Districts of Hanoi
Interested in areas of Hanoi? According to the map, the capital of Vietnam consists of 10 urban areas and 18 counties..
Names and descriptions of major areas
- Cau Giay: it is recommended to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, on the walls of which are depicted traditional floating markets and shamanistic rites of the Tau tribe (in the museum you will be able to see folk art objects and national costumes, as well as the loom presented at the exhibition; in total, the exposition consists of 15,000 exhibits ).
- Ba Dinh: in this area, tourists will be interested in objects in the form of the Presidential Palace (although they are not allowed inside the building, those who wish can walk through the botanical gardens of the palace, and entrance tickets will cost them 5,000 dongs), the Museum of Fine Arts (the exposition is represented by finds of the Neolithic era, samples ancient sculpture, folk painting, works of art of the 20th century) and the Museum of Military History (the museum's funds store 150,000 exhibits - real items used in military battles, in the form of equipment, vehicles, assault rifles of various models).
- Hoan Kiem: famous for the Museum of Vietnamese Women (you will be invited to admire 25,000 costumes, handicrafts, jewelry, as well as see documents testifying to the significant contribution of women to the development of culture), Saint Joseph Cathedral (is a Gothic structure with 2 towers, more than 30 m, against the background of which you can take several photographs; here you can see the statue of the Virgin Mary, and in the courtyard you can taste tea and enjoy live music) and the lake of the same name (thanks to the clear and transparent water, you can easily see black turtles here). Since the lake is located in the center of the park, you should come here to walk and actively spend time by the water. In addition, tourists are recommended to go to inspect the Den Ngoc Son temple (at the entrance there is a tower in the form of a feather, on the upper section of which 3 Chinese characters are depicted - they will be gladly deciphered by the guide accompanying you on the excursion).
Getting acquainted with the sights of Hanoi, you should pay attention to the Temple of Literature (the inner territory has 5 courtyards: for example, in the first one you can admire two gates, in the second one - visit the Literary Pavilion with a bronze bell inside, and in the third one - walk through the halls with the temple treasures stored there. ) located in the Dong Da area.
Where to stay for tourists
It is worth noting that Hanoi is famous for its relative cheapness, and even the most modest accommodation facilities delight guests with free Internet access. Tourists who are interested in inexpensive hotels, cafes and shops are advised to pay attention to accommodation facilities in the Old Quarter.
Many vacationers settle in close proximity to the Lake of the Returned Sword, but it should be noted that some of the most expensive hotels in the city have found shelter here (it makes sense to look for guesthouses and inexpensive hotels in the north of the lake).