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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
From $46.00
 
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
From $90.00

More Shopping in Hanoi

Trang Tien Shopping Centre

If you wish to avoid the heat, head to Trang Tien Shopping Centre.They have two banks on level 1 where you can get good rates for changing USD to Dong. The bank on the right gives you the exact amount...
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imstress
Jun 20, 2005

Van Phuc Silk Village

The villagers in this village have been weaving silk for generations and many locals goes to them for their Ao Zai and silk. It is relatively cheaper than in Hanoi given the same quality. You have to...
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Applelyn
Apr 30, 2006

Green Hat

There is a special Chinese meaning when someone says to the guy that he wore a "green hat'. Go find out about it.But this Vietnamese Hat for the soldier is in bright green and with the famous star.You...
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imstress
Jun 20, 2005

Cheap DVDs

You can buy back some cheap DVDs back home for each selling at about USD2.There are many shops that you can walk in and chooseRemember to check if you can understand the language. Most of the DVDs are...
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imstress
Jun 20, 2005

Vietnamese Hat

You will see lots of souvenier shops selling the famous Vietnamese Hat.I still see some ladies wearing this hat.They are usuall wore by those street vendors carrying lots of heavy goods balancing them...
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imstress
Jun 20, 2005

Co Do Gallery

If you’re looking for affordable, original art check out the Co Do Gallery. The collection is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the prices are some of the best we found for original...
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Etoile2B
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Women's Museum Store

There is a small shop in the Women's Museum that sells, among other items, small paintings. The paintings are done by a young man who is deaf, and the giftshop is run by a woman who's also deaf. The...
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ellielou
Aug 18, 2006

Dong Xuan market

The oldest & largest market in Hanoi. You can find many cheap things and alots of local products on 3 wide floors, 9000m2 each. There also are many vendors arounds the market and maybe you may...
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Ladyfromasia
Sep 09, 2009

N Silk

I had my travel blouses and shirts made here - and purchased some trousers and other clothing' ( silk pj's and wraps).I didn't have high-end stuff made - just cotton travel wear - and it was great....
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cafank
Nov 17, 2008

Souvenier

There are some souveniers that you can consider brining home to your friends or to decorate your home.So take your time to pick the products.Be sure to check your goods before you purchase them.I...
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imstress
Jun 22, 2005

Hanoi Gallery

If you’re looking for original Communist propaganda posters check out the Hanoi Gallery. They have shops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the collection varies from store to store. Although, we saw a...
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Etoile2B
Dec 13, 2007

Van Phuc Silk village

The eldest & most famous silk village in Vietnam where you can find any products of silks you want. You can also see how they make the silk products in the local family.The village is in Ha Dong...
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Ladyfromasia
Sep 09, 2009

Song

If you’re looking for a great designer working out of Hanoi check out Song. Located in the Old District across the street from St. Joseph’s Cathedral, this boutique offers original clothing designs...
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Etoile2B
Jan 29, 2008

Ipa-Nima

Even if you aren't a shopper, you will be seduced by the countless chic boutiques in Hanoi, not unlike those in Paris. The favorite was the sought-after and uber-funky Ipa-Nima )whose main claim to...
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gypsysoul73
Jun 29, 2006

Top Hotels in Hanoi

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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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bpacker

"The Adventure Continues in Hanoi ! Hanoi !"
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kokoryko

"Good morning Hanoi !"
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King_Golo

"Hanoi - City of the Soaring Dragon"
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"Hanoi"
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victorwkf

"Hanoi - City of Absorbing Sights and Sounds"
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