pilgrimages here, and it is delightful to see them all. The site... Read More
"INSPIRATION OF A NATION"
Oct 4, 2016 by EdwardWamoto103
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a rallying point for a people and an inspiration for patriotism for a nation. I discovered a people united and ready to forge a ahead together because of the figure... Read More
"You can't visit Hanoi without visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum"
Oct 2, 2016 by IanNZ
Be prepared to queue, but after you have been past the embalmed body of Uncle Ho you get to visit the grounds and see where he did a lot of his work, worth the queues Read More
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Hoa Lo Prison

"Good history lesson"
Oct 4, 2016 by BaggiePhil
Good history lesson ,how people stood up against the hard times .A well preserved prison ,terrible how people can treat each other ,to be shankled up all day is beyond terrible .i enjoyed it more... Read More
"Amazing"
Oct 3, 2016 by Luky P
This is really a history on the war in Vietnam! So good to knew everything of past. The wall, the people and food nearly so fantastic ! Lovely Vietnam Read More
"A GOOD HISTORY OF THE NATION"
Oct 4, 2016 by EdwardWamoto103
Hoa Lo Prison (Maison Centrale) brings out the history of the various stages the Vietnam nation has undergone over time.. Read More
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Vietnamese Women's Museum

"Wonderful"
Oct 4, 2016 by Myjah C
Beautifully curated, highly insightful and educational. Loved every minute! Tickets were super affordable. Be prepared for a lot of walking and being on your feet. Was a little hot that day and being... Read More
"Modern, air conditioned and a testament to the strength of Vietnamese Women"
Oct 2, 2016 by JB0642015
We had already been to 2 museums, and were a little hot and tired. This museum was an incredible testament to the strength of Vietnamese women through the ages. I loved the fashion, the role many... Read More
"Really interesting"
Oct 3, 2016 by
We spent a morning here. It closes at 12.00 till about 1.30 for lunch. It was actually really interesting. There were displays on weddings, Motherhood, costumes, religion, daily life and women's role... Read More
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Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site

"Amazing history"
Oct 3, 2016 by QueenslandTommy
Impressive building which was never lived in by Ho Chi Minh who decided to live on the grounds in a simple house. Although you can't enter the Palace the surrounding view, grounds and houses are... Read More
"A beautiful palace never used by Ho Chi Minh"
Oct 3, 2016 by Radiohutch
Lynn and I did an outside tour of the Ho Chi Minh Palace recently. This is definitely a palace fit for a president, but apparently Ho Chi Minh was a conservative type that was not interested in all... Read More
"Tranquility in the middle of Hanoi"
Oct 4, 2016 by Ricardo_Bear
We really enjoyed our trip here and t experience the life of Ho Chi Minh. A very interesting time hearing about his life as president. A definite must when visiting Hanoi Read More
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West Lake

"Quiet and pretty!"
Oct 2, 2016 by JB0642015
We stayed one night at the Hotel Intercontinental West Lake. It was such a change from the hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter. It was peaceful, tranquil and left me with a different impression of... Read More
"Great setting for a walk...."
Oct 2, 2016 by j0hnniem64
A nice setting for that early morning walk, or why not grab a gelati from across the road while enjoying a sunset stoll.! Read More
"Should be renamed "Dead Fish Lake". "
Oct 2, 2016 by msg84
The first thing that hits you is the smell of dead fish. You then see the amount of dead fish everywhere and they are dying in shoals, it's odd. Then there are the hawkers selling you turtles to... Read More
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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

"Allow 2 hours+ plus here"
Oct 8, 2016 by _rg_palmer
A wonderful display that must have taken years to acquire. Many rooms full of Vietnam's incredible history. Read More
"Nice Window Into Vietnam's History and Culture "
Sep 20, 2016 by hyoefromkobe
Stopped by on the way from Temple of Literature to the Citadel. In the modern day section I expected to be hit with lots of propaganda, but found much more than that. I had a glimpse into how the... Read More
"A gem"
Sep 22, 2016 by JudithEve
This is our third trip to Vietnam and I don't know how we missed this gem of a museum. The museum is quiet large 4 floors and 2 separate buildings. It is a little hard to navigate but otherwise it is... Read More
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One Pillar Pagoda

