10 things must do in Hanoi

Aug 11th 2017

Hanoi is the gateway to explore all destinations in the North Vietnam as well as for a journey across Vietnam. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam today. What things must do when you are in Hanoi ?

Hereafter, we select 10 things must do once you arrive in Hanoi:

1, Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake
Hanoi Old Quarter is the most attractive for all travelers from all over the world, because of its unique ambiance and atmosphere.

2, French buildings and monuments
Hanoi still preserves old villas, residences, theatre house, Long Bien bridge built under French colonialism period.Long Bien Bridge

3, Cyclo ride

In Hanoi, you can see all kinds of transports like motorbikes, cars, bicycles, electric motor - cart. But, cyclo ride is the remarkable way to explore Hanoi old quarter, to indulge into local experiences and daily life.

Rickshaw ride or cyclo ride in Hanoi

4, Draught beer
You can find " Bia Hơi Hà Nội " in Vietnamese or "Hanoi draught beer " in English at every corners of Hanoi capital even in Hanoi Old Quarter. One cup of draught beer costs about 5,000 VND or 6,000 VND only. These restaurants on streets are crowded by local mens at noon and from 05:00pm to 07:00pm. You see rarely women in these places.

5, Egg coffee
Egg coffee is a specialy of Mr Giang located in 29 Nguyen Huu Huan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. He invented this special coffee with taste of eggs. Try it once you are in Hanoi.

6, Tachi exercise
Hoan Kiem Lake is the favourite place for elder people who practice Taichi early morning every day 05:00 - 06:30AM. This martial art is one of many branches from Chinese kongfu.Tai Chi exercise in Ly Thai To park, Hanoi

7, Bun Cha
Bun Cha becomes a specialty of Hanoi for everyones. You can taste Bun Cha at any corners in Hanoi Old Quarter. Bun Cha is a must-taste when you are in Hanoi for holiday or business trip.

8, Cha Ca
Cha Ca - Grilled fish with rice noodle is one of the most preferred specialty in Hanoi. This kind of fish is from the river named "Ca Lang" which got the special taste.

9, Hanoi Food Street Tour
Hanoi was highly appreciated by Anthony Bourdain as a world cuisine.

10, Motorbike ride to Bat Trang ceramic village
Hop on a motorbike to explore Bat Trang ceramic village located on the Red River banks, 10 km east of Hanoi. It takes 30 minutes the journey leads you to Bat Trang named handicraft village where you can find all things about potery and ceramic.Bat Trang Village, Hanoi