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TRAVEL TIPS Saturday, 01 October 2016

Visiting Hanoi in one day

Hanoi is an ancient and peaceful city. If you ever have a chance to visit Hanoi, don’t forget to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Sword Lake, Temple of Literature, Long Bien Bridge…

Hanoi is an ancient and peaceful city. If you ever have a chance to visit Hanoi, don’t forget to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Sword Lake, Temple of Literature, Long Bien Bridge

You can travel by taxi, motorbike, bicycle or any vehicles that you want. Depending on where you want to go, you can choose the perfect time to travel to Hanoi.

Where to go in one day in Hanoi?

After having a bowl of Pho Hanoi, you should visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum first because the mausoleum only opens in the morning and closes on Monday and Friday.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

After that, visit Temple of Literature and have lunch with bun cha or hot roll cake in the old quarters. In the afternoon, go for walk around Sword Lake – Ngoc Son Temple, the old quarters, Hanoi Opera House and buy some souvenirs, enjoy street food.

Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature

If you get tired, you can stop and enjoy a cup of coffee to watch the busy streets of Hanoi (café on Hang Gai St, or some other café with beautiful view in Sharks’ Jaw near Sword Lake).

Sharks’ Jaw building
Sharks’ Jaw building

In late afternoon, you can walk or hire a cycle to ride to Long Bien Bridge, enjoy Red River is slowly flowing in a busy city.

In the evening, you can try BBQ on Hang Bong St, snail on Dinh Lieu St, fried fermented pork roll at Tam Thuong Lane, Hang Bong St or enjoy a cup of iced tea and chat with your friends on Ly Thai To St.

Visiting ticket prices:

Ho Chi Minh Museum: 25.000 VND/foreigner and free for Vietnamese.

Temple of Literature: 30.000 VND/adult (discount 50% for students).

Ngoc Son Temple, Hoa Lo prison: 30.000 VND/adult.

Museum of Ethnography: 40.000 VND/adult.

Museum of Art: 20.000 VND/adult.

Museum of Vietnam Military History: 30.000 VND/adult.

Museum Of Vietnam History: 20.000 VND/adult.

Thang Long water puppet: 30.000 VND/adult.

Quan Thanh Temple: 10.000 VND/adult.

Places to eat in Hanoi

You should eat Pho for breakfast in the morning. If you are a gourmet, you will realize that Pho in Hanoi is the best.

Top 2 delicious Pho stall in Hanoi is Pho Bat Dan (49 Bat Dan, near the old quarters) and Pho Thin (11 Lo Duc).

Lunch: bun cha Hang Manh at 67 Duong Thanh or bun cha 47C Mai Hac De are the best stalls you should try.

Besides, roll cake is also a good choice, you can try roll cake at Thanh Van roll cake at 14 Hang Ga or Gia An roll cake.

In the evening, you can enjoy BBQ on Hang Bong St, snail on Dinh Liet St, Ms.Hong fermented pork’s ears at 35 Hang Thung, the old quarters café at Lane 11 Hang Gai with Sword Lake view. If you want to enjoy the real taste of coffee, you should go to Lam café at 60 Nguyen Huu Huan.

Means of transport to travel in Hanoi

You can travel by taxi, walking or bicycle. Wandering around is not very hard. With the destination that is far from center of Hanoi, you can travel by motorbike, bus or private car.

Hanoi travel

There are so many destinations for you to visit around Hanoi at weekend. To make a decision where to go, you should consult the information below

Resorts around Hanoi

You want to have a relaxing trip that can spend best time with your family, you should choose one of these:

  • Tam Dao: about 80km
  • Dai Lai Lake: 50km
  • Resorts around the foot of Ba Vi Mount: Dam Long, Suoi Tien, Tien Sa Lake…

These destinations have standard hotels and good services, very suitable for relaxing and entertaining trip.

You can travel by car or motorbike to these destinations because they are close to Hanoi.

Ba Vi National Park and Duong Lam ancient village are the destinations for anyone who likes countryside beauty. You can go to both destinations in one day.

You should go by motorbike to enjoy a free trip. It will be very interesting to climb to the peak of Ba Vi, Thuong Temple and Ho Chi Minh Temple by motorbike. Remember to visit ancient church on the way and enjoy the fresh air of the forest.

In the afternoon, visit Duong Lam ancient village, walk around, visit some 300-year-old houses, Mia Pagoda and 2 Temples of King Ngo Quyeng and Phung Hung.

Villages around Ha Noi

Bat Trang Ceramic Village, Van Phuc Silk Village, Chuong Hat Village are the most famous and interesting villages around Ha Noi you must see.

Bat Trang pottery village

You can go for the day. When coming here, you can lively see and learn the ways ceramics products are made. Moreover, you can also make some souvenirs by yourself as some gifts for your friends, family,…

Some attractions in the village: Market Ceramics, Pottery family, Dinh Village, the kilns along the Red River.

There are 2 ways to go to Bat Trang:

Option 1: you can buy a Red River tour.

Option 2: you can get there by roads and choose bicycle, motorcycle or 47th bus as your vehicles.

Van Phuc Silk Village

This is where the production of well-known type of silks is made. Most of the tourists come here for seeing and buying the silk products. You can also learn about the history of the village as well as the manufacturing process here.

When being on the way to Van Phuc Silk Village, you can also see some pagodas in Ha Tay such as Tram Gian pagoda, Tram pagoda,…

Chuong Hat Village

Chuong Village is famous for the production of hats. There are monthly fair where hat traders come from over the country.

Pagodas around Ha Noi

There are some famous pagodas you must see such as Thay pagoda, Dau pagoda, Boi khe pagoda and especially Perfume Pagoda.

With those pagodas, it takes at 2 days to visit, especially with Perfume Pagoda, it will take a day for you to contemplate the whole beauty.

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