Hanoi Tours, Hotels & What to Do

Vietnam Capital-a base for Halong, Sapa and North Vietnam tours
Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam is elegant and charming with beautiful colonial style buildings and tree line boulevards. This is unmissable place while travelling in Vietnam. The city celebrated 1000 years old in 2010. Hanoi offers you wide range of the activities including: historical and stunning performance of Water Puppetry, cycle riding around the narrow streets to bustling nightlife at bars and night clubs. Some most recommended activities in Hanoi are: 

Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter tour: walking or cyclo riding will be best for this option taking you to the Heart of Hanoi – Sword Lake with Ngoc Son Temple, then passing colonial architecture, ancient commercial streets, temples and pagodas. This place is heaven for street foods, just a bit minding about hygiene, streets foods in Hanoi definitely worth to try

Museum tours: Hanoi has many museums suiting for every interest. Some most recommended are Ethnology Museum, Fine Arts Museum and History Museum. Most of museum will be closed on Monday and/or Friday. Checking the schedule beforehand is recommended

Temples and Pagodas: They are definitely Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda – the very first pagoda in Hanoi beautifully located at Westlake, Quan Thanh Temples just few minute walks nearby and One Pillar Pagoda in the area of Hochiminh Mausoleum. Those places open daily from 08.00am to 05.00pm

Traditional Performance: Hanoi is at the center of Red River Delta homed of Water Puppetry. Water puppet performance shows daily at Thang Long Theatre and Truong Chinh National Theatre from early afternoon till 9.00pm as latest show. The artists use long sticks connecting to puppets performing on the water stage to describe daily life of locals and fairy tales

Specialties: An undeniable top cuisine in Hanoi is Pho “noodle rice” serving with chicken or beef soup. The special ingredients and recipe make Pho Hanoi considered as one of the must-tried 50 cuisine in the world. You can find Pho store in any street in Hanoi where Hanoians enjoys every day. A bowl of Pho just costs you about 2 - 4US$

Touring activities expected: sightseeing, cooking class, biking, cyclo riding and shopping