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Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is famous for centuries-old architecture and rich culture with the influence from Southeast Asia, China, and France. With more than 1000 years of civilization, from Thang Long time to present, It has always been the largest cultural center of the country with a lot of material and non-material relics. This is the land producing many legends, folk songs, proverbs, heroes and folk festival. What makes Hanoi especial is its diverse culture and various cultural activities, which makes it a famous and beloved destination for tourists when coming to Vietnam. This article will give you the rest of the list of best 63 things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam. Check it out!

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Read the previous part of this article:
Best 63 Things To Do In Hanoi, Vietnam (Part 1) – 2018 Travel Guide

III. “MUST” THINGS TO DO IN HANOI BY NIGHT

35. Drinking beer at Ta Hien Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

With the length of about 100 meters from Hang Buom to Hang Bac, Ta Hien is one of the most famous streets in the center of the old town. This street attracts a large number of young people and foreign tourists every after evening. With adjacent bars and houses, people find this small street a perfect place to have a beer and chat with friends. Not only beer but Ta Hien now also welcomes visitors with unique local street food such as Banh Xeo, rice noodle, etc. Discover more about Hanoi’s nightlife here. 

Opening hours: 8:00 – 20:00

36. Visiting Night market in Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hanoi Old Quarter night market is held from 18:00 – 23:00 every weekend evening at the walking street. Night market lasts nearly 3 km, starting from Dao Street, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square through Hang Ngang, Hang Duong Street and ending at Dong Xuan Market. After enjoying delicious food at the night market, you can leisurely walk and go shopping. Especially, every Saturday night, the night market street is a place for traditional arts such as contemporary hip-hop, violin, Ca Tru,…which attracts a lot of visitors. This is also the unique highlight of the old town night market.

Opening hours: 18:00 – 23:00 Friday, Saturday & Sunday night

37. Watching Water Puppet Show, Hanoi, Vietnam

Water puppetry is a traditional stage that can not be missed in Vietnam in general. Although the story is told entirely in Vietnamese, the music and gestures of the wooden puppets can still convey the story content to everyone, so the theater is always crowded domestic and foreign visitors. Famous historical legends are depicted by colorful wooden puppets on the stage are water, which will be a brand new experience for tourists.

38. Observing the whole city from a high building

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Have you ever wondered how Hanoi looks like from a high view? The answer is that it is amazing and you absolutely should give a try! Hanoi is a capital city with many skyscrapers. Once you stand on the terrace of a high building and observe it, the city is like a universe with a thousand stars shining. Also, you will have the chance to admire the sky which you can hardly see when you are on the streets. Then grab your buddies and spend a while chilling with stars and cloud. Lotte Observation Deck is the most highly-recommended one. Check this out because it is one of the most exciting things to do in Hanoi at night.

Lotte Observation Deck
Address: No.54 Lieu Giai Street, Cong Vi Ward, Ba Dinh District
Tel: (+84) 243 333 6000
Website: lottecenter.com.vn

39. Having a night out at bars

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As for Hanoi nightlife, the city’s lively bars are where you can enjoy the great tunes of music, taste a cocktail, or meet up with some nice local friends. Most of the bars conveniently situated in Hanoi Old Quarter and easy to get access.

Here are some highly-recommended bars in Hanoi:

O’Leary’s Sports Bar Hanoi
Address: No. 38 Ba Trieu Street, Trang Tien Ward, Hoan Kiem District

Rockstore Hanoi
Address: No. 61 Ma May Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District

40. Visiting Quang Ba flower market, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Quang Ba night market is one of the most atmospheric markets in Vietnam. This is one of the most local and authentic experiences and things to do in Hanoi. Quang Ba flower market has 2 sessions: from 2 a.m to 4 a.m and from 4 a.m to midday. Usually, the most lively part is from 2 a.m to 4 a.m. Though this market may be a little sensory assault, that is one of the most appealing parts of Vietnamese local markets.

