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Best things to do and see in Hanoi
Hanoi is the capital of Vietman and one of the most visited cities in all of Asia. Its century-old architecture is possibly what attracts the most attention, as is the Vietnamese culture, influenced by Chinese, French and other Southeast Asian countries. The Old Town of the city is the point on which the city revolves, being somewhat chaotic at the same time that we can find with certain order the stores to be distributed by trades in its narrow streets. In addition, you will find a large number of small temples scattered throughout the city that are worth visiting.
If you decide to do a free walking tour in Hanoi with a local guide you will be able to know the essential places, as well as the most emblematic places of the city. You should visit the Ho Chi Ming Mausoleum and the Hanoi Presidential Palace as first options. Other points of interest that are worthwhile are the Ho Chi Ming House, the War Museum, the Single Pillar Pagoda, the Old Quarter, the Dong Xuan Market, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Pagoda of Tran Quoc Pen, the French colonial quarter or move on to see the largest mosaic in the world.
All free tours in Hanoi have the opinions of travelers who have lived the experience of visiting with the local guide. You can complement the information of each tour with the assessments about the route and what each local guide has provided. Other cities worth visiting are Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Siem Reap or Taipei City.