15 Things to Do in Hanoi 2020 (Starting from ₹1799 Only)

Offering you the best of culture and the perfect amount of urbanization, there are a lot of things to do in Hanoi for anybody who wishes to explore it. The Vietnamese capital is nestled inside a world which has strongly stuck to its roots and even so has gone ahead with establishing an identity of its own. With an intriguing history and a breath-taking present, you are sure to never have a dull moment in Hanoi. Each corner of Hanoi has a story to tell. There have been different dynasties who have called Hanoi it’s home and the city has adapted well to the traditions of all to make one of its own. While the landmarks are in plenty for you to see, it is the vibrant streets in which the real essence of Hanoi lies. The locals here hold the maximum tourism factor and are the biggest USP of visiting Hanoi.

There are plenty of museums, lakes and restaurants to fill up your itinerary. But, it is the story of rising like a phoenix which is what describes Hanoi the best. Being the capital of a country that has seen its fair share of destruction and wars, Hanoi has stood with its head held high always giving everybody who wishes to explore it a connection of their own. All of the seasons of Hanoi have a different shade of the city to offer to you. The 4 distinct seasons that it experiences bring out a speciality of the city like no other season does. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the history or lose yourself in the tranquility of the well nestled landmarks, you will never have a moment in Hanoi where you do not experience their culture. There are so many things to do in Hanoi, that you would simply be spoilt for choice.

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Hanoi City Tour | Book @ Best Price ₹1599 Only! Best Seller
Hanoi City Tour | Book @ Best Price ₹1599 Only!

7H

About Hanoi City Sightseeing Tour:The sightseeing in Hanoi city comes with the great scope of letting you explore Hanoi and experience great adventure when in Vietnam. The sightseeing lets you pay a visit to late Mr. Ho Chi Minh as well as witnessing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.The Hanoi city sightseeing tour lets you visit and explore some of the most prominent spots of the city which hold significant places in the history of Hanoi. Explore Hanoi in a day and visit locations such as Tran Quoc Pagoda and One Pillar Pagoda and fill your heart with the charming natural scenes of the Hoan Kiem Lake. Don't miss the opportunity of visiting other stunning locations of Hanoi such as the Temple of Literature and Bat Trang ceramic village or Museum of Ethnology. The tour also renders a superb chance of witnessing the rare and unique water puppet show in addition to a fun-filled city cycle ride that you would enjoy at the end of the tour.You shall be given the facilities of the shuttle bus during the trip, a bottle of water along with Vietnamese lunch. The sightseeing in Hanoi city is inclusive of entrance tickets and the support of an English speaking guide. Also, you would get free wifi on the bus, along with a free hotel pick up and drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter. Enjoy great security with the insurance, as provided by the operator.Itinerary:Mon, Wed, Fri7:50 am-8:30 am hotel pick up within the Old Quarter8:30 am meet up at original meeting point, go to Tran Quoc pagoda9:00 am Ho Chi Minh Complex (please note: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum closed every Monday and Friday)11:00 am Temple of Literature12:30 pm lunch at a local restaurant1:30 pm Bat Trang ceramics and pottery village3:45 pm Ngoc Son temple4:15 pm tour ends, drop off at the hotel or original meeting pointTue, Thu, Sat, Sun7:50 am-8:30 am hotel pick up within the Old Quarter8:30 am meet up at original meeting point8:30 am Tran Quoc pagoda9:00 am Ho Chi Minh Complex11:00 am Vietnam Museum of Ethnology12:30 pm lunch at a local restaurant1:30 pm Temple of Literature3:45 pm Ngoc Son temple4:15 pm tour ends, drop off at the hotel or original meeting pointPick Up Information:Hanoi hotel pick up: 7:50 am-8:30 amThe operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a join-in tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick-up route.Meet Up Information:For those who are staying outside of Hanoi Old Quarter, meet up time is 8:30 amLocation: Hanoi Opera HouseAddress: 1 Trang Tien, Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem district, Ha NoiPlease be available at the meetup location 15 minutes before meetup time.Note:Children aged 4-8 years can book the child tickets for the Hanoi city sightseeing tour.Children aged 0-3 can join free of charge.
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39 Ratings

