Hanoi Attractions

38 Best Places to Visit In Hanoi

As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is home to a large number of must-see attractions. Museums and pagodas scatter the city and Hoan Kiem Lake serves as the centre point to reach just anywhere. Hanoi Old Quarter, the cultural, dining, entertainment and shopping heart of the city is worth the majority of your time to discover. If you plan a trip to Hanoi, spare at least a couple of days to explore the city.

Vietnam Women’s Museum

Vietnam Women’s Museum

Despite being a patriarchal society, Viet Nam still reserves a special, if not sacred, place to honour Vietnamese women.

Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc Silk Village

Sitting on the bank of Nhue River, about 10km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products.

Hanoi Flag Tower

Hanoi Flag Tower

Hanoi Flag Tower at the age of nearly 200 years is renowned as one of the symbols of Hanoi. The construction began in 1805 and completed in 1812, the 11th year of Gia Long time, Nguyen dynasty, five years after construction time of Flag Tower in Hue.

Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge

If Hoan Kiem Lake with special green water and the red bridge named The Huc is the symbol of an elegant and charming ancient city; Red river and Long Bien bridge may be seen as the symbol of courageous capital in wars.

Hanoi Water Puppet Theatre

Hanoi Water Puppet Theatre

Located at 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang street, nearby Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is a familiar address for both domestic tourists and foreign ones, who want to enjoy water puppet shows and discovery the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art.

Vietnam War Memorial

Vietnam War Memorial

Across from the Ba Dinh Square from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Building and in between Ho Chi Minh complex and Thang Long ancient city is Vietnam War Memorial.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important historical attraction of Hanoi, known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh.

Ba Dinh Square

Ba Dinh Square

The square adjacent to the Ho Chi Minh complex is called Ba Dinh square, where many important national historical events in modern history took place.

Vietnam History Museum

Vietnam History Museum

The oldest of its kind in Vietnam, Vietnam History Museum was renovated from the French Ecole Française d’Extreme Orient.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

This is the most recent yet probably the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting museum in Hanoi and Vietnam.

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Just across the street from the Temple of Literature, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum can be found spotted easily from afar.

Vietnam Museum of Revolution

Vietnam Museum of Revolution

If you are touring along Tran Quang Khai road or Tong Dan street, chances are that you will be stopped out of curiosity and admiration by the unique French style architecture of Vietnam Museum of Revolution.

Museum of History of Vietnamese Military

Museum of History of Vietnamese Military

Also popularly known as Military Museum, this is one of the oldest museums in Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum

One of the most resourceful museums in Hanoi and undoubtedly in the country, Ho Chi Minh museum is conveniently located in the Ho Chi Minh complex.

Westlake Water Park

Westlake Water Park

One of the newer and more modern parks, West Lake Water Park is an attractive entertainment complex for the hot summer days.