Things to do in Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, located to the north of the country. Hanoi has a blend of the East and the West in architecture and daily life. Hanoi is a reserved and charming city that is certainly worth a few days on your holidays to Vietnam. Let’s see what you can do in Hanoi while here:

 - Visiting temples and pagodas: There are several old temples and pagodas in Hanoi and top of the visits is the Temple of Literature which shows the Vietnamese appreciation for education and learning.

- Visiting the Old Quarter of Hanoi: This is certainly a must for every visitor to the capital city. Do not miss any opportunity to follow tiny endless alleys leading to amazing life which is less seen by most visitors.

- Taking a historical tour of Hanoi and a piece of the Vietnamese history: There are several landmarks in the city that bring you back in time with certain critical historical moments. The Vietnamese History Museum, Vietnamese Military History Museum and Ho Chi Minh Museum have good information for you to understand the Vietnamese history.

- Learning to cook Vietnamese food or tasting Vietnamese cuisine is a great experience. Try to tell the mixed influence into the Vietnamese cuisine from other cultures. If you dare and if you do not have too sensitive a stomach, street food can be a great experience, too.

- If you are a fan of fashion, contemporary attire or traditional costumes, do not miss the Women Museum.

- A good introduction to the Vietnamese ethnic groups can be found at the Ethnology Museum.

- Enjoy a photography tour of Hanoi: early morning markets, street life… to name a few of the topics which may bring you tons of opportunities for great photographs.

- Taking a bicycle or scooter/motorbike tour to explore the countryside just outside of Hanoi.

- Day trip to major attractions in the Red River Delta.