"bit desapointing"
Oct 6, 2016 by apmatos
Thats is not much to see and/or feel in this atraction. Dont wast your time going here, unless you walk nearby. Read More
"One trick pony"
Oct 9, 2016 by Gordon_Bennett_NZ
It's okay, but the one pillar was replaced long ago with concrete.. it's handy to Ho Chi Minh's erstwhile place though. Read More
"A good historical temple "
Oct 8, 2016 by GMV-GotMyVote
The One Pillar Pagoda is one of Vietnam's two most iconic temple in Hanoi. It is believed this is good Buddhist temple to come and ask for a... Read More
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Ho Chi Minh Museum

"Dont bother"
Oct 4, 2016 by Mr_MarTEAni
Museum is only good for an escape from the heat. The 1st floor gives you info on the travels of ho chi minh but the secondfloor is a complete waste. Filled with "art" to make it seem full but all you... Read More
"An interesting insight."
Oct 3, 2016 by Mireille H
Since the mausoleum was closed and it was very hot outside, we decided to visit the museum. There's a small entrance fee. On the first floor there was a not very informative display about... Read More
"If your in to history"
Oct 2, 2016 by BaggiePhil
Visited here after visiting Botanical gardens next door , it is full of history but after a hour we had seen enough cost 100 dong each , not one of my favourite places to be honest unless your a... Read More
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Ngoc Son Temple

"interesting place"
Sep 22, 2016 by joybabe
we really enjoyed this temple it was a bit different to the usual as we were a bit 'templed out' by now, would recommend this one and go back Read More
"Interesting temple"
Sep 3, 2016 by Komator
Interesting temple in the Hoàn Kiếm. The temple itself it's not a killer one, it's quite small. But the views of the lake and the tranquility you have there make this visit worth Read More
"Great introduction to Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake"
Sep 14, 2016 by Paul C
Lots to see and the area has little bridges and more to explore around the Temple. Inside is very interesting and very popular with locals. Always lots occurring, and the temple is very ornate. The... Read More
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Chua Tran Quoc

"Great place to get into for the weekend"
Oct 8, 2016 by kaitlynlouiselin
I felt so good to be at a mass, in English . The church choir was so moving it was amazing. Being from Canada ,it is like coming home. Read More
"amazing place"
Oct 9, 2016 by debrahopkinsnin
Beautiful temple with a great view of West Lake and Hanoi. Lots of charming places to eat or have a drink nearby, and a quiet place for a walk. Read More
"Waste of time and not worth the effort"
Oct 7, 2016 by BrizzieCol
There are too many other things to do in Hanoi.... and i would bypass this attraction and do others. Once there, it is over in 30 mins and you wonder why you went ! Read More
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Perfume Pagoda

"Scenic area and impressive pagodas"
Oct 4, 2016 by roadbum4ever
The hour long row boat ride up the the base of mountain was quite serene ( only if our lady boat rower would stop talking on here cell phone, and she is loud). The cave was nice and so was the... Read More
"Not very interesting"
Oct 6, 2016 by Klara K
2h in the bus + 1h on the boat, at the end it was so long and Boring. And the worst is to force you To give tips! Read More
"Hot but beautiful"
Oct 5, 2016 by Liz K
Be prepared for a long day....it is a bit of a ride out to the river. Request a motorized boat to take you up the river. The rowboats take at least an hour and it is quite hot. The novelity wears... Read More
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Night Market

"So fun "
Oct 7, 2016 by Kim N
Very touristy but awesome way to spend a night after dinner wondering around soaking up the atmosphere. The streets were closed off so it was easy to walk around. Read More
"Love a bargain!"
Oct 8, 2016 by love-for-sunny-beach
It's a shame I cannot buy from the night market or other shops around Hanoi! I will return one day with an empty suitcase :) Read More
"Lovely stroll"
Oct 9, 2016 by Gordon_Bennett_NZ
Maybe it was the walk to the market, along bad pavements in the gloom, but when we got there it had a carnival atmosphere and, at around 6 or 7pm, was still setting up in places. There are the usual... Read More
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Dong Xuan Market

