Activities

Book Street

Pho Sach Ha Noi While Hanoi has always been home to dozens of bookstores, Pho Sach Ha Noi is a new addition to the city’s…

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Hanoi Opera House

A Tribute to Paris The French completed the Hanoi Opera House in 1911, intending for it to resemble the Palais Garnier in Paris. Even after…

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

The Man Who Inspired a Nation Even before he became the leader of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh lived a fascinating life. Born into a poor…

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National Museum of Vietnamese History

A Grand Building for a Grand Collection On top of its impressive collection, the National Museum of Vietnamese History is a spectacular piece of architecture.…

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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

The Art of Water Puppetry Water Puppetry is a distinctly Vietnamese art form. Historically performances took place in flooded rice paddies. Villagers constructed large puppets…

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Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

The Evolution of Vietnamese Art Compared to the art museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi’s Fine Arts Museum is gigantic. Located in what was…

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Vietnam Military History Museum

A Violent History For much of Vietnam’s history, the country waged war against enemies who sought to dominate it. First the French, whose dominion over…

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Vietnamese Women’s Museum

A Tribute to Women Though gender inequality exists in Vietnam, women have made a big difference in the country’s history, farming and fighting right alongside the…

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