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Hanoi travel blog – the ultimate guides and tips for travellers who want to experience truly Hanoi: where to stay, what to do and where to eat.

Hanoi is the rising-star travel destination of Asian in which heritage and culture were well-preserved inside the bustling and modern city.

It’s located in the center of North Vietnam and is the second most populated city in Vietnam (behind Ho Chi Minh city). The city is also large, but with travelers, the most attractive part was the Old Quarter. Shortly, then we can see Hanoi consist of 3 part: Old Quarter, French quarter and West lake area.

The old quarter is the most interesting part in which located abundant of bars, lounges, cafes, restaurants, hotels, clubs, street food vendors. You will spend most of your time in the Old quarter like regular travelers. Rent a room in the old quarter then visit attractions located nearby, stroll through lanes in the daytime then enjoy Bia Hoi junction or street food, soak up to the bustling nightlife of Hanoi. Food street tasting and cyclo tour will be 2 must-try experiences in Old Quarter.

Another interesting Part of Hanoi was French quarter which featured by broad streets with rows of old trees and French architectural building on the two side. In a nice weather day, you should walk along those streets to reviews the remain of the colonial period which including Hanoi Cathedral, Hanoi Opera House, the President Palace, National Library and Hoa Lo prison.

Another area of Hanoi that you may find yourself in is West lake – Hanoi’s new food, fashion and creative quarter. There are active of expat community lived there, so you can find fancy restaurants and foreign foods. Furthermore, spreading over 400ha with a romantic lakeside road, cycling or running around West lake will be an interesting experiment for the sports lover.

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Fast facts and tips

  • Hostel Prices start at $4 VND for dorms, between $10 – $20 for a double room.
  • Budget hotel prices: $15 to $25 for a double room at old quarter.
  • Cost of food: from $1 variety by restaurants. Pho and Bun Cha cost around $2 was must-try.
  • Transportation costs: bus fares will cost around $0.3, Taxi fare $0.5 per kilometer. Conveniently, Uber is available.
  • Suggested daily budget: $25-35
  • Weather: 15°C to 20°C in spring and fall, around 30°C in summer and 10°C to 20°C in winter, fall was the most beautiful time of Hanoi

Destination nearby

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Duong Lam village

Duong Lam ancient village tour

1 day
  • Enjoy the truly Vietnamese countryside atmosphere;
  • Having a delicious local lunch;
From $35
Hanoi city tour half day afternoon Ngoc Son Temple

Hanoi city tour half day afternoon

half day
  • Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc pagoda,
  • Customize your own tour
From $25
Hanoi city tour half day morning

Hanoi city tour half day in morning

half day
  • Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
  • Customize your own tour
From $25
Vietnam perfume pagoda tour

Perfume pagoda tour Hanoi

1 day
  • Boat trip along Yen Stream;
  • Explore the Huong Tich Cave;
From $35
Hanoi city tour cyclo in Hanoi

Hanoi city tour

1 day
  • Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
  • Enjoy water puppet theater
From $35
Buncha Hanoi street food

Good morning Hanoi tour

3 hours
  • Flag Raising Ceremony in Ba Dinh square
  • Breakfast with Pho (noodle)
From $30
Hanoi city tour half day afternoon Hoan Kiem lake

Hoan Kiem lake – the center of Hanoi

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Duong Lam ancient village

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Overview of Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hanoi

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ngoc son temple

Ngoc Son Temple

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Khue Van pavilion - the temple of literature

Temple of Literature in Hanoi

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Vietnam museum of ethnology

Vietnam museum of Ethnology

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Hanoi travel tips and guides

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Hanoi nightlife guide and tips

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