Hanoi General Introduction
Hanoi - the most Vietnamese city with 1000 years old of cultural development. The city enjoys a warm humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons: summer (May-August), fall (September-October), winter (November-January) and spring (February-April). Residents experience heavy precipitation most of the year, especially in summer. It is incomplete when talking about the capital of Vietnam without mentioning its natural charm, educated and hospitable residents and long proud history.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the destination to enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. The building is where visitors can express their admiration and gratitude towards the common father/uncle of Vietnamese who has led the country to independence and reunification. It is popularly known among Vietnamese as Uncles’ Mausoleum, for the intimate and familiar atmosphere Ho Chi Minh always created when he was alive. Built over 2 years from 1973 to 1975, the Mausoleum is also a lively illustrator of national unity.
The next destination is Thang Long Imperial Citadel, the apex of regional political power for more than a millennium where research and excavation is still underway, and then head to another 11th century relic, the Temple of Literature including 82 stone steles honouring doctoral candidates in Le – Mac Dynasty. The temple is considered the first university of Vietnam, built in homage to the Chinese scholar Confucius.
Besides the recognized cultural sites, there are a lot of other constructions that contribute to building the image of an ancient, friendly and attractive capital. It is the fact that many reputable travel websites constantly voted Hanoi as an ideal destination to come in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh District.
Hanoi has many famous traditional professional handicraft villages such as Bat Trang pottery village, Ngu Xa bronze casting village, Yen Thai glossy silk village. Hanoi does not have the high-energy nightlife of other large cities, but the the unique blend of modern and traditional, Eastern and European together with the colourful local culture are able to bring you a number of exciting evenings. For example, water puppetry is a unique performance art. Thang Long Theater on Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the best venue for these performances. The puppets are made from wood, and the traditional folk tales are portrayed while a live band performs traditional songs.
In addition, traditional and modern art forms including Cheo , circus, water puppetry, plays, folk-song, pantomime, opera, symphony, singing, dancing, music, reciting a poem, comedy, vaudeville, especially Ca tru which was recognized by UNESCO as the intangible cultural world heritage are all make Hanoi a must-visit destination.
Thang Long Citadel.
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