Enjoy and explore Hanoi with your family!
It is a great place to explore on foot and one of the most ancient capitals of the world, which situated on the banks of the Red River. Yes, we are talking about Vietnamese capital, Hanoi. The place is known for its vibrant nightlife, delectable cuisine, handicraft skills, and multicultural community of Chinese, Russian, and French influences.
If you are going to visit here for the very first time, then it is going to be challenging. It is because the city is full of well preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, unique museums, lush parks, verdant mountains, traditional villages, restaurants, shopping malls, local markets, and the top and iconic attraction Ha Long Bay. It’s going to be very tough to explore all the best attractions of Hanoi in your limiter vacations.
Don’t worry; we are here to guide you on everything about Hanoi for fulfilling your holidays, including top attractions, accommodation, restaurants, shopping centers, places to explore the nightlife, and many more. Have a look!
Best travel destinations:
When any individual starts planning for visiting a different country or city, the first thing that encounters in everyone’s mind is what they will find to see something new. That’s why we are going to start this travel guide with the best places to visit in Hanoi.
1. Imperial Citadel:
The Imperial Citadel of Thang Cong is also considered as the symbol of Hanoi, which has served as the political center for eight centuries. The UNESCO world heritage site is the best place to explore the history and culture of Vietnam.
2. Water Puppet Theater:
It is the one thing that every visitor should visit in Hanoi. The Water Puppet theater of Thang Cong is the best place to watch the unique shows of puppets that are controlled by the local artists and to see how uniquely Vietnam’s locals take on Asia’s puppet traditions.
3. Perfume Pagoda:
One of the oldest Buddhist temples located around 60 km of south Hanoi was built in the 15th century. The dramatic temple complex offers a wide son mountain range and beautiful building to explore the culture and history of Hanoi.
4. BA VI park:
One of the best travel destinations of Hanoi is located around 48 km of downtown Hanoi. The BA VI national park is famous for its three-peaked mountains, which offers gorgeous scenery, forest plants and animals, lush greeneries, and a beautiful peace to all of its guests.
5. Literature Temple:
The charming complex was initially built as the center of learning of Chinese scholar Confucius. Over the preceding 1000 years, the area of the complex has got wide because of the addition of many buildings and made it more beautiful. Now the beautiful learning temple holds a wide range of ornate pavilions, shrines, and gorgeous gardens.
Best shopping spots:
1. Hanoi Weekend market:
The busy night market is held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the old quarter Hanoi. The market stays filled with locals and tourists every weekend. If you love eating street foods and love to do the bargaining, then this is the place you are looking for. It is the best spot for photographer travels and shopping wisely; one can find a wide range of inexpensive t-shirts, handicrafts, accessories, shoes, sunglasses, and many more.
2. Hang Gai Street:
Hang Gai street is one of the best places to shop in Hanoi, which is full of high quality, fashionable silk materials, traditional Vietnamese apparel, and home furnishings. Here you can find both the readymade and unstitched silk suits. The best designers and tailors are always here for stitching your silk suits within 24 hours.
3. Lotte center:
The 65 storage high rise building is a home for a hypermarket, a hotel, residential apartments, restaurants, a gym, a spa, and the city’s most exceptional observation deck. The best thing is that the Lotte shopping Center offers a broad range of more than 250 fashion brands. One can spend 24 hours at this building without getting bored.