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Attractions to explore nearby Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera HouseSố 01 Tràng Tiền, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Opera House erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911, it was modeled on the Palais Garnier, the older of Paris's two opera houses. After the departure of the French, the opera house became the scene for several political events as well as the scene of street fighting during the fight for Hanoi.

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National Historical Museum0.17 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

The museum highlights Vietnam's prehistory (about 300,000–400,000 years ago) up to the August 1945 Revolution. It has over 200,000 exhibits displayed, arranged in five major sections. The museum building was an archaeological research institution of the French School of the Far East under French colonial rule of 1910.

Vietnamese Women's Museum0.66 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Materials, photos and objects displayed in the permanent exhibition show the role the Vietnamese women played in history and currently play in arts and in family life. The museum also organizes thematic exhibitions to show changes and development of the contemporary society.

Hoàn Kiếm Lake0.77 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Hoan Kiem Lake means "Lake of the Returned Sword". According to the legend, after defeating the Ming China in early 1428, Emperor Lê Lợi was boating on the lake when a Golden Turtle God surfaced and asked for his magic sword. Lợi concluded that the turtle god had come to reclaim the sword that its master, a local God, the Dragon King had given to Lợi. The Emperor later gave the sword back to the turtle after he finished fighting off the Chinese.

Bat Trang Pottery Village0.94 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Bat Trang, traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore. Located in an area rich in clay, the village has advantage of ingredients to create fine ceramics. Moreover, lying besides the Red river, between Thang Long and Pho Hien, two ancient trade centers in the north of Vietnam during 15th-17th century, Bat Trang’s ceramics were favorite products not only in domestic market, but also foreign.

St. Joseph's Cathedral1.06 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Late 19th-century Neo-Gothic style church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi to nearly 4 million Catholics in the country. Construction of the church began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886. It is the oldest church in Hanoi.

Hoa Lo Prison Relic1.20 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in French Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. The prison was demolished during the 1990s, although the gatehouse remains as a museum.

Hanoi Train Street1.58 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Active railway tracks going through resedential buildings and shops. Note that this area is closed for visitors due to safety concerns you can visit it only if you know someone who lives in the area and bring you along.

Dong Xuan Market1.78 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to foodstuffs. The market was originally built by the French administration in 1889, it has since been renovated several times.

Vietnam Military History Museum2.03 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

The museum displays eras of Vietnamese military history showcased in different buildings on the complex. The museum also includes a display of decommissioned, captured or destroyed military equipment and vehicles used by French, Viet Minh, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the United States during the First and Second Indochina Wars.

Thăng Long Imperial Citadel2.16 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

A complex of historic imperial buildings located in the centre of Hanoi. The royal enclosure was first built during the Lý dynasty (1010) and expanded by the Trần, Lê and finally the Nguyễn dynasty. It remained the seat of the Vietnamese court until 1810, when the Nguyễn dynasty chose to move the capital to Huế.

Cầu Long Biên2.19 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

A historic cantilever bridge across the Red River. The bridge was built in 1899-1902 by the architects Daydé & Pillé of Paris, and opened in 1903. It was heavily bombarded during Vietnam War due to its critical position. It was the only bridge at that time across the Red River connecting Hanoi to the main port of Haiphong.

Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum2.28 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Country's primary art museum, showcasing Vietnam's fine arts from a range of historical periods. Much of the 20th Century art presented in the museum is concerned with folk narratives of a nation in defence.

Temple Of Literature2.32 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Temple dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. Built in 1070, it hosts the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first national university. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum2.79 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Resting place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader & President Ho Chi Minh.

One Pillar Pagoda2.83 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

One of Vietnam's two most iconic temples. The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter and 4 m in height, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, a Buddhist symbol of purity. The emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in 1049, in gratitude for having a son.

Vĩnh Tuy Bridge2.89 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

The Vĩnh Tuy Bridge is a bridge over the Red River (Vietnamese: Sông Hồng) in Hanoi which was completed in 2008. It was one of the Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi commemorative projects along with the Thanh Trì Bridge.  It is unrelated to a smaller Vĩnh Tuy bridge destroyed in 1966 by the United States Air Force bombing.

Ho Chi Minh Museum2.91 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Dedicated to the late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. The museum documents Ho Chi Minh's life, with 8 chronological exhibitions.

Presidential Palace2.95 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. The yellow palace stands behind wrought iron gates flanked by sentry boxes, the only visual cues that it is located in Vietnam at all are mango trees growing on the grounds. The palace is not open to the public, but visitors can walk around the grounds for a fee.

Quan Thanh Temple3.07 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

Dated to the 11th century, this Taoist temple was dedicated to Xuan Wu, one of the principal deities in Taoism. It is one of the Four Sacred Temples that were built in four directions to protect Hanoi from malevolent spirits.

Hanoi Botanical Garden3.29 KMs away from Hanoi Opera House

This is not a Botanical Garden but a lush green park in the city center. The park was established in 1890 by the French and originally stretched over 33 hectares, but has since been squeezed to a mere 10 to make room for development.