Trip Plan Details
- Hanoi street foodsno 3, Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh districtrecommended Hanoi street foodsI've had a Hanoi street food tour a night for 6 months with my buddies from America. They's also love it. We discovered Hanoi street at night on Motobike then visit Long Bien bridge, sitting and tried ... read moregrilled corn. Nice! and walking around to see many beautiful French building, eating Pho Cuon, Muc Nuong, Cha Ca... I still remembered!.Comment.24 days ago . Flag
- Ha Long BayHa Long Bay, Vietnamrecommended Ha Long BayOvernight cruise in the bay was great; it gave me a chance to swim in the bay. The water felt great. The vista here is great; especially during the sunset time. One or two days cruise would be good ... read morehere.
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Hanoi is a great place to stay for four days. If you enjoy food, there are plenty of places to go eat around Hanoi. It still remains one of my favourite places in Vietnam for my one month trip to Vietnam. If you want something different, Halong Bay would be a good place.
recommended HanoiNice city, good places to eat - excellent food and many markets.Vestido de Noche
As tourist I wouldn’t spent all 4 days in Hanoi.
1st, day, relaxing after your flight walk around the Hoan Kiem lake and the Old Quarter in Hanoi. In the evening visiting the Night Market in Hang Dao, Hang Ngang. Or Thanh Nien street and West Lake.
2nd and 3th day. Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. The best way to enjoy this place is to spend a night or two on Cat Ba. In Hanoi Ma May Street ( Time Hotel) or Ta Hien Street, you can find many travel agencies.
4th day Visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House and museum. One pillar pagoda and Van Mieu the old university.
Food on the street is always good and cheap.
Enjoy your stay in Viet Nam!
- Quan An Ngon18 Phan Boi Chau, Hanoi Vietnamrecommended Quan An NgonBest. Restaurant. Ever. With a lovely courtyard setting, this perpetually busy place (popular with both tourists and locals) serves gourmet takes on Vietnamese street food from a dozen small ... read more'kitchens' arranged around the space. Shockingly good-value for the excellent quality of both food and atmosphere, I have literally never had a dish here I didn't like. It's small-plate style, and meant for sharing, so order whatever looks good (I happen to be a huge fan of their pounded shrimp-paste on sugarcane), order a Tiger beer or two, and roll up your sleeves!Matthew Crompton
...Or the awesome food here, one of my favorite restos in the world. Good luck! =)
- Bia Hoi StreetBát Đàn, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnamrecommended Bia Hoi StreetVietnam has cheap beer. Seriously, outrageously, ridiculously cheap beer. Beer so inexpensive that if you don't drink it, you're actually LOSING money. That beer is known as 'bia hoi' (fresh beer, ... read moresometimes also called 'bia tuoi'). At just 3000 - 5000 Vietnamese dong a glass (I'll leave you to do the math), it may not be very good, but the price is right, and the thin, crisp, light taste straight out of the keg is a perfect refreshment after a steamy day walking Hanoi. Better still is the bia hoi 'street', near the corner of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets, where each evening locals and travellers alike come together to sit on low plastic chairs at the curbside and watch the chaos of Old Quarter Hanoi go by with a frosty glass (or six) of the city's favorite tipple. It's the perfect way to wind down a day, and is a classic slice of Hanoi. This is, all told, my favorite thing to do in the city.Matthew Crompton
And while you're in Hanoi, don't miss the people-watching here...
- Vega Travel24 Hàng Bạc, Hàng Buồm, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnamrecommended Vega TravelWhile I'm not a fan of organized tours (autonomy tends to be more my bag), certain trips are best served by going thru a tour company, especially if you're short on time, and Ha Long Bay is definitely ... read moreone of them. With the rampant problems reported by travellers booking tours in Ha Long Bay, it's a comfort to find a place as honestly and professionally run as Vega. In short: the junk was quite good, clean and well-maintained. The food was plentiful and excellent. Excursions (kayaking or swimming or bicycling or visiting caves) were well-managed, and our tour guide, Vu, was friendly and helpful. I found the schedule of activities a bit dull on a whole, but the fact that we received essentially what we paid for was a pleasant surprise after all the nasty reports about sketchy operators on Ha Long Bay. One night/two day programs run $85 USD per person. 3day / 2 night run $135 USD per person. Website as follows: http://www.vega-travel.com/Matthew Crompton
2nd what Travis says -- go to Ha Long Bay for at least a night spent on a junk out on the water. This outfit is reliable.
recommended Cat Ba IslandCat Ba is located in the middle of Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site with breathtaking scenery of huge limestone fins rising out of the water. The best way to enjoy this place is to spend a night or ... read moretwo on Cat Ba to soak it in. See if you can get one of the row boat owners to take you on a ride in the bay at night, under the stars. It is amazing!Travis Katz
you can come sleep here or stay on a house boat.
recommended Halong BayOne of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. It is very touristic, so come prepared, but the scenery - limestone fins jutting out of the water - is absolutely spectacular. I would recommend spending a ... read morenight on a boat, or staying on Cat Ba island and hiring someone to row you out on the bay at night!Travis Katz
Hanoi is awesome - but do an overnight here as well.