This large three-storey market in the north of Hanoi's Old Quarter offers a varied cornucopia of goods of all sorts. Hundreds of stalls, with thousands of workers, trade extremely fresh produce, dried... more
I’m very keen on taking cyclo ride when I was in Hanoi last year, and I think it’s worth taking a cyclo for an hour only or at the start time of your visit in Hanoi. Some friend advise me walking will... more
This museum is located over the road from the National Museum of Vietnamese History and was established in August 1959 in a building that was formerly used by the Trade Department of Vietnam. It was... more
This interesting exhibition on Hanoi’s street vendors was on display, upstairs, at the Women’s Museum and is well worthy of a visit even if the main museum part, downstairs, isn’t! It exhibits many... more
Quan Su is one of the most important temples in the country. Constructed in the 15th century along with a small house for visiting Buddhist ambassadors, in 1934 it became the headquarters of the... more
This old wooden house was located just down the road from where I was staying in the Old Quarter, to the north of Hoan Kiem Lake and also, simply, goes by the name of Ancient House. Dating back to the... more
Located just to the south of the huge West Lake, directly north of Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum, lies this delightful temple. Legend has it the temple was established during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai To... more
The pagoda is on what looks like a small island connected by an attractive old wooden red bridge.
Entrance fee is about 3,000 VND (which was about 60c in our money, almost nothing at all)
There were... more
These attractions can be grouped together in that Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is situated on the edge of the Ba Dinh Square.
The square itself is a wide open and paved space and the focal point is of... more
Quan Chuong Gate, the only ancient gate that remains in Hanoi, was built in 1749 during the Le Dynasty. It’s located in the eastern part of the Old Quarter and has suffered from the ravages of time,... more
I Landed in Hanoi in the middle of the morning and, after leaving my luggage in the hotel I went out to feel a bit the atmosphere of the surroundings and to try not to be caught by the inconveniences...
Hanoi is a compact city where the sighseeings are all relatively close by. You may walk by foot or esplore the city by cyclo. You would probably stay at the Old Quarters and use Hanoi as a base for......
My visit to Hanoi and northern Vietnam in December 2006 was an interesting one because it was rather unexpected. Having visited China and Japan in Oct-Nov 2006, I was rather exhausted from travelling....