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Half-Day Hanoi Home Cooking Class and Cultural Tour
"The tour starts from your hotel and after a short drive you will arrive at the the awesome property that features a peaceful atmosphere on the Red River bank. The hosts will warmly welcome you and introduce their members and begin exchanging culture bargain and to spend the local currency “VND” in the market.You then begin a 5 minutes cycle or walk to the local market. It’s great chance to buy local things by yourself and experience a variety of foods from all the groceries such as: herbs spices vegetables meats fishes
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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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2-Day Halong Bay Signature Cruise from Hanoi
"Day 1: Hanoi - Halong (LD)7:45am - 8:15amPickup and transfer to Halong Bay.12.00pm Arrival transfer to Signature Cruise.12:30pm You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Check into your cabin and freshen up.1pm As we begin to cruise through the bay a special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizi extraordinary limestone karst landscapesOan Lagoon Teapot and Monster Head Islets. Explore Vung Vieng Village by local rowing boats or kayaks to discover the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants. Signature Halong Cruise will stay close to Drum Cave for the evening.6:00pm Join Vietnamese cookingL)6:00am The nicest time of the day on Halong Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea
From $383.00

More Local Customs in Hanoi

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?sapodilla

I am not 100% sure that I have got the right name for the fruit in my picture below, but hopefully someone will tell me if I'm wrong!!!The sapodilla is a species introduced to Vietnam, it is widely...
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Traditional Water Puppets

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Hanoi are the Water Puppets performances on Lake. The people who manipulate the puppets stand in waist-deep water. See the website for a good...
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Transporting goods ...

You still see a lot of the two baskets on a pole in Hanoi. Usually they are vendors selling fruit or flowers. Sometimes they are even a small portable restaurant! This is another old postcard sold to...
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Crossing the Road

When you see the traffic in Hanoi you may be put off trying to cross a main road. However the thing to do is is to choose your moment and then walk slowly acroos the road thriough the traffic. Because...
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Life around the lake

If you take a walk around the Hoan Kiem lake you will see a very interesting aspect of Hanoi everyday life. In the morning and in the evening you can see people jogging, doing TaiChi slow exercises,...
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Gravestones

In Hang Bac street, in the Old Quarter, you will find many little shops where artisans carve handmade gravestones with images of the deceased in it.I found it rather peculiar, as we only use to put...
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Heavy Load

Lots of ladies (didn't see any men) carrying goods with two baskets balanced with a piece of bamboo or stick on their shoulders... don't know how they do it -- i saw ladies carrying huge bags of goods...
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local music

At the corner of the park behinde HoChiMinh's mosuleum there is a company preforming traditional music, and selling musical instrument. the show was very nice and the artist very freinly. They took...
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Tai Chi at the break of dawn

To watch Vietnamese practicing Tai Chi aound Hoan Kiem Lake early in the morning is very beautiful.At that time of the day you might feel like hundreds of years back...just peaceful..before Hanoi...
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-One good new for whom to...

-One good new for whom to speak French .As Ha Long is belong to Northern VietNam ,most people are living here speak French and familier French culture . They call all 'white people ' is TAY ( call...
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Like I said earlier, if you...

Like I said earlier, if you take a walk in the streets, which is pretty sure, people of all ages, kids even more, will follow you and try to sell anything from postal cards to flags and maps. If you...
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meet a local

Meet Hien, or heintonkin...a lovely person and a wonderful guide, who'll show you parts of the city you'd never find yourself on the back of her motorbike!Many thanks, and see you again soon, Hien! ...
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Clothing

Wear long pants and sleeve shirt. They often wander about why the foreigners who have the money but wear shorts and sleeveless. They are very uptight about dress appropriately.
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Honk! Honk! Beap! Beap!

Horning is a norm. It's their habit to horn at anything that's on their way. Be accustomed to it. Stay longer in Vietnam and you will be oblivious of the honking and beaping of vehicles.
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Top Hotels in Hanoi

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58 Hang Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 00844, Vietnam
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22 Ta Hien Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, 10000
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No. 3 Yen Thai, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, 1000, Vietnam
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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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15 Ngo Quyen St, Hanoi, 10000, Vietnam
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Top Things to Do in Hanoi

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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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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Worth visiting, but unless you get there early, expect to join a very long queue which for a large part of the time will involve standing without any shade. I got there very early and so managed to...
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Hoan Kiem Lake

And i mean early, like at 6 am !!!! You will be amazed how many locals are up at this hour of the day.Some of them will be on bicycles cycling around the lake, others will be jogging (seems to me the...
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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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Temple of Literature

V?n Mi?u, wrongly called the Temple of Literature, was Vietnams first university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of Emperor Lý Thánh Tông. One of several temples in Vietnam dedicated to...
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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...
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"The Adventure Continues in Hanoi ! Hanoi !"
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"Good morning Hanoi !"
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King_Golo

"Hanoi - City of the Soaring Dragon"
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"Hanoi"
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"Hanoi - City of Absorbing Sights and Sounds"
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