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West Lake

Cultural beauty, combined with youthful and bustling features, has contributed to creating a colorful Hanoi, able to attract any distant visitor.

There is a Sword Lake, it certainly cannot be a West Lake. If you are looking for a Hanoi travel experience with the most typical cultural attractions of the capital, don’t miss West Lake.

Around the West Lake area are the old villages and traditional villages such as flowers, paper making … And when walking is tired, take time for a rowing session on the lake, watching the splendid sunset that peaceful.

Places around West Lake

Nghi Tam ancient village and Nhat Tan village with flowers and ornamental plants
Grapefruit Village with paper making career
Tay Ho worship Lieu Hanh Cong Princess (one of the Four Immortals of Vietnam)
Tran Quoc Pagoda: Located in the east of West Lake, the pagoda was built from the Ly Dynasty, so far there are still hundreds of years old statues.
The locations are far from the center of Hanoi

Duong Lam ancient village

Looking for ancient space in the heart of Hanoi? Go to Tang Lam. This is one of the rare ancient villages still intact with the architectural features and lifestyle of the ancients.

Stop at Duong Lam, find out about old memories with village gates, banyan trees, water wharves and temples; follow hands of rough laterite walls, eat a country meal, or cycle around, breathe the fresh, nostalgic atmosphere.

How to: You can take a bus (lines 70, 71, 77), taxis, or motorbikes to go to Son Tay town, and ask for directions to Duong Lam.

Bat Trang pottery village

Ticket price: 60,000 VND / person; 20,000 VND / student
Address: Tan Linh Commune, Ba Vi District
Note that if traveling by motorbike to Ba Vi, you need to prepare a full fuel tank and be ready for all safety equipment.

Thanh Chuong Viet Palace

If you are a lover of old, nostalgic spaces, then perhaps you will be interested in a trip to Thanh Chuong Viet. Built to simulate an ancient Bac Bo village, the project will give you an overview of traditional architecture – culture. You will encounter village gates, wells, and communal houses, and especially the typical types of houses of northern ethnic groups.


Address: Doc Tai Kieu, Keo Ca Dam, Hien Ninh Commune, Hanoi
Fares: 150,000 VND / adult, 120,000 VND / child, elderly and students
Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00

In addition to the above locations, there are still many tourist destinations around Hanoi. Just being away from the city for a bit is one that has experienced a completely different image of the capital!

Walking Street Ho Guom Just started over a year ago, the pedestrian street has become a meeting place every weekend for capital residents. Spread out on the streets are folk games such as umbrellas, rope jumps, and tug of war. With the lively atmosphere, it is the music from the performing arts groups, ranging from violin, saxophone, to rowing, or cai luong.

Operation time: 19:00 – 24:00 Friday to Sunday

Ta Hien Street

Listing travel experiences in Hanoi, but lack of Tay Ta Street is a big shortcoming. If you want to experience the lifestyle of the young capital, or Hanoi atmosphere at night, then “do” a trip to Ta Hien.

Here, the shop only needs a few stools, a table to display along the sidewalk and on both sides of the road. To Ta Hien, it doesn’t need to be picky, just a glass of lemon tea, a glass of beer, and some sip dishes are enough for the story through the night.

Address: Near the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District

Book Street

If Dinh Le is an “unofficial book street”, then the people of the capital have a new rendezvous for book lovers – the book of 19/12. Only on a small street a few hundred meters has gathered enough publishers large and small, famous, with countless books constantly updated.

Address: 19/12 Street, Hoan Kiem District (next to Hanoi People’s Court)
Operation time: 8:00 – 22:00 every day

Hanoi Creative City

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Artistic exchange space – creativity of Ha Thanh youth.

As a new rendezvous of the creative and artistic community, Hanoi Creative City focuses on all kinds of popular entertainment and youth entertainment in a 20-storey building.

You will never be bored though spending the whole day here with dozens of big and small fashion brands, restaurants, exciting sports games such as archery, indoor climbing, racing, sports games …

Address: 01 Luong Yen, Hai Ba Trung District
Operation time: 8:30 – 22:00

VCCA Contemporary Art Center

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Another Hanoi tourist destination for artistic souls is the VCCA Contemporary Art Center at Vincom Royal City. A special feature of VCCA is that the exhibition themes will be changed every three months, with the desire to spread the beauty of contemporary art to the people of the capital and visitors.

