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Welcome to Hanoi


Hanoi, located on the banks of the Red River, is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travellers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city centre. A great place to explore on foot, this French-colonial city is also known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multi-cultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences. Meanwhile, its tranquil countryside is a short drive away, featuring lush parks, verdant mountains, and traditional villages, and not forgetting. If you’re a first-time visitor to the Vietnamese capital, our Hanoi travel guide has everything you need to know for a wonderful holiday, including the best accommodation, restaurants, attractions, shopping, and detailed information on the local culture, currency, climate, and transport options.


Hanoi itself has plenty of sightseeing spots. One of the most popular landmarks in Old Quarter is Hoan Kiem Lake, a peaceful public park where you can see locals jogging, enjoying a coffee, practising Taiji and line dancing, ect. There are also several Buddhist temples dating back to the 11th century. In French Quarter, you can find luxury shopping malls, colonial buildings and a war museum.


For thousand years ago, it has been the political center and cultural heart as well. Hanoi is also known the second largest city in both of economics and square; therefore it is called the blending Capital of heritages and modern skyscrapers. You certainly admire an ancient Hanoi with the colonial French architecture houses through our trips to Vietnam. In another side, you can look at a modern capital with an animated and crowded life’s beat.

1.Hanoi’s culture:


Hanoi’s traffic remains one of the most remarkable elements. It perhaps be only in Hanoi you can see thousands of motorbikes driving in the street. It seems to be quite strange and complicated, but it is too original that it will surprise you and give you more excited.

People love Hanoi for its traditional values and deep connection to Vietnamese culture. Especially in Hanoi, small shops, local restaurants, hawkers, and general stores appear ins and outs.

Another traditional culture of Hanoi peaople is about their families. In here, many generations in a family often live together in the same house. In each family, they have an altar to worship their ancestor. Vietnamese as a whole, and Hanoi people in particular, often trend to the traditional values, customs and habits. Although the rapid development threatens the balance between the traditional and the modern, Hanoi has still kept its soul.

2.A culinary paradise:


A special culture of Hanoi is about its long-standing cuisine. It is not magnifying when saying that Hanoi is a food paradise with the most famous noodle of “Phở”, “Bún chả”- 44th president of the United States – Barack Obama used to eat in Vietnam, the best coffee, and the best bread in the World. Being verified by the gourmets such as Gordan Ramsay (British famous chef), Anthony Bourdain (American cuisine writer), Hanoi’s food is a resistless thing.

In your trips to Vietnam don’t forget to spend several hours to experience Hanoi’s street foods as the dishes of rice noodles, bread, steamed sticky rice, stuffed pancake, …

3.Temples and Pagodas:


With a Vietnamese custom of going to pagoda for praying healthy and peacefulness, the Capital owns more than one hundred holy temples and pagoda in the center. Standing through thousand years, those temples still keep the ancient and primary forms, contrast with the noise around. Coming to the age-old pagodas in Hanoi, you not only enjoy a completely tranquil atmosphere, but also experience Vietnamese unique designs.

The most worthy pagodas to visit in Hanoi: Tran Quoc Pagoda (in the West Lake), The Temple of Literature and University (in Ton Duc Thang street), Quan Su temple (in Quan Su street), Ngoc Son temple (in Hoan Kiem Lake), Tay Ho temple (in the West Lake), Kim Lien temple (Nghi Tam ward), Phuc Khanh Pagoda (in Tay Son street), etc.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake:

Located in the center, The Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake is the boutique heart of Vietnam’s Capital. Not yet visiting this place means that you have not gone to Hanoi. Almost of cultural and historical beauty focuses on here. You can walk around Hanoi’s 36 old streets all your day to explore the most traditional things of Vietnamese. There are a large number of local shops and hundreds of vendors that you can meet everywhere. Beside of a morden rhythm of daily life, the ancient French architecture has still remained unchanged. It brings to Hanoi an peaceful vitality to satisfy any visitors.

The Old Quarter (Vietnamese: Phố cổ Hà Nội) is the name commonly given to the historical civic urban core of Hanoi, located outside the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long. This quarter used to be the residential, manufacturing and commercial center, where each street was specialized in one specific type of manufacturing or commerce.

To connect Hanoi’s 36 old streets with the other of new projects, Hoan Kiem Lake is likely the important blood line. It is not only a historical witness being thousand years old, but also the place that is every hearts belongs to. Hoan Kiem often begins her new day from very early when Hanoi people come here to take some exercises. After that, the lake continues to greet millions of visiting traffics up to mid-night. It is the most romantic place in the autumn with changed color leaves, the brightest in the spring when flowers blossom, the coolest in the summer with the big century-old trees, and the warmest in the winter with a lots happy couples on dating.

Hanoi Capital was voted in the list of most interesting cities to travel by visitors all over the World. It always makes your heart beat animatedly by the originally charming landscapes, culture and customs.

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