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INR 1,599

Hanoi and Saigon Tour For 5 Days Featured
Hanoi and Saigon Tour For 5 Days

5D/4N

About the ActivityEmbark on a sightseeing tour to the beautiful cities of Hanoi and Saigon in Vietnam on a 5 day 4 night tour.The tour starts on arrival at Saigon airport where a tour representative will guide you to your hotel.Over the course of 5 days, you will explore the best of these 2 cities and take a cruise ride at Halong Bay.The tour is a great way to explore these 2 amazing city, Hanoi being Vietnam's capital and Saigon is its largest city.The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and a lot of sightseeing and activities.
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33 Ratings

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33 Ratings

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INR 43,493

Halong Bay Day Cruise in Vietnam Featured
Halong Bay Day Cruise in Vietnam

9H

About the Activity:Halong Bay private sailboat cruise from Hanoi lets you sail past limestone islets and rocky promontories in this UNESCO's world heritage site.Explore fascinating grottoes like Thien Cung and Dau Go with a private guide.Eat a delicious seafood lunch as you sail the bay's emerald waters.Drive through scenic landscapes in a private vehicle and visit Dong Trieu ceramic village.This tour is for 10 hours approximately.
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26 Ratings

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26 Ratings

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INR 7,349

INR 6,532

Cycling Trip from Hanoi to Luang Prabang
Cycling Trip from Hanoi to Luang Prabang

10D/9N

Luang Prabang

About the Activity: Embark on this cycling trip from Vietnam to Laos and marvel at the rich culture and heritage as well as beautiful surroundings. Arrive in Ha Noi, listen to the tour briefing and then enjoy an overnight night train to Lao Cai.Famous for its breathtaking landscapes, Sapa is an ideal habitation that you will come across in this journey. It's known for its great diversity of ethnic minority people. Ride to Phing Tho and Sinh Ho, one of the highest mountains in the area, and also the  homeland of the Red Hmong, Mang, Dao ethnic minorities.Take time to visit the Museum of Dien Bien Phu, A1 hill and the cemetery of Dien Bien Phu,  where several Viet Minh soldiers died before 1954.Cycle on the hilly roads along Nam Ou River to Luang Prabang where your tour ends successfully.
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36 Ratings

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INR 85,051

Tour of the Ancient Village of Duong Lam in Vietnam
Tour of the Ancient Village of Duong Lam in Vietnam

9H

About the Activity:A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and its traditions.Start your journey from your hotel around 08:00 AM, travel to the west of Hanoi to Duong Lam village, an agricultural village of the Northern Red river delta.This is also the great chance explore architecture of ancient homes, while you wander into temples and chat with the locals.Bike along tiny ancient alleys to visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet, whose original village entrance gate remains intact and is dedicated to national heroes.After lunch spend time relaxing, then embark on to visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, which are dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Come across famous sculptures of the Buddha and the 8 Vajra deities, before winding up this brilliant tour at your hotel around 05:00 PM.
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40 Ratings

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INR 4,423

INR 3,743

4 Days Sightseeing Trip to Da Nang – Hoi an – My Son – Hue
4 Days Sightseeing Trip to Da Nang – Hoi an – My Son – Hue

4D/3N

About the Activity:If you are looking for a mesmerizing city tour of Vietnam, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Explore the various cities of Vietnam and visit the iconic tourist destinations - that places this country worth visiting.Start your tour from Da Nang after getting picked up from your hotel and proceed to visit Hoi An, My Son and Hue. Enjoy the lip-smacking Vietnamese cuisine during the tour, relish the natural beauty while unwinding yourself on this trip. End your tour with lots of amazing memories before getting dropped off to your hotel.. This trip is for 4 days 3 nights.
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 38,783

Oriental Sails 3 Days/2 Nights Cruise from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay
Oriental Sails 3 Days/2 Nights Cruise from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay

3D/2N

About the Activity: Indulge in ultimate luxury while you explore Halong Bay on the Calypso Cruiser, a luxury cruise vessel featuring 12 deluxe cabins furnished in classic Vietnamese style. The boat has various facilities to ensure utmost comfort and sense of luxury. Visit various islands famous for it's breathtaking beauty among other things, like Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. This is a cruise tour for 3 days and 2 night and begins once you are picked-up from your Hotel in Hanoi.Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and pass by Oan Islet , Teapot Islet, Monster Face Islet, Torch Islet, Dragon Islet, Porcupines Islet and then anchor at Titop beach area.Visit Amazing Cave and then return to the main boat to prepare for kayaking along the hidden parts of the bay.Have the whole second day for relaxing and kayaking around Lan Ha Bay – the less touristic area of Halong. On the last day of this amazing experience visit Titop Island: climb up to mountain’s peak to enjoy the panoramic views of Halong Bay before returning to your hotels in Hanoi.
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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INR 18,371

