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- Hanoi street foodsno 3, Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh districtrecommended Hanoi street foodsRecommended for:.Comment.3 months ago. Report
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Try to taste Hanoi street food.Comment.4 months ago. Report
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Suggest to try Hanoi street food tour in Old quarter. You will be very surprise :)).Comment.4 months ago. Report
- Quán Cafe Phố Cổ25 Ngõ Hàng Hành, Hàng Trống, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnamrecommended Quán Cafe Phố CổCafe Pho Co is located in a little alley way of a building close to Hoan Kiem Lake. It you have to go down a random pathway, but you eventually see an old-school building with random asian motifs. Go ... read moreall the up the flight of stairs, sit by the balcony where you get a scenic view of the lake, and drink cafe trung (egg coffee). It's awesome.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi, VietnamHanoi, Vietnamrecommended Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi, VietnamHanoi might be a mess of traffic and unappealing architecture, but the city's old quarter is about as nice as a Vietnamese big city gets, with plenty of cool bars, shops and restaurants, photogenic ... read moreold buildings, and a nifty park around a pretty lake. It might also be a haven for Hanoi's tourists, but a few camera-toting yokels doesn't detract from its appeal.Matthew Crompton
- Hoan Kiem LakePho Le Thai To, Hanoi Vietnamrecommended Hoan Kiem LakeHoan Kiem Lake is located right by the Old Quarter in Hanoi. It's a lovely place to stroll around during the day. At night, the red colored bridge and monument comes alive with the bright lights and ... read morelovers huddled on the benches. It's lovely.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Dac Kim Restaurant1 Pho Hang Manh, Hanoi Vietnamrecommended Dac Kim RestaurantDac Kim specalizes in nem cua (fried crab spring rolls) and bun cha (a northern specialty made of vermincelli noodles with pork, lettuce, and nuoc cham). It's a hole-in-the-wall place and is worth ... read moregoing to feast on these northern dishes.
- Temple of LiteratureTemple of Literature, Văn Miếu, Đống Đa, Hanoi, Vietnamrecommended Temple of LiteratureThe Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) is a nice introduction and captures the historic side of Hanoi. The Chinese-style temple has been around for hundreds of years and was a gathering place for ... read morescholars to study religious texts.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Vietnam Women's Museum36 Lý Thường Kiệt, Hang Bai ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnamrecommended Vietnam Women's MuseumWorth a visit, the building is not so beautiful, but loved all its exhibitions! Interesting description on the role of women throught the war / peace times in Vietnam. Amazing room with all ... read moretraditional outfit, loved it!
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I definitelly recommend the street food in Hanoi, especially in the old quarter. Just seat on those small red stools and try the "daily".
- One Pillar PagodaPho Ong Ich Kiem, Hanoi Vietnam
- Than Long Water Puppet Theater57b Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Ha Long BayHa Long Bay, Vietnamrecommended Ha Long BayThe dramatic karst formations of northern Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, lost in the mists, may be one of the best sights in travel. Timeless, gorgeous, and faintly dreamlike, they exert a spell on you, a ... read morebit, even after you've left. You can explore the islands of the Bay by kayak (a standard tour outing), tour a GIGANTIC limestone cave (another one), and visit Cat Ba Island, with its fishermen in floating villages -- another amazing sight. Tours are easiest and cheapest to arrange in Hanoi -- standard packages of 1-3 days (sleeping on a junk on the Bay at night, or in Cat Ba Town: very cool) though they can seem at times like a bit of a tourist treadmill. A decent agency I recently used in Hanoi is Vega Travels.Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsMatthew Crompton
If you're going to hanoi, make time for at least one night on Ha Long Bay. good luck!
- 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
One of my favorite restaurants in the world.
- 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
Have a beer here in the evening - wonderful.