Top 4 Things to do in Hanoi

Old Quarter: is a characteristic of hanoi vietnam, formed for a long life ago ever since King Ly Thai To settled the Capital of Thang Long in 1010 (now called Hanoi Capital).

This is a unique architectural ensemble with ancient tile roof with moss, tiny houses interspersed creating a lively architectural space. Each street here named after the kind of product sell there, for example “Silver Street” focuses on selling silver; but now many streets change its kind of product because of the economic development.
Come to Hanoi Old Quarter, you will feel like losing in a land of endless dishes, from traditional dishes of Vietnam such as fried fish noodle, fish soup, fried spring roll and noodle, etc in  small restaurants on the sidewalk, to the street vendors selling fruits, flower, and other traditional food.
In order to satisfy foreign tourists’ different taste, many luxurious restaurants have raised with all kinds of foreign food such as French toast, pasta and Italian pizza, Japanese sushi, Korean kimchi, green curry chicken or Thai hot pot, etc.
In addition to shopping at Old Quarter, taste various kind of food here, tourists can visit the famous ancient house such as ancient house at 38 Hang Dao Street and one.

Ngoc Son TempleNgoc Son Temple & Hoan Kiem Lake:is in the center of Ha Noi on a small island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake (Returned Sword Lake) built in the 19th century. Initially, the temple was called Ngoc Son Pagoda and was later renamed Ngoc Son Temple, since temples are dedicated to saints Van Xuong. Saint Van Xuong, considered to be one of the brightest stars in Vietnam’s literary and intellectual circles, was worshipped there. National hero Tran Hung Dao is also worshipped after he led the Vietnamese people to victory over the Yuan aggressors. The temple as it is today is the result of renovations made in 1864 by Nguyen Van Sieu – a Confucian scholar. The lake is also called Ho Guom (Sword Lake) and was previously named Luc Thuy (Green Water) because its water is always green. In the 15th century, the lake was renamed Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) because of a legend relating to Le Loi’s resistance war against Ming invaders.

Van Mieu (temple of literature) – Quoc Tu Giam: Temple of Literature worship Confucius and Confucian sages and Chu Van An – the eternal teacher of Vietnam. Quoc Tu Giam – the first national university of Vietnam with more than 700 years of operation (1076 – 1802) and trained thousands of talents for the country. Temple of Literature was built in 1070 under the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong. By 1076, under King Ly Nhan Tong’s; reign, Quoc Tu Giam was built adjacent to the Temple of Literature. Initially it is a place for princes to study at, after the Dynasty expanded it to receive the excellent students from all over the country.

Ho Chi Minh Complex includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which is made of generous amount of marble and granite and shaped like a lotus flower – the national flower of Vietnam. This is where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” can be viewed. In front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, you can see the Ba Dinh Square composed of 168 small squares fresh grass, then visit Uncle Ho’s Stilt House where Uncle Ho worked and stayed in; then continue visiting One-Pillar Pagoda which has unique architecture and is shaped like a stylized lotus rising from the water, originally built in 1049 under King Ly Thai Tong’s reign.

Hoa Lo Prison Ngoc Son Templewhich is in top 10 world’s most notorious prison, built in 1896 under the French colonial period and is the place held many Vietnam political prisoners. Later, from 1964 – 1973, Hoa Lo Prison also used to detain American pilots during the Vietnam War and is called by American prisoners as “Hanoi Hilton”. Come here, gain your own feeling about Vietnam and see the the difference of the prison compared with other ones in the world.
A comprehensive list of what to do in hanoi, Vietnam. Includes all the major sights and activities in and around Hanoi.

Vietnam Ethnology Museum (close on Monday and Celebration days of Vietnam) – an indoor and outdoor museum for the exhibition and the preservation of cultural heritages of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Here you will have change to go through Vietnam to discover the speciality of culture in each region in Vietnam.