Hanoi Tourist Attractions – Best Places to Visit in Hanoi

Hanoi, the beautiful cultural capital of Vietnam, has a lot of things to see and do. A few days in the city doesn’t do justice! Luckily, most attractions are situated within walking distance of one another. You can easily map out an interesting itinerary for yourself and relish in a day of wandering around, then taking in the contrasting beauty between the old and new. Make sure to visit as many of these attractions as possible to fulfill your experience in Hanoi. Let Hanoi Local Tour lead you to delve into every corner of Hanoi.

Incense Villages in Hanoi – The Beauty of Vietnam Tradition & Culture

Hanoi Traditional Incense Village

Incense has a special significance in spiritual life in many Asian countries, including Vietnam. Burning incense is part of Vietnamese culture and beliefs. In today’s edition of Vietnam in close up, Hanoi Local Tour will give you three traditional incense craft village to find out how incense sticks are made. We understand that you may […]

Quan Thanh Temple – Sacred Taoism Temple of Ancient Thang Long Citadel

Quan Thanh Temple in Hanoi

The majestic temple, Quan Thanh is also known as Tran Vu Quan, Tran Bac, one of the famous ancient Thang Long Quaternary land, and this sacred temple worship Huyen Thien Tran Vu, who helped Vietnamese fight against the invaders many times in the past. Over the ten centuries with a lot of changes, Quan Thanh […]

Ho Chi Minh Complex

Ho Chi Minh Complex

Ho Chi Minh Complex is one of the famous attractions that visitors do not want to miss when coming to Hanoi. For your perfect Hanoi local tour, let’s learn more important information about this complex, including tips for visiting. We understand that you may be worried about the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China. Bhutan, […]

Dong Xuan Market – Information & Travel Guide

Dong Xuan Market Information & Travel Guide

Located on the northern edge of Hanoi Old Quarter, Dong Xuan market is Hanoi’s oldest market, which mainly sells food items, clothing, and accessories targeted towards locals in its three storeys of packed aisles. Dong Xuan market seems to like the “stomach” of Hanoi, where the wholesale traders would deliver you a wide range of […]

Ha Pagoda – Scared Place to Pray for Love in Hanoi, Vietnam

Ha Pagoda - Hanoi

Beg for good fortune, come to Tay Ho Temple or Warehouse lady Temple, for a happy New Year, pilgrimage to Yen Tu or Perfume Pagoda, and if tourists want to pray for marital matters, come to Ha Pagoda. Interspersed among these noisy, hurry, and bustling spaces in Hanoi, Ha Pagoda nestled in a tranquil side […]

Ta Hien Street – Foreigner Beer Street in Hanoi

Explore Ta Hien Beer Street in Hanoi

“Visit Ta Hien and grab some beer” is also a warm welcome that tourists get when staying in Hanoi. Besides an ancient capital, in a hidden corner of Hanoi, tourists can witness a never sleep street, which is Ta Hien Street. When night slightly falls, Ta Hien street wears another appearance, it becomes more bustling […]

Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural – The World’s Largest Ceramic Mosaic

Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural Changed The Ancient Capital

From the dim of history, people have used ceramic to decorate houses, social constructions,… and the art of using ceramic have been popular by its endurance. However, the idea of using ceramic to create a mosaic mural seems as impossible, but it became true, and as we can see today a Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural, […]

Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge

If Hoan Kiem Lake with special green water and the red iconic bridge named The Huc is considered as the symbol of a charming ancient city, Long Bien  Bridge, appealing attraction in Hanoi, may be seen as the icon of courageous capital in wars. This unique architecture everlasting time to time together with every ups […]

Tay Phuong Pagoda

Tay Phuong Pagoda Hanoi

About 30 km West of Hanoi, Tay Phuong Pagoda, also called Sung Phuc Pagoda, includes three single-level structures built in descending order on a hillock that is similar to a buffalo. The pagoda represented the most celebrated feature-carved from jackfruit wood, from the 18th century. The earliest pagoda’s complex was built from the 8th century, […]

Tran Quoc Pagoda

History of Tran Quoc Pagoda - The Oldest Buddhist Pagoda in Hanoi

Tran Quoc pagoda, located on the East side of West Lake, is regarded as one of the most ancient pagodas in Hanoi with more than 1,500 years bringing tourists back to 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty (544 – 548). Tran Quoc Pagoda is the Buddhist center with the architecture […]

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology hanoi local tour

One who may know that Viet Nam is a multi-cultural country may not finish their Hanoi Tour without a visit to the Museum of Ethnology in which exhibits various colors of Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic communities. Might not be the largest but Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is undoubtedly the most interesting museum in Hanoi, as well […]

Vietnam Military History Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum

A tour to Hanoi does not only mean a journey of sight-seeing and relaxation but also an exploration of Vietnamese culture and history. To get a deep insight into Vietnam’s great victory against French colonialists and American imperialists, a visit to the Military History Museum should be paid by all means. Formation of Vietnam Military […]

