Overview

Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam is one of the most popular attractions in Vietnam. It is really an interesting and must - see destination to visit and discover in Vietnam. Coming here, tourists will feel the ancient and bustling pace of life in the city. There are many stunning and beautiful spots to visit, historical and cultural heritage sites to take a visit to and a lot of interesting activities as well as delicious dishes to experience and taste.

First of all, Hanoi has a lot of cultural and historical heritage sites to visit such as: Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Opera House, The Imperial City of Thang Long, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter. These are famous places in Hanoi that you should not miss to visit and discover in order to get to know more about the history and culture of the thousand - year - old city. 

Besides it, Hanoi is considered an ideal place to experience the nightlife and taste special cuisine. You will have a chance to take part in a lot of exciting activities in Hanoi's nightlife such as: wandering around the Old Quarter, drinking some "Bia Hoi" at Ta Hien Street, enjoying egg coffee. Especially, it will be so regretful if you miss the opportunity to visit Night Weekend Market to enjoy the hustling and bustling atmosphere and buy a lot of souvenirs in the market. 

Last but not least, one of the most important things that you should try to experience in Hanoi that is to taste delicious and traditional foods such as: Bun cha, Pho, Cha Ca La Vong, Banh cuon. By enjoying the specialties of Hanoi, you will get to know more about everything in Hanoi and get the deep impression from it.


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Walk around Hoan Kiem Lake

 Jun 9, 2016

Walk around Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the most exciting and interesting attractions in Hanoi. Tourists visiting Hanoi always take the chance...

Wander around Hanoi Old Quarter

 Jun 9, 2016

Wander around Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter is one of the most ancient and historical attractions in Hanoi. Visiting Hanoi, you should spend time wandering...

The most wanted Hanoi street foods

 Jun 8, 2016

The most wanted Hanoi street foods

There are top foods and drink that you should try before leaving Hanoi .

Water Puppet Theatre

 Jun 8, 2016

Water Puppet Theatre

Water puppetry is one of typical stage art of Vietnam culture- showing the intelligence, creativeness of people; being specialty...

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

 Jun 8, 2016

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is one of the most historical attractions in Hanoi , knowing for the final resting place and holding the...

Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple

 Jun 8, 2016

Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple

There are many beautiful sights in Hanoi but the most attractive sight may be Hoan Kiem Lake. Many people say that “Hoan...

Dong Xuan Market

 Jun 8, 2016

Dong Xuan Market

There are so many interesting things and stunning places in Hanoi that you can enjoy the chance to take a visit to, one of the...

Hanoi Old Quarter

 Jun 8, 2016

Hanoi Old Quarter

Getting to know more about the culture, custom and tradition of Hanoi absolutely will impress you so much while visiting Hanoi....

Temple of Literature

 Jun 8, 2016

Temple of Literature

Known as the first Vietnam’s national university, Temple of Literature (Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam) is the most famous...

Hanoi Opera House

 Jun 8, 2016

Hanoi Opera House

Undoubtedly, Hanoi Opera House is the most famous cultural and architectural monuments of Hanoi. Also, it is the biggest theater...

Top 10 things to do in Hanoi

 Jun 8, 2016

Top 10 things to do in Hanoi

We recommend the 10 things you should do before leaving Hanoi.

The street foods under 10000 VND

 Jun 9, 2016

The street foods under 10000 VND

Hanoi - especially the food - centric ones - notice the constant presence of edible stuff on their strolls around the Old...

Discover Hanoi on a Cyclo

 Jun 9, 2016

Discover Hanoi on a Cyclo

Have you ever had a chance to discover and keep a look at every scene in Hanoi? There is a wonderful and exciting way offering to...

Egg coffee in Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

Egg coffee in Hanoi

Egg coffee (cà phê trứng) is a Vietnamese beverage which is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, sugar,...

