Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Historical Hanoi’s Must Visits

Posted on November 18, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment


Attractive, historic, and definitely interesting, Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi is a joy for every tourist to explore. Hanoi city is found in northern Vietnam on the bank of the Red River, and it is not only the political capital of the country, but also its cultural hub. Hanoi’s travel tourism has been increasing with the passing years, and the city does act as an excellent base if you wish to visit the mountains situated in the north of the country. May be, Hanoi is relatively slow-paced city, but in no way with its nearly three million citizens it is by no way going to act dormant. Traces of modern Vietnam are found in various parts of Hanoi city. Here you can find new shops, hotels, and cafes are springing up, yet you can still find a good many historic places which are worth visiting. The Old Quarter, for example, has many narrow streets, and also colonial as well as pre-colonial buildings, making it an excellent tourist attraction.

Hanoi tourist attractions act as the magnet for the tourists. The extremely exotic sites in Hanoi are the various parks gardens, palaces, cemeteries, rivers, lakes, canals, castles, beaches, historical buildings, opera houses, museums, farms and the zoos’. The major attractions of Hanoi can be truly said are the fine French architecture. Though being small and less modern Hanoi speaks much more about Vietnam’s historical and political importance. Hanoi has undergone a massive development and has seen a good amount of growth.

Hanoi Opera house
The temple of literature is one of the beautiful buildings in Hanoi more over it is one of the oldest buildings of the city. Established in late 10th century Temple of Literature is commonly known as Van Mieu. The building was constructed in the honor of a Chinese scholar Confucius. Temple of literature gained the status of the center of higher education and learning for nearly seven hundred years. The inspiration of this temple is taken from the original Temple of Confucius which is located in Chinese city of Qufu. The temple consists of in total five courtyards and two lawns. Every courtyard is separated from one another by the means of wall and gateways. A pathway in the central of the construction divides it into two parts.

hoan kiem lake hanoiHoan Kiem Lake is situated in the center of Hanoi. This beautiful water body is very much close to the people of Hanoi. As the tale is popularly known, long back in early 15th century, the General Le Loi, was presented with a sword by the golden turtle with lived in this lake thus it is believed that the lake has divine powers. Also it is said that the sword help General Le Loi to fight a battle and establish hi own kingdom. Later while General Le Loi was sailing on the lake the golden turtle once again appeared but this time he asked the sword back thus the lake is also known as the lake of Restored Sword.

The Thang Long water Puppet Theater is also known as the municipal Water Puppet Theatre and it is supposed to be the best place in the country of Vietnam. The use of music is excellent. Special effects such as smoke, fire-crackers, water-spraying dragons are shown with the help of water puppets. The showmanship is excellent everyday there is a live puppet show. If you get an opportunity to get the seats near the stage you would defiantly get a wonderful chance to boast the photography in you.

thang long water puppet theater

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