1. Is the Water Puppet nice? Where can I see that in Hanoi?
The Water Puppet show is really unique show and should not be missed when you are in Hanoi. The show could be seen at the Thang Long water puppet show nearby Hoan Kiem Lake (near Ngoc Son temple). First class ticket is 100.000 VND and second class is 60.000 VND. You can also see it at Bong Sen Water Puppet Theater also on the side of Hoan Kiem lake with ticket: 60.000, 80.000 and 100.000 VND
2. How is the night market in Hanoi? It is good to see?
The night market in Hanoi is only on Saturday and Sunday evening in the area of Hang Dao and Hang Ngang Street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. In the evening, those streets are closed down for all vehicles and there are many shops to sell: clothes, souvenirs, shoes…This is a walking street and very busy on Saturday and Sunday nights. It is nice place for you to see and you can also visit the Hoan Kiem Lake (just nearby) at night.
3. How about Bat Trang Ceramic village? It is worth to visit?
Bat Trang is a traditional ceramic village. It is worth for you to visit in about haft day (from Hanoi). You can also try on making some of the jars; bolds…There are many workshops where you can try that. In Bat Trang you can buy many sort of Ceramic for your home or for souvenir. Bat Trang would be an interesting place for you to see the handicraft village in Vietnam.
4. Should i visit that museum instead of Ethnology museum?
I heard that The Women Museum is interesting place to visit? Should i visit that museum instead of Ethnology museum?
It is very much depend on what you want to see when you are in Hanoi. The Women museum is a interesting museum to visit. It shows a lot about the role of the women throughout Vietnamese History. It also has a lot of activities and show about many different topics about Vietnamese women nowadays.
The Ethnology museum shows us about the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam: their cultures, origin, development, houses…It has both indoor and outdoor museum. It is one of the best museums in Hanoi.
5. What should I visit in two days in Hanoi?
You can do many things in Hanoi in two days. You can visit Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple. You also should not miss the vibrant Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Dong Xuan Market and many Museums including: Ethnology Museum, Fine Art Museum, History Museum…You can visit Hanoi in one or two day. There are some interesting tours like: cyclo tours in Hanoi visit the Hanoi Old quarter, Hanoi food tours to taste Hanoi street foods, Dong Ngac tour to visit the old village in the suburb of Hanoi.
You can also visit Hanoi in one day and visit some other place nearby Hanoi in one day like: Halong Bay, Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, Trang An, Perfume Pagoda…
6. I have to postpone my 5 Day Hanoi – Halong Bay Classic Wonder Tour due to my family’s reason. Is there any postpone charge?
No, I will arrange with all suppliers and you don’t have to pay any charge for this postpone.
7. I also wish confirm with you that, as a Malaysian, I do not require a visa to enter Vietnam, am I correct?
Sure, you are correct. Malaysian passport holders don’t need visa to enter Vietnam and other ASEAN countries.
8. Is it possible to require vegetarian meal throughout the stay?
Sure, it is. We can arrange vegetarian meals for you. Please advise me what kind of food you can’t and can it so I will inform to all the restaurants and hotels.
9. Whom should i be meeting at the airport up on arrival?
You will be welcomed by local tour guide and driver at the airport. The tour guide will bring the welcome board with your name and your flight information. It’s easy to find out him because he is standing on the way out of security check-out gate.
10. Can i have your office telephone number contact/person just in case of emergency?
Yes, you can. Please call to my office telephone number at (+84) 909 896286 which is working during 24/7. My Director of Sales will answer you if you call.
11. Can my 5 years old boy do kayak in Halong Bay?
No, he can’t. But he can share kayak with parents. In case he wants to do kayak by himself, he can share double kayak with father or tour guide. He of course wear the safeguard suite.
12. Is there Muslim food for our group in Hanoi?
Yes, there is. There are restaurants with special menus for Muslim in Hanoi. They have license for Halal food and the owners are Malaysian or Vietnamese.
13. How many hours driving from Hanoi to Sapa and via verse?
It takes you 5,5 to 6 hour driving up to Sapa or down to Hanoi. The best time to start from Hanoi is around 6h30am so you will spend more time in Sapa; and you can depart Sapa after lunch so you can arrive in Hanoi at around 21h00 or 21h30.