"Wholesale market supposedly with cheaper pricing but got ripped off anyway!"
Sep 21, 2016 by sharonstoned
We visited Dong Xuan on our last day in Hanoi thinking to shop for some souvenirs to bring home. Got the key chain set (of 10) for 100K VND being convinced by the store lady that it is the cheapest... Read More
"Quantity not quality"
Sep 24, 2016 by SimC1027
Masses of average to poor quality stock, not much selling going on. Impressive to see the owners clambering over the tottering piles to get to somewhere or something. Read More
"caters more for the tourist."
Sep 30, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
it is a dry and wet market and it caters more for the tourist. the prices you pay is also high but you can bargain. quality is low and most are all fake goods. Read More
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Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

"Beautiful tiles work !"
Oct 4, 2016 by roadbum4ever
Walked two third of the wall. Had some much fun seeing and photographing the intricate tiles work. Love it! Read More
"beautiful"
Oct 6, 2016 by Aishling N
beautiful wall built to commemorate 1000 years of Hanoi. It stretches for kilometers and has so many beautiful pictures. Read More
"Lovely"
Oct 2, 2016 by Janice P
Spanning miles along the ighway, this wall was done to celebrate the anniversary of Vietnam and made by children. Easily seen along the road as you travel. Read More
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Hanoi Flag Tower

"The 'borrowed' US aircraft are the highlight; especially the Tiger II."
Sep 21, 2016 by Gordon P
Best military hardware rusting in a museum in Vietnam. Check out the T54 guarding the door with a T34/85 covering the back. Read More
"meaningful place to visit"
Sep 23, 2016 by jihye k
meaningful place to visit actually this tower is belong to the war history museum. so if you get a ticket of the museum, you can look around here. some area was limited to see. but it was good to... Read More
"Flag tower and war museum"
Sep 24, 2016 by Daytonna
Walked by the previous day when it was closed then returned next day. It is very unlikely that the actual tower will be open as informed by the guides that this is rarely open to tourists but you may... Read More
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Thap Rua Tower

"Nice serene temple"
Oct 5, 2016 by Greg S
The temple is minimal cost to enter, and set in a picturesque serene setting. After walking in the humidity, it was a oasis I had just been looking for. TIP-even though it's relaxing outside with... Read More
"the heart of hanoi"
Sep 26, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
this is the heart and soul of hanoi. it was built by the king in honour of the tortoise God to drive out the chinese out of vietnam. All of hanoi is surrounded around this lake. you can take a slow... Read More
"Nice photo area"
Oct 5, 2016 by BaggiePhil
This is a nice area for photos but better at weekends when there is no traffic allowed ,not much to say about the tower as its in the middle of the lake. Read More
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Museum of History (Bao Tang Lich Su)

"Beautiful building and very interesting...."
Oct 2, 2016 by Peteski2016
Very interesting view of 2000 plus years of Vietnamese history - would be nice to have an English commentary system as there was little English at the exhibit - beautiful though and time well spent... Read More
"Sure, they had their battles but, this was - and still is - a culture of simple living."
Oct 1, 2016 by Edward J G
The Gods, Kings, Warriors - and all of their tributes and acclaim - are not to be found here. Common tools, farming implements and a few knives and swords represent a culture of vegetables and... Read More
"all the history you need to know about vietnam"
Sep 26, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
it is located just behind the opera house. it is yellow 2 storey building and is houses the history of vietnam dating back 1000 of years. the information tag is not very informative. but it is good... Read More
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Ancient House