Top 10 Street Drinks in Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

Top 10 Street Drinks in Hanoi

Hanoi is not only famous for street foods but also for cool and healthy street drinks.

Top 5 Coffee Shops in Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

Top 5 Coffee Shops in Hanoi

For a long time, drinking coffee has become an indispensable habit of Vietnamese people. Coffee is considered the culinary...

Hanoi Street Food

 Jun 9, 2016

Hanoi Street Food

Hanoi is famous for not only having a lot of beautiful, stunning, cultural and historical landscapes but also owning many...

Pho in Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

Pho in Hanoi

Pho in Hanoi scene can be overwhelming with its mix of smells and tastes but it’s well worth exploring since...

Bun Cha Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

Bun Cha Hanoi

One of the iconic dishes in Hanoi , Bun Cha is one of our favourite of all street foods in Vietnam. It’s got two types of...

Enjoy Water Puppet Show

 Jun 9, 2016

Enjoy Water Puppet Show

Water puppet show has been being existed for more than 1000 years and it is really a cultural value of Hanoi in particular and...

Trang Tien Ice - Cream

 Jun 9, 2016

Trang Tien Ice - Cream

Trang Tien ice cream is well known for its special flavour, which a countless number of Hanoi generations have a passion for....

Ta Hien's Beer

 Jun 9, 2016

Ta Hien's Beer

Drinking beer, chatting with friend in the corner street in Hanoi  is the most greatest feeling when you come and...

Hanoi weather - best time to vist

 Jun 9, 2016

Hanoi weather - best time to vist

Hanoi experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. And each season brings its own beauty. It...

Experience Hanoi Weekend Night Market

 Jun 9, 2016

Experience Hanoi Weekend Night Market

Spending the day time to explore and admire the stunning and beautiful landscapes and cultural and historical heritage sites in...

Cyclo a better way to get around

 Jun 9, 2016

Cyclo a better way to get around

Visit Hanoi by cyclo to dive in the soul of Hanoi. This "authentic" way  allow visitors discover the city center in...

Visit Bat Trang Ceramic Village

 Jun 9, 2016

Visit Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Known as an ancient village in Hanoi, Bat Trang ceramic village is really attraction to tourists visiting Hanoi. Once visiting...

5 things to buy when visiting Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

5 things to buy when visiting Hanoi

There is no lack of choices when it comes to shopping in Hanoi , the one-thousand-year old capital of Vietnam. The city offers...

Best Places To Shop In Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

Best Places To Shop In Hanoi

Ha Noi city is a perfect choice for those who want to spend days and nights on shopping. This city is a friendly tourist...

Take a Cooking Class

 Jun 9, 2016

Take a Cooking Class

Visiting Hanoi , you have a chance to taste special and delicious food of this place and explore stunning and beautiful...

Top places to take photos

 Jun 9, 2016

Top places to take photos

Hanoi has many attractions with romantic beauty so tourists should not miss catching nice photographs at one of famous...

Top 5 Best Local Restaurants in Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

Top 5 Best Local Restaurants in Hanoi

In an exciting city with diverse cuisine and restaurant in all kinds like Hanoi, finding a local restaurant to have a meal with...

How to cross the road in Hanoi

 Jun 9, 2016

How to cross the road in Hanoi

Crossing the road in Hanoi is not the same as crossing the road anywhere else. There are some tips for safe passage on the...

Hanoi nightlife

 Jun 9, 2016

Hanoi nightlife

Hanoi ’s nightlife scene offers a multitude of interesting things to see and places to go well after the sun sets. In...

Hanoi Transportation

 Jun 9, 2016

Hanoi Transportation

Travelers to  Hanoi  can get in, around and out using a variety of transportation modes, each better suited for a...

Tran Quoc Pagoda

 Jun 27, 2016

Tran Quoc Pagoda

Located on a small penisula on the East side of West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with...

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

 Jun 27, 2016

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

Located at 50 Ly Quoc Su Street in the Old Quarter, only 50m from St Joseph's Cathedral, Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is one of the...

