Angel Palace Hotel is in a great location nearby attractive places to visit in Hanoi. Below are our recommendations for things to see in Hanoi that will make your trip extra special.
- Hoan Kiem Lake: Hanoi is a city of lakes and Hoan Kiem is one of the most enchanting spots with visitors. Superbly scenic and serene, Hoan Kiem Lake, or the Lake of Restored Sword provides a habitat for soft-shell turtles and contains many picturesque pagodas and small bridges. This site is one of the must-things to see in Hanoi.
- Ngoc Son Temple:
Ngoc Son Temple is on Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. It was built on an island in the 19th century and is a historical and religious construction.
The temple as it is well-known today is the result of renovations made by Nguyen Van Sieu in 1864. Nguyen Van Sieu was the one that build the tower that has the shape of pen at the entrance of the temple. Therefore, this temple has a name of Thap But. On the top of this tower, there are three Chinese characters called Ta Thanh Thien, which has the literal meaning as “to write on the blue sky is to imply the height of a genuine and righteous person’s determination and will“; Dai Nghien, meaning "ink stand", is carved from stone resembling a peach placed on the back of the three frogs on top of the gate to the temple; and The Huc, meaning "where rays of morning sunshine touch". Visitors can easily find several Vietnamese parallel sentences called Cau Doi appeared on the walls leading to the temple. These cau doi were part of traditional word puzzles played by educated individuals.
- Night market: The night market spreads across from Hang Dao Street to Dong Xuan Market.It is held at 6.30 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi. It’s a very interesting place that all visitors should not miss if they have chance to travel to Hanoi.
- Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum & Museum: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Vietnamese: Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh) is located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is a large memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh, Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969, read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
- One Pillar Pagoda: The One-Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s two most iconic pagodas, side by side the Perfume Pagoda) is a popular tourist attraction amongst a number of beauty-spots in Hanoi
The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese:Chùa Một Cột, formally Diên Hựu tự, which litterally means “long lasting happiness and good luck”) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. As you visit Hanoi, you may come to various other monuments, parks and historical places. Yet, the One-Pillar Pagoda reflects the architectural splendour that the country has grown.
- Quan Thanh Temple: Located at the crossroads of Thanh Nien Street and Quan Thanh Street, near West Lake, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, Quan Thanh temple (called Tran Vu temple, since it is dedicated to Huyen Thien Tran Vu (Guardian of the North of the Country), an important historical and cultural place which is built during the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010-1028) and renovated many times.
- Quan Su Temple: Constructed in the 15th century along with a small house for visiting Buddhist ambassadors, Quan Su Temple became the headquarters of the Tonkin Buddhist Association in 1934 it and today it is headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist Congregation.
- Temple of Litterature: The Temple of Literature, first Vietnam university, belongs Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, is a famous historical and cultural relic. It was built in 1070 in honour of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.
Throughout its hundreds of years of activity in the feudal, thousands of Vietnamese scholars graduated from this university.
- Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre: Located at 57 B, Dinh Tien Hoang street, next to Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater offers several shows each day that you can combine with a visit to the Old Quarter. This is a familiar address for both domestic tourists and foreign ones, who want to enjoy water puppet shows and discovery the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art.
- Opera House: (Vietnamese: Nhà hát lớn Hà Nội) is an opera house in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam. It was erected by French colonists between 1901 and 1911. The opera had depended on touring artists performing French and Italian repertoire during the colonial period for a mainly French audience.
- Hanoi Cathedral: also known as Saint Joseph's Cathedral, was built on the site of the former Bao Thien Tower, which was famous in the ancient capital of Thang Long under the Ly Dynasty (the 11th and 12th centuries). Hanoi Cathedral is famous not only for its architecture but its beautiful scenery as well.
800m from Hanoi Railway Station
35km from Noi Bài International Airport