"Know more about Old Hanoi from here"
Oct 10, 2016 by PopAfter23pm
This house make me know about the past of Hanoi people life. Old house with old furniture and traditional decor. Read More
"a heritage house"
Sep 29, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
this are one of the few remaining old heritage houses left in hanoi. inside you will some old furniture and well maintained. these houses should be gazette as an heritage and maintained by the... Read More
"Interesting visit"
Oct 13, 2016 by Ananth1006
There is a nominal charge to enter the house, but it is worth it. What is interesting about my visit was I could draw similarities in the way of life in ancient Indian houses to the one preserved... Read More
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Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

"Just okay"
Oct 3, 2016 by Snitchbolt
This place was interesting but nothing special. The Temple of Literature is a much better choice. The Citadel was cheap to get in to and the grounds were large inside but it really didn't wow us. I... Read More
"Nice compound and exhibits"
Oct 4, 2016 by roadbum4ever
Went there twice. Enjoy walking and photgraphing the compound. Also visited the archeological site across the street. There was a nice lotus pond. Read More
"HaNoi must visit"
Sep 29, 2016 by mattand
Recently opened to the public, this Citadel will of course never outshine The Citadel in Hue. They have done a fantastic job of all the displays of relics upto 1000 years old. The buildings left... Read More
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Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate

"the old city"
Oct 4, 2016 by thefunstuff
fun, vibrant, busy. A must see with great atmosphere. Really cool eateries in the area. safe friendly people Read More
"antique structure"
Oct 12, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
it is located nest to the citadel thanh Lung. the structure at the entrance is very old and beautiful. Inside there is nothing much to see or admire. you need to pay 30k dong to enter. not worth the... Read More
"Ancient Gate"
Oct 12, 2016 by tumbleweeds023
The gate itself is worth seeing and good for photographers. There are often bonsai trees on display on the grounds leading to the gate, which are also very nice! Once you're on the other side of... Read More
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B52 Victory Museum

"Stop the sky pirates!"
Sep 18, 2016 by Boolag666
Made the mistake of turning up on a Friday, as the museum itself was closed. The courtyard was open to the public though..this has a broad selection of air defence guns & artillery lined up on... Read More
"Holiday"
Sep 5, 2016 by Kim M
We visited this museum interesting some of the stuff they have but unfortunately we arrived there at around 12pm and they were closing so didn't have a really good look around the inside not sure if... Read More
"Good for a quick visit"
Sep 23, 2016 by Arne_de_Boer
There isn't much information inside this museum, but the military hardware on display makes this worth a quick visit. Especially the B52 is impressive due to its size. Read More
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Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52

"Bizarre to see a B52 in a suburban lake "
Aug 14, 2016 by Dan B
Snagged a cyclo who wove through the tiny streets to show us this strange monument. To see a downed B52 bomber in a suburban lake defies belief. Read More
"Enjoyable with a nice walk to get there "
Aug 25, 2016 by KingoStarr
I enjoyed this monument quite a lot it isn't something I would say was worth missing something huge for but if you have the time it is a nice walk through suburban Hanoi to get there and quite... Read More
"An understated interesting sight!"
Aug 28, 2016 by David H
Its bizarre seeing a B52 downed over 40 years ago in the suburbs of Hanoi - there is no real fuss over this sight and it is a short (15 min) walk from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum but an interesting... Read More
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Museum of the Revolution

"Interesting"
Aug 29, 2016 by Dennis Z
An interesting place to learn about Vietnam's recent history. The place puts an emphasis on Vietnam's feelings and suffer. In addition, it shows the various achievements they had such as the... Read More
"Worth visiting"
Sep 16, 2016 by Samuelang
Discounted tickets for children, senior citizens & students (bring along student ID) . Worth a visit . Read More
"histroy museum"
Sep 26, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
it is a nice place to learn about the history of vietnam. they have many pictures and artifacts about their history. only 40K dong to enter. very interesting and informative. Read More
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Quan Thanh Temple

"Beautiful Taoist temple"
Sep 10, 2016 by AriiC
This temple is full of beautiful statues. Namely the most impressive huge bronze statue - which was made in one whole piece! You may rub his toe for luck if you wish :) It is very peaceful and lovely... Read More
"Not much to see here"
Oct 4, 2016 by roadbum4ever
I walked along West Lake from Tran Quoc Pagoda to here. Other than a nice front gate, there is not much to see in here. Read More
"amazing....eye candy"
Aug 28, 2016 by Richard E
amazing, eye candy. Just when you though you've seen it all. what a pleasant surprise, I enjoyed it very much Read More
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Vietnamese Air Force Museum