Address: Au Co Street, Nhat Tan Ward, Tay Ho Ward

IV. VISITING SOME FAMOUS MUSEUMS IN HANOI, VIETNAM

41. Vietnam History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

The National History Museum, located in Hoan Kiem District, has a collection of monuments dating back to prehistoric times. The Museum is currently preserving about 200,000 objects and materials of Vietnamese cultural history. More than 80,000 documents and precious objects of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Uncle Ho … can also be found here.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 12:00
Price: VND 40,000/adult, VND 10,000/child

42. Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnamese Women’s Museum is located at 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street. The museum honors the beauty and noble values of women across the country. The artifacts displayed in the Museum are arranged in 3 themes: Women in the family; Women in History and Women Fashion. Visiting the museum, visitors have the opportunity to learn and contemplate Vietnamese women through rituals, married family life; listen to stories about Vietnamese heroic women, admire the artistic achievements created by the women’s hand.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:00
Price: VND 30,000/adult, VND 10,000/child

43. Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh Museum is the place to store objects associated with President Ho Chi Minh – the pride of the Vietnamese people. The museum is located at 19 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, just behind Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The exhibits in the Museum describe the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh. In addition to displaying, recreating his fighting career, the Museum also displayed, introduced the outstanding literature of President Ho Chi Minh, or the articles, documents on the beloved leader.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 12:30
Price: VND 25,000/person

44. Vietnam Museum Of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Come to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, you will learn about the customs of 54 ethnic groups, from weddings, daily activities to the traditional funeral. Especially, you will see typical houses of each ethnic group, such as the stilt house, the communal house, the longhouse … In addition, there are also pictures of Southeast Asia with different topics.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:00
Price: VND 40,000/person

45. Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum was originally built by the French in the 1930s as a place for daughters of French officials from all over Indochina to study. In 1962, with the permission of the Government, the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism has renovated this the western architectural house, added Vietnam architecture to permanently display Vietnamese artworks. It is the most important place in preserving and promoting the cultural artistic heritage of the nation. This will be a great destination for those who are passionate about art, especially Fine Art. You may visit its official website here.

Opening hours: 8:30 – 17:00
Price: VND 40,000/adult & VND 10,000/child

V. HAVING A TRIP TO SOME TRADITIONAL VILLAGES NEAR HANOI, VIETNAM

46. Trying making potteries in Bat Trang Village, Hanoi, Vietnam

Bat Trang village is about 14km from the city center, famous for pottery, has been a trademark for 500 years.

It is very interesting to see vases, pots and other ceramic products are displayed in every corner of the village. Visiting the pottery village, tourists are also introduced in each stage of producing pottery. Pottery Market is the most impressive destination where hundreds of shops focus on countless pottery, ranging from home appliances such as bowls, vases to artistic wall paintings, wind chimes and necklaces…You can also try to make your own ceramic product with the help of local people. It will be a very interesting experience for tourists.

Best time to visit: 9:00 – 17:00

47. Visiting Van Phuc Silk Village, Hanoi, Vietnam

Ha Dong silk village (Van Phuc silk village) is located in Van Phuc Ward, Ha Dong District. This is a beautiful silk-making village which has been famous for thousands of years

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Two sides of the road to the village are full of silk shops with all kinds of clothing, bags, silk fabrics with full color, eye-catching patterns. You can also visit the textile workshop,  learn the process to create soft silk, from the stage such as silk sewing, spinning, sewing to dying … Each stage must Strictly follow the rules. In addition to this not only do visitors can see, choose to buy silk, but they can also visit the village temple, which worships the Master of textile.

Best time to visit: 9:00 – 17:00

48. Visiting Vong Village, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Vietnamese young green rice, or Com, is a rustic specialty of Vietnam, especially Hanoi. In Hanoi, Vong Village, which is located in Dich Vong Hau Ward, Cau Giay District, is the most well-known to produce this kind of super fresh treat. Vong Village includes 4 smaller villages: Vong Tien, Vong Hau, Vong So, Vong Trung but Com is only made in only 2 villages Vong So and Vong Hau. The best time to visit Vong Village is in the autumn which is the Com season.

49. Visit Duong Lam Old Village, Hanoi, Vietnam

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On the way to the old village, the urban life seems to be left behind, in front of are just the green fields and a peaceful village with banyan trees, wells. Please give yourself a peaceful weekend in this ancient village, and you will find it very interesting. There is a bicycle rental service for us to go all over the village without fear of leg pain anymore. You can contact Mr. Huyen’s house (the most beautiful old house in Duong Lam) for renting bicycles and cars.

