14 Monuments in Vietnam that you should visit - With photos & details

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14 Monuments to explore in Vietnam

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Cầu Long BiênCầu Long Biên, Ngọc Thụy, Long Biên, Hà Nội, Vietnam

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.

Cột Cờ Hà Nội - Cà MauDat Mui, Ngọc Hiển District, Ca Mau, Vietnam

A monument that was built in the heart of Ca Mau province.  The flagpole architecture consists of three floors and a column body, considered one of the symbols of the city. It is also called as Hanoi monument.

Da Ba Chong Dinh QuanQL20, TT. Định Quán, Định Quán, Đồng Nai, Vietnam

Da Ba Chong is a landmark monument in the town of Dinh Quan District, Dinh Quan, the province of Dong Nai.  The most prominent in the population is three huge stones overlapping with a height of 36m, located precariously right next to Highway 20, the majestic spectacle of this scenic attraction attracts so many visitors passing by. With hidden beauty and historical value, the Da Ba Chong population was ranked national landscape monument by the Ministry of Culture.

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.

Hanoi Train Street5 Trần Phú, Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

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.

Imperial CityThành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Imperial City at Hue is the best-preserved remnant of a vast citadel and royal palace complex that once existed on the site before the Vietnam war. Nowadays the city has been declared a UNESCO site and the remaining buildings haveac been restored.

Khu di tích Chiến Thắng Tầm VuThạnh Hoà, Châu Thành A, Hậu Giang, Vietnam

A huge monument which was located in the heart of the Hau Giang province. This is the relic by the Ministry of Culture - Information as Historic national day 25 month 1 the year 1991. This monument paves light on the history of  Vietnam.

Nguyen Dinh Chieu MausoleumAn Đức, Ba Tri District, Ben Tre, Vietnam

It is the mousoleum of the great poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu, also known as teacher Chieu. To recognise his contributions to the nation, a temple was built in Ben Tre in his honour in 1972. This site was recognised as a national relic site in 1990. It was re-built in 2000 on an additional land area of 13,000 sq.m where there sit the tomb and monument of the late poet.

Old House of Tan Ky101 Nguyễn Thái Học, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

Tan Ky Old House was built in 1741. It is the place where 7 generations of Le family have lived. The house was constructed in a combination of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese architectural styles.

One Pillar PagodaChùa Một Cột, Đội Cấn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

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.

Quang Tri CitadelNguyễn Tri Phương, Phường 2, Quảng Trị, 523700, Vietnam

Quang Tri citadel was built in 1809 by the order of King Gia Long. This relic site was severely damaged during the anti-American resistance war in 1972. In the 1990s, the Quang Tri provincial authorities restored the citadel. Nowadays, the citadel becomes a place to educate youths about the nation's revolutionary tradition and its patriotism.

Thăng Long Imperial Citadel19C Hoàng Diệu, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

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.

The Old House of Phung Hung4 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

The Old House of Phung Hung is one of the most famous architectural buildings and cultural heritage in Hoi An. Phung Hung old house was built over 100 years ago during the development of the city of Hoi An. The building was constructed in a unique way that resembles both Chinese and Japanese architecture.

Victory monument Rach Gam - Xoai MutĐT864, Kim Sơn, Châu Thành, Tiền Giang, Vietnam

A huge historical monument built in the heart of Vietnam which was paving light to the  Battle of Rạch Gầm-Xoài Mút was fought between the Vietnamese Tây Sơn forces and an army of Siam in present-day Tiền Giang Province on January 20, 1785. It is considered one of the greatest victories in Vietnamese history. The monument is now one of the great attraction in Vietnam.