"Amazing aircraft collection"
Sep 1, 2016 by Garth117
This is a must do for any military history enthusiast. The museum has a huge collection of aircraft, helicopters and weapons. Definitely a must do when in Hanoi with an extremely cheap entry fee. Read More
"A must-see for military aviation buffs "
Aug 1, 2016 by John V
There are many interesting aircraft on display around the outside grounds, such as a couple of MiG-17s, MiG-21, and a giant Mil Mi-6 helicopter. Inside you will find a couple of floors of aviation... Read More
"Bach Mai Airbase."
Sep 25, 2016 by Boolag666
Many of the photos associated with this location are in fact of the exhibits at the armed forces museum near Uncle Ho's precinct. Great place for Aviation fans to visit..if you bring your otherwise... Read More
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Lenin Statue

"remembrance of his good deeds"
Oct 5, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
it is located just opposite the Ho Chi Mnh mossuleum. there is a park built around the statue. You will find a lot of people doing exercise in the evenings. i believe the statue was built for the... Read More
"A statue of Lenin. "
Sep 30, 2016 by msg84
A statue of a well respected figure in Vietnamese history. There's not much to it really, but you will undoubtedly spot this on your journeys through Hanoi. Read More
"Okay to see if you are passing"
Sep 8, 2016 by woody44
This statue is straight across the road from the entrance to the Military History Museum and just down the road from the main square. If you are planning on going to this museum then this statue is... Read More
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Hanoi Police Museum

"Great museum, small but very interesting "
Oct 11, 2016 by Alana_Lawlor
Really enjoyed going here, museum is free with free guided tour, staff are lovely and very informative. Was nice to interact with them and ask questions Read More
"Free museum"
Oct 9, 2016 by matt9478
Entrance is free to the museum they even offer free guided tours in English, it take about 30 minutes to get around the museum as there is very little descriptions. Read More
"Interesting Insight"
Oct 9, 2016 by rpspellissy
I stumbled across this building wondering through a less tourist-orientated side of Ha Noi. It is opposite the infamous Hoa Lo prison, not far from the train station and south of Hoan Kiem lake. I... Read More
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Old City Gate

"Beautiful piece of history "
Aug 18, 2016 by Dan B
Stunning gate in he middle of the Old Quarter. Enjoyed wandering past this while visiting the nearby markets. So much history! Read More
"Nice piece of history"
Sep 3, 2016 by Komator
Even it's quite small, it's interesting to see. It used to be one of the gates of Old Hanoi and now they have kept it as part of the landscape. It's interesting to see and you have a lot of life... Read More
"Gorgeous piece of history "
Aug 18, 2016 by Karl L
We were able to access this site via foot while walking through the markets. It's an important piece of infrastructure and a symbol of city that has stood the test of time. A must see. Read More
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Vincom Mega Mall

"Disappointed"
Oct 4, 2016 by Myjah C
Heard about all the things this place had to offer. Arrived and more than two thirds of the shops were closed, including the water park and ice rink. Game center was tiny, but at least the bowling... Read More
"Not good"
Oct 6, 2016 by Snitchbolt
Half the shops were empty or under construction. This includes the ice rink and the water park. The stores that were open had limited appeal. Vincom Towers were better. We were very disappointed. We... Read More
"Modern Western Mega Mall"
Oct 8, 2016 by GMV-GotMyVote
This is a modern western-style mall in middle of Hanoi. It looks grand and very developed compared to its surroundings. 正中午天氣超熱的!這個時候我們就去河內最大最新的購物中心 -Royal City... Read More
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Vietnam National Museum

