During your Hanoi travel journey, visiting Hanoi Museum should be on the top of your bucket list. This museum currently stores and exhibits a myriad of well-preserved statues, ceramics, and photographs, which will provide you with abundant knowledge of the history and development of Hanoi.
1. An overview of Hanoi Museum
- Location: Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 8.00 am - 11.30 am and 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm (from Tuesday to Sunday)
- Ticket fee: 40,000 VND
Hanoi Museum is part of a series of construction works to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi, such as Hoa Binh Park, Uncle Ho Monument, Vinh Tuy Bridge, etc. The construction of Hanoi Museum started on May 19, 2008. It was inaugurated on October 6, 2010. This building is unquestionably the most striking example of modern architecture in the city.
Until now, Hanoi Museum has displayed more than 70,000 objects and materials bearing the history and culture of Hanoi over its thousands of years of existence.
2. The outstanding architecture of Hanoi Museum
The main building of Hanoi Museum covers more than 50,000 square meters in total, with four floors arranged to resemble an inverted pyramid, with terraces that extend farther outward. As a result, the higher levels cast shadows on the lower ones, which helps the inside exhibits to be shielded from sunlight.
The first floor of Hanoi Museum displays pillars carved with dragon figures from the Ly dynasty, as well as documents and artifacts from the Ly - Tran - Le dynasties. The second floor displays natural artifacts such as the skeleton of Hoan Kiem Lake turtle, shrimp specimen in West Lake, pictures of Hanoi’s scenery and people. Visiting the 3rd floor, visitors will see ancient artifacts such as bronze drums, copper coins, ancient ceramic vases, ivory, dragon statues, stone turtle statues, etc. The 4th floor displays paintings and photos of the old and modern Hanoi. There are also conference rooms, art studios, a library, and areas for temporary exhibitions on this floor.
3. How to get to Hanoi Museum on your trip?
Located on Pham Hung Road, near the National Convention Center, Hanoi Museum can be easily reached from any part of the city. There are numerous means of transportation that tourists can choose from to move to this attraction, among which the three most popular are bus, taxi, and motorbike. From the city center, it will take you 20 - 30 minutes to get to Hanoi Museum, depending on traffic.
4. The best tips for your visit to Hanoi Museum
Before visiting Hanoi Museum, take note of the following:
- Dress politely and avoid wearing revealing clothes
- Do not make loud noises
- Do not take pictures or film in prohibited areas
- Do not climb walls or trees, pick flowers, step on grass and litter
- Do not bring weapons, explosives, or flammable substances into the museum
- Park your vehicle at the lot
- Mind your personal belongings and valuables
- Filming at the museum can only be done with the consent of the museum's management board
Besides Hanoi Museum, you should also visit other tourist attractions in Hanoi, such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi Opera House, Presidential Palace, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and other Hanoi museums. In addition, it is highly recommended that you visit VinKE & Vinpearl Aquarium, both located in Vincom Mega Mall Times City and widely regarded as the most appealing attractions in the city for young families and teenagers.
At Vinpearl Aquarium, you can immerse in a colorful world of the mysterious ocean. This place has set numerous records and is now home to almost 30,000 sea creatures. Meanwhile, VinKE is an ideal place for children to try their dream jobs while having fun with their parents.
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Hanoi Museum is not only a beautiful piece of architecture but also an ideal destination to discover the history of the 1000-year-old city. This place exhibits numerous artifacts and documents bearing the history and culture of Hanoi. If you are planning a trip to Vietnam's capital city, make sure to include this location in your itinerary!