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About Hanoi Tourism

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and also the second largest city in the country, after Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. Located on the banks of the famous Red River, Hanoi has seen its share of historical events and made its contribution to them.

History of Hanoi:

Over the years, the importance of the city in Vietnam’s administration has peaked and trenched dramatically. From 1010 AD to 1802 AD, Hanoi was the most important political centre of the country. But when the Nguyen Dynasty spread its empire all over Vietnam, their ancient capital Hue took over the limelight.

However, once again during the French colonization of Indochina, the city rose to prominence and has stayed so till date. When the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was formed, prime minister Ho Chi Minh decided to make Hanoi the capital of the country.

Over the next few decades, it grew exponentially in terms of economy, resulting Hanoi tourism as the major contributor in the growth of the nation.

Major Attractions in Hanoi:

Hanoi tourism is a dynamic combination of natural beauty, historical significance and the general urban fabric of the city. The most visited monument of the city has to be Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The colossal marble structure has the embalmed remains of the greatest political leader of the country inside. In spite of strict security and dress codes, it is still one of the best sights of Hanoi travel. Other very unique attractions of the city are the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Temple of Jade Mountain and the Hoa Lo Prison. Besides these places, there is so much more to see and explore in the capital city of the Land of the Ascending Dragon.

Talking of dragons, the bay where the dragons descend into the sea is yet another attraction of Hanoi trip. The emerald green water surface, the limestone caves, the towers of karst landforms – all of these can be found together on a Halong Bay day trip from Hanoi. For those who want to indulge in educational tours instead of natural or historical sightseeing can hop around the various museums of the city. The National Museum of Vietnamese History, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Museum of Ethnology, Military History Museum, Fine Arts Museum – the options are endless.

But in the opinion of many, the best of Hanoi is Bach Ma temple, founded in 1010 AD by the Ly dynasty and reconstructed in the 18th century by the Nguyen.


Top markets in Hanoi:

Sightseeing is not the only thing to do in Hanoi. There are many other activities to indulge in as well. The Dong Xuan market is a must-visit place to do some quintessential shopping in the city. All the four storeys are full of shops selling cheap garments, watches, accessories, footwear, electronics, funky decors, jewellery and other endless list of things.

The Hanoi street markets are no less. The weekend market held from Friday to Sunday is an essential part of shopping as well as nightlife.

Nightlife in Hanoi:

Talking of nightlife, Hanoi has enough nightclubs and pubs to soak in some drinking and partying too. For some different sort of experiences, one can visit the Hanoi Opera House for an evening’s show or see water puppetry at the Thang Long Theatre by Hanoi Bay Vietnam.

Vietnamese Cuisine in Hanoi:

Like its varied weather, Vietnamese cuisine also leave tourists spellbound as every region has its special cuisine to serve. On an excursion to Vietnam, one must try Barbecued Pork with Vermicelli in Bua Cha Huong Lien and Hung Lau; Crab Spring Rolls in Hung Lau and Bun Cha Dac Kim; Grilled Fish with Dill and Turmeric in Cha Ca restaurant along with other famous foods.  

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Places To Visit In Hanoi

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Old Quarter In Hanoi

In the heart of the capital city of Vietnam lies the area, which has been standing here since the imperial days of the country. Hanoi Old Quarter of Vietnam was initially a doing of the Ly and Tran dynasties. It served as the centre of their rule, situated right to the east of the Citadel of Thang Long, along the slow-movin...

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Hoan Kiem Lake In Hanoi

In the old quarters of the capital city, Hanoi sits the ancient Hoan Kiem Lake, which translates to the Vietnamese language as ‘Lake of the Returned Sword’. This moniker has a famous legend behind it, which is often the storyline of numerous water puppetry shows in the Thong Lang Water Puppet Theatre.

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One Pillar Pagoda In Hanoi

Located in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, One Pillar Pagoda is regarded to be one of the most significant temples of the country. The Pagoda is made out of wood on a single pillar of stone, which is 1.25 metre in diameter and 4 meters in height. Thus it got the name ‘one pillar’ pagoda. The design resembles a lotus blossom,...

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Temple of Literature In Hanoi

Temple of Literature is considered as one of Hanoi’s most sacred places, not only for religion or spirituality but for education as well. The temple was originally built in 1070 AD as a university dedicated to Confucianism, during the reign of third Ly emperor Ly Thanh Tong. The architecture of the Temple of Literature Hano...

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West Lake In Hanoi

West Lake is the largest fixed water body of Hanoi, stretching for over 17 km in its shoreline and an area of 500 hectares within. A 15 minutes’ drive away from the cacophonous old quarters of Hanoi, West Lake offers a more peaceful and tranquillity alternative to the visitors. Also known as Ho Tay Lake in the local languag...

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Things To Do In Hanoi

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Dong Xuan Market In Hanoi

Dong Xuan Market is the largest roofed indoor market in Hanoi and also the busiest one by far. Within a stone-throwing distance of Hoan Kiem Lake in the old quarter of Hanoi, this French-era marketplace is the hub for cheap wholesale trade in Hanoi. Established in 1889 by combining two previously existing markets, Dong Xuan...

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Hiking in Ba Vi National Park In Hanoi

Centred on a three-pronged mountain summits, Ba Vi National Park in Hanoi is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and picturesque landscapes. People often visit this heavily forested area to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life and enjoy some silence and solitude. And Ba Vi National Park Hanoi offers them that and ...

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Watching Water Puppet Show In Hanoi

Water Puppet Show in Vietnam, Hanoi is one of the most popular shows in the city. Looking at the Vietnamese water puppets history, you can date this traditional form back to the 11th century. Finding roots in folklore and stories that have captivated the entire country., water puppetry was born.

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Trekking In Hanoi

Vietnam is one of the most naturally abundant countries in the world. Ba Be National Park is located just a bit away from the capital city of Hanoi. For all those nature lovers who love to trek, this park offers the best Hanoi hiking experience.

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Sky High Views Lotte Center In Hanoi

Vietnam is a country of many surprises. Although the country has many ancient and olden monuments to show off, there are some latest additions to the country’s picturesque nature as well. Lotte Center in Hanoi is the best viewpoint in Vietnam and offers a breathtaking view from the top.

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How to Reach Hanoi

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By Air

Credit to its international airport, Noi Bai International Airport, there are plethora of frequent flights to help one reach Hanoi in the shortest possible time. As Hanoi is well-connected to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Delhi, the distance between Hanoi and India can be covered in 7 hours 45 minutes while boarding a Delhi to Hanoi flight operated by Thai Airlines. Besides this, one can also board flights from Mumbai to Hanoi or Bangalore to Hanoi as well. For a hassle-free tour, it is always advised to buy flight tickets in advance not only to get availability but discounts as well.

By Road

Reaching from any Indian city like Bangalore, Mumbai or Delhi to Vietnam by road is a time-consuming process which takes a lot of effort and arrangements as well. First of all, one needs to have all the visa documents and others papers ready, because there are multiple international borders to cross. However, the roadway exists and can be travelled if one really wants to. The first step is to reach the north-eastern state Manipur, from where the India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Road will move to the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway. This Expressway leads to Hanoi. From Kolkata to Hanoi, this journey takes 86 hours approximately and more than 100 hours from all other metro cities. Though an exciting one, this mode of transport is not the best policy.

By Car/ Taxi/Bus:

Upon arrival at the airport, one can choose to hire a taxi, bus, or car at reasonable rates, and roam around the city of Hanoi for a joyful experience.

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