Saint Joseph Cathedral

 Jun 27, 2016

Saint Joseph Cathedral

Saint Joseph Cathedral, located at 40 Nha Chung street, Hanoi, is a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo- gothic style, which was...

Ancient House at 87 Ma May Street

 Jun 27, 2016

Ancient House at 87 Ma May Street

Located within Hanoi Old Quarter, the ancient house at 87 Ma May street which was built at the late of the Twentieth century, is...

Vietnam Women's Museum

 Jun 27, 2016

Vietnam Women's Museum

Despite being a patriarchal society, Viet Nam still reserves a special, if not sacred, place to honour Vietnamese women.

Van Phuc Silk Village

 Jun 27, 2016

Van Phuc Silk Village

Situated on the bank of Nhue River, about 10km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its...

Hanoi Flag Tower

 Jun 27, 2016

Hanoi Flag Tower

Hanoi Flag Tower at the age of nearly 200 years is renowned as one of the symbols of Hanoi. The construction began in 1805 and...

Long Bien Bridge

 Jun 27, 2016

Long Bien Bridge

If Hoan Kiem Lake with special green water and the red bridge named The Huc is the symbol of an elegant and charming ancient...

Vietnam War Memorial

 Jun 27, 2016

Vietnam War Memorial

Across from the Ba Dinh Square from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Building and in between Ho Chi Minh complex and Thang Long ancient city...

Ba Dinh Square

 Jun 27, 2016

Ba Dinh Square

The square adjacent to the Ho Chi Minh complex is called Ba Dinh square, where many important national historical events in...

Vietnam History Museum

 Jun 27, 2016

Vietnam History Museum

The oldest of its kind in Vietnam, Vietnam History Museum was renovated from the French Ecole Française d’Extreme...

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

 Jun 27, 2016

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

This is the most recent yet probably the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting Museums in Hanoi and Vietnam.

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

 Jun 27, 2016

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Just across the street from the Temple of Literature, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum can be found spotted easily from afar.

Vietnam Museum of Revolution

 Jun 27, 2016

Vietnam Museum of Revolution

If you are touring along Tran Quang Khai road or Tong Dan street, chances are that you will be stopped out of curiosity and...

Museum of History of Vietnamese Military

 Jun 27, 2016

Museum of History of Vietnamese Military

Where in Hanoi can give you thorough understanding of Vietnam’s great victory against the French colonialists and American...

Bach Thao Park

 Jun 27, 2016

Bach Thao Park

Bach Thao means “hundreds of plants” and like its name, the park is one of the few green areas in the increasingly...

Thu Le Park

 Jun 27, 2016

Thu Le Park

Also known as Hanoi zoo, Thu Le Park is a popular place for families, especially those with young children.

Thong Nhat Park

 Jun 27, 2016

Thong Nhat Park

Thong Nhat Park is located next to Hanoi Circus, about 15 minutes by bike to the Old Quarter.

Sip on Egg Coffee at Café Giang

 Jun 28, 2016

Sip on Egg Coffee at Café Giang

Blink and you’ll miss this hole in the wall café. Egg coffee, you ask? Sounds gross. Tastes AMAZING. This concoction...

Brush up on your Bargaining

 Jun 28, 2016

Brush up on your Bargaining

Unless you see a stickered price on the souvenir you’re eyeing up, the price is probably negotiable. Remember your poker...

Feed Your Hunger with Pho

 Jun 28, 2016

Feed Your Hunger with Pho

Ah, the national dish. A good bowl of Pho solves any trouble. You can have the dish made vegetarian (although I’d question...

Buy a Souvenir That Will Last a Lifetime – Art!

 Jun 28, 2016

Buy a Souvenir That Will Last a Lifetime – Art!

I won’t lie… we were sucked in. In the Old Quarter you will see many galleries packed to the brim with stacks of...

