Colonial Quarter Houses

After their conquest of Hanoi, the French took over the western part of the citadel and transformed it into a pleasant shady district dotted with small parks and yellow villas. Today, these colonial houses are home to foreign consulates, a university and various government buildings. Pack your camera and explore the area for many wonderful Hanoi photo opportunities.

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Intrepid Travel Vietnam

Uncover Hanoi's back streets, hidden gems and fascinating sights with Intrepid Travel. Providing outings ranging from a half day to five days, the ...

Thu Cuc Exotical Spa

Thu Cuc Spa offers complete therapeutic services in a building overlooking peaceful Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi. The elegant decor establishes good fen...

Cooking Classes

Although there is a wealth of cooking classes in Hanoi to choose from, City Pass Guide's pick this time around is Hanoi Cooking Centre, cooking sch...

Hanoi Club Driving Range

Golf enthusiasts can draw inspiration from their surroundings while practicing their swing. The Hanoi Club offers the unique opportunity to putt or...

Ca Tru Thang Long Guildes

Outside the Ca Tru Thang Long Guilds life unfolds as usual in the busy Old Quarter; inside this beautifully restored ancient home, however, the mel...

Water Puppets

Originating in the rice paddies of the nearby Hong River Delta, traditional Vietnamese puppet theatre uses the water as a stage while the gliding p...

Cinematheque

The coolest hidden cinema spot in Hanoi, Cinematheque is run by volunteer film lovers. The films screened here can hardly be found elsewhere in tow...

Le Spa du Metropole

Whether you’re searching for a luxury body treatment, top-quality pedicure or a Vietnamese massage, Le Spa du Metropole is one of the best pl...

Cheo

Cheo is a form of satirical musical theatre traditionally performed in the countryside of northern Vietnam by travelling touring companies, though ...

Bookworm

A comfortable and cosy bookstore and cafe, Hanoi's Bookworm caters to the literary minded with their vast selection of volumes. Initially a boo...

54 Traditions

If you are hunting antiques in Hanoi and want to bring home some unique objects, 54 Traditions is the place to start. The gallery presents craft wo...

Khai Silk

Khai Silk is the largest silk retailer in Vietnam and provides an impressive selection of high quality silk. The retailer sells Western styles alon...

Minh Long Hanoi

Minh Long was founded in 1970 by Mr. Ly Ngoc Minh, a young man devoted to creating exquisite porcelain. A family owned company, Minh Long has ...

Apricot Gallery in Hanoi

Featuring works by some of the most prominent modern artists in Vietnam, Hanoi's Apricot Gallery holds a diverse collection spread over three floor...

Silk

Originating from the cocoon of the silk worm, this luxurious fabric was once reserved for those of noble blood. Luckily, nowadays anyone can pick u...

Ginkgo T-Shirts Hanoi

Ginkgo has been producing and selling high-quality clothing from their fashion stores in Vietnam since 2007. Established in Ho Chi Minh City, they ...

Metiseko Hanoi

Metiseko showcases a print collection and a selection of homeware and clothing made from organic cotton and natural silks. Each print is an origina...

Tan My Embroidery

A storied Hanoian tradition with roots in fashion, design and houseware, Tan My Embroidery is one of Hanoi's oldest shops that produce embroidered ...

Seasons of Hanoi

Seasons of Hanoi is set on a tree-lined street between the Old Quarter and West Lake and serves classic Vietnamese cuisine like soft shell crab, ba...

Quan An Ngon

With en ever-growing number of branches and a solid reputation for quality food, Quan An Ngon provides patrons with authentic Vietnamese cuisine fr...

Ren

Recommended by Japanese expatriates, Ren is a small and delicious Japanese restaurant near Hanoi's Temple of Literature. Established by a former ch...

Com Chay Ha Thanh

This vegetarian restaurant in Hanoi offers vegan and faux fish and egg selections. For carnivorous appetites Com Chay Ha Thanh specialises in mock ...

Mercure Terrace Café

Previously know as Brasserie le Pavillon Restaurant, Mercure Terrace Café has one of the best corners in Mercure Hanoi La Gare. Near th...

Luna d'Autunno Hanoi

The first Luna d'Autunno restaurant was opened in 1999, with a grand vision of serving excellent Italian cooking using quality ingredients from...

La Badiane Restaurant

La Badiane Restaurant is a chic Hanoi restaurant dedicated to the fusion of French cuisine with the herbs and spices of the Orient. La Badiane's...

Madam Yen Restaurant

Opened at the end of 2013, Madam Yen Restaurant is the latest endeavor of the Maison D’Hanoi group, a noted name in Hanoian hospitality. Q...