14. Do you have Mandarin tour guide?
Yes, we do. We can arrange Mandarin speaking tour guide for your group. He will see you at the airport up on your arrival and only farewell on the last day at the same place.
15. I see that you offer some tours quite new such as to Dong Ngac Culture village. What is Dong Ngac village and what I should expect to see?
This is one of the interesting programs offered by Responsible Travel Club and Viet Vision Travel is one of the members. Dong Ngac is a culture village in the suburb of Hanoi, this village has a famous history with many people in the past became Philosophy Doctors they later on worked for as high-ranking Mandarins for the kings (high ranking official). And event at the present days many people from that village become the leader of Vietnam. In this village there are many old house still being kept intact. You could visit: temples, family ancestral shrines, ponds, gardens…And having lunch at a local family. You can also have chance to do cycling to visit the village as well as the flower fields nearby. Many people really loved this tour and we always have good feedback. This is a special experience in Hanoi. We will send you some more information over your email, please check!
16. Is the temple of Literature worth to visit?
Yes, off course! This is one of the most interesting sightseeing in Hanoi. This was the first University of Vietnam and also the place worship to Confucius. You should have a guide to explain about this place if you really care about history and culture. Please dress appropriate to visit this place.
17. I am travelling alone. Is Hanoi safe for a single woman to travel?
Hanoi is could be one of the safest cities in the world. You can travel by yourself and there should be not trouble at all.
18. What is the best Hanoi food I should try?
Hanoi “Pho” Noodle Soup is a must! Beside that Hanoi is a really wonderful place to try the best Vietnam foods. You can try many dishes such as: Cha Ca, Nem Hanoi (Hanoi Spring Rolls), Bun Cha Hanoi (Hanoi vermicelli noodle server with grill-minced pork)…You also should try Egg Coffee in Hanoi, it is very special.
19. What are the must-see sights in Hanoi?
It very much depends on what you expect to see. But in general, the must-see places in Hanoi are: the Old Quarter of Hanoi, The Hoan Kiem Lake, French quarter, Dong Xuan Market, Ho Chi Minh complex, the Temple of Literatures and many pagodas and temples as well as numerous Interesting museums…You can visit Hanoi on foots, by cyclo (paddle rickshaw) or by car.
20. How is far the airport the Noi Bai airport from Hanoi center? How long does it take to get there? Can you arrange a private car to pick us up from the airport?
It is 30 km away from Hanoi center, and with the new Nhat Tan Bridge, it take you just about 30 from Hanoi center to the airport. Yes sure, we can arrange a car to pick you up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Please advise your full name and your landing times then. Our driver will wait for you with the welcome board at the airport.
21. Pick up from the hotel for Hanoi day trip?
We are planning a family trip to Hanoi and are interested in learning more about the day trips you offer in /from Hanoi. We will stay at Intercontinental Westlake. Will you be able to pick us up from our hotel lobby in the morning if we book any of your day trips?
Please inform that on the day tour we will pick up/drop you at your hotel. You will have a chance to explore Hanoi. Moreover, you can also enjoy surrounding Hanoi.
22. Tour from Hanoi to Tam Coc?
I'd like to ask you little information about the one day tour from Hanoi to Tam Coc. We are a group of 4 people traveling to Vietnam and we would like to do a day trip from Hanoi to Tam Coc on the 17th November 2014. Would it be possible to have one English speaking guide for our group on that date? Would we travel by car, by bus or by train?
Yes, it is possible for private speaking English tour guide for your trips. But, the cost is higher than other tour. You will travel by bus, which is more flexible and faster.
23. Is Hoa Lo Prison still remained as a site in Hanoi city tour?
Yes, it is & still an attractive site with tourists once visits Hanoi.
24. What is more interesting to visit the Old Quarter in Hanoi by cyclo or tuk tuk?
It is real more interesting by cyclo ridden by local people.