7 Days Cycling Trip from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam
7 Days Cycling Trip from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam

7D/6N

About the Activity:Explore the most scenic north western regions of Vietnam on two wheels with this 7D/6N cycling trip.Get transferred from airport to Ha Noi capital and then reach the train station for boarding the train at 09:00 PM to Lao Cai.After arriving at Lao Cai early morning, you will be taken to Sapa for breakfast and then start riding into the Sapa Valley.Relish the sights of Ta Phin Loop Tam Duong (Phong Tho), Pa So Lai Chau, Tuan Giao and Dien Bien Phu since they carry the major portion of scenery in Vietnam.Enjoy the stunning landscapes and sweeping panoramic views of Vietnam surrounding the ride. Take a half morning tour exploring the historical sites of Dien Bien Phu before you catch the late morning flight to Ha Noi and your tour ends after you reach the town.
Superb

35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 64,639

Ho Chi Minh Cycling Trail in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Cycling Trail in Vietnam

11D/10N

About the Activity:Experience the best of Vietnam on two wheels like never before on a cycling tour.Start the day after your breakfast and then transfer to Mai Chau for the bicycle tour on an old supply route of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.Discover immense northern mountains, charming World Heritage sites of Hue and Hoi An in the central coast and the mighty delta by bicycle.Enjoy the beautiful country long the coastline, sandy beaches, shimmering paddy fields and mountains cloaked in forests.Embark in the laid-back atmosphere and great shopping experience of Hoi An in its bustling crowed market.Get transferred to the airport in Danang after breakfast as your this 11 days trip ends there.
Very Good

23 Ratings

3.0

23 Ratings

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INR 98,659

Day Tour of the Ancient Ninh Binh And Hoa Lu in Vietnam
Day Tour of the Ancient Ninh Binh And Hoa Lu in Vietnam

9H

About the Activity:A trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi sees you travel down the tranquil waterways on a local rowboat.Get picked up from your hotel around 07:30 AM, then depart for Ninh Binh province, take a halt after 20 minutes for shopping and relaxing.Indulge in experiencing Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings and embroideries and arrive in Ninh Binh around 10:30 AM.Visit Hoa Lu to learn about Vietnam’s ancient capital and visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le, aftermath head toward the excavation area beside Le Dai Hanh temple.Take the bus to Tam, then hop on your bicycles to have a ride of 40 minutes from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda around 5 kilometer and enjoy the spectacular countryside and rivers.Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch in Tam Coc around 02:00 PM, post lunch, you will have to board a boat to drift down the river among the villages.Pass by paddy fields and through 3 caves called Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba, return to the dock and board on the bus back to Hanoi, your tour ends around 06:00 PM.
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33 Ratings

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33 Ratings

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INR 5,580

INR 4,219

Cycling Trip from Ha Noi to Kon Tum
Cycling Trip from Ha Noi to Kon Tum

10D/9N

About the Activity: Take a fun and exciting cycling trip from Ha Noi to Pleiku in Vietnam to explore the eastern part of this beautiful country.Meander through scenic roads, sometimes through the countyside and sometimes through the coast for a truly remarkable time.Start cycling from Ha Noi and along the way of your tour, visit Ninh Binh, Vinh, Dong Loc, Huong Khe, Dong Hoi, Khe Sanh, A luoi, A Sau, Phuoc Son and Kon Tum.The Ho Chi Minh trail was a path that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia The trail was not a single route, but rather a complex maze of truck routes, paths for foot and bicycle traffic, and river transportation systems.  You will get to explore the beautiful pathway as you ride through it.Visit the Dinh and Le temples and travel to Tam Coc, a strikingly beautiful region of limestone-cliffs and rice paddies.Take a boat ride to visit the Phong Nha caves and explore this beautiful cave system.Visit the historical Truong Son National Cemetery where thousands of Vietnamese soldiers died for their country during the Vietnam war.The tour ends at Kontum village from where you can transfer to Pleiku, Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi for your return flight This trip is for 10 days and 9 nights.
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37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

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INR 78,247

Visit Hanoi with Water Puppet Show And Cyclo Ride
Visit Hanoi with Water Puppet Show And Cyclo Ride

