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1. Hochiminh Mausoleum



Ho Chi Minh President Mausoleum is a must see in Vietnam. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. The building is dedicated to house Ho Chi Minh’s preserved body and a place where visitors can express their admiration and gratitude towards the national hero while.
After visit Uncle Mausoleum, you can follow a path that takes you through different places Ho Chi Minh lived and worked to understand more about the greatest president of Vietnam.
Opening time: 5 days per week, except Monday and Friday
Cold seasons (from November to March): 8:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m
Hot seasons (from April to October): 7:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m
Closed once per year in October/ November/ or December for the maintenance.
Note: it’s very interesting if you can see the moment when the guards were being changed.
No camera, cell phone, bare-shoulder T-shirts, or miniskirts are allowed inside
 
2. One pillar pagoda



Very pretty. One pillar pagoda is just a tiny pagoda but with a very special architecture. It is a historic Buddhist temple built in a style of a lotus emerging out of the water. It also nears the Uncle Ho mausoleum. Beside the pagoda, there was a small store, which was serving quite a number of Vietnamese and tourists’ food, which was quite interesting.
 
3. Tran Quoc Pagoda



Located on a small penisula on the East side of West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. The architecture of this Buddhist center is a subtle combination between the solemn and beautiful landscape on the peaceful and quiet ambiance of West Lake’s surface. Thanks to these historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc Pagoda attracts many tourists to pay a visit, both inside and outside of Vietnam.

4. Vietnam museum of ethnology

This place is located in the suburb of Hanoi, the museum is very large, consisting of two parts: indoor and outdoor. Although the indoor area is a bit overwhelmed of information, the outdoor is just fantastic with ethnic houses of 54 different groups, which show you their cultures and lifestyles.
Very suitable for children and to those who are interested in the various Vietnamese culture.
Price: 25.000 VND (more than $1)

5. Temple of literature




The Temple of Literature in Hanoi is the first university in Vietnam. This is a beautiful and interesting complex or original and reconstructed buildings, dedicated to learning. There are five different courtyards with colorful gardens.
In the end of the years, lots of young men and women come here in smart suits and lovely dresses to enjoy their graduations in a historic setting.
Price: 20.000VND/person (nearly $1)
 
6. Ngoc Son Temple


 
Ngoc Son Temple was built in the 18th century on Jade Island in the centre of the ‘Lake of the Returned Sword’ or Hoan Kiem Lake.The temple opens at 08:00 and closes at 17:00 every day and its best to get to the lake as early as possible to watch the locals do their morning yoga and Tai Chi. To get to the temple, walk across the flag-lined bright red Huc Bridge across to Jade Island.

7. Hoa lo prison



If you want to know more about the Vietnamese political prisoners in many years ago in the French’s prison and the fascinating history of this once French Indochina territory, you should visit Hoa lo prison. It expresses the difficult life of Vietnamese in prison, without many basic conditions for normal life such as food, clothes, water.
This prison also contains some enormous torture instruments used by the French and showed how humanely the US prisoners were treated by comparison.
Price: 20.000/person (nearly $1)

8. Water puppetry show



Water puppetry is a tradition culture of Vietnamese. It is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition.
The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. The puppeteers always stand under the water and behind screen to control the puppets.
Price: From 60.000VND to 100.000 VND depend on the location of your seats. ($3-$5)

9. Hoan kiem lake




Hoan Kiem Lake is symbol of Hanoi- the capital of Vietnam. Sitting on the chair to see the beauty natural of this lake and the interesting activities of local people, you will be relaxed. 
 
10. Old Quarter



If you did not visit Old Quarter, it means you would not go to Hanoi. The Old Quarter with 36 streets that offers various types of goods depending on the street was quite intriguing. It’s truly heaven for shoppers. Come here, you can explore many interesting things.
Do not miss the taste of bia hơi” Bier Hanoi, just 5.000 VND / glass.
“Pho” is the most famous food in Hanoi. You can try it on 49 Bat Dan
Enjoy delicious street food and immerse you in this chaotic city.

Village

1. Bat Trang ceramic village



Bat Trang is an old, well established village of Hanoi. Located in an area rich with clay, it is famous for producing a unique style of ceramics called Bat Trang Porcelain. Bat Trang is well known throughout Vietnam for its beautiful ceramics such as vases, bowls, plates, etc.
When you come here, try to make your own pottery and come home with it as a souvenir. This will be a highlight of your school trip with a memorable experience

2. Van Phuc Silk village



Van Phuc is a village traditionally associated with silk weaving in Ha Dong, 8 km south-west of Hanoi. You can see the silk worm and the process of making the fabric or buy gifts easily. Van Phuc is good place for students who learn textile or students who want to explore Vietnam traditional handicraft

3. Dong Ngac ancient village



Dong Ngac is one of the villages which still well maintains traditional values. It's recognized as an academic villages, thanks to its many successful members. Dong Ngac is ideal place for a school trip with many activities involved discovering local life, culture exchange and doing community activities.

4. Duong Lam village



Duong Lam ancient village with is located near the center of Son Tay town, is prominent with ancient hamlets, dark red laterite walls, mounds, hills, deep drainage ditches- specific features of a midland village in Doai area.

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