The Little Hanoi

After a busy day out in Hanoi, this restaurant provides a nice respite from the maddening traffic and daytime buzzing. Located on the corner of Han...

Ba Dinh Square

All men are created equal! On September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam's Declaration of Independence from the spot where the mausoleum now stand...

Ho Chi Minh's House

Built as a representation of a traditional stilt house in 1958 for then-president Ho Chi Minh, who preferred the gardener's hut to the opulent Pres...

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Silence reigns as visitors file by the preserved body of Vietnam's revered leader, Ho Chi Minh. The long lines and quick glimpse are worth it; ...

One Pillar Pagoda

The original Buddhist pagoda was built in 1049 by Emperor Ly Thai Tong to mark the birth of his heir after a dream in which a goddess gave him a so...

Quan Thanh Temple

One of the four sacred temples built in each of the cardinal directions to protect Hanoi's citadel from evil spirits, this Taoist temple was comple...

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Dedicated to Vietnam's founder, this museum in Hanoi is worth a visit mostly for its hallucinatory third floor exhibitions which include everything...

Cot Co Tower

The flag tower, or Cot Co, was a later addition to the Hanoi Citadel complex, built by Emperor Gia Long with the help of French engineers in 1805. ...

West Lake & Tran Quoc Pagoda

West Lake, also known as Ho Tay, is Hanoi’s largest body of water and one of the city’s most beautiful monuments to the Buddhist reli...

My Thuat Museum

A good introduction to Vietnamese painting, lacquer and ceramics, the collection inside Hanoi's My Thuat Museum includes everything from 1,000 year...

Summit Lounge

Renowned for having one of the best views in Hanoi, Summit Lounge's spectacular panoramas of the city skyline dazzle. Enjoy an evening cocktail and...

Arena Lounge

Located in Hanoi Club Hotel & Lake Palais Residences, Arena Lounge offers a superb view of West Lake and is the place to unwind after a long, h...

The Hanoi Social Club

This eclectic bohemian cafe is a haven for Hanoi’s creative types. Order an I.P.A. beer or a craft cocktail and head to the green leafy beer ...

Joma Bakery Cafe

Established in 2009 Joma offers a slice of North American cafe culture in Hanoi. The coffee bar is passionate about serving heavenly coffee and fre...

Tan My Design Café

Located inside Hanoi's Tan My Design store, Tan My Design Cafe features real espresso coffee and delicious snacks to be enjoyed while admiring artw...

The Rooftop Hanoi

Tucked away just outside the backpackers’ area of Hanoi, on a street lined with five-star hotels and office buildings, The Rooftop on the nin...

Coffee Club

An iconic bar with panoramic views of Hoan Kiem Lake. Unwind with a glass of beer or have a cocktail specially made by their charming bartenders wh...

Hanoi Night Club

Looking for somewhere to party the night away or enjoy a few delicious cocktails? Head to Hanoi Night Club in Hanoi Hotel, the most exclusive night...

Pullman Hanoi

Within close proximity to government, diplomatic and business offices and a 10 minute drive to the traditional charm of Old Hanoi, the hotel’...

The Hanoi Club Hotel & Lake Palais Residences

The Hanoi Club Hotel and Lake Palais Residences present unadulterated luxury in a palatial setting; this is a unique experience in Vietnam. Locati...

Silk Path Hotel Hanoi

Find a pampering retreat at Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, a superb four-star boutique hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Designed with comfort and luxury in mi...

Mercure Hanoi La Gare

Centrally located, Mercure Hanoi La Gare is a mid-scale hotel that features 102 rooms and a garden courtyard restaurant that offers a wide range of...

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

The Golden Silk Hotel is in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter on the famous Silk Road. This is a 55 room luxury hotel offering guests a high e...

Golden Lotus Hotels

With two properties in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and a short walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, these hotels have more than 90 elegant, spacious rooms and sui...

Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi

Conveniently located in the heart of Hanoi's business district, Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi is the latest five-star hotel in town. Tailored to meet the ...

May de Ville - Old Quarter

Set in Hanoi's scenic Old Quarter, May de Ville Old Quarter combines modern facilities and traditional charm. The hotel is only a short stroll...

Maison D'Hanoi Boutique Hotel

This Maison D’Hanoi Boutique Hotel brings a new expression to the city with its seamless blend of Luxury, Sleep architecture and st...

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Take a stroll around Ba Dinh Square and then continue north, turning right on Phan Dinh Phung, Hanoi, Vietnam

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