25. How far is it from Sheraton Hotel in Hanoi to the Old Quarter?
It is around 5-minutes by taxi but this hotel does has compliementary shuttle bus from hotel to & back
26. Should I visit back to Hanoi as I visited last year?
Yes, you should as Hanoi is better nowadays.
27. Is it correct that catching a public taxi in Hanoi is not good?
No, not right always, just some & better to have arrangement by private via local travel in Hanoi.
28. See Tai Chi exercises in Hanoi?
I prefer to Hanoi city tour with private but can I start this tour on early morning to have a chance to see TAI CHI exercises by hanoians around Hoan Kiem Lake?
Yes, we can. Our guide will wait you at the hotel lobby around 4h30 Am (please don’t forget to make alarm). He will lead you around Hoan Kiem Lake to see Tai Chi exercises by Hanoians.
29. How mainly different between your Hanoi city group and private tour?
About the itinerary is the same but the services of private tour is high level. You will take car more, very flexible to change anything… the meal of private tour is more unique/delicious, more plentiful..
30. How different between guide service in Hanoi city group tour and Hanoi city private tour?
Basing on the members of each kind, our guide will need to share the take – care for all. So you will find more satisfied with guide on private tour than group tour.
31. Is it possible to drive from Ninh Binh not return to Hanoi to Mai Chau?
Yes, it is possible that no need to return to Hanoi.
32. Is it water puppet show in Hanoi compulsory in city tour?
It is not must, just flexible to include as an interesting element of Hanoi tour.
33. How long is it of a Hanoi city tour?
Hanoi city tour 1 day normally takes around 8 hours from 8:30AM to 17:00.
34. I am a budget traveler that can find a hostel in Hanoi?
Yes, entire available in Hanoi with rate is around $20 per room per night.
35. Include Hanoi city & Ha Long trip in 3 days?
Whether is it possible to include Hanoi city & Ha Long trip if we just have around 3-days?
It is possible with 1 day or half day Hanoi city & Ha Long Bay 1 day trip.
36. Transferring directly to Ha Long Bay?
Is it possible to arrange for me that transferring directly to Ha Long Bay not to Hanoi city center on arrival?
Yes, possible & should upon your early arrival in Hanoi.
37. Is it always safe to travel to Hanoi city that is crowded?
No worry that entire safe for all tourists to visit Hanoi.
38. Is any French architecture still remained in Hanoi until now?
Yes, with Opera House, Cathedral, museums, etc…
39. Any traditional villages nearby Hanoi that we can visit?
There are some such as Bat Trang ceramic, Van Phuc silk village, or Duong Lam village, etc.. just around 10km far from Hanoi.
40. Is that OK if we are one vegetarian?
Yes, you can go ahead office in Hanoi with this booking and we will send to you our service voucher. I also take note that you are a vegetarian and our restaurant will sever you vegetarian food.
41. How can I get to the hotel in town city from the airport in Hanoi?
The best way is by taking a private car arranged by local travel to pick –up at Noi bai Hanoi airport well & just around $25.
42. 1 day Hanoi tour?
I will arrive in Hanoi Airport at 7:15 am on Saturday 6th December. It is possible to have 1 day tour with your company? I really want to go, but only have this full day in Hanoi, because I will leave for Beijing on the 7th.
As your request with a short time in Hanoi, I am pleased to offer you our proposal of Ha Long Bay-day tour. I have sent you more detail by email, please check your email.
43. Hanoi tours for 2 nights?
Dear Vietvisiontravel, Is there any tour at outskirt villages in Hanoi to stay 02 nights and enjoy water puppet show outside?
The tour 2 days 1night & enjoy the water puppet show outside is available in Yen Duc village, not far from Hanoi. This is the unique traditional village with homestay services. Please drop me at email to have the details of package.
44. How much is flying from Siem Reap to Hanoi?
The airfare of this flight route from Siem Reap to Hanoi is subject to change due to specific time advised.
45. How much for the domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city with Vietnam Airlines?
We offer the best price is $152/person/ticket per way.
46. When is the best time for Hanoi travel?
Hanoi is located in northern Vietnam and it is affected by the climate here with hot and humid summer (maximum temperature can reach 35°C) and cold and dry winter when the temperature can be below 5°C. The best time for traveling in Hanoi is from September to November or from March to April when the weather is cool and comfortable as well as moderate temperature.
