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Hanoi is the second largest city in Vietnam, ideally located on the banks of Red River. This stunning travel destination is often considered as one of the world’s best cities, home to a multitude of attractions that are likely to steal your heart. The stunning Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is one of them… An enticing remnant of Vietnam’s culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions worth visiting are the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which is the final resting abode of the country’s great leader Ho Chi Minh, and the Water Puppetry Theatre, which is the best place to admire Vietnam’s famous water puppetry show, featuring unique puppet dances and traditional music. Though autumn and spring are considered the ideal seasons to visit this city, you can book cheap air tickets to Hanoi anytime throughout the year.
Hanoi is home to a plethora of religious temples, and Perfume Pagoda is one of the must visits… This striking Buddhist temple complex is built amid a structure of alleyways, carved into a mountain range and surrounded by lush water streams. Haon Kiem Lake is a marvelous picnic point in Hanoi with the majestic Ngoc Son Temple at its center. A bridge connects the temple to the lake and the entire setting makes for some beautiful photos. The markets of Hanoi are as fascinating as the city’s temples… Hang Da, Dong Xuan and Cho Hom are the best places to buy traditional goodies, with prices ranging from cheap and affordable to expensive but excellent, premium quality. These markets remain open until late in the evenings, and some Hanoi markets are even open 24 hours, so you have enough time to browse the unique items which include clothes, bags, handicrafts and accessories.
Besides glistening temples and bustling markets, this lovely city in Vietnam is also speckled with impressive colonial buildings. Those worth visiting are the Hanoi Opera House, featuring impressive neo-classical architecture, the Temple of Literature which is listed in the 23 national monuments worth visiting in Vietnam, and the Hoa Lo Prison which has still maintained its French-colonial charm. Hanoi is also famed for its immense culinary expertise; Vietnamese locals use the freshest ingredients in their recipes, and vegetables remain the predominant part of the city’s fish and meat dishes. The national dish ‘Pho’ is counted amongst the world’s top 5 local street foods, which can be sampled at the city’s endless street stalls. If you haven’t yet been to this beautiful city but wish to see it for yourself, then book cheap flights to Hanoi with Brightsun Travel and secure a wonderful holiday to Vietnam today.