A lunch in the ancient village is available for guests with all kinds of rice, noodles, or you can enjoy a few Phu Nhi cakes – the specialty of the village. A meal here is also simple with the rural food gives you a warm and idyllic feeling.

Best time to visit: 8:00 – 17:00
Price: VND 20,000/adult, VND 10,000/child

50. Thach Xa Bamboo Dragonfly Village, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Thach Xa village, located at the foot of Tay Phuong mountain (Thach Xa commune, Thach That district, Hanoi) is not only known for Lam tea specialties but also famous for its unique bamboo dragonfly. Come to the dragonfly village, you will be overwhelmed by the eye-catching colors, along with the various small designs of the cute bamboo dragonflies and especially it can be balanced by the head of the beak. Especially, if you have a chance to come to Thach Xa trade village, do not forget to visit Tay Phuong Pagoda – a famous sightseeing site in the suburbs of Hanoi.

Best time to visit: 8:00 – 16:00

51. Chang Son Fan Village, Hanoi, Vietnam

Chang Son is a traditional village famous for its creative and sophisticated hand-crafted fans. Although it has existed for hundreds of years, Chang Son village always cleverly transformed itself with the development of the country, preserving and promoting the country’s cultural quintessence. In Chang Son, you cannot only visit the process of making traditional fans but also contemplate the idyllic landscape of the village that Chang Son people always try to preserve.

Best time to visit: 9:00 – 16:00

VI. LEISURELY RELAXING IN SOME PARKS IN HANOI, VIETNAM

52. Thong Nhat Park, Hanoi, Vietnam

Being one of the biggest parks in Hanoi, there is a lake in the heart of it, Thong Nhat Park is a great choice for young people as a place to study, take part in cultural activities, extracurricular activities. There are also many beautiful architectures which contribute to making the landscape more lively.

Opening hours: 6:00 – 22:00

53. Thu Le Park, Hanoi, Vietnam

Built in 1977 with about 20ha, Thu Le Park is located on Cau Giay – Kim Ma. It is home to nearly 600 animals. It can be said Thu Le is a place associated with the childhood of many young people in Hanoi. Also, in Thu Le Park there are many games for children, so it is a great place for families at weekend.

Opening hours: 8:00 – 10:00
Price: VND 5,000/person

54. Bach Thao Park, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hanoi Botanic Garden or Botanic Garden is a green park located in the northwest of Hanoi capital, was established in the early years when the French arrived in Vietnam during the colonial invasion. The Botanic Gardens nowadays have become a valuable botanical garden to study, visit and relax. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to admire giant trees with long roots The group of si, poly, threads, woody vines, the baskets of Lan flowers and colorful bonsai of the four heavens. Botanic Gardens really contribute to the improvement of the living environment. The air here is always cool and fresh. The noise, smoke, and dust generated by transportation and industrial activities have been greatly reduced. Space is always quiet and pleasant.

Opening hours: 5:00 – 10:00

55. Cau Giay Park, Hanoi, Vietnam

Having 3 special things compared to other parks in Hanoi: beautiful, safe and free admission, Cau Giay Park now has become one of the most popular attractions in the city. The park is divided into three subdivisions: play area for children, sports area, lake area, and square is a walk of the residents living in the area. This is really the ideal destination for visitors to relax here, play after tired working days, pressure.

56. Bao Son Paradise Park, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Bao Son Paradise Park is the biggest park in the northern region of Vietnam. Besides the fact that it has a number of sea animals as well as rare species, this park offers many ways of entertainment which recall us of Vietnamese traditional cultures. Spend a day at Bao Son Heaven Park and you will find yourself totally relaxing.

Address: Km+200, Le Trong Tan Street, An Khanh Commune, Hoai Duc District
Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00

VII. TAKING A TOUR TO OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FROM HANOI

57. Tour to Halong Bay from Hanoi

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Halong Bay, which is situated 180 kilometers from Hanoi, is a scenic spot in Vietnam that you should not miss. As the increasing demand for traveling from Hanoi to Halong Bay, the traffic system has been upgraded in recent years. Hence, there are available tours at any period of the year. There are different types of the tour to Halong Bay from Hanoi: Tour for family, tour for the couple, tour for backpacker, etc. The price of each tour depends on the season you travel, different tour operators, and the means of transports.