47. What does Hanoi mean?
Hanoi has another name is Thang Long (mean flying dragon). It is believed that in 1010, Ly Cong Uan had seen the dragon flying into the sky when visiting this place and then he took this as good omen that this place will be a sustainable capital to rule. Thang Long has fertile soil and firm defense because it is cover by Red River and backed to the mountain. According to Feng Shui rule, it is a nice place for development and prosperity. After then, the city took another name “Hanoi” (mean inside the river) in 1831 when Nguyen Dynasty moved the capital to Hue. Hanoi was later became the capital during 1887 to 1954 in French rule and continued to be capital until today.
48. We have heard that the scams are everywhere in Hanoi especially when getting taxi? Is it true?
Not really true, but still a lot. There are some tips for you when traveling or wandering around in Hanoi. You should take the famous or trustful Vietnam travel company before you take the trip to Vietnam, they will have you arrange the tours as well as hotels and accommodation in Hanoi and Vietnam. Try to avoid the invitation in the street. For the taxi, there are two reliable taxi companies in Hanoi which are Mai Linh and Hanoi Group taxi. We strongly recommend you asking hotel staffs for taxi because they always note down taxi code and the label in case you complain about the price as well as forget something. If you get the taxi by yourself, please note them down and make sure that you make the deal first.
49. What is the most traditional dish in Hanoi?
No dishes are more special than a bowl of Pho (noodle soup with choice of beef or chicken). It is very varied from preparation to taste. Each corner in Hanoi has its own flavor of Pho. It is a good idea to enjoy Pho in each street you go through.
50. Should we drive in Hanoi, we heard that so many motorbikes there?
Driving in Hanoi is really a challenge when the traffic is quite bad. Nobody pays attention to the traffic lights and they drive so fast. The fact is that Hanoi’s road is very dangerous for foreigners or new comers. It is recommended if you cross the road with a big group slowly and steadily. If you plan to take a motorbike for your trip in Hanoi, you should first watch the way Hanoian drive and move before make the decision. Remember do not drink when have to drive, always wear helmet and take it easy.
51. What about violent situation in Hanoi?
We don’t want to get in trouble when traveling around here.
In Hanoi, violence rarely happens. But try to keep yourself away from augment as well as chaotic crowds in the street.
52. How far is it from Hanoi center to Duong Lam old village?
It is around 60 km from Hanoi to Duong Lam old village and it takes 90 minutes to get there from Hanoi center.
53. Should we book air ticket before traveling to Hanoi?
Yes, we recommend you booking air ticket online or in advance before you visit Hanoi. It is the the easiest and cheapest way to get them.
54. Where is the post office in Hanoi where can we send mails and post cards to friend at home?
Hanoi general post office is located in front of Hoan Kiem Lank in Dinh Tien Hoang Street. It is easy for you to get there because its central locations.
55. Any recommendations for jewelry or silvers products in Hanoi?
You can find out them in Hang Bac Street in old quarter
56. Do you know any places in Hanoi where I can get internet access?
It is easy to access internet when you are in vacation in Hanoi. You can get it from the hotels you stay, restaurant, cafes…
57. Is it rainy season in Hanoi in May?We plan to visit Hanoi next year.
Yes, it is. This time is the summer and not rain too long all day. This raining is very comfortable & cool, reducing summer heat in Hanoi.
58. What is the wettest time in Hanoi?
The wettest time in Hanoi must be from June to August and driest time is December to January.
59. Should I add the Water puppet show in Hanoi city tour?
Entire should as the water show is a real special unique in Hanoi city tour.
60. Where is best cooking class course in Hanoi?
It is at Sofitel Metropole Hotel or Highway 4 as famous options in Hanoi.
61. Do you have any Hanoi city tour by joining group?
We just mainly organize private tour in Hanoi for private group at worth quality.
62. How many days that would be best to visit Hanoi city?
We normally suggest around 2- full days with city tour, small biking & street food tour.
