Hanoi is a buzzing capital city that is full of history and full of life!
Those looking for history, colonial legacy and modern outlook can find it all in Vietnam’s buzzing capital city, Hanoi. Take a leisurely stroll down the many boulevards sampling the social coffee houses and delicious street food on offer. A popular mode of transport is the bicycle rickshaws, an exciting way to explore The Old French Quarter with the many locals on their motorbikes. There are numerous iconic sites to visit in Hanoi, these include the complex that houses the Stalinist mausoleum to Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s humble home. Elsewhere, you will find many interesting museums including the Vietnam Military History Museum, Ethnology Museum Women’s Museum and the thought-provoking Hoa Lo Prison. A great way to gain a good insight to Vietnamese arts is by attending their famous water puppet show. There are plenty of excellent cuisine options available in Hanoi, from high-end restaurants to local street-side eateries.