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.

Bach Thao Park - Hanoi Botanical Garden

Bach Thao Park - Hanoi Botanical Garden

Bach Thao means “hundreds of plants” and like its name, the park is one of the few green areas in the increasingly industrialized city of Hanoi.

Thu Le Park

Thu Le Park

Also known as Hanoi zoo, Thu Le Park is a popular place for families, especially those with young children.

Thong Nhat Park

Thong Nhat Park

Thong Nhat Park is located next to Hanoi Circus, about 15 minutes by bike to the Old Quarter.

Hanoi Temple Of Literature

Hanoi Temple Of Literature

The Temple of Literature is about 10 minutes away from Hoan Kiem Lake and a must visit for first time visitors.

The One Pillar Pagoda

The One Pillar Pagoda

The One-pillar pagoda or Dien Huu pagoda, has one of the most unique architectures in Vietnam.

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake

If you are about to visit Hanoi for a few days, it is very likely that you will reside somewhere near Hoan Kiem Lake.

Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan market is at the West end of Hanoi Old quarter, surrounded by Dong Xuan street Hang Khoai street and Cau Dong street.

Hanoi Old Quarter - The 36 Legendary Streets

Hanoi Old Quarter - The 36 Legendary Streets

One of the reasons that Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, has attracted so many tourists over the years is its Old Quarter (36 old streets and guilds). It is an area well-known for the history, the architecture, the enormous amount and diversity of products and even the everyday life of its residents.