63. I & my friends are looking for a 4-stars hotel in Hanoi with good price that please advise?
Hanoi has lots of different 4-stars hotels, but couple of best choices are suggested such as Golden Silk Boutique Hotel, Silk Path Hotel & Sunway Hotel.
64. Is it necessary to have a local tour guide to pick –up with in Hanoi?
Not really necessary but better to have tour guides throughout in your trips in Hanoi if you want to learn more about culture, history, etc...
65. What are different interesting sites in Hanoi besides the Old Quarter?
You can also spend time to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, various attractive museums, temples & pagodas, etc…
66. How long is it from Noi Bai airport to city center in Hanoi?
It takes around 45 minutes for 1 way to get Hanoi from the Noi Bai airport.
67. Is it worth to include cyclo-tour in Hanoi city tour 1 day?
Yes, really should. It will bring you new wind for your trip in Hanoi.
68. Hi, I am looking for a nice hotel in Hanoi for our vacation next month & which one you recommend?
3-stars or 4-stars boutique hotels in the Old Quarter center is real good.
69. How is the weather in Hanoi and the North of Vietnam?
From April to October: temperatures between 28-31°C with occasional bursts of heavy rain while from December to March: temperatures between 10-15°C and from February and March can be damp with drizzle and overcast skies.
70. Could you please let me know which places I will visit in Hanoi?
In the morning, we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature. Afternoon, we visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam - Museum of Ethnology. After that we will take one-hour cyclo around the Old Quarter, water Puppet Show.
71. Can I use Traveler's cheque in Hanoi?
Yes you can, but when you change money at the bank for traveler’s cheque you need to show your passport and do some sort of paper works
72. Are there ATMs in Hanoi?
Yes there are many ATMs in Hanoi. You can also easily find many then.
73. Which hotels are near the West Lake in Hanoi?
There are many hotels near the West lake: Top end like: Sofitel Plaza, Sheraton, Intercontinental…Mid range hotels you can find some hotels such as: Maison D’Hanoi (on Quan Thanh street), La Bell Vie, Hong Ngoc on Nguyen Truong To Street
There are many hotels near the West lake: Top end like: Sofitel Plaza, Sheraton, Intercontinental…Mid range hotels you can find some hotels such as: Maison D’Hanoi (on Quan Thanh street), La Bell Vie, Hong Ngoc on Nguyen Truong To Street
74. Do you pick up us from Ha Dong town when we take Hanoi – Halong Bay?
Yes we do, however, Ha Dong town is a bit far from Hanoi center (20 km) so you need to depart earlier and we will surcharge for that.
75. What time do I come back from Halong if I take Hanoi – Halong Bay day tour?
Normally you will be back Hanoi around 7 PM from Hanoi – Halong Bay day trip. Please e advised that time is could not be fixed, could be earlier or latter
76. Can I visit Hanoi within haft day? I have very limited time.
Yes you can, you can visit Hanoi within haft day, I suggest you visit: Ba Dinh square (are of Ho Chi Minh Complex), Temple of Literature and the Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
77. Can I go to your office in Hanoi to buy tours? It is far from the center?
Yes you can, we are very near Hanoi’s Old Quarter (2 km) and we are on 31 A Van Mieu street which is very closed to the Template of Literature, one of the highlights of Hanoi.
78. I want to buy some sliver, what are the good places in Hanoi?
You can find many good shops for silver in Hang bac street in Hanoi then.
79. What is the good café in Hanoi?
City View café is a good one; it is one the top of the building look-over Hoan Kiem Lake. It is fair price and it has excellent view of Hanoi. You can find it on the junction on Hang Gai, Hang Dao, Dinh tien Hoang Street
80. What are the good restaurants in Hanoi? Which ones you recommend?
There are many good restaurants in Hanoi, it depends on the level but you can go to some restaurant such as: Wild Rice, Mam, Ngon Restaurants are among we recommended. There are many street food restaurants in Hanoi does not have name but they offer outstanding food too.
81. Is it safe to walk at night in Hanoi?
In general Hanoi is the safest places in the world. You can walk at night in Hanoi Old Quarter and It is fine.
