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Bambou Silk

Bambou Silk is a good shopping complex in Hanoi that offers a good collection of tailored clothes. You will surely admire the number of shops available in this area that offer quality items. This market is known for its suit pieces that are very classy. People from different parts of the city prefer Bambou Silk because of the fabric that is available here. You cannot park your car in this vicinity so prefer public transport for travelling. There is a good blend of casual as well as formal clothing in Bambou Silk. Tourists are also spotted at this market since the prices are too attractive. Do not miss a chance to visit Bambou Silk due to its clothing greatness.

Location: 6 Nha Chung Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Highlights: Formal clothing accessories such as tie, belt, jackets etc are famous in this market.

Best time to visit: Prefer weekdays to visit this place.
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved here so people visit to see that. There are many type of restrictions by the authority here such as you need to follow the dress code, be silent and walk in straight lines. Hands must be in pocket and arms should not be crossed. Apart from that no smoking, drinking or eating.

 
 Location: Hùng V??ng, ?i?n Biên, Ba ?ình, Hà N?i, Vietnam.

 Highlights: The place is protected by Militiary honour guards and is a high security place. The architecture is nicely done and a lot of people visit here to pay their respects to Ho Chi Minh.

 Best time to visit: One of the best things about the mausoleum is that it stays open for 24 hours so you can visit it any time you want. Only you need to keep in mind that it stays closed on Monday and Friday so make sure to not visit it then.
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Mount Ngu Binh

The Mount Ngu Binh in Hue is often described as an ascending beauty. The architectural edifice lies on top of the Ngu Binh mountain, exhibiting a picturesque view of a strikingly symmetric figure. The mount is considered to be an invaluable gift endowed by the nature to this city. The area is surrounded by an immense expanse of natural and scenic views that together enhance the enticing attractiveness of the place. Earlier, it was called the Nui Bang. The flat top of the mount is encircled with pine trees on all sides.

 Location: Ngu Binh is a mountain that is located in Vietnam.

 Highlights: The mount Ngu Binh reaches a height of 105 metre with a symmetrical view. On either side of the mount are two small mounts as well. After the perfume river, the mount is considered to be the second best wonder of nature bestowed upon this land.
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Tomb of Tu Duc

The tomb of Tu Duc is Hue city is an important landmark that marks the history of another great Emperor of the city. The tomb is the final resting place of the great emperor who happened to be a great ruler as well as a scholar. The tomb had been erected before his actual death. The place is marked as an alluring landmark owing to the presence of a lake, a pavilion and a theatre. The tomb has been divided into a temple area and a tomb area. An ironical feature though lies in a secret location that is the actual burying ground for the emperor, instead of the tomb where he was supposed to be buried.



 Location: The tomb of Tu Duc lies along the perfume rive in the city.

 Highlights: The historical landmark is expressive of the history and culture of the era of the emperor.

 Best time: Any time of the year.
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Forbidden Purple City

The Forbidden purple city is a repertoire of history and culture from the ancient era and symbolises the historic relevance of the city of Hue. Today, what remains of the purple city are charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum. These remains occupy the area within the citadel. Having been partially rebuilt, the landmark is under consideration for further renovation and restoration projects. When visiting this place, one can observe and explore the various incidents of wars that might have waged through the city, reflecting along every construction.




 Location: The forbidden purple city is located centrally in the Hue imperial city, hence easily accessible.

 Highlights: The forbidden purple city is the place where the emperors and their families used to reside but during waging wars, the precincts were badly destroyed. Hence, basically the city is a collection of ruins.

Best time to visit: All round the year.
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Lake of the Restored Sword

The English translation of the lake name means "Lake of the Returning Sword". It has a huge historical context and is one of the oldest places in the city. One can also easily spot some soft shell turtles which swim in the lake and has been seen since years, they make a beautiful sight. The lake was also known as Luc Thuy which means Green water in English. This was the former name given to the lake because it has green water.



Location: It is located in Hanoi, which is the capital city of Vietnam and has many other tourists attractions nearby as well.

Highlights: Lake of the restored Sword is one of the most scenic spots of the city and is a major tourist attraction which is visited by hundreds of people daily.

Best time to visit: During dusk and night, the lake looks stunning as it lights up and people mostly take this as an opportunity for photographs.
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Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

The Hanoi ceramic mosaic mural is a mural on the wall of the dyke system of the city of Hanoi in Vietnam. The content of the mosaic contains decorative patterns of different periods in history of Vietnam. It is a great place for all those who want to know about the culture of Vietnam.

Location: It is located in the city of Hanoi and attracts a lot of tourists and visitors.

Highlight: It has a length of about 4 km which is quite long. The place is nicely decorated and looks beautiful, this is the reason why a lot of people visit here and it is also a nice attraction for the locals here.

History: It was developed as part of the millennial anniversary of Hanoi and was considered among the major projects that were developed during that time. It was the result of a Hanoi architecture contest where an architect won a prize for transforming the dyke system of Hanoi to a ceramic mosaic.
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Thap Rua Tower

The Thap Rua Tower is also famously known as the Tortoise tower. It is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake in the city of Hanoi. Although people can't actually go to the tower, they can have a look at it from a distance.

 

Location: Tháp Rùa, Hàng Tr?ng, Hoàn Ki?m, Hà N?i, Vietnam.

Highlights: Since it is located in a little island, the beauty of the tower is enhanced as it is surrounded by a nice lake. This makes a good spot for photography and tourists often visit here as it has a lot of historical context.

