Hanoi not only has 36 bustling streets, with street vendors every morning and iced tea on sidewalks, but Hanoi is also a very civilized and modern capital with impressive buildings.
Today, let us go through the list of the top buildings in Hanoi with the most beautiful architecture. For an occasion, you visit Hanoi to admire the breath of old times, but you can still find many new and beautiful things!
1. Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower is the first impressive building with the most beautiful architecture. The building locates on Pham Hung Street, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower holds the record as the tallest building in Vietnam until February 2018 with a height of 336m and is the largest tower in Vietnam so far.
Keangnam Tower has a total area of about 579,000 m2, including a 72-storey block and two 48-storey apartment buildings. The group of the tower has the observatory item, a 5-star hotel, commercial and entertainment centre, hall with a capacity of 2,000 people, nearly 1,000 luxury apartments, and 36 floors used for Grade A office space for rent.
All of this complex looks like a miniature city in the heart of Hanoi. Especially, from floors, 62 to 70 is the location of the InterContinental Hotel (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel management groups. InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 is currently the tallest hotel in Hanoi. All rooms have transparent glass doors, so the guests can enjoy panoramic views of Hanoi city from above.
2. Lotte Center Hanoi
The 65-storey building of Lotte Center Hanoi is at the corner of Lieu Giai – Dao Tan intersection (Ba Dinh district, Hanoi). This one is the 3rd tallest skyscraper in Vietnam, the 2nd tallest in Hanoi with 267m high.
The building has a modern architectural style inspired by the traditional Vietnamese ao dai. Lotte Center Hanoi includes office, entertainment, a shopping mall, and a high-end conference centre.
Typically, the 65th floor of the building is the viewing floor and the skywalk experience. From the height of nearly 300m on the top of Lotte, you can zoom out more than 10 km to see the four directions of the capital, from the North bank of the Red River to the new Tu Liem district.
Depending on your preference, you can choose the time to visit this place, come in the morning to watch the sunrise, watch the entire West Lake in the North, to the East and Southeast is Long Bien Bridge with over 100 years old.
If you like a romantic view, you should come to this area in the evening when the night falls. Then, you will admire a splendid Hanoi in the lights and sparkling streets.
3. JW Marriot Hotel Hanoi
JW Marriot Hotel situates 8 Do Duc Duc, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi. This place is a prime location, very convenient to Noi Bai international airport, close to the National Convention Center, east to travel to the Presidential Palace and Government Office.
Besides, the JW Marriot Hotel is also right behind the My Dinh National Convention Center, which creates a suitable place for the guests when joining the events.
The most distinctive and impressive feature of this hotel is its unique architecture simulating the image of a legendary dragon on the long coastline of Vietnam. The significant symbol has lived in a long history and Vietnamese culture.
Under the talented hands of American architect Carlos Zapata (also the designer of the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City), JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi looks like a lively dragon curling up from the East coast. It is because of this unique architecture, JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi was honoured at the International Property Awards 2014 in the Asia-Pacific region with the prize for The Best New Hotel Construction and Design.
The JW Marriott Hotel used to welcome President Obama to relax during his visit to Vietnam in May 2016. And, the JW Marriott hotel was selected as the accommodation of President Donald Trump during his visit to Vietnam for the US-North Korea summit on February 27 and 28, 2019.
4. Eurowindow MultiComplex
Eurowindow MultiComplex locates at 27 Tran Duy Hung Street, Trung Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi. The complex is as a hyphen between the Hanoi Old Town and the new modern centre of the capital.
You can easily find banking and financial services, a highly educated environment in a harmonious natural landscape.
Although it is a little-known work, Eurowindow MultiComplex is highly appreciated by experts as well as architects. The leading US architectural firm WATG (Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo) and the French construction management consultant, APAVE, combined to fulfil this building.
The entire exterior of the building has an insulated glass system. The 4-colour glasses have a random range, creating a beautiful look of the block.
In the late afternoon, when the city lights up, among the shimmering colours of lights, Eurowindow MultiComplex appears magnificent, attractive, and different from other buildings.
5. Sofitel Metropole
Sofitel Metropole is also in the list of the most beautiful architectural buildings in Hanoi. Sofitel Metropole is not only famous for its unique French colonial architecture, but also the rich history of the hotel when it has existed for more than a century to this day.
Sofitel Metropole situates at 15 Ngo Quyen Street, in the heart of Hanoi capital, near Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House. The building built by two French investors, André Ducamp and Gustave-Émile Dumoutier, and opened in 1901. This hotel is also the first and oldest hotel in Hanoi.
Up to now, Sofitel Metropol still retains the ancient features of the French architectural style and elegant oriental motifs. The facade and inside of the hotel are covered in pure white with green windows. And, its balconies have curling lines typical of French colonial architecture.
Typically, if you come to Hanoi on cold days, stop at La Terrasse in the hotel – a unique sidewalk coffee shop located along the street of Ngo Quyen, which is known as the Little Paris in the heart of Hanoi. Sipping a cup of hot cocoa in cold weather and watching the streets will make you feel like you are coming to France in a magnificent and romantic city, but life on the streets is still Vietnam.
6. The Old Building of Hanoi General University
The old building of Hanoi General University on Tran Thanh Tong street is a work bearing ancient French architecture. It is currently a study place for chemistry students, National University, and Pharmacy University. However, before the August Revolution, this was the site of the Indochina University, designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1926.
The building in the style of Indochinese architecture combines European architecture to create an extremely harmonious beauty, but also has its own features.
The highlight for the block is the octagonal layered tile roof. Between the layers are small doors decorated with beautiful patterns. The main entrance is an arched door with a height equivalent to two floors of the house. The door is decorated with glass and metal in the Art Nouveau style, which creates a beautiful appearance and increases the aesthetics of the hall.
The building is a successful combination of architecture in Eastern and Western culture in Hanoi. Coming here, you are like stepping into an old long-term palace in the heart of the capital.
7. National Economics University
The lecture hall A2 of the National Economics University (207 Gai Phong Street) is truly a place worth visiting when you come to Hanoi. The 10-storey building and 2 basements have been used since 2017. Built for 13 years, so the A2 lecture hall is often referred to as the century building.
With the purpose of educational orientation in a modern way, the building was built in the style of modern French architecture, designed by the architecture from France. The A2 building includes a combination of lecture halls, libraries, and administrative blocks.
The whole building is covered with the main colour of white to make every corner bright. Built with spiral architecture, when viewed from above, you will admire the glittering beauty as a modern commercial centre.
Maybe for everyone who comes to this place, even after the age of going to school, there will still be a bright feeling of student life, and you should come to see the beauty of this building.
Above is a list of beautiful architectural buildings in Hanoi. With these destinations, we hope you have more choice to visit when you travel to Hanoi capital of Vietnam.