Here are some highly-recommended tour operators to Halong Bay from Hanoi:

Halong Bay Tours
Address: No. 72 Hang Trong Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District
Tel: (+84) 243 577 2907
Email: info@halongbaytours.com
Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00, Monday to Saturday

58. Tour to Sapa from Hanoi

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Sapa is one of the must-go destinations on the list of travelers in Vietnam for its beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views.

Here are some highly-recommended tour operators to Sapa from Hanoi:

Day Tours Hanoi
Address: No 1/160 Hao Nam Street, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District
Tel: (+84) 243 759 3333

Sapa tour from Hanoi
Address: 2nd Floor, No 8 Ma May Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District
Tel : (+84)2 4 3722 8767
Email: info@sapatoursfromhanoi.com

59. Tour to Trang An from Hanoi

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Trang An Eco-tourist site is situated in the area of 3 districts: Hoa Lu, Gia Vien and Nho Quan of Ninh Binh Province. It has become more and more popular in the tourist map for its stunning caves, as well as many tourist attractions such as Tran Temple and the limestone mountains and rivers. Trang An is easy to get from Hanoi

Here are some highly-recommended tour operators to Trang An from Hanoi :

Day Tours Hanoi
Address: No 1/160 Hao Nam Street, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District
Tel: (+84) 243 759 3333

Deluxe Vietnam Tours
Address: Suite 208, No. 4 Cong An Collective quarter,  Da Sy Ward, Ha Dong District
Tel : (+84) 984 819 645 / (+84) 243 3119 887
Email: deluxevietnamtours@gmail.com
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60. Tour to Tam Coc from Hanoi

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Tam Coc, which is located in Ninh Binh Province, about 90 kilometers far from Hanoi, has recently become one of the most famous tourist sites in Vietnam. Since the short distance from Hanoi to Tam Coc, there are more and more tours to Tam Coc from Hanoi

Here are some highly-recommended tour operators from Tam Coc from Hanoi:

Tam Coc Tours
Address: No. 242H Minh Khai Street, Minh Khai Ward, Hai Ba Trung District
Tel: (+84) 934 282 001
Email:  info@tamcoctours.com

61. Tour to Mai Chau from Hanoi

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Mai Chau is a remote mountainous town which is located in a rural valley whose towering cliffs, laid-back atmosphere, and unique culture attract visitors in the recent years of Hoa Binh Province.

Here are some highly-recommended tour operators to Mai Chau from Hanoi:

Khanh Sinh Tour
Address: No. 26 Lo Su Street, Ly Thai To Ward, Hoan Kiem District
Tel: 024.3926 2499/ 3926 1718
Email: info@khanhsinh.com

Day Tours Hanoi
Address: No 1/160 Hao Nam Street, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District
Tel: (+84) 243 759 3333

62. Tour to Cat Ba Island from Hanoi

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Cat Ba Island, which is located in Hai Phong, has recently become one of the most ideal destinations in North Vietnam. Coming to Cat Ba Island, you will have the chance to explore its fantastic and untouched natural charms: the beautiful beach, gorgeous limestone pillars. Also, its diverse culture will definitely give you memorable experiences.

Here are some highly-recommended to Cat Ba Island from Hanoi tour operators

Vietnam Package Tours Company – Madam Moon Travel Office
Address: No. 17 Hang Hanh Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District
Opening hours: 06:00 – 23:30

Good Morning Cat Ba Vietnam Company
Address: No. 13 Hang Huong Lane, Hang Ma Ward, Hoan Kiem District
Tel: (+84) 243 2373 186

63. Tour to Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi

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Perfume Pagoda, or Chua Huong, is located at the center of a sacred site featuring a maze of main Buddhist temples built in the cliffs of Huong Tich. Every year, not only Buddhists but also travelers come to visit the Buddhism symbol of Vietnam to worship, as well as explore the distinct cultural features here. As the high demand of tourists, there are many tours from Hanoi to Perfume Pagoda for you to choose from.

Here are some highly-recommended to Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi tour operators:

Day Tours Hanoi
Address: No 1/160 Hao Nam Street, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District
Tel: (+84) 243 759 3333

The above are the rest on the list of 63 best things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam, which will give you unforgettable experiences when traveling to Hanoi. It is a wonderful city waiting for your exploration. Hope you will have a memorable trip to Hanoi an interesting capital in Vietnam!


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