Best Hanoi City Tours for 2023/2024

Interesting Tours for First-time Travelers to Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake > Old Quarter Area > Literature Temple > Museum of Ethnology 1 Day
Hanoi > Ninh Binh 1 Day
Hanoi > Ninh Binh 2 Days/ 1 Night
Hanoi - Duration: 1 Day
Hanoi - Duration: 1 Day
Hanoi > Cat Ba > Lan Ha Bay > Hanoi 2 days/ 1 night
Hanoi > Halong Bay > Sun World Halong Park 2 Days/ 1 Night

Highlights

  • Old Quarter area: Hoan Kiem Lake is the big spot to visit in Hanoi. It shows off the dynamic atmosphere that the old quarter of Hanoi has while still keeping its traditional side.
  • French Quarter area: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important tourist attraction in Hanoi and has a very close tie with the country’s national hero: President Ho Chi Minh. The West Lake, one of Hanoi’s largest lakes, has fresh air and a beautiful view of the city.
  • Explore Vietnamese typical cuisines: Banh Mi, Pho Bo, Bun Cha…..
  • Nightlife in Hanoi is unforgettable! Dine and drink at an authentic Vietnamese bia hoi (Hanoian draft beer) restaurant, with a true taste of Vietnam.

  • Buying souvenirs can be a fun experience, and you might want to do so in the Old Quarter – you won’t regret acquiring some of those long-lasting, durable goods. Non (traditional hat), ceramics & silk are worth checking out.

 

Tips

  • Research and book a tour via a reliable travel agency to make your amazing experience when traveling Vietnam
  • When travelling, should not forward your “friends” to help you keep good memories like: camera, go pro….
  • Summer in Vietnam is hot, remember to bring some extra water
  • Wear suitable outfit when you travel in Vietnam( Like some spiritual places:pagodas, temples…)

 

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ALL THE BEST OF HANOI

There are many things waiting for you while you are exploring a new city. Of course, both wonderful and terrible things are included. Here are all the top offerings in Hanoi for you to check out as a tip so that you don’t waste your time.

Best of Hanoi

The best of Hanoi

Best time to visit Hanoi

Traveling is undoubtedly greatly impacted by the weather. It is useful to know when to visit any city or country, including Hanoi. Anyone who lives in Hanoi will tell you that autumn is the best season to visit. If you visit Hanoi in the fall, you’ll experience the city’s most genuine romantic atmosphere. Moreover, you can also enjoy “Com” – a special gift from Hanoi. However, the weather can change from day to night and it can rain most of the time

The romantic autumn in Hanoi

The romantic autumn in Hanoi

Best places to visit in Hanoi

Hanoi is well-known for being a historical city, and there are a lot of places you should go to learn more about the culture, history, and daily life in this lovely country’s capital. However, if you have only one day to explore this city, don’t forget to check out the list below.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi is unique in that it exemplifies a wonderful fusion of the old and new. You can observe it easily in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. As you stroll through the old quarter, you will pass by a number of notable locations, including Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Dong Xuan Market, etc.

Hoan Kiem Lake the heart of Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake the heart of Hanoi

Hoa Lo Prison

The Hoa Lo Prison, also referred to as the “Hanoi Hilton” and “Maison Centrale,” is a historic location in Hanoi’s French Quarter. It was initially constructed by French colonists in 1896 and loosely translates as “hell’s hole,” with the purpose of housing and torturing Vietnamese revolutionary rebels. Hoa Lo evolved into one of the biggest and harshest prison complexes in Indochina under the name “Maison Centrale.” Hoa Lo later served as a prison for US prisoners of war (POWs), who dubbed it the “Hanoi Hilton.” The prison was largely destroyed in the 1990s, but a portion of it was preserved and turned into one of the top attractions in Hanoi- a museum.

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison

Ho Chi Minh Complex

One of Vietnam’s most revered historical tourist destinations is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex. Travelers can learn a lot about Uncle Ho’s life and the liberation of Vietnam under his leadership by visiting the location. Visitors who are coming to this complex for the first time are advised to stop by:

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex

  • Ba Dinh Square
  • The mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh
  • Ho Chi Minh Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh’s House on stilts
  • The Presidential Palace
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • The House No. 54 (a noteworthy historical location).

West Lake

West Lake- the best place to observe sunset in Hanoi

West Lake- the best place to observe sunset in Hanoi

West Lake is well-liked locally in addition to being a popular tourist destination. It is such a healing location that it will instantly relieve all of your stress. West Lake may be overcrowded in some areas, but with a shoreline that stretches for about 17 km, you can always find a hidden spot to unwind there. There are a lot of other sights near West Lake, including Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Chu Van An High School, and a lot of tastefully designed coffee shops.

Best food in Hanoi

Bun Cha (Vermicelli Noodle with Grilled Pork)

Surely, Bun Cha is the most iconic dish in Hanoi. Bun Cha is the top dish on this list because, unlike Pho, which is very well-liked in Vietnam, it is a Hanoian specialty. It has long been a local favorite, but it has only recently gained popularity among foreign tourists after Obama tried it during his visit to Vietnam. You should eat it with side vegetables and the white rice noodles (bún), as it has a delicious flavor, tender grilled pork, and a sweet and sour sauce that will satisfy you.

Bun Cha

Bun Cha- an iconic food of Hanoi

Pho ( Beef noodles soup)

As mentioned above, Pho is not only well-known in Hanoi. However, the pho in Hanoi has a very distinctive flavor that captures the way of life of the city’s residents. You can only find Pho with a light, clear broth in Hanoi. It seems so healthy, with no fat included in the broth. Pho in Hanoi is as elegant as the lifestyle of people there.

Pho Hanoi

Pho Hanoi with clear amber broth

Cha ca La Vong (Turmeric Fish with Dill)

Cha Ca La Vong, one of the first restaurants to open on Cha Ca Street and one of the oldest in Hanoi, Vietnam, dates back more than a century. Cha ca, the most well-known dish in Hanoi, has been around for more than 130 years. The local Doan family, who provided the unique dish to troops under French colonial rule, is credited with creating it. In Hanoi, there is an entire street devoted to cha ca, a dish of vermicelli noodles and catfish that diners grill themselves.

Cha Ca La Vong

Cha Ca La Vong

Egg Coffee

If you visit Hanoi, you might be recommended a lot of Egg coffee. Traditionally, egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk, and Robusta coffee were used to make egg coffee. The drink is made by heating and beating egg yolks, adding sugar, and coffee. After putting the coffee into the bottom of the cup, a similar amount of egg cream is added. To maintain its temperature, the cup is placed inside a bowl of hot water when served. A particular flavor is created when the rich taste of the eggs and the fragrant coffee fill the air.

Egg Coffee

Egg Coffe- Giang Cafe

Com- Green rice flakes.

Unlike the other foods on this list, Com is only available in the fall, which makes it even more unique. In order to fully appreciate the scents, tastes, and plasticity of the young rice, which is sweet, nutty, and buttery, you must eat Com slowly and chew it very thoroughly.

Com- green rice flakes

Com- green rice flakes

And that’s about all the best of Hanoi, that we would like to recommend to you. If you are excited about having Hanoi City Tours within a day of all the top things mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

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