Museums in Hanoi
Hanoi is home to Vietnam’s best museums and some of its most important monuments. Boasting a large collection of museum varying in themes from ancient Champa carvings, 20th-century folk paintings and 21st-century abstract works, the city is an ideal place for museum lovers.
National Museum of Vietnamese History
Built between 1925 and 1932, the architecturally outstanding museum was formerly home to the French Should of the Far East (École française d'Extrême-Orient). Exhibit highlights include bronzes from the Dong Son culture (3rd century BC to 3rd century AD), Hindu statuary from the Khmer and Champa kingdoms, jewellery from imperial Vietnam, and displays relating to the French occupation and the Communist Party.
Thang Long Royal Citadel
The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is the cultural complex and an intriguing relic of Vietnam's history involving the illustrious walled in area first worked amid the Lý Dynasty and hence extended by the Trần, Lê lastly the Nguyễn Dynasty. The citadel was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 which signifies its cultural and historical importance. Located in Ba Dinh District it is only 2km away from our hotel.
Fine Arts Museum
Fine Arts Museum is housed separately in two buildings that were at one time the French Ministry of Information. Treasures flourish, including antiquated Champa stone carvings and some shocking representations of Guan Yin, the thousand-looked at, thousand-outfitted goddess of empathy. Pay special mind to the lacquered statues of Buddhist monks from the Tay Son dynasty and the considerable collection of contemporary artworks and folk-naive paintings.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
With a territory of up to 3.27 hectares alongside numerous territories of presentation and rich curious, the exhibition hall pulls in numerous foreigners who hunger for Vietnamese culture. The curious in the exhibition hall are all around safeguarded, giving you an interesting point of view on the ethnic minorities of Vietnam through traditional houses, craftsman works, music and traditions.
Vietnamese Women's Museum
The historical centre is demonstrates the role of that Vietnamese women played in history, in family, at work and in religion. The displays have inscriptions in Vietnamese, English and French, not simply drawing a conventional lifestyle through the point of view of the women, additionally proposing their contributed part in the two wars of resistance for freedom.
Hoa Lo Prison
Considered a national relic site in the heart of Hanoi, Hoa Lo Prison (Maison Centrale) has pulled in numerous foreign travellers who want to find out about the historical backdrop of Vietnam. It helps you see more about what they experienced amid the war. Little admission fee and nearby the old quarter, diversity of information and profitable ancient rarities, the jail is definite-to-visit spot.