What to do: Hanoi

What to do: Hanoi

More on Hanoi

We have 86 sights and attractions listed for Hanoi.

Where to do yoga in Hanoi
Where to do yoga in Hanoi

Some great options

Cua Bac
Cua Bac

An important Catholic church for Hanoians

Gyms
Gyms

For the fitness fanatics

Chau Long Market
Chau Long Market

A taste of local life

Hoe Nhai Pagoda
Hoe Nhai Pagoda

Another historic pagoda

Hanoi Police Museum
Hanoi Police Museum

Some interesting exhibits

Shopping in Hanoi
Shopping in Hanoi

Spoilt for choice

Hanoi’s 36 streets
Hanoi’s 36 streets

Which street has what?

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Check in on Uncle Ho

One day in Hanoi
One day in Hanoi

The must sees

Ho Chi Minh Museum
Ho Chi Minh Museum

More hagiography

One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda

A symbol of Hanoi

Perfume Pagoda
Perfume Pagoda

Hugely popular

Lacquerware classes
Lacquerware classes

Make your own souvenir

Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake

The city's centrepiece

Cooking courses
Cooking courses

Learn a deliciously handy skill

Two days on a budget in Hanoi
Two days on a budget in Hanoi

Stretch those dong out

Ngoc Son Temple
Ngoc Son Temple

Popular!

Mosaic wall
Mosaic wall

The world's largest

Long Bien Market
Long Bien Market

Get up early -- very early!

What to do with kids in Hanoi
What to do with kids in Hanoi

Plenty of fun to be had

Four days in Hanoi
Four days in Hanoi

Savour it

Hanoi on a splurge
Hanoi on a splurge

Spend those extra dong!

Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature

Vietnam's first university

Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike
Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike

Watch the traffic

Bat Trang ceramic village
Bat Trang ceramic village

Traditional pottery

Lotus flowers
Lotus flowers

Come June they bloom

Chuong Duong Bridge
Chuong Duong Bridge

A Vietnamese achievement

Thang Long Citadel
Thang Long Citadel

Hanoi's roots

Vietnam Military History Museum
Vietnam Military History Museum

Boys and their toys

Tran Quoc Pagoda
Tran Quoc Pagoda

Hanoi's oldest temple

Stay another day
Stay another day

Unusual things to do with an extra day

Thong Nhat Park
Thong Nhat Park

A great spot to relax

Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton)
Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton)

Absolutely worth a visit

Pho Linh Tay Ho Pagoda
Pho Linh Tay Ho Pagoda

A fine example of a Vietnamese pagoda

Learning Vietnamese
Learning Vietnamese

String a few words together

Dong Xuan market
Dong Xuan market

Hanoi's largest indoor market

Vietnamese Women’s Museum
Vietnamese Women’s Museum

Excellent displays

Tay Ho Temple
Tay Ho Temple

A lakeside beauty

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

One of Hanoi's best museums

Bach Ma Temple
Bach Ma Temple

Hanoi's oldest

Hanoi Street Food Tours
Hanoi Street Food Tours

Our favourite

Hanoi Cooking Centre
Hanoi Cooking Centre

A street eats and market tour

Cu Da, or Vermicelli Village
Cu Da, or Vermicelli Village

All about those tiny noodles

Swimming
Swimming

Public alternatives

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Lovely building, solid collection

Food on Foot
Food on Foot

A budget option

Son Tinh campsite
Son Tinh campsite

Camping in Hanoi? Really?

Urban Adventures
Urban Adventures

A group budget option

Thang Long Water Puppets
Thang Long Water Puppets

Enjoy a tradition

Motorbike trips
Motorbike trips

Feel the wind

Art galleries
Art galleries

Stunning collections

Ba Da Pagoda
Ba Da Pagoda

One of Hanoi's oldest

Hanoi photography tour
Hanoi photography tour

A sunrise photography tour of Long Bien market

Dau pagoda and Horn village
Dau pagoda and Horn village

Considered to be Vietnam's oldest pagoda.

The French Quarter
The French Quarter

Boulevards and majestic buildings

Bang So (Bamboo village)
Bang So (Bamboo village)

All about the bamboo.

West Lake
West Lake

Hanoi's largest

A walk around Hanoi’s Truc Bach lake
A walk around Hanoi’s Truc Bach lake

Another lake worth a wander.

HanoiKids: City tours the fun way
HanoiKids: City tours the fun way

A fun way to explore.

Heritage house at 87 Ma May St
Heritage house at 87 Ma May St

A taste of Hanoi's past

Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien Bridge

A symbol of Hanoi's resilience

Motorcycling around Ha Giang
Motorcycling around Ha Giang

Quite the excursion.

Jeep tour
Jeep tour

With a breeze in your hair

Exploring Bac Kan province
Exploring Bac Kan province

Vietnam's Wild North

Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas
Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas

Worth the effort

Co Loa Citadel
Co Loa Citadel

An easy daytrip

Ba Vi National Park
Ba Vi National Park

A beautiful and quiet getaway