"Vietnam Museum"
Jul 25, 2016 by keith B
This museum is what it says. It is a very in depth museum about the history of vietnam. We had a great time and learned lots. Our 7 year old son loved it too. Read More
"Don't go, it's terrible "
May 16, 2016 by nickibBangkok
No explanations on any of the material, just random items in each room. Then they threw us out at 4.50 (meant to close at 5pm). Just don't go! Go to the women's museum or prison, much better Read More
"It does not tell a history.. "
Aug 27, 2016 by Lasse O
.. It rather just shows a bunch of artifacts. Though some of it might have been interesting enough, there is no help to understand the connection between the things or the time periods generally. Read More
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Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su)

"Lovely little find"
Jun 20, 2016 by
A lovely, quiet temple. If you're visiting the prison which is just up the road this is definitely worth a visit, especially following the gloom of the prison this is a peaceful heaven. There are... Read More
"an old buddhist temple"
Oct 4, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
it is located close to the Hoa Lo prison. its entrance has a pagoda shape and it is dark yellow in colour. you will find a number of monks of a non stop of worshippers doing theirs prayers. it is... Read More
"Lady Monks (Sangha) Chanting When I Visited"
Jul 18, 2016 by BrockDaBadger
This pagoda has some history and is just around the corner from the Hoa Lo Prison (aka the Hanoi Hilton). When I arrived I could hear chanting and when I looked inside there were probably 40 Sangha... Read More
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Le Mat Snake Village

"The Hung Snake Restaurant - 33 Le Mat, great culinary experience at Hanoi"
Dec 30, 2015 by Hailey K
My boyfriend and I came to Vietnam and we made a reservation for this restaurant with the objective to try snake meat. It was difficult to find the restaurant at first because our taxi driver didn't ... Read More
"Sound Crazy but that's an exciting experience"
Feb 2, 2016 by Adam O
We did biking trip with mr Hung-our great tour guide from Hanoi old quater, passing Long bien Bridge & some small Hamlets, rice fields,Vegetable fields...to Visit Le Mat snake village, this is a ... Read More
"Ba Mao- 40 Le Mat st- Best snake hunter and best chef. Awesome experience!!! Nice family. You should try. Price: 30 usd"
Dec 24, 2015 by 980tr_ngb
Very good!!! Best catching snake, cheapest price. Come here- 40 le mat. welcome and friendly family. Many snakes, touch it. Food's ok Read More
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Bach Ma Temple

"the oldest in hanoi"
Sep 30, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
it is said to be the oldest temple in hanoi. it is coloured yellow with brown pillars. the doors and pillars are all engraved. on the roof you will notice 2 dragons. it is very quiet and calm in... Read More
"Small, but perfectly formed"
Aug 21, 2016 by Emma C
I rather liked this place. As someone who has visited about a million temples in her time, I was not expecting much, but this place exceeded those expectations. As the area around it, it was full of... Read More
"Not so much different from other temples in Hanoi"
Aug 5, 2016 by joshnguyen24
i came to many temples and pagoda in Hanoi, but this is not my cup of tea. very plain. it doesnt take you a lot of time to visit this temple Read More
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Hanoi Museum

"Quiet dead"
Jan 31, 2016 by 1place1dream
The place is quitE dead except for tge festive stalls outside because of celebration for party election and ted new year. The building archectural is interesting but dirty Read More
"Nice"
Aug 8, 2016 by Sherlyn_Diaz
It was a ride through the history of the country. All information and display was very interesting. A well spent time. Worth the time to go back in time of the Vietnamese beautiful country. Read More
"Neglected and not interesting."
Jun 13, 2016 by TheShis
This is a truly boring, neglected and not interesting museum. No wonder it's free of charge. While the architecture of the building is lovely from the outside, the dull interiors and the lack of ANY... Read More
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87 Ma May Ancient House

"a heritage house"
Sep 29, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
this are one of the few remaining old heritage houses left in hanoi. inside you will some old furniture and well maintained. these houses should be gazette as an heritage and maintained by the... Read More
"Know more about Old Hanoi from here"
Oct 10, 2016 by PopAfter23pm
This house make me know about the past of Hanoi people life. Old house with old furniture and traditional decor. Read More
"Interesting visit"
Oct 13, 2016 by Ananth1006
There is a nominal charge to enter the house, but it is worth it. What is interesting about my visit was I could draw similarities in the way of life in ancient Indian houses to the one preserved... Read More
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Pagoda But Thap

