Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, situated on the western bank of the Red River. This historical city has a rich mix of Southeast Asian, Chinese and French cultural influences. It is also Vietnam’s industrial, agricultural and communications hub. There are several important historical sites, colonial buildings and museums, along with buzzing night markets and shopping centres in this city, making it a traveller’s paradise. Places to visit and things to do
- Hoàn Kiếm is an upscale locality in the central part of Hanoi. This locality has been named after the historic Hoàn Kiếm Lake. It is one of the most visited localities in Hanoi and consists of several other attractions such as the Vietnamese Women’s Museum and the Water Puppet Theatre among others. The 5-star hotels around Hoàn Kiếm are close to these landmarks.
- The Ba Dinh district is known for its historical monuments and museums. The most popular are the Ho Chi Minh Museum, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and Vietnam Military History Museum, among others. Some of the best resorts in Hanoi are in Ba Dinh that offer plenty of recreational amenities and indulgent spa massage therapies. Travellers can also hit the lounge bars and nightclubs at these resorts. Some of the best 3-star and budget hotels in Hanoi are also near this locality.
- Cha Ca Thang Long is one of the best affordable dine-outs in Hanoi that serves Cha Ca, which is one of the most popular food in the city. Little India and Namaste Hanoi are some of the best cheap Indian/veg-friendly restaurants in Hanoi that serve Dal Makhani, Aloo Matar gravy, Vegetable Bharta Curry,and South Indian Vegetable Thali among others.
- The 3-star hotels near Hanoi Airport offer travellers complimentary Wi-Fi, shuttle services, and dedicated concierge services.