9H

About the Activity:Take an early morning cycle tour into the heart of the capital of Vietnam- Hanoi.After getting picked up from your hotel around 08:00 AM, hop on a cycle to ride through the heart of the city.Pass through Hanoi's Old Quarter in the historical center of the capital, visit St. Joseph's Cathedral or Nha Tho Lon.Have a short leisure time, enjoy tasting local coffee and mingle with the locals there, afterward continue your tour.Taste a local beer at Bia Hoi junction before you get back to yoru hotel to wind up your tour around 05:00 PM.See important buildings in Ba Dinh Square, the President's palace and tour through Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature, aftermath enjoy a Vietnamese food over local beer.Admire the architectural extravaganza displayed on Long Bien Bridge, then visit Hoan Kiem Lake’s Ngoc Son Temple and watch a water puppet show.Taste a local beer at Bia Hoi junction before you get back to your hotel for winding up your tour around 05:00 PM.
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30 Ratings

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30 Ratings

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INR 5,035

INR 4,355

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04 February 2020
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Hanoi Airport Night Transfer was very helpful. Taxis are not easily available in the night. You will need it.
04 February 2020
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Our flight landed at 2AM in the night. Thanks to this night transfer service we were able to reach our hotel.
04 February 2020
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Amazing Experience! We were flying above the hills. The view was amazing. Wow!
04 February 2020
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We flew over Halong Bay, Tuan Chau island, Thien Cung cave, and Ga Choi islet. It was my first time in a helicopter. Good experience.
04 February 2020
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They had a lot of variety of colours. Aoi Dai suited me very well. It is very cheap also.
04 February 2020
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I had to travel for the whole day after the transfer. But i was not at all tired during the tour. The bus was very comfortable.
04 February 2020
Excellent
This is the best way to go from Hanoi to halong bay. The bus was very good and we reached very fast.
04 February 2020
Excellent
Our hotel was very far, but they delivered it at the same price. Also, I had glass objects but they did not break. Very helpful.
04 February 2020
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Excellent service. I had a lot of luggage and I was worried about how will I carry it. Hanoi Airport Luggage Service took all the responsibility.
04 February 2020
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Free wifi was the best thing. The route was not boring. I did not feel tired at all.

People Also Ask About Hanoi Things To Do

  1. What are some of the best things to do in Hanoi?

    Some of the things that you can definitely do in Hanoi are:
    Take a local food walking tour
    Attend a show at a puppet theatre
    Go ice skating
    Spend a day at any of the Water Parks
    Attend an Ionah Show
    Watch a show at the famous circus of Hanoi
    Explore history and Hanoi’s culture at any of the museums
    Take part in any of the water sports

  2. What all adventure sports can be done in Hanoi?

    There are plenty of adventure activities that can be done in Hanoi such as:
    Hiking
    Climbing Mountains
    Paragliding
    Go Canyoning
    Para sailing
    Backpacking
    Mountain Biking

  3. Which are some must try water sports in Hanoi?

    The must-try water sports in Hanoi includes

    • Kayaking
    • Cruising and
    • Scuba diving.
  4. What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Hanoi?

    The most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Hanoi are:
    Take a romantic cruise to Halong Bay
    Explore the islands of Halong bay together hand in hand.
    See the Halong Bay and the city from an aerial perspective
    Have a romantic culinary evening out.
    Visit one of the beautiful sunset bars and witness the sunset
    Enjoy a Jazz performance together!
    Go bicycling together
    Take a romantic walk hand in hand.
    Go for a couple spa together.

  5. Which are best places for scuba diving in Hanoi?

    You can visit Nha Trang as well as Halong Bay to enjoy Scuba Diving in Hanoi. These are the two best places for scuba diving in Hanoi.

  6. Which are the famous destinations for river rafting in Hanoi?

    There is only one famous destination for river rafting and that is Halong Bay. So, head to Halong Bay for river rafting in Hanoi.