History: The tower exists in a place which was a former fishing site under the famous king Le Thanh Tong. It was made during the time when French had conquered the city of Hanoi and most of the people in the city fled away due to fear of death.

What You Should Know More About Vietnam

  • About the destination

    Vietnam is a Southeast Asian Country mainly known for its serene beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and shrines and a vibrant lifestyle blended with rich culture and traditions. This country has totally developed itself after the war and now it has become one of the world-famous holiday destinations. The vibrant life, luxurious as well casual travelling options and a lot of other entertainment options are something which you will love about this place. Vietnam, a country filled with positive spirit is a place you have to not only visit, but experience to the fullest.


    Vietnam should be on the bucket list of all types of travelers, be it solo or those who like to travel with their partners, kids or parents. This place is filled with positivity, rich cultural heritage and fun filled atmosphere. Vietnam is also an awesome shopping destination and hence, it will be an ultimate destination for a traveler plus shopaholic. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and get some time to restore your soul in a positive way, you should right away plan a trip to Vietnam as here, you will definitely find what you seek for.


  • Travel advice:

    • Vietnam is a place frequented by tourists and hence, it is better to book your stay facilities well in advance.

    • Though the crime rate against tourists is very low, you should beware of scammers who try to fool tourists by selling fake things claiming them to be original.

    • Take care of expensive belongings while on the trip.

    • Do not get into any drug related situations.

    • Do not offend or insult the local culture or people of Vietnam in any way as they are very simple and humble people who respect their culture a lot.

  • Drinking laws

    The legal age to consume alcohol in Vietnam is 18 years for all types of alcoholic drinks. Though the age limits are not very rigid, it is better and safe to follow them.


  • Our Recommendations: What You Can’t Afford To Miss?

    Hoi An Ancient Town

    Hoi An is not only a charming seaside town, but one of the most trading ports of the ancient times. Though the trading purpose of the post does not exist anymore, you can visit here to understand the preserved roots of the spot and also enjoy some of the most scenic views on the beach, while sitting at one of the many casual dining restaurants located here.


    Cu Chi Tunnels

    The Cu Chi Tunnels are a war museum which give you a picture of the underground life of the Cong-Era soldiers in Vietnam. Including more than 120 kilometers of tunnels, this place is a collection of tunnels which will give you goosebumps while you imagine the struggle of the soldiers.


    Ha Long Bay

    Ha long Bay, located in the northern region of Vietnam is world famous for its natural beauty. The bay is ornamented with over 1,600 limestone islands and islets which cover an area of 1,500 square kilometers and to witness such an enormous natural wonder is a really breathtaking sight. This place is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is an indeed a surreal place to visit, as it looks something like a desktop wallpaper landscape.


    Phon Nha-Ke Bang national Park

    The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site located in the Quang Binh province of Vietnam. Developed as a result of the earth crust progression over 464 million years ago, it is the oldest karst formation in Russia. This park has over 2,000 square kilometers of limestone formation which is worth being witnessed.


    My Son Hindu Sanctuary

    Declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, the My Son Hindu Sanctuary is an example reflecting the ancient Champa Civilization. You can see the remains of the once flourished civilization here and take some of the best photographs of yourself here.


    Mui Ne Sand Dunes

    These sand dunes are one of the most important attractions of Vietnam apart from the beaches. The extensive sand dunes are in the glowing shades of white and golden and if you go further to the south, you will also get to see Red sand dunes.


    Ho Chi Minh City

    The Ho Chi Minh City is a concrete jungle of skyscrapers along with some crumbling colonial houses. This is a city which is a perfect blend of culture and development, as you can see monks collecting alms trough luxurious shops and showrooms. On one side you will have a traffic of motorbikes and on the other side, you will have ferries going on the Saigon River. Give yourself plenty of time to explore this city, as it is a completely different experience.


    Nha Trang

    Nha Trang is undoubtedly the most famous beach in Vietnam and it totally deserves the status because it has beautiful palm-lined sands, with little lively bars and shacks lined on it. You can take boat trips which take you for water sports like snorkeling and to nearby islands and coral reefs located near the beach. You can also enjoy surfing and SCUBA Diving on this beach.


  • What you will like here?

    Natural Beauty

    The natural beauty with which the country of Vietnam is blessed is beyond breathtaking. The beaches, sand dunes, mountains and crystal clear rivers will leave you awestruck with its beauty.



    Shopping

    You can shop for some of the best apparel, junk jewelry, accessories and handicrafts in Vietnam. From brand stores to street shopping stalls, the array of options for street shopping in Vietnam is never ending and you will get tired while shopping here but still not be satisfied.


    Vibrant Beaches

    The clean and sparkling beaches of Vietnam are untouched by adulteration and exploitation of nature. They are serene, calm and flocked with fun-seeking tourists which make them really vibrant and exciting.


    Nightlife

    The nightlife of Vietnam is not very popular, but it is only when you have not seen or experienced it. Once you get the feel of the nightlife consisting of vibrant and fun-filled street life, casual as well as luxurious bars and casinos, performance venues, cocktail bars and an array of nocturnal entertainment options, you will fall in love with it.


    Local culture

    Though Vietnam is a developed place when it comes to infrastructure, lifestyle and mindset of people, it has not lost or moved away from its cultural roots. People here still follow their culture and traditions and celebrate all the religious as well as national festivals with great excitement.


  • Recommended Reads For The Destination

    Website

    Travel Vietnam


    Forum

    Trip Advisor Travel Forum


    Books

    Lonely Planet Vietnam

    Insight Guides: Explore Vietnam


Listings in Vietnam