Tue, 01 Jul 2014. Last updated Fri, 08 May 2015 08:54
Specifically, 3 leading attractions in the list of 95 not-to-be-missed ones in Hanoi voted by TripAdvisor are Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnamese Women’s Museum and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
Hanoi Old Quarter may be the most well-known Hanoi attraction. There are nearly 40 large and small streets full of stores and shops selling all kinds of goods, including many famous specialties of Hanoi. It is the best place to explore the spirit of Hanoi by wandering along old streets, taking photographs, or dropping by restaurants along streets and trying some street foods of Vietnamese cuisine. In addition, tourists may experience the night market taking place along walking streets in the evening from Friday to Sunday with products on great sale. This result is based on 4,423 reviews on the website, of which there are 1,300 “excellent” votes and 1,620 “very good” ones.
Vietnamese Women’s Museum and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ranks 2nd and 3rd in the list and have been honored by TripAdvisor for 3 consecutive years (2012, 2013, and 2014). Vietnamese Women’s Museum has 1.194 reviews, of which 656 votes are “excellent” and 425 are “very good”.
Since its inauguration in 1995, Vietnamese Women’s Museum has successfully held plenty of exhibitions serving hundreds of thousand international as well as domestic tourists each year. The contents of exhibitions are presented in a scientific and eye-catching way with modern equipment. Those features have brought the museum a new look which is very impressive and attractive to tourists. Simultaneously, the museum has converted from the museum of culture and history into a contemporary museum providing precious information on traditional culture and issues of contemporary society.
With continuous efforts in innovating content and form, Vietnamese Women’s Museum expectedly brings a special experience to tourists all over the world. In 2013, TripAdvisor has listed Vietnamese Women’s Museum in top 25 most attractive museums in Asia. The website has described about this museum as “a worthwhile trip – touching stories”.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology has been received 1,594 reviews, of which 814 are “excellent” and 605 are “very good”. The museum has become a familiar attraction in Hanoi of domestic and foreign tourists. It is a conserving center of tangible and intangible heritage of Vietnam ethnic groups with approximately 29,000 objects, including 25,000 artifacts of peoples in Vietnam, over 2000 artifacts about peoples in Southeast Asia and 900 ones of other nations all over the world. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition, and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups also.