  7. What are the famous hiking trails in Hanoi?

    There are plenty of famous hiking trails available in Hanoi. A list of the top ten amazing hiking trails is:
    Sapa
    Lang Bian Mountain
    Cat Tien National Park
    Ba Be National Park
    Cat Ba National Park
    Mai Chau
    Cuc Phong National Park
    Cao Bang
    Ba Na Hill
    Pu Luong National Park

  8. Which are some famous beaches in Hanoi?

    There are no beaches in Hanoi. The closest one is situated at a distance of 116 kilometres. The beaches you can visit close to Hanoi are:
    Bai Chay Beach (Quang Ninh) Bai Chay Beach is located in Quang Ninh Province, around 100km to the Northeast of Hanoi. ...
    Tuan Chau Beach (Ha Long)
    Do Son Beach (Hai Phong)
    Cat Ba Beach (Hai Phong)
    Hai Thinh Beach (Nam Dinh)

  9. Which are the famous boating destinations in Hanoi?

    There are plenty of destinations to enjoy boating near Hanoi. The best destinations to undertake this activity in Hanoi are:
    Mekong Delta
    Halong Bay
    Gio Biosphere Reserve
    Cu Chi Tunnels

  10. Which are some best cycling trails in Hanoi?

    The best cycling trails in Hanoi are:
    West Lake and Three Bridges
    Bat Trang Ceramic Villages
    Duong Lam Ancient Villages

  11. Which are some famous cruises tours in Hanoi?

    Some famous cruise tours in Hanoi are:
    Halong Bay Day Cruise
    Day Tour of the Ancient Binh
    Trang An Bai Dinh Tour
    Lan Ha Bay Tour
    Cong Dam Bai Tu

  12. Which are some famous places for snorkeling in Hanoi and how much does it cost?

    Hanoi lies in the vicinity of South China Sea which is extremely beautiful. There are plenty of sites here which are great for snorkelling. The closest places for snorkelling to Hanoi are the following:
    Halong Bay
    Mekong River Delta
    Con Dao Islands
    Phu Quoc Islands
    All of these places charge a rough estimate of 5,25,000 VND for snorkelling.

  13. Where can I experience jeep safari in Hanoi?

    You can head to various spots for jeep safari in Hanoi. The places that you can go to are:

    • Saigon
    • Ho Chi Minh City
    • Hoan Kiem District
    • Truong Son Range
  14. What are the most happening nightlife experiences in Hanoi?

    1. The most happening nightlife experiences in Hanoi are:
    • Take a heritage walk at night
    • Enjoy the street food at night
    • Enjoy the local beer on tap
    • Catch an orchestra show
    • Enjoy cocktails in the old quarter
  15. Which are the pilgrimage sites which are a must visit in Hanoi?

    1. The pilgrimage sites that you must visit in Hanoi are:
    • One Pillar Pagoda
    • Tran Quoc Pagoda
    • Bach Ma Temple
    • Dong Huong Temple
    • Nam Huong Temple
    • Cau Dong Temple
    • Hoe Nhai Pagoda
    • Ba Da Pagoda
    • Ly Quoc Su Pagoda
    • Phu Ung Temple
    • Ngoc Son Temple
  16. Which are the best biking routes in Hanoi?

    The best biking routes in Hanoi are:

    • Ho Chi Minh Trail
    • Coastal Road from Quy Nhon To Nha Trang. … CV
    • Back-Road From Cao Bang to Ban Gioc waterfall. ...
    • The road crossing the Rock plateau in Ha Giang. ...
    • Motorbike Ride from Tu Le to Sapa.
  17. Which are some famous lakes to visit in Hanoi?

    • Hoan Kiem Lake
    • Thien Quang Lake
    • Truc Bach Lake
    • Turtle Tower
    • West Lake
  18. Where is the famous locality for shopping in Hanoi?

    • Dong Xuan Market
    • Hanoi Weekend Night Market
    • Hang Da Market
    • Cho Hom Market
    • Quang Ba Flower Market
  19. Which are the best areas to taste the street food in Hanoi?

    The best options for street food in Hanoi are:

    • Pho (Noodle Soup)
    • Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup)
    • Pho Ga(Chicken Noodle Soup)
    • Cha Ca(Grilled and Fried Fish with Rice Noodles)
    • Xoi (Sticky Rice)
    • Bun Cha (Grilled Pork and Noodles)
    • Bun Bo Nam Bo (Beef and Noodles)
    • Banh Mi(Baguette Sandwich)
    • Pho Cuon( Rice Noodle Rolls)
    • Pho Chien Phong (Fried Rice Noodles)
  20. Which are the best places for day trips from Hanoi?

    • Mai Chau
    • Hoa Lu
    • Bat Trang
    • Tam Coc
    • Huong Pagoda
    • Van Phuc Silk Village
    • Duong Lam Ancient Village
    • Ha Long Bay
    • Ancient Capital Hoa Lu