Hanoi is famous for a lot of things, such as delicious street food, beautiful scenery, friendly people, market,... For ones who have visited Hanoi for the first time, Far East Tour will bring you our recommended top things to do in Hanoi. We hope you will have the best time in here.
Get lost in the Old Quarter
One of Hanoi’s most common sights is that of streets packed with scooters, bicycles and cars swarming around pedestrians like a school of fish. Then there are the many sidewalk vendors and people simply out for a stroll and the popular Old Quarter is no exception so walking around this district is distinct from a leisurely stroll in the park. Visitors have no choice but to face the traffic in the local style but the experience of exploring the historical area is a must-do and truly well worth it.
Hanoi Old Quarter
Early morning walk
Have an early night and wake up at the crack of dawn to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake or do exercise with the thousands of others for aerobics, badminton or just a walk or run around the lake would be a really interesting experience.
Enjoy street food
Some of you love to try street food when visiting a new place. Actually, you can also do it when you are visiting Hanoi. In fact, Hanoi seems to be a heaven of street foods with lots of tasty ones. The key is that you should know the exact location to find those delicious and safe street foods.
Early morning walk around Truc Bach Lake
Sip a cup of Vietnamese Coffee
Coffee Time! Vietnam is famous for its coffee, and they produce it a lot. Vietnamese coffee is made in a different way of roasting, serving, so the taste is a bit different from western coffee. On the streets around the mausoleum, you will find many coffee shops, simple places selling good coffee. This area of Hanoi is known for the embassies and governmental buildings. Sit, order a coffee and you might end up overhearing some political gossips!
Rooftop cafe with stunning panoramic view of Thanh nien Street - Truc Bach Lake - West Lake
This market spreading from Hang Dao Street to Dong Xuan Market creates a busy and crowded walking street. On weekend evenings, a lot of people come here to stroll or go shopping, which becomes a habit.
People come here for shopping or just strolling in the crowd to feel the atmosphere of the night market and the habit of Hanoians. Children are excited about going shopping with their family, walking in a stream of people, playing with sand pictures and painting statues. It is so romantic to see lovers hand in hand walking on the street, smiling, taking pictures, buying some pieces of clothes at weekends. There are lots of foreign tourists who go sight-seeing or shopping. It is easy for them to find Hanoi or Vietnamese style souvenirs at low prices.