Things to Do in Hanoi

As a busy, bustling city where bikes, scooters and tuk-tuks weave through crowded streets, there are certainly lots of things to do in Hanoi. Use your days to explore the Old Quarter. This is where you’ll find the city’s many museums and, when the sun sets, fabulous night markets. When you need a breather from the city's bustle, retreat to Hanoi Botanical Garden.

Where to Eat in Hanoi

With so many delicious options, deciding where to eat in Hanoi can be a challenge. However, traditional Vietnamese cuisine with its fresh ingredients, variety of textures, and colourful presentations should be top of your menu. You can also indulge in French-style fine-dining by visiting the old Colonial district. For something quick but gratifying, pull up a blue crate (used as stools) and grab a bite of street food. Read More

Hanoi Shopping

A Hanoi shopping experience encompasses markets, night markets and shopping centres. While you browse the shops, keep a lookout for handmade items crafted by ethnic minorities living in Northern Vietnam. You should also head to Hang Gai Street (also known as Silk Street). Here you’ll find beautiful Vietnamese fabrics, quality apparel, and furnishings. For luxury shopping head to Trang Tien Plaza, where Hanoi’s rich and famous go for retail therapy. Read More 

What to See in Hanoi

The rich Chinese and Vietnamese history shines through here, so your list of what to see in Hanoi will likely include trips to the city’s beautiful temples and pagodas. Be sure to visit the temple in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, as well as the Perfume Pagoda with the sacred Huong Tich Cave that marks the entrance.  Read More

Hanoi Parks and Gardens

Take a breath of fresh air at one of Hanoi's parks and gardens. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake and join the locals doing tai chi and other exercises, or spend time surrounded by beautiful gardens and an important part of Vietnam’s political and cultural history by strolling around the Thang Long Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read More 

Hanoi Museums and Culture

Hanoi's arts and culture scene is thriving thanks to its myriad museums. To discover more about the minorities of Vietnam, take a trip to the Museum of Ethnology during the day and then uncover historical legends and folk tales with an evening at the Water Puppet Theatre. Alternatively, grab tickets for high-end entertainment at Hanoi Opera House. Read More