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Best the top 10 Things to Do in Hanoi

The best top 10 Things to Do in Hanoi Hanoi Must See Attractions

Hanoi Must See Attractions

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Water Puppet Theatre

You will never be stuck for something to do in Hanoi, where ancient and proudly preserved Vietnamese culture is felt most keenly by visitors, and progress wrestles with tradition in different districts of the city.

 

Hanoi is actually over 1000 years old so the wealth of history here is mind boggling: temples, ancient citadels, unique theatre and stunning wilderness just outside the city all offer fun-filled days in Vietnam’s capital. Make sure to visit as many of these attractions in Hanoi as possible because they all offer entertainment, beauty and education at different turns. Enjoy our list of Top 10 Things to Do in Hanoi below.

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is an intriguing relic of Vietnam’s history and, signifying its historical and cultural importance, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Standing 40 metres high, the central flag tower is the most recognizable feature of the Imperial Citadel and is often used as a symbol of Hanoi. This was the centre of ancient Hanoi and served as the political centre for eight centuries. Located in Ba Dinh, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is close to many other tourist attractions

  • Opening Hours: Daily 8:00 – 12:30 & 13:30 – 19:30
  • Location: Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Water Puppet Theatre

The ancient art form of water puppetry has a long association with Hanoi and there are several theatres where guests can enjoy this uniquely Vietnamese take on Asia’s puppet tradition. The original – and widely regarded as the best – theatre in town is the Thang Long Puppet Theatre. Puppets dance and slide elegantly over the liquid stage, controlled by a whole troupe of puppet masters hiding behind a screen. Most shows also feature the famous Legend of the Restored Sword of King Le which tells the tale of Hoan Kiem Lake and the giant tortoise. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 15:00, 16:10, 17:20, 18:30 & 20:00
  • Address: 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Tel: +84 43 824 9494
  • Price Range: VND 100,000

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