Hanoi – cradle of cultural heritages

Hanoi is praised as a city of rich cultural heritage with over 5,000 cultural and historical relics. Over 2,000 relics have been recognised as national heritage and municipal heritage treasures.

With a history of nearly 1,500 years, Tran Quoc pagoda is considered the oldest one of Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

With a history of nearly 1,500 years, Tran Quoc pagoda is considered the oldest one of Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Thap Rua (Turtle Tower) in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake sparkles at night (Photo: VNA)

Thap Rua (Turtle Tower) in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake sparkles at night (Photo: VNA)

Quan Thanh temple on Thanh Nien road, Ba Dinh district was built under the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010 – 1028) (Photo: VNA)

Quan Thanh temple on Thanh Nien road, Ba Dinh district was built under the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010 – 1028) (Photo: VNA)

Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi’s centre (Photo: VNA)

Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi’s centre (Photo: VNA)

‘Ca tru’ performance in the Old Quarter (Photo: VNA)

‘Ca tru’ performance in the Old Quarter (Photo: VNA)

 
Thang Long Imperial Citedal (Photo: VNA)

Thang Long Imperial Citedal (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi flag pole, built in 1812 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi flag pole, built in 1812 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi Opera House is a venue for big cultural events (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi Opera House is a venue for big cultural events (Photo: VNA)

Van Mieu (Temple of Literature), Vietnam’s first university, is a can’t-miss tourist destination for anyone to the capital city (Photo: VNA)

Van Mieu (Temple of Literature), Vietnam’s first university, is a can’t-miss tourist destination for anyone to the capital city (Photo: VNA)

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Visitors to HCM City in awe of streets covered in apricot blossoms
Visitors to HCM City in awe of streets covered in apricot blossoms
PHOTOSicon  12/01/2020 

The Youth Cultural House in Ho Chi Minh City is currently hosting the Tet Viet festival with thousands of apricot branches and trees being planted, much to the delight of visitors.

Tet preparations underway for gardeners in HCM City’s flower village
Tet preparations underway for gardeners in HCM City’s flower village
PHOTOSicon  12/01/2020 

Gardeners working in HCM City’s flower village have been undergoing careful preparations of their ornamental plants so they bloom just in time for the upcoming Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

Shops on Hang Ma street enjoy pre-Tet boost in sales
Shops on Hang Ma street enjoy pre-Tet boost in sales
PHOTOSicon  12/01/2020 

Shoppers have been flocking to Hang Ma street in central Hanoi as they seek to purchase decorative items to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

Viewing a spectacular sunset from Ky Quan San mountain
Viewing a spectacular sunset from Ky Quan San mountain
PHOTOSicon  12/01/2020 

Known as Bach Moc Luong Tu by trekkers, Ky Quan San mountain can be found situated between the northern provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau.

Hanoi's streets flooded by wild peach blossoms as Tet approaches
Hanoi's streets flooded by wild peach blossoms as Tet approaches
PHOTOSicon  12/01/2020 

With the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, drawing near, wild peach trees can be seen on sale on almost every corner of Hanoi in order to serve the increasing demand ahead of the festive period.

Naval ships bearing Tet gifts brings joy to soldiers at sea
Naval ships bearing Tet gifts brings joy to soldiers at sea
PHOTOSicon  08/01/2020 

An array of Tet gifts such as apricots, kumquat trees, sticky rice, and la dong, also known as dong leaves, are among the presents being brought to soldiers who are currently serving a tour of duty at sea by a delegation sent from the mainland.

Mountain ebonies adorn Hanoi city centre
Mountain ebonies adorn Hanoi city centre
PHOTOSicon  09/01/2020 

On early days of 2020, Dinh Tien Hoang street near Hoan Kiem lake is brightened with purple mountain ebonies (ban flower in Vietnamese), a distinctive flower of the Northwestern mountainous region.