82. What is the best places in Hanoi I should not be missed?
Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi Hilton Prisons, Museum of Ethnology…There are many option for you to visit in Hanoi. It is very much depend on what you like then.
83. Should I have some tailor-made clothes in Hanoi or should I wait until Hoi An?
There are some good tailors in Hanoi too in Hang Gai street, but if you can wait and we recommend Hoi An. They are more specialized in that and they speak good English.
84. Should I go Hanoi – Mai Chau or Hanoi – Sapa? Which places is better?
If you have longer time we suggest you to go to Sapa as Sapa is a very scenic place as well as you can meet many ethnic minorities groups. Please make sure that you need to have at least 2 days and 2 nights for that. You can also stay in Sapa for 3 days or 4 days. For Mai Chau, it is very interesting place too and it is near Hanoi. So you can spend 2 day tour there. It is really worth to stay at the house on the still of the white Thai in Mai Chau.
85. Private car or airport taxi to Hanoi?
Should I book a private car to transfer from the airport to Hanoi or should I get a taxi on arrival?
If you book a private car is much better, you will have someone welcome you with a sign board and transfer to your hotel. You can also avoid from being ripped off some times by some taxi drivers
86. How far from Hanoi to Mai Chau?
From Hanoi to Mai Chau is 130 km and it takes you about 3.5 hours including a short break in Hoa Binh.
87. Any good recommendation for Hanoi specialties?
Hanoi Pho could be the most popular, beside that you can also try Cha Ca La Vong, Hanoi sticky rice, Hanoi Spring Roll with rice vermicelli …
88. What sort of souvenir should I buy in Hanoi?
There are many things for you to choose, it depend on what you are interested in. You can choose some lacquers, silk or silver for souvenir. You can also choose something small like the stamp or some chopsticks…There are many souvenir shops in Hang Gai, Hang Bong, To Tich streets…
89. Where can I find the good camera shop in Hanoi?
You can find it right on the side of Hoan Kiem Lake on Dinh Tien Hoang Street; you can also find some good camera shop in Trang Thi Street.
90. I want to stay in the center of Hanoi, where is the best places?
Old Quarter is the best place for your stay if you really want to see the “real Hanoi”. However, it is very much depend on your budget as most of the four and five star hotels are not in the old quarter of Hanoi. So some others good places in Hanoi could be the Old French Quarter if you take the more luxury accommodation.
91. I have one day in Hanoi, where should I go?
You can go to Halong Bay for day tour from Hanoi, you can also take some others excursions such as: Hanoi – Hoa Lu, Hanoi – Trang An, Hanoi Perfume Pagoda…
92. How many days should I spend for Hanoi city itself?
For Hanoi, you can spend about 1 to 2 days and you can visit most of the highlight of Hanoi. Hanoi has so many things to see and to do. As a tourist hub, from Hanoi you can also do touring to some highlights of the north of Vietnam such as: Halong Bay, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc Perfume pagoda, Sapa, Mai Chau. You can also do some special trip to the North West or North East of Vietnam from Hanoi
93. How much for taxi from Noi Bai to Hanoi?
Taxi cost from 350.000 to 450.000 VND (about 18 to 24 USD) per taxi per way. Please check if they use the meter or you can also negotiate for the price.
94. How far from the airport to Hanoi?
From Noi Bai International airport to Hanoi center is about 30 km and it take us about 45 minutes.
95. Visa on arrival in Hanoi & Hanoi – Halong Bay tour
We’re USA citizen travel to Kula Lumpur in September, we would love to visit Hanoi and Halong Bay too. May we get visa upon arrival? We're going back to Kuala Lumpur after the Hanoi – Halong Bay tour.
