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Hanoi Explorer Private Photo Tour
"Hotel pick-up.  We start the tour on historic Long Bien Bridge Yen Phu Street.  After introductions and a brief look at the story behind the bridge there is an overview of camera settings.  We then head up to Long Bien Bridge to shoot the Establishing picture.  Time now to move into Long Bien market Hanoi's biggest wet market to learn how to shoot Relationship pictures.  Our focus is on how to take naturalistic photos of people at work and play.  In Dong Xuan market we continue with Relationship pictures.  The market was originally built by the French in 1889
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Private Tour: Hanoi City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Cyclo Ride
"Start your full-day private tour of Hanoi with early pickup from your hotel. Then hop in a cyclo to the undisputed heart of the city with your friendly and informative guide. Observe people practicing tai chi playing badminton and doing other popular activities as you receive an overview of daily life and witness how locals occupy their mornings.Weave through Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the historical center of the capital known for its 36 old streets and artisan guilds that date back to the 13th century. You’ll end up at St Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) whose structure has changed little since it was built in 1886.Stop for a quintessential Vietnamese breakfast of pho bo (beef noodle soup) and enjoy a relaxing conversation with the locals over a cup of delicious coffee — a great way to immerse in usually with sugar) or ca phe sua nong (hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk).Afterward continue sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle with a visit to Ba Dinh Square
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Cycling in Hanoi
"8am - Your tour guide will come to your hotel to meet you and your one-day cycling tour will begin with a short walk through the Old Quarter of Hanoi. You will walk through the Dong Xuan market the ancient gate of the citadel of Hanoi and the Long Bien Bridge before arriving at the departure point.8:30am - After a brief introduction on how to use the bicycles and the biking road you will begin your adventure by cycling along the Red River. Visit the market of ceramics located by the riverside and then continue cycling until you reach the village of Nghi Tam. Then you cross the street which is also the dam to reach the West Lake. You will cycle a little more along West Lake shores which lead you to a restaurant for our you will have the opportunity to taste the fried shrimp cake a specialty of Hanoi. You will then cycle a very short distance to a local coffee shop by the shore of West lake for a good cup of Vietnamese traditional coffee or a fresh coconut juice.1:30pm – After lunch you continue to ride along the shores of West Lake. You will stop at the Tran Quoc Pagoda to visit the pagoda which is located on an islet connected to the eastern shore of West Lake. Ho Tay
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More General in Hanoi

There is a post office by Hoan Kiem Lake.

If you are one of those who still send old fashioned paper mail then you have a very centrally locted post office right by Hoan kiem Lake in Central saigon.The adress of the place is "75 Ðinh Tiên...
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Apr 14, 2013

Electronic street maps.

Hanoi has recently installed electronic street map in some of the most visited parts of Hanoi so you can easily pop over there to see on a map where you are and most hotels on located ion the maps too...
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Apr 03, 2013

Beauty spots

Hi there,From the old quarter, you take bus no 34 and ask the driver to drop you off at the stattion where you can take bus no 47. Bus no 47 stops right front of Bat Trang Ceramic Village. It's a very...
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Nov 28, 2012

Travel agents - Sinh Cafe (the sinh tourist)

Just to let members here know of my personal experiece.Though I was told by many friends that they were once the best with competitive prices, I found them to be:-very slow in replying your e-mails-...
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Jan 01, 2012

Ha Noi Kids…

Ha Noi Kids is an association of students that provides an “escort” or “companion” service for tourists visiting Ha Noi. This is NOT a guiding service but if you arrange it with them they will...
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May 20, 2010


A nice way to explore Hanoi is by Cyclo. My Hotel got one for me, and I was very pleased. A nice man, that could speak good English, would stop for me to take photos, and would tell me about the...
Sep 23, 2009
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Study traditional art in Hanoi

Do you feel Vietnamese traditional art ( lacquer, wood engraving, ... ) is so awesome, the material. Wow. So strange. That's why I looked for a class to study lacquer or engraving when I live in Hanoi...
Aug 07, 2009

Motobikes traveling in Hanoi

Hi,Its a great way to rent a motorbike and explore Hanoi. You can visit the places that I aready listed on my page you can get more than 5 places on a day,...
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Sep 06, 2008


Laundry places in the French quarter of Hanoi were non-existent. In the old town, there were quite a few. I used one at 24 Ta Hien. About $1/kilo for washing, drying, folding. Very...
Dec 16, 2007

The Old Quarter

The Old Quarter is one of the most popular districts with the tourists in Hanoi. Here budget travelers fill the guesthouses on tree-lined streets. The streets of the Old Quarter are named for the...
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Nov 26, 2007


When you're in Hanoi, or any areas nearby, use Vietnamese Dongs. They're accepted anywhere, anytime - If they don't, don't give them business. :-)In hotels, although they prefer USD, the donggers are...
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Sep 18, 2007

Aroma Foot Massage

One of the best ways to explore Hanoi is by walking around the streets. If you are tired after a long walk and happened to be at the famous St Joseph's Cathedral, there is a foot massage shop at the...
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Mar 31, 2007

Money Matters - Prevailing Exchange Rate @ Airport

The foreign exchange at the airport gives reasonable rate, in comparison to the hotels in the city. The 2 foreign exchange counter at the arrival area of Noi Bai have almost same conversions.. As of...
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Nov 04, 2006

Top Hotels in Hanoi

58 Hang Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 00844, Vietnam
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No. 3 Yen Thai, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, 1000, Vietnam
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22 Ta Hien Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, 10000
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31 Hang Ga Str., Hoan Kiem, 1000
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65 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi Viet Nam, 10000
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No 14 Tho Xuong lane, Au Trieu Str, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi, 10000, Vietnam
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Top Things to Do in Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

One of the spectacles that is interesting to watch is the Changing of the Guards but when to see this ? We asked at the hotel and several travel/tour agencies and each time they either did not know or...
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Water Puppet Show

I highly recommend tourist to spend an hour watching this show because you weren't be able to see this play in other countries. It really represent vietnam. It really talk about skill. Try to book in...
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Old Quarter

In the Old Quarter you will find many ladies with their carrying yokes, especially near Dong Xuan Market. They will wander the streets usually selling vegetables and fruit, often sitting down at the...
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Hoan Kiem Lake

I am not sure if you will see this old man everyday exercising on the NW corner of Hoan Kiem Lake, but if you see him and feel like lifting a few weights take your chance. The TV cameras were there to...
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Temple of Literature

Built in 1070, this Confucious temple was built by Emperor Lý Thánh Tông of the Tran Dynasty to serve as Vietnam's first university to train civil servants for the civil exam that determined...
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Ha Long Bay

There are lots of places to read about the geography and geology of Ha Long Bay, and I'm not very good as an amateur historian, so I will leave that for other writers in this case. I'll limit myself...
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"The Adventure Continues in Hanoi ! Hanoi !"
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"Good morning Hanoi !"
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"Hanoi - City of the Soaring Dragon"
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"Hanoi - City of Absorbing Sights and Sounds"
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