Temple of Literature

temple of literature hanoi local tour

Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (known as Temple of Literature) is on top of the historical and wonderful sites of the beautiful capital Hanoi. The attraction mainly draws tourists’ interest for its being a Temple of Confucius and hosting the Imperial Academy – Vietnam’s first national university. History of Temple of Literature Back to […]

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

thang long imperial city hanoi local tour

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a compelling relic of Vietnam’s history. The construction manifests its cultural and historical values and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Also known as Hanoi Citadel, the area displays thousands of artworks and items dating back from the 6th century to 20th century. You can […]

Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace Hanoi Vietnam Tour

Presidential Palace Location Located on Hung Vuong Street and Hoang Van Thu Street, in the heart of Hanoi, Presidential Palace is a building of three stories constructed by a famous French architect named Auguste Henri Vildieu. Bearing a strong resemblance to European structure, the Presidential Palace made it unique and outstanding thanks to gardens and […]

Perfume Pagoda

perfume pagoda hanoi local tour

Located in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi, is among the largest and most famous religious sites in Vietnam, Chua Huong or Perfume Pagoda attracts lots of tourists every year. It is a set of pagodas and Buddhist temples situating alongside up to the top of the Perfume Mountain (Huong Son) where a big […]

One-Pillar Pagoda

one-pillar pagoda hanoi local tour

Of all worth-visiting sites in Hanoi, One-Pillar Pagoda would be regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples which formerly named Dien Huu Tu, literally meaning “long-lasting happiness and good luck”. The famous One-Pillar Pagoda takes its pride for reflecting the splendor of architecture that Vietnam has grown. Legend of […]

Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc son temple hanoi local tour

Of all important cultural artifacts around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Ngoc Son Temple is considered to be the most significant and sacred for it was a solid historical evidence having witnessed the fluctuation of Vietnam country for years. History of Ngoc Son Temple Situated on an islet in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, […]

The National Museum of Vietnamese History

Bronze Drum National Museum of Vietnamese History

Compared to other national museums, the National Museum of Vietnamese History was established a little earlier. On the foundation of materials researched and collected from a museum of the Ecole Française d’Extreme-Orient, the Louis Finot, the Vietnam Government officially put the Vietnam National Museum of History under construction in 1958. With supplement objects and some […]

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake with Hanoi Local Tour

Hoan Kiem Lake is somehow regarded as a must-see destination for ones enjoying their Hanoi tour. The reason for that could be found after a glimpse of its legend as well as its beauty is given. Located in the heart of Hanoi, wrapped by the famous Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored […]

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison Hanoi Vietnam Local Tour

Hoa Lo Prison, also known as Hanoi Hilton, located just over 1km away from the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university is a really worth-seeing highlight, especially for one longing to get further insight into Vietnam War as well as Vietnam heroic history. Hoa Lo Prison of Inhumanity The Prison owes its name to […]

Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House

Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House hanoi local tour

Ho Chi Minh’s residence is simply a small stilt house, also known as Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilt which is an important construction of Ho Chi Minh Complex in Ngoc Ha village, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi. At President Ho Chi Minh’s disposal, a modest stilt house was built in the Presidential Palace grounds. Take […]

Ho Chi Minh Museum

ho chi minh mausoleum hanoi local tour

Located on an area of the historical Ba Dinh Square, within Ho Chi Minh complex, Ho Chi Minh Museum is one of the largest in Viet Nam. It was under construction in August 1985 in the shape of a white lotus flower and opened on May 19th, 1990. It is approximately 20m in height, comprises […]

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh, the National Liberation Hero, the very first President of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam is always truly admired by all Vietnamese people and thousands of foreigners as well. We, Vietnamese people, take pride on our beloved leaders who had wholeheartedly served the nation and the people, expressed in the construction of […]

Ba Dinh Square

Hanoi Ba Dinh Square HAnoi Local Tour

As Capital Hanoi regarded as the heart of Viet Nam, Ba Dinh Square with 320 meters long and 100 meters wide could be considered the heart of Hanoi. Through many ups and downs of Vietnamese history, the square is now the solemn place to organize state ceremonies as well as the symbol of the S-shaped […]

Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House with Hanoi Local tour

Hanoi Opera House, one of the grandest buildings in Vietnam, is a French-built construction. Being an old theatre built in 1901, then renovated in the late 1990s, Hanoi Opera House stands strongly, proudly and outstanding compared to all modern structures surrounding. Bearing French architecture in its door domes and reflecting Gothic and Mosaic characters through […]

Hanoi Train Street – Experience the Life Beside the Tracks

Experience Hanoi Train Street with Hanoi Local Tour

Disguised amidst the hectic, cramped streets of the Hanoi Old Quater lies a funky little area, where motorbikes or even cars are no longer the biggest danger to locals stepping outside of their front door. They’re now replaced by high-speed trains, hurling through the residential street, just only feet away from people everyday lives including […]

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter Hanoi Local Tour

For those who love traveling to explore a different culture and history, Hanoi Old Quarter is definitely the best place to visit in Hanoi. Besides plentiful museums which carry the evolutionary past of Hanoi, Old Quarter with the 36 Old Streets will give you a glimpse of the past. Features of Hanoi Old Quarter Centrally […]