Things to Do in Hanoi

Top Things to Do in Hanoi

Things to Do in Hanoi

Top Attractions in Hanoi

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What travelers are saying

  • Morrison
    Chicago, IL2 contributions
    Pleasant day in really beautiful places and good to see the sights of Hanoi.I love experiencing things here.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • CKF
    CT2,196 contributions
    Our guide took us to the Temple of Literature, and we did not know quite what to expect. But WOW! What an amazing place to visit! Beautiful paths keep leading you deeper and deeper into inner courtyards where every statue and building tells a story of education and learning in Vietnam. Although there were many school groups visiting on the day we went, it did not feel too crowded because the grounds are expansive.

    Get a good guide and be sure to visit when in Hanoi! Allow at least one hour. Our favorite site in Hanoi. Enjoy!
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Jim H
    Wodonga, Australia4 contributions
    An eye opener to the diversity of Vietnam and some important historical events. Probably about 3 hours is required to get an understanding.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • petaag
    Melbourne, Australia128 contributions
    Didn't know what to expect but was glad we visited to learn of the part women have played in Vietnam's history. The Museum is over several floors which each floor having a different focus. Most of the exhibits were explained in Vietnamese & English so we didn't feel we missed out by not paying for the audio guide.
    We didn't see any elevator & some of the rooms had only fans not air conditioning. But there are seats available on each floor to take a rest.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • CKF
    CT2,196 contributions
    Even though many parts of this prison are disturbing, Hoa Lo Prison, a.k.a. "Hanoi Hilton", is historically important and a recommended stop on any Hanoi itinerary. The displays are well done with good English descriptions on labelling. There is a small section regarding the time frame when it was used to house American POWs, such as John McCain. There are both interior and exterior displays.

    Allow one hour.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Vương Nguyễn
    Da Nang, Vietnam1 contribution
    Walk around the lake in every morning. Very comfortable!
    This is the important place you should not avoid.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Quack H
    HONG KONG2,810 contributions
    Me and dad were at Serein Cafe sipping coffee and the train was departing from the station moving slowing along Long Bien Bridge, recommend people to go there around late afternoon to enjoy the sunset and the night view and to see the train departing or arriving at the station.
    Written 13 April 2020
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  • adeline s
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2 contributions
    Yup...the Opera House is very like the Paris Opera House (just smaller!) for one second you simply believe that you're in Paris. It's a lovely structure which, fortunately, is spared all of the communist propaganda of festoon & written notices on its leading so you are able to benefit from the lines of the structure of the structure.
    Written 2 June 2020
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  • Vũ Thu Huyền
    4 contributions
    Even it's expensive but the view was very nice. I really love it. Will come back sometimes again with my family.
    Written 22 September 2020
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  • Stuart B
    Patong, Thailand217 contributions
    Although only open now Saturday & Sunday. It is a very impressive building built originally by the French. But now only approximately 10 % of the population are Catholic.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • tiarasparkle
    London, UK61 contributions
    Gallery of sculptures and paintings. Audio guide available to buy there using your own phone to download an app and borrow the headphones. There is Wi-Fi in museum to download the app.

    Cafe on site in the garden and clean toilets in the museum.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Stuart B
    Patong, Thailand217 contributions
    Very interesting visit to see the preserved body of the revered leader of Vietnam.
    Strict control and run by the military. No loitering or talking photos inside the chamber.
    Cannot take photos inside. But outside of the building & gardens ok
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Nitin Tulsian
    Noida, India115 contributions
    Well maintained Pagoda in Hanoi. One of the attractions in the Hop-on Hop Off bus plan and one can also go via Grab. Interesting perspective around the Law of Karma can be read on the board with illustration. They had a few orange plants with at least 100s of baby oranges in each of them.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,618 contributions
    Built in 1990, "Ho Chi Minh Museum" is part of the "Ho Chi Minh Complex" around "Ba Dinh Square" in Hanoi's "Old Quarter". It praises the memory of Vietnam's first President and National Hero, Ho Chi Minh (*May 9, 1890 +September 2, 1969). Inside, eight chronological exhibitions cover different parts of his life and memorabilia. Before going, please check carefully its visiting hours and dress properly. Entry fees almost inexpensive. Combine your visit with other nearby attractions. Enjoy!
    Written 13 November 2020
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  • markllydselby
    Cardiff, UK27 contributions
    Spent a great morning here. Unsurprisingly much of the focus is upon the French and American conflicts. I can't imagine that there's collection anywhere else in the world of US helicopters, planes, and other military vehicles to rival the one that the museum has
    Written 25 August 2020
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