Craftsman prepare unique ornamental trees ahead of Year of Rat
Craftsman prepare unique ornamental trees ahead of Year of Rat
PHOTOSicon  08/01/2020 

A giant peach tree pot costing VND1 billion and a gold bar-shaped grapefruit worth VND1 million each are among the special ornamental trees available for purchase in Hanoi in the buildup to the upcoming Lunar New Year.

Hanoi's streets flooded by wild peach blossoms as Tet approaches
Hanoi's streets flooded by wild peach blossoms as Tet approaches
PHOTOSicon  08/01/2020 

With the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, drawing near, wild peach trees can be seen on sale on almost every corner of Hanoi in order to serve the increasing demand ahead of the festive period.

Crowds flock to Nhat Tan flower village as Tet draws near
Crowds flock to Nhat Tan flower village as Tet draws near
PHOTOSicon  08/01/2020 

With the Lunar New Year festival approaching, Nhat Tan flower village has become increasingly busy as young people head to the area in order to snap beautiful photos.

Restaurants lack customers after drink driving law tightened
Restaurants lack customers after drink driving law tightened
PHOTOSicon  07/01/2020 

Restaurants are reporting a sharp fall in the number of customers after a few days the new fines on drink driving took effect.

Exploring spectacular sight of Sapa during spring
Exploring spectacular sight of Sapa during spring
PHOTOSicon  05/01/2020 

Situated in the northwest of Vietnam, the mountainous northern province of Lao Cai is home to Sa Pa, a culturally-rich town that boasts stunning natural landscapes when spring arrives.

Tay Tuu flower blossoms herald Lunar New Year
Tay Tuu flower blossoms herald Lunar New Year
PHOTOSicon  03/01/2020 

With the Lunar New Year 2020 few weeks away, local farmers in Tay Tuu flower village in Hanoi is ready for the busiest season of the year

To Day blossoms brighten up Mu Cang Chai mountainous area
To Day blossoms brighten up Mu Cang Chai mountainous area
PHOTOSicon  04/01/2020 

The pinkish hue of To Day flower or wild peach blossom in the mountainous Mu Cang Chai has bewitched visitors.

Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities in pictures
Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities in pictures
PHOTOSicon  03/01/2020 

Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, a must-see destination in Hue Imperial City, is a place preserving tens of thousands of unique artifacts, mostly related to the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).

People throughout Vietnam start 2020 with joyous celebrations
People throughout Vietnam start 2020 with joyous celebrations
PHOTOSicon  01/01/2020 

Both local people and tourists across the country gathered at various city centres to create a wonderful atmosphere to welcome in the New Year.

First signs of spring beauty spotted on Hanoi streets
First signs of spring beauty spotted on Hanoi streets
PHOTOSicon  03/01/2020 

With just over three weeks to go until the Lunar New Year (Tet), many streets across Hanoi can be seen bearing festive decorations such as colourful bulbs, flowers, and numerous slogans.

Exploring pristine beauty of apricot blossoms in Moc Chau
Exploring pristine beauty of apricot blossoms in Moc Chau
PHOTOSicon  03/01/2020 

These days, Moc Chau plateau in the northern mountainous province of Son La has attracted plenty of visitors coming to view the pristine beauty of the area’s white apricot blossoms as they enter full bloom.

Impressive outfits worn by Vietnamese beauties in global pageants during 2019
Impressive outfits worn by Vietnamese beauties in global pageants during 2019
PHOTOSicon  03/01/2020 

Let’s take a look back at some of the outstanding outfits that were worn by Vietnamese beauties whilst competing in global pageants during the previous year:

Bonsai kumquat trees of Hanoi's village attracts customers
Bonsai kumquat trees of Hanoi's village attracts customers
PHOTOSicon  03/01/2020 

In order to better serve the tastes of buyers ahead of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, gardeners working in Tu Lien village in Tay Ho district of Hanoi have created a number of bonsai kumquat trees to mark the Year of the Rat.

 
 
 
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