Travelling to another country is a great way to experience and be immersed in its history and culture. Indeed, you would splurge yourself to its most popular tourist destinations and eat the local delicacies. But what if you only have 24 hours to get the most of it? It would surely be more compact than the usual itineraries, but you can still make a worthwhile and fun travel experience.
This article would serve as a guide to tourists (especially the first-timers) who only have a day to visit Hanoi, Vietnam. But to have a more unobstructed view on what to expect, let me share some interesting facts about the capital city of Vietnam.
Aside from the fact that Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, the place is full of spectacular and unique landmarks that can fill your eyes out. Along with this, you can also satisfy your cravings towards the local dishes of Hanoi as there are many street restaurants that you can explore. If you happen to be a thrill seeker, you can also try dog meat here. Dog meat is considered to be one of the city’s delicacies.
The Temple of Literature
The Temple of Literature, also known as Van Mieu Mon, is a Temple of Confucius that hosted the first national university – Imperial Academy. It also features traditional Vietnam architecture that is preserved well by the government and locals. Aside from its design, five courtyards have unique characteristics.
One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda is a small Buddhist temple that was built by Emperor Ly Thai Tong during his ruling from 1028 to 1054. The design of the pagoda is similar to the lotus blossom that symbolizes genuineness and emergence to sorrowfulness.
Thang Long Citadel
Thang Long Citadel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features the site of 8 Hoang Dieu Street and Nguyen Dynasty’s Citadel of Hanoi that is located in the central point of the landmark. There are also monuments that tourists can see like Flag Tower (Ky Dai), the South Gate (Doan Mon), the Kinh Thien Palace Foundation, the Princess’s Pagoda (Hau Lau), and the North Gate (Bac Mon).