You need to have visa approval letter in order to get visa your visa stamped at Noi Bai International Airport (in Hanoi). You need 6 months valid passport, 2 passport photos, 15 dollar for visa approval letter each and 25 dollar pay for visa stamp fee on arrival. Please check your email, I have sent you some options for tours Hanoi – Halong Bay, Airport pick up…
96. What places should i not be missed when visiting Hanoi?
Hi These are the Top Things You Should Not Miss When Visiting Hanoi
"Hanoi is not bustle and hassle like as Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, the city has the best street food in Asia, with the rich culture and impressive history, rare elsewhere in the world”
Here are 7 experiences that anyone traveling to Hanoi should not be missed
1. Walk Around the Hanoi’s Old Quarter
You trip to Hanoi is not consider perfect if you have not spending time to walk in along the old town of Hanoi (Hanoi’s Old Quarter). It is also nice to stay in one of the hotel in the Old Quarter. So it's easy to look at the daily lives of the people in the city. The Old Quarter from the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400), and was known as the 36 streets and wards. In each street people would trade a different item, and the name of the street is usually mostly start with “Hang” means “Shops “placed on the type of item it.
Nowadays, the Old Quarter of Hanoi is no longer necessary to sell these types of items by the names, but always this place is always a prestige address if you wish to purchase any particular item by name. Wandering in the Hanoi’s Old Quarter you do not necessarily have to purchase; this will be the best way to understand more about the culture and daily life of local people.
2. Visit Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake at night
The Hoan Kiem Lake is considered as the heart of the city and located right in the central area of Hanoi, and is seen as a symbol of Vietnam’s capital city. The Lake is a place that makes many people to remember about Hanoi. Sitting on a bank by the lake are placed neatly in the evening, you will see a scene just shimmering, magical just by the lake are lit with colorful lights.
Ngoc Son Temple located on a small island inside the lake, it is a really worth place to visit. To enter the temple, you will go through a red-painted wooden bridge called The Huc Bridge, a walk in a comfortable space where it will be the best way for you to relax after a day away walk around the city.
3. Visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam)
Located about 2 km west of Hoan Kiem Lake is the Temple of Literature, the first University of Vietnam. It is also the place where dedicated to Confucius. The Temple of Literature was built in 1070, is dedicated to honoring Doctor passed in the examination of the feudal era of Vietnam. The entire area of Temple Literature covered with lush gardens, small lakes and temples would be a great place for you to wander around and explore in a quiet setting.
4. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleums & Complex
The Ho Chi Minh Complex or also known as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is one of the most fascinating sights not only in Hanoi but famous throughout Vietnam . Visiting this site, you will be surprised by a long line of people line regardless of age, all waiting to get into the show deference to Ho Chi Minh of their beloved. Mausoleum is not only a moral sense, but also to impress visitors to view and unique architecture.
Beside the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is the Presidential Places, His house on stilts, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the One Pillar Pagoda. All of those sites could be visited in one morning.
5. Visit Hoa Lo Prison Museum
Hoa Lo Prison was built by the French in 1896, and was used to imprison political Vietnamese prisoners, later this place was known as "Hanoi Hilton", where North Vietnamese kept the USA pilots when their aircrafts were shot down. The USA senator John McCain was among one of those. Today, some part of the old prison was demolished to build the Hanoi tower. And some parts of it still preserved as the historical relic site. Hoa Lo Prison is a well-known attraction of Hanoi. This is one of the places you should not be missed when visiting Hanoi.
6. Enjoy a hot bowl of “Hanoi Pho”
Hanoi is widely regarded as one of the "capital" the world's great cuisines, with the abundance of many delicious street foods. Typical dishes, the most famous of Hanoi pho to mention, you can choose between the use of beef noodle soup or chicken noodle soup, this dish you will find an abundance of spices and vegetables together. Please take the time to go into the alley in Hanoi and you will discover a lot but little noodle shop, but the taste is delicious and very cheap especially well.
7. Drink Hanoi Beer
In Hanoi, like other localities in Vietnam, where to sell a lot of premium beers. However, the most impressive for me to come to Hanoi is enjoying Bia Hoi (Draught beer) - a beer specialty of the Hanoi, and perhaps this is the cheapest beer in the world. Draught beer is sold everywhere in Hanoi, you can ease into a roadside pubs, sitting on a plastic chair, and the waiter will bring you the fresh beer, accompanied by a plate of peanuts.
In addition, you should also try Hanoi beer, a beer with an alcohol stronger than Bia Hoi but the taste is very delicious and unforgettable.