Hanoi Vietnam, where ancient and proudly preserved Vietnamese culture is intensely felt by most tourists. In different districts of the city, the progress grapple with Vietnamese tradition. As a matter of fact, the wealth of history is more than sufficient as Hanoi is passed over a millennium: ancient citadels, exquisite temples, unusual theater and remarkable outback can be seen beyond the city Vietnam’s capital.
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
An interesting relic of Vietnam’s history was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 that signals its historical and cultural importance. In 2004, many relics and items recorded between the 6th and 20th centuries were unearthed. Popularly known as the Hanoi Citadel, discovery includes foundations of ancient roads, ponds, old palaces, and wells. Archaeologists also discovered bronze coins, ceramics and pottery from China and many places in Asia, on top of the above-mentioned discoveries, all tell a close trading relationship in the area. It’s a must visit on the citadel itself.
Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi
Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi has its origin in an art form that can be traced back to the 11th century. By positioning in the waist-deep water with the puppets staging over the water, the tradition of water puppet theater from a time when rice paddy fields were submerged in water and villagers would make enjoyment. It emerges as if they were moving across the water with the puppeteers concealed behind a screen by using large rods to hold the puppets.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
One of the most visited places in Hanoi Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square. Ho Chi Minh, known to Vietnamese people as ‘Uncle Ho,’ is the most exemplary and famous leader of Vietnam and it is his final resting place.
The Perfume Pagoda
A dramatic temple complex believed to have been first built in the 15th century is the Perfume Pagoda. Built into a mountain range in a maze of alleyways carved into the rock with rich forests and flowing streams all around for this series of Buddhist temples. The trek here is an experience in itself as it can be found around 60 km south of Hanoi in the Son Mountains: to begin with, behold yourself in a two-hour journey by car or bus before making a journey riding on a boat to the foot of the mountains.