Address: Floor B1 – R3, Vincom Megamall Trade Center, Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District

Operation time: 9:30 – 20:00 Monday to Friday, 9:30 – 21:30 on weekends
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“Scanning” delicious dishes in Hanoi

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Want to eat “right” pho is to go to Hanoi.
Although pho is a “national soul” dish of Vietnam, Hanoi noodle is still more famous. There is nothing better than a hot bowl of pho, to slurp down the rich soup in a cold, cold morning!

Address should try:
Pho Thin – 13 Lo Duc (famous for its rich broth)
Pho Bat Dan – 49 Bat Dan, Hoan Kiem District
Pho Sanh – 24B Trung Yen lane, Hang Bac, Hoang Kiem District
Pho with Hang Trong Street – 01 Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem District
Cha Ca La Vong


La Vong fish paste is especially served directly at the table. Tasty pieces of fish, fragrant smell of dill are fried in gold in a small pan. Diners will pick up a hot piece of fish patties, served with rice cakes, herbs, a little more shrimp paste will never be forgotten.

Address should try:

14 Cha Ca Street, Hoan Kiem District
107 Nguyen Truong To, Ba Dinh District

Bun cha

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Bun noodle dish is a memory of the capital.
Bun cha attractive by grilled patties, served with a bowl of mixed fish sauce and sour papaya. When eating, you must add some vermicelli and raw vegetables are round.

Address should try:
Alley 74 Hang Fan, Hoan Kiem District
Bun cha Huong Lien – 24 Le Van Huu
Bun cha 41 Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem District

Bun thang

Bun thang is a fairly elaborate vermicelli dish with all kinds of ingredients such as eggs, chicken, silk rolls, mushrooms … All are chopped, mixed with rich broth which is dried and sweet but is a great choice. Great to warm up the stomach after a walk to the old town.

Address should try:
Ba Duc Restaurant – 48 Cau Go, Hoan Kiem District
Bun Thang Bun Bung – 32 Cau Go, Hoan Kiem District

Bun bean shrimp sauce

To ask about Hanoi’s famous dishes near and far, the answer must be vermicelli and shrimp paste. Part of the bean vermicelli is full of ordinary ingredients, but when combined with each other, it is not so attractive. Eat bean vermicelli, do not forget to order a little more boiled meat, spring rolls, fried spring rolls, hearts, ear rolls … to make the meal more plentiful.

Address should try:

Bun bean Trung Luong shrimp sauce – 49 Phat Loc, Hoan Kiem District
08 Ma May, Hoan Kiem District
Hoa Roi Baked Beans – 27 Alley 16 Hoang Cau, Dong Da District
Bun Dau Hang Khay, P. Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District

Rib congee

Address should try:

Porridge on Hang Bo – 32 Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem District
Cô Là ribbed porridge – 2A Lý Quốc Sư, Hoàn Kiếm District
Doi Can cartilage rib soup – 101 Doi Can, Ba Dinh District

Street snacks

If you are wondering how long this Hanoi travel experience comes to street food – the most attractive part of all travel tips does not need to wait any longer.

Hanoi is famous for a long list of snacks that tell forever, such as: cakes, boiled snails, banh gio, fried spring rolls, lemongrass, salty donuts, beef dried salads, skewers, bread casting, glutinous yogurt, yogurt, tea, tào phào, Trang Tiền cream…

Beautiful cafes

Of course, the capital is also indispensable to beautiful cafes, a familiar check-in place for city residents and visitors. You can easily find a café a few dozen years old, with coffee that is considered a childhood of many generations of Ha Thanh people.

Café Giang: Alley 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District
Dinh Café: 2nd Floor, 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem District
Trill Group – Rooftop café: Level 26, Hei Tower, 1 Wei Nhu Kon Tum, Thanh Xuan District

Tranquil Books & Coffee: 18B Nguyen Bieu, Ba Dinh District
Xofa Café: 14 Tong Duy Tan, Hoan Kiem District
Cup Of tea: 317 Nguyen Khang, Cau Giay District
Plus Café: Many branches throughout Hanoi

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