Hanoi is an ancient and peaceful city. There are many points to visit in Hanoi. If you come for the first time, then you won’t be able to ignore the tourist destinations here, such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake, Quoc Tu Giam temple of literature, Long Bien Bridge,… Traveling in Hanoi is also an interesting experience as well, with many means of transport that you can choose from, such as taxis, motorbikes, bicycles or even cyclos.
First things to do when getting to Hanoi in Hanoi day tours of city
Morning after eating the most famous dish of Hanoi – Pho, you should go to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, because the mausoleum is open in the morning, except Monday and Friday. The next destination is the Temple of Literature, and at noon, stopping by in a certain food stall in the old quarter to enjoy a delicious specialty of Hanoi which have stolen many tourists’ hearts once coming here will be an excellent choice.
Then taking a walk around Hoan Kiem lake, wandering in the old town, taking some photoshoots in the Opera House and French Quarter, and spending some times shopping for your acquaintances the lovely souvenirs sold here,… every moment with the ancient but charming Hanoi will make you feel like being in the most memorable trip ever.
When you are tired, you can visit some cafes to enjoy the romantic traits of Hanoi streets (Old Quarter cafe on Hang Gai, or some restaurants have a better view on Sharm Shark building near Sword Lake). Late afternoon, you can walk or bike to the Long Bien bridge, watching a river flowing peacefully. At night you can enjoy the barbecue on Hang Bong Street, try the fancy snail dishes on Dinh Liet Street,…
Places to eat in Hanoi
In the morning you should eat Pho, to enjoy this unique food, you can try the wonderful traditional flavor in these two delicious Pho restaurants in Hanoi are: Bat Dan (49 Bat Dan, near the old quarter), and Pho Thin (11 Lo Duc). For the lunch, you can try the Bun Cha in 67 Duong Thanh, or 47c Mai Hac De, both are the best Bun Cha restaurants in town.
Kiem lake. So if you’re looking for a romantic experience with the lovely cafes in Hanoi, don’t forget to drop by the café in the Old Quarter!
Where to go in Hanoi day tours of city
Having Hanoi tours, there are many ways tourist destinations you can choose:
Ba Vi National Park and Duong Lam Ancient Village are the destinations for those who like landscapes and countryside. It is possible to combine these two points in one day or one point each day. Just get on a motorcycle and there you can enjoy a free adventure.
You will have the chance to drive to the top of Ba Vi mount, climb up to the Upper Temple and Uncle Ho Temple, on the way down, you can also be surprised with the amazing natural scenery below. Afternoon, making a visit to Duong Lam village by motorbike or taking a walk around the village, visiting some 300 year old houses, Mia pagoda and two tombs of king Ngo Quyen, and king Phung Hung,… will make you feel like being lost in a ancient, beautiful space full of interesting historical stories.
Visiting Bat Trang Pottery Village where you will directly see the artisans produce ceramic products, learn the production process, and even try making the pottery product by yourself is also an irresistible activity for any tourist.
Besides Duong Lam village, Bat Trang pottery village,… Van Phuc Silk Village is also a well-known silk manufacturing area. Most visitors come here to see and buy the silk products.
Well, even though a day in such charming city like Hanoi is quite short, however, with some suggestions that I mentioned above, you will still have a great experience in Hanoi day tours of city.