Things to Do in Hanoi

Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc is located 15km to the west of Ha Noi. It is the best known silk village in Vietnam, and one of the best developed and most visited craft…

Phu Vinh bamboo & Rattan Village

Phu Vinh bamboo & Rattan Village

The village of Phu Vinh bamboo and rattan is nestled serenely in the hills of Chuong My District’s Phu Nghia Commune, 35 km from central Hanoi. The surrounding area is lovely, with woods,…

Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Located on the left bank of Hong River and about 10 km from Hanoi, the Bat Trang ceramics village is a 500-year-old village, and the most famous and long-standing pottery…

The Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum

The Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum

The Museum is located 30 minutes driving from Hanoi Center about 13 km southwest with outdoor and indoor displays, photos, maps, similar to Army Museum.

Vietnam People’s Air Force Museum

Vietnam People's Air Force Museum

Located on Truong Chinh Street in the Bach Mai District of Hanoi with numerous of interesting aircrafts and helicopters, shows many historical events and stories …

Hanoi Police Museum

Hanoi Police Museum

A free entry museum, with a large collection related to the Hanoi Police’s History, brochures in different languages such as Vietnamese, English and French.

B52 Victory Museum

B52 Victory Museum

The First Indochina War, the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese revolution, the building located close to B-52 lake, see the shot-down B52 bomber.

Hang Dau Water Tower

Hang Dau Water Tower

The Tower is a circular building located in Hang Dau, Hang Cot and Quan Thanh Streets, a very busy location in Hanoi.

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel is the cultural complex built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty, marking the independence of the Dai Viet and subsequently expanded by…

The Hanoi Opera House

The Hanoi Opera House

French colonial building The Hanoi Opera House is an opera house located in central Hanoi, near the Red River. Built by the French in 1911 and renovated in the late…

Cultural Friendship Palace

Hanoi aerial photo

Cung Van Hoa Huu Nghi Friendship Cultural Palace is located on Tran Hung Dao St., Hanoi. Constructed in 1985, the palace is a prestigious cultural center in Vietnam, and is…

Vietnam Military History Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum (Army Museum)

Army Museum The Army Museum was established in 1959 at the center of Hanoi, near V.L Lenin’s statue, some 600 meters from President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to the East….

Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House

Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House

This a traditional stilt house, where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1958 to 1969, it is part of the Presidential Palace complex.

Ly Thai To Park

Ly Thai To Park

A beautiful park opposite Hoan Kiem Lake, a place to take a rest, Ly Thai To Statue is standing at the center of the park.

Maison Centrale Prison

Maison Centrale Prison (Hoa Lo Prison)

Known as Hoa Lo Prison Maison Centrale, or Hoa Lo Prison, is often called the Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners of war, in sarcastic reference to the upmarket hotel chain….

Old City Gate

Old City Gate

Located at the end of Hang Chieu Street, it is one of the twenty one city gates of Hanoi.

Railway Line through Hanoi Streets

Railway Line Through Hanoi Streets

Hanoi’s narrow train street A train passes down a very narrow street in Hanoi, a phenomenal place on earth (similar to Maeklong Railway in Thailand).

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Cultural Heritage The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is located in a large open area on Nguyen Van Huyen Street, about 8 km from Hanoi central. It is one of the…

Vietnam Museum of Revolution

Vietnam Museum of Revolution, National Museum of Vietnamese History

Established in 1959, the Museum of Vietnamese Revolution (National Museum of Vietnamese History) in Hanoi displays more than 3,000 exhibits that traced the development of the Vietnamese revolution from its…

Lenin Statue

Lenin Statue

Opposite the Vietnam Military History Museum The Lenin statue located in the center of the Lenin park in Dien Bien Phu Street, just opposite the Hanoi Flag Tower.

Ly Trieu Quoc Su Pagoda

Ly Trieu Quoc Su Pagoda

Built in 1131, it’s is one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi and it is located in the Old Quarter close to St Joseph’s Cathedral at 50 Ly Quoc Su…

Hanoi Flag Tower

Hanoi Flag Tower

The Flag Tower of Hanoi is a tower near Ba Dinh Square, which is one of the symbols of the city and part of the Hanoi Citadel, a World Heritage…

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda

It’s a historic Buddhist temple, wooden structure built in 1049, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the capital of Vietnam. The existing pagoda is a miniature reproduction of…

West Lake

West Lake

West Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi, is located right in the center of the city. It is a popular place for recreation surrounded by many gardens, hotels, restaurants and…

Water Puppet Theatre

Water Puppet Theatre

Water puppetry is a tradition that originated in Vietnam at least 1,000 years ago in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. The shows, which appeal…

Vietnam Womens Museum

Vietnam Womens Museum

Founded in 1987 as an entity within the Vietnam Women’s Union, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum is a community repository of cultural and historical knowledge about Vietnamese women’s lives across the…

Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc pagoda is situated on an island in the West Lake. This is one of the oldest Buddhist temple in Vietnam, supposedly founded 1,400 years ago by King Ly…

Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature

Van Mieu, which translates as Temple of Literature, is located on Van Mieu Street, 2 km west of Hoan Kiem Lake. Van Mieu is a famous historical and cultural relic…

Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace

Located next to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace is a mustard-yellow building stands as a memento of French contribution to the architectural splendor in Indochina, and used to…

The Perfume Pagoda

Perfume Pagoda Full-Day Tour from Hanoi

Perfume pagoda is a complex of pagodas built on the limestone terrain of Huong Son Mountain overlooking the Suoi Yen River in a beautiful and mystical surrounding, 60 km southwest…

Ngoc Son, Temple of the Jade Mountain

Ngoc Son, Temple of the Jade Mountain

Ngoc Son Temple, or Temple of the Jade Mountain, is located on a small islet at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. The temple was founded in the 14th century but…

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum is a triumphalist monument dedicated to the life of the founder of modern Vietnam, and the onward march of revolutionary socialism. The museum of a huge…

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

A large memorial An important landmark of the city, a highlight for many locals located in the center of Ba Dinh Square where is the place for President Ho Chi…

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake

Located in the historical center of Hanoi, in the main tourist district, one of the major scenic spots, a great place to walk around in the early morning. Hoan Kiem…

Hanoi Zoo (Thu Le Zoo)

Hanoi Zoo (Thu Le Zoo)

Hanoi zoo is located within a beautifully landscaped Thu Le Park, northeast of Hanoi central. The zoo is built around a lake and part of the zoo grounds are an…

Hang Da Market

Hang Da Market

Hang Da Market is a three-story indoor market, attractive with its white and multi-perforated facade. This is another of Hanoi’s busiest places, located in the heart of Hanoi’s central business…

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Housed in two buildings The Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts is located in Hanoi, showcasing Vietnam’s fine arts from every historical period. The building was built in 1937, and…

St. Joseph’s Cathedral

St. Joseph's Cathedral

The architectural style of St. Joseph’s Cathedral it’s similar to Notre Dame in Paris, the most famous church in Hanoi.

Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan Market

Located at the end of Old Quarter in Hanoi, a large covered market, easy to walk there if you are in the city center.            

Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao)

Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao)

The Botanical Gardens in Hanoi, or Vuon Bach Thao, is located between West Lake and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. This picturesque park was originally created by landscape artists from France…