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What to Do In and Around Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, in the heart of the city’s French Quarter, is a stately grand dame that first opened its doors in 1901 as the Grand Hôtel Métropole Palace. Guests visiting the historic property today are sure to experience the same grandeur and timeless elegance the Hotel Metropole has always offered, along with modern day updates like the opulent Le Spa du Metropole, and an array of fine dining options.
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15 Phố Ngô Quyền, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 010000, Vietnam
With its style, atmosphere, and history, Hanoi's Metropole is simply one of the region's most unforgettable experiences (the ceiling fans alone are to die for)--even if you just pop in for some tea at the cafe.
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Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
A few minutes into my Hanoi experience, I was overtaken by the most intense mix of smells, sounds, and sightings in the downtown that never winds down. From vendors hawking their trades, food stall operators preparing some of the most exotic, and...
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The National Museum of Vietnamese History is housed in the former Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient, a 1932 building designed by French architect Ernest Hèbrard who followed a mix of traditional French and Vietnamese disciplines that resulted in a...
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Số 01 Tràng Tiền, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
Just across the circle from the hotel, Hanoi’s Opera House is a shade younger than the Hotel Metropole—it was completed in 1911. Modeled on the Palais Garnier in Paris, it’s a visually thrilling piece of architecture that also serves a noble...
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25 Hàng Thiếc, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
For an occasionally harrowing (but always interesting) peek into traditional Hanoi, spend an afternoon navigating the maze of the Old Quarter markets. Traditionally, certain streets were named after the product that was sold there (i.e. shoes,...
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1 phố Hoả Lò, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
I believe this is an important cultural stop while visiting Hanoi. It's difficult to fathom the war years, but you can get a healthy reminder of what happened, who was involved, and, from this building and history, determine your own set of...