"Interesting pagoda"
Sep 2, 2015 by Jeanette O
This is apparently the oldest pagoda in vietnam. It has an amazing history so best go with a guide to tell you all about it. Many people were there praying and leaving offerings. Right on the river... Read More
"A religious architectural gem from the 17th century"
Sep 2, 2015 by pqphan
Chua But Thap is hidden away in a very seclusive and rural part of the Bac Ninh province. I don't think the temple is currently active because I don't see any sign of monks and worshipers, but rather... Read More
"Great Experience"
Dec 25, 2015 by Hannahthuy
I've been here with my friends quite often. It is very old pagoda, nice traditional construction from Vietnamese people. Very impressive! If you have time please go here. It takes you around 40... Read More
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Tohe Style

"Amazing Social Enterprise in Hanoi"
Oct 13, 2015 by vince m
Visited TOHE today to see the beautiful products inspired by the artwork of the disadvantaged children they support. The shop is lovely and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful The only... Read More
"Great gifts for a good cause"
Oct 21, 2015 by jkhoo8
A wonderful shop for gifts plus for a good cause. I love the items here - brings back lovely childhood memories and the quality is very good as well. The shop in Tay Ho was closed when I was there... Read More
"buying more than a product in Tohe Shope"
Jul 30, 2015 by linhvu9x
This shop is born with great meaning of supporting disadvantaged children; but they still has good quality. Therefore, everytime I buy things in Tohe shop, I am not only happy for buying a creative... Read More
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Quang Ba Flower Market

"Great selection of flowers"
Aug 3, 2016 by Greg W
It's about halfway to the airport from the city center, but it's worth visiting this market if you or your significant others like flowers. Seemed like honest prices, nice vendors. Read More
"Bustling market"
Sep 3, 2016 by nesveb
Authentic market, worth a visit if you are an early bird or as we did, when arriving by night train from Sapa at 04:30. Great opportunity to go there directly from the train. We had our own transport... Read More
"Colors galore "
Apr 10, 2016 by Pata2020
Had heard about the flower market and after seeing the flower vendors on cycles in the streets just had to visit the market. I was warned of I starting early but also wanted my full nights sleep so... Read More
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Phu Tay Ho

"Very good local working temple"
Aug 10, 2016 by MartynC_HK
We came here as part of a days tour with Hanoi Vespa Tours. The temple initially looks like a traditional Chinese Buddhist temple but it is actually dedicated to the Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh. It is... Read More
"Great for visit"
Aug 5, 2016 by joshnguyen24
I came here twice because I really love it. First time I went with one guide in novntravel.com and 2nd time I went by myself. They sell a lot of food along the way to get in the temple. If you are... Read More
"One of the great temples to visit in Hanoi"
Mar 26, 2016 by RobertMorris
Phu Tay Ho is one of the famous temples in Hanoi. This temple dedicated to Mother Goddesses and it locates near Lake Tay Ho, hence the name. We like the golden buffalo in the courtyard as soon as... Read More
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Den Quan Tran Vu

"A beautiful little temple."
Jun 13, 2016 by TheShis
This is a beautiful little temple near Westlake. While it is located on a very busy and noisy road, once you get inside (for 10000 VND ~ 50 cents), the tranquility of the place overpowers the outside... Read More
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Nhat Tan Bridge

"Very beautiful"
Aug 5, 2016 by joshnguyen24
I can say this is the most beautiful and modern bridge in Hanoi . From the airport back to the town, u can pass this bridge. It is new and very beautiful at night time. Read More
"Impressive!!!"
Feb 1, 2016 by jaybeeFL
Flying into No Boi at night you can see the bridge all lit up. You get a second view from ground level and close up as you drive up and over it on your way into the city. It is quite impressive a... Read More
"Impressive contruction witnessed in an umimaginable place"
Aug 20, 2016 by Travelsmartwithme
Its really amazing to see this bridge and i must say it gives you the feeling of traveling in USA.Cant believe they actually constructed a bridge like in seatle at Hanoi. You will never miss it as... Read More
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Work Room Four

