The Hanoitimes - Thu Le Park, West Lake Park, Bao Son Paradise, Baara Land… the places you can go on National Day in Hanoi.
Thu Le Park
Thu Le Park was constructed on 19 May 1975 and then opened to the public two years later. Thu Le Park has been well-known as another name Thu Le Zoo by most of the locals in Hanoi, especially children. The park is a complex of Green Park, zoo and amusement park.
Thu Le Park.
Situated in an enormous are of 29 hectares, Thu Le Zoo is an ideal place for walking tour since it is encompassed by lush green grasses and an exquisite collection of tree, small plants and flowers.
All children would yell out loud enthusiastically when their parents offer a visit to Thu Le Park because in here can be found a wide array of entertaining games like high speed train, bubble houses or rollerblading.
West Lake water park
Ho Tay Water Park is located inside the amusement park of West Lake Park, the water park is a modern entertainment complex where you will find water attractions like pools, slides and a lazy river, in total there are 10 state-of-the-art water features.
West Lake Water Park.
The park is set in a green oasis 5 km north of Hanoi OldQuarter The amusement park at the same location has fifteen different attractions and a games zone (Sun and Moon Park). You can also find a rollercoaster, pirate ship, UFO, Crazy Wave and a 60 metre high Ferris wheel. For the younger children there are driving carts, a bubble house, and bumping cars.
Bao Son Paradise
Bao Son Paradise in Hoai Duc District is the biggest entertainment and tourism park in the North for local visitors with a harmonious blend of both traditional and modern features.
Bao Son Paradise.
The park opened in 2008 with 20 hectares, consists of four main areas: traditional craft villages of Vietnam, a replica of Hanoi ancient quarters, the eco-tourism area and a culinary section offering cuisine from all corners of Vietnam.
Bao Son Paradise Park provides you plenty of opportunities to learn about Vietnamese culture. You can glimpse into the past lives of Hanoians by crossing O Quan Chuong (Quan Chuong Gate) and stepping into the late 19th century and early 20th century. Here, you can buy traditional products on display in nearly 20 houses designed in traditional styles from that time in the old quarter.
Traditional craft villages in the park feature products typical to craft villages. Besides, there are banyan trees, water wells, and communal houses on display at each craft village. Moreover, you can enjoy performances of traditional songs, dances and music, and water puppetry. Bao Son Paradise Park also includes a 500-seat theatre, which can host variety shows and cultural exchange programmes. Its premises also feature an open-air and multipurpose stage which offer large entertainment shows and local as well as regional events.
Ham Lon Mountain
The Ham Lon is a mount in the range of Doc Ton in Soc Son District, Hanoi. This is a quite familiar place to young people, particularly those who are intending to conquer the Fansipan – the highest mountain in Indochina.
Ham Lon Mountain.
Located only 40 km from Hanoi towards North Thang Long - Noi Bai expressway--so it is not too hard to go here, just taking approximately one hour. Therefore, you can conquer this mountain during the day or you can stay longer if you want to watch the sunset and sunrise on the mountain.
You can start immediately climbing Ham Lon Mount or visit the Nui Bau Lake first. Nui Bau Lake is a lake located at the foot of the mountain, amid the hills of green pine and acacia trees. The wild look has contributed to the charm of the lake.
There are two paths up to the mountain. The first path is a fairly flat trail, easy to go and does not have many bushes. To reach the peak, it will take you only two or two and a half hour. The second route is along streams, which suits those who like adventure and discovery. With travel time of approximately four hours, you'll have to cross small streams or through the bushes. You will have to make your own road but it's the main attraction to conquer this mountain.