Day 13 – we will spend our second day in Hanoi, the lively capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is rich in history and culture, with many attractions that showcase the country’s fascinating past. Here are some of the places we can visit in Hanoi:
Hoa Lo Prison is a museum that chronicles the history of the prison, which was used by the French to imprison political prisoners during the colonial era. The museum also features artifacts related to the prison’s use during the Vietnam War.
Another museum to visit is the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which is dedicated to the country’s ethnic groups. The museum has an extensive collection of artifacts, photos, and videos that showcase the culture and traditions of Vietnam’s diverse ethnic groups.
After the sombre museum settings, one of the unique cultural experiences we can have in Hanoi is watching a water puppet show. It’s a traditional Vietnamese art form that dates back to the 11th century. The performances depict scenes from rural life and Vietnamese folklore, and the puppets are operated by puppeteers who stand waist-deep in water.