"Work Room Four all About the Art"
Apr 3, 2015 by Pamela F
Work Room Four, run by two young Brits, is an excellent place to see some of Hanoi's best artists' work, in addition to offering rental space to whomever wants to create artwork. It has a... Read More
"Gorgeous space, great talent"
Feb 3, 2015 by Amie P
I've had the opportunity to visit Work Room Four a couple of times and I have bought a number of pieces designed by this talented group. The designers are super talented, creating beautiful, edgy... Read More
"A gem!"
Feb 3, 2015 by RKB2014
We are extremely lucky to have the likes of Work Room Four in Hanoi. I began the Photoshop course with zero knowledge of the program and walked away with a very firm handle on it. Claire is a clever... Read More
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Hang Quat Street (Street of Fans)

"One of the old streets"
Apr 15, 2016 by Phi S
This is one of the old streets in the Old quarter. This street sells mainly fans and wood carved stamps. Interesting to see. Read More
"Nothing special here"
Aug 5, 2016 by joshnguyen24
The name Hang Quat means fan, but they dont sell fans any more. U find not find any things special here Read More
"used to be street of Fans"
Sep 29, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
this street used to be a street selling only fans but now hanoi old quater has changed. you find a mixture of all kinds of shops. it is on the northern top of Hoan Kien lake. Read More
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Ha Noi Gallery

"Not at this address "
Jul 23, 2015 by Chris101111
After such good reviews in TA I thought I would visit this gallery, it is not at no 42 Cau Go Street, so I presume it has moved or closed. Read More
"small but good"
Sep 27, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
i am not too sure if this is a branch. but there is one in Hang Gai st. it is a small art gallery but they have a wide range to choose from. you will be lost just choosing the art pieces. all looks... Read More
"Fantastic selection of propaganda at good prices"
Nov 20, 2015 by Andrew G
Great for a visit or to buy some prints of Vietnamese propaganda posters. Colourful, full of history and very good service. Read More
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Hang Bac Temple

"Peaceful and tranquil "
Jan 2, 2016 by imrpaul
Bumped in to this place by accident down a side street. Nice temple and free to visit. Nice architecture. There's a nice cheap and cheerful hotel nearby for like £9 a night. Read More
"old temple with a lot of trees"
Sep 26, 2016 by jeff1955malaysia
this is one of the many buddhist temples in hanoi. Very quiet and tranquility. no fees is required to enter. inside the wall it is planted with a lot of trees and and it is calm and peaceful. old... Read More
"NICE"
Aug 12, 2015 by bnktravel
Hanoi Old Quarter is very famous in Hanoi and Hang Bac street belongs with 36 famous street. You will see small temple on this street and then you will get a good written history of the street and... Read More
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the Warehouse

"Best wine selection & Best wine events in Hanoi"
May 11, 2015 by biddy777
A beautiful wine shop in Hoan Kiem and the store in Xuan Dieu is amazing with an underground wine cellar and view over West lake. Great customer care and friendly staff and every choice of wine you... Read More
"Superb "
Jul 19, 2015 by Chris101111
Massive selection of overseas wine from most parts of the world, at I would say a reasonable price for this area of the world. Air conditioning to keep the wine stable, wine tastings, just missed one... Read More
"Wine Tasting In Hanoi"
Dec 18, 2014 by eric l
I've been dropping into Hanoi over the last 10 years, and of course I love good wine. One facebook page I always checkout is The Warehouse Hanoi. They have fun and friendly in-store wine tasting... Read More
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Let's Start From Here

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Hanoi Museum
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Bao Tang Van Hoa Dan Gian Hoi An
Thien Vuong Co Sat Pagoda
My Khe Beach
Le Mat Snake Village
Khuong My Towers

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