Ultimate Hanoi Guide – Plan well and enjoy every bit of your tour

Hanoi is an interesting destination because of its attractions and multi-cultural vibe. If it’s going to be your first time in Hanoi, make sure you plan it well.

Places to explore

Hanoi is a destination with many great attractions. But, if you are running short of time during your tour, prioritize the Hanoi Opera House, Water Puppet Theatre, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ngoc Son. They shouldn’t be missed out on at any cost.


The best place in Hanoi for shopping is indeed the Hanoi Weekend Night Market. If you have time, head to Hang Gai Street and Lotte Centre for some good shopping moments.

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Finding a good hotel in Hanoi is important. It’s not that difficult as long as you have world-class options such as Pan Pacific Hanoi. They offer great dining facilities too.


Head to Binh Minh’s Jazz Club at night when you are in Hanoi. For an authentic experience, head to the Bia Hoi Junction and mingle with the locals in style.

Things to know

Traffic is so intense in Hanoi, so you will have to tolerate this. Nights can be chaotic and busy, but you can enjoy all of it if you have a little patience.