Expand Your Understanding of Vietnamese War History

 Jun 28, 2016

Expand Your Understanding of Vietnamese War History

If you’ve read my blog, you all know that war tourism isn’t my thing. That said, traveling as a couple means...

Bun Ca

 Jul 9, 2016

Bun Ca

Thanks to the complex river and canal, Mekong Delta has various fishes which is the main material in bun ca, the most favourite...

Explore Hanoi Old Quater

 Jul 13, 2017

Explore Hanoi Old Quater

Today, the ancient house is open for tourists to come here and see howancient Hanoian lived, enjoy as well as buy some Vietnamese...

Temple of Literature

 Jul 20, 2017

Temple of Literature

History The Temple of Literature is about 10 minutes away from Hoan Kiem lake. It was constructed in 1070 under Ly Thanh...

Bat Trang

 Jul 21, 2017

Bat Trang

Bat Trang, traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that...

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

 Jul 26, 2017

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important historical attraction of Hanoi, known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh....

One Pillar Pagoda

 Jul 26, 2017

One Pillar Pagoda

Legend claims that The One Pillar Pagoda was built following a dream by the fatherless emperor in which the enlightened being...

Hoan Kiem Lake

 Jul 26, 2017

Hoan Kiem Lake

The lake is considered the center of Hanoi, not only physically but also symbolically. In fact, the more you spend time learning...

Hanoi Railway Station B

 Jul 26, 2017

Hanoi Railway Station B

Station B, for trains to the north, is on the other side of the tracks and reached by an entrance on Tran Quy Cap. To get there,...

Hanoi Railway Station A

 Jul 26, 2017

Hanoi Railway Station A

Hanoi Railway Station A is one of the main railway stations on the North–South Railway (Reunification Express) in Vietnam. It...

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

 Jul 29, 2017

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is an outstanding place of interest not only for the Hanoi but also for the country as a whole...

Perfume Pagoda

 Jul 29, 2017

Perfume Pagoda

“Perfume Mount is an ever wish/ With mountains, water, and clouds/ People always ask if this is the top-ranking...

Ho Chi Minh Complex

 Jul 29, 2017

Ho Chi Minh Complex

In honor of the President’s gratitude, the Government had the Hochiminh Complex established inside capital Hanoi after he was...

Quan Thanh Temple

 Jul 31, 2017

Quan Thanh Temple

Quan Thanh Temple is located at the crossroads of Thanh Nien Street and QuanThanh Street, near West Lake, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi....

Duong Lam Village

 Aug 7, 2017

Duong Lam Village

Located in Sơn Tây Town, 40 km to the west of Hanoi, Đường Lâm village is a very popular tourist destination at...

Ho Chi Minh Museum

 Aug 21, 2017

Ho Chi Minh Museum

One of the most resourceful museums in Hanoi and undoubtedly in the country, Ho Chi Minh museum is conveniently located in the Ho...

Presidential Palace Hanoi

 Aug 21, 2017

Presidential Palace Hanoi

Presidential Palace Hanoi is a place where Ho Chi Minh President used to live and work from December 1954 to September 1969. This...

Tram Gian Pagoda

 Aug 22, 2017

Tram Gian Pagoda

As one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi, Tram Gian Pagoda has long been one of impressive spiritual tourist sites attracting...

Tay Phuong Pagoda

 Aug 22, 2017

Tay Phuong Pagoda

Tay Phuong pagoda, also called Sung Phuc pagoda, sits on top of Tay Phuong Mountain proudly holding many valuable statues of...

Thay Pagoda

 Aug 22, 2017

Thay Pagoda

Located in charming scenery, Thay Pagoda is home to restore the historical - cultural values of Vietnam country. Unique...

Ba Vi National Park

 Sep 20, 2017

Ba Vi National Park

If you’re planning to visit only one national park in Vietnam, other parks, like Bach Ma near Hue, should be higher up on...

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