"Historical witnesses" of Hanoi thousand years of civilization
Ha Noi, has a history of thousands of years, is the home of culture, civilized crystallization of Vietnam. Not because of the luxurious city, Hanoi is glamorous by its beauty of gentle and antique. Coming to Ha Noi this autumn, there are many historical site that you can not ignore.
The Old Quarter
The Old Quarter is a rustic trait in the heart of a modern and busy capital. Ha Noi 36 old streets, each street is considered as a maniature traditional village old Thang Long imperial citadel, having their own stories.
With the old architecture of the 19th centuries and many typical dishes such as Com, Pho, La Vong grilled fish,… Ha Noi creates a strong impression to attract a lot of tourists.
Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam
Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam, one of the special national relics, is located in the south of the Imperial Citadel Thang Long. The Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) is a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi. The temple hosts the Imperial Academy (Quoc Tu Giam), Vietnam’s first national university.
For nearly two centuries, despite wars and disasters, the temple has preserved ancient architectural styles of many dynasties as well as precious relics. Specially, this place is preserving 82 doctors’ steles, which have valuable historical resource for the study of culture, education and sculpture in Vietnam. This relic is not only a famous destination to tourists but also a symbol to honour talent and encourage study.
Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien Bridge, the first iron bridge crossing the Red River, was built bay French. As a “bridge passing over three centuries,” the Long Bien Bridge has witnessed the Vietnamese struggle against French Colonial Empire and US Imperialism, changing and developing of the capital in peacetime. The interference between classical – modern architecture, Vietnam – Western cultures has created a unique attraction for the bridge.
Ha Noi Opera House
The building modeled on Opéra Gamier Theater in Paris, was built for the performing arts in 1911. After the departure of the French, theater was used for Vietnamese plays and musicals. This is a destination not to be missed when you want to explore about the culture of Ha Noi in particular and Viet Nam in general.
Hoa Lo Prison
This is an evidence of the indomitable struggle of the revolutionary soldiers of Vietnam, as well as the judgment of savage regime of the French Colonial Empire. Because of historical significance, Hoa Lo Prison attracts thousands of visitors each year. More than 70% of tourists are foreign, especially many visitors are US soldiers who have participated in the war in Vietnam.
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