Chuyên mục
Hanoi Things To-do

19 Best Things To Do in Hanoi: At Night and Around Hanoi [2022]

After surveying over 10,000 foreign tourists visiting Hanoi, as a local tour guide, I will now give you a list of the 19 best things to do in Hanoi.

Besdies Top 21 things to do in Hanoi, you can find these articles below useful

The Constellation of Literature pavilion
The beauty of The Constellation of Literature pavilion (Khue Van Cac) – the symbol of Hanoi

I. Things to do & see IN Hanoi (Both Attractions & activities)

** Free Tour Guides

Free Local Guides are local university students taking travelers around Hanoi for free way to improve their English skills, travelers have chances of talking to locals and discovering Hanoi Capital to Many famouse site (Temple of literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi French Quarter)

Hanoi Free Tour Guides have got many 5 star-review on tripadvisor

Free Tour Guide reviewsStudent-led tours: Hanoi Free Local Tours offers a variety of city tours, all led by student volunteers. The group aims to provide visitors a better understanding of the city while giving Vietnamese students a chance to improve their English.

Free Tour Guide on Channel 8 Singapore (Video)

  1. Temple of Literature

If you want to the cultural signature of Vietnam then you have to go to Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature in Hanoi is not only a historical place representing the long progress of Vietnamese culture. It made a big contribution on both Confucian civilization in Vietnam and human culture in the world also. Temple of literature was ranked as the cultural and historical site on 28th April, 1962.

Information:

Hanoi City Tour Map

2. Visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh is considered as the great father of Vietnam, who dedicated his life to save the country from invaders.

The construction project started on the 2nd  of September 1973 and completed on the 21st  of August 1975.

When you come to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum at night , you will see a pretty and peaceful night space which attracts a lot of people’s eyes. It is Ba Dinh square that taking off and raising flag ceremonies are hold every morning and evening.

Ho Chi Minh Complex
Ho Chi Minh Complex

Information:

  • Address: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hung Vuong Street, Ba Dinh District
  • Opening days : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Opening hours : 07:30 -11:00
  • Ticket Price: VND 25.000 (~$1)

Note:

  • Dress code: No shorts or miniskirts.
  • Other: Stay silent. No smoking, no arm cross. Only filming when allowed.
  • Recommended: Hanoi City Tours (Price $0) With AZ Local NPO

3. Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake

Almost all travelers stay in the old quarter, this may take 10 minutes from your hotel to the first stop Hoan Kiem Lake (The Heart of Hanoi).

If your hotel is not in the old quarter, the best way to get the is taking a taxi (Uber or Grab are popular as well).

Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake

Activities: interesting cultural activities especially in the weekend – Walking Street (from Friday to Sunday)

Note:

  • Dress code: No shorts or miniskirts.
  • Other: Stay silent. No smoking, no arm cross. Only filming when allowed
  • Recommended: Hanoi Free Walking Tours
Hanoi City Tour Map
Hanoi City Tour Map

4. Sightseeing from Long Bien Bridge

Long-Bien-Bridge
FRENCH-ARCHITECTURE-IN-HANOI-Long-Bien-Bridge

Interested in sightseeing?

Long Bien bridge becomes the usual spot for people to hang around at night. You might wonder what to do there?

Nothing could be better than seeing the Red River—while sitting in a small corner, eating some baked corns and potatoes by locals. It’s a cozy and relaxing experience.

5. Hoa Lo Prison

Maison Centrale in Hanoi, also known as Hoa Lo Prison or the ‘Hanoi Hilton’, housed Vietnamese revolutionaries and American POWs during the Vietnam War.

The fortress was once a vast colonial-style prison, most of which was torn down in the 1990s.

Hoa Lo Prison
Hoa Lo Prison
  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 17:00
  • Address: 1 Hoa Lo Street, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Tel: +84 43 824 6358 Price Range: VND 30,000
  • Recommended activities: Hanoi Free City Tour with HFLT

6. Visiting Hanoi Opera House

 Hanoi Opera House
Inspired by the famous Opéra Garnier Theater in Paris, the Hanoi Opera House is actually a massive architectural work of its time

Inspired by the famous Opéra Garnier Theater in Paris, the Hanoi Opera House is actually a massive architectural work of its time

If you want to see the landmark of Hanoi—then you must check out The Opera House. The place is located in the French Quarter in Hanoi.

To get more about the Opera House

Information:

  • Address: No.01 Trang Tien Street
  • Opening hours: 8:00 – 22:00
  • Ticket Price: VND 400.000 (~$20)

Or you can book a free tour for French Quarter Free French Quarter Walking Tour

7. A cup of special coffee

The top 1 drink in Hanoi, you should not miss, top 17 special coffee in the world, and Top 1 you will remember in Hanoi for a drink

Egg coffee- 39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street
Egg coffee- 39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street

You can have the detailed information and get a free local guide to tell you information about Old Quarter Below.

This Hanoi walk takes us through the colonial architecture of the precinct known as the French Quarter. The Opera House, The Metropole Hotel, the Vietnam History Museum and other important architectural and historical landmarks are located here. And there are plenty of other interesting street scenes as well.

8. Shopping at Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan market
Dong Xuan market has many food stalls

If you are a shopaholic, you cannot miss Dong Xuan market – A paradise for shopping. Dong Xuan market is the busiest and most popular traditional market of Hanoi.

Information:

  • Address: Dong Xuan Street.
  • Opening hours: 8:00 – 18:00

Recommended: Hanoi Free Old Quarter Walking Tour

9. St.Joseph’s Cathedral

An Neo-Gothic Cathedral located in the heart of Hanoi Capital, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the representative evidence of the French colonial architecture.

Want to see some European construction?

You must go to St.Joseph’s Cathedral!

The church was built by the French in December 1886. It is the oldest church in Hanoi.

Information:

  • Address: No.40 Nha Chung Street
  • Opening hours: Usually closed by noon
  • Recommended: Hanoi Free Walking Tours

10. Visiting Tran Quoc Pagoda

If you love religious places then you should go to Tran Quoc pagoda.

Located on a small peninsula on West Lake, Tran Quoc is extremely magnificent. The pagoda is considered as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. In 1962, Tran Quoc pagoda was listed as historical heritage of Vietnam.

Information:

  • Address: Thanh Niên Street
  • Opening hours: 8:00 – 20:00

Note:

  • Dress code: No shorts or miniskirts.
  • Other: Stay silent. No smoking, no arm cross. Only filming when allowed.

All things above are cover by Hanoi Free Tours with locals

Hanoi City Tours for Free

11. Visiting Museum of Ethnology

Unique wooden sculptures at the museum
Unique wooden sculptures at the museum

Are you interested in different cultures of vietnam?

If so then go to Museum of  Ethnology .

Coming to Museum of Ethnology you get to see the traditional features of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. You will learn about how different ethnics group carry out their marry, funeral, their clothing and their entertainment.

Information:

  • Address: Nguyen Van Huyen Street
  • Opening hours: 8:00 – 20:00
  • Ticket Price: VND 40.000 (~$2)
  • Recommended: Hanoi City Tours (Price $0) With AZ Local NPO

12. Visiting Bat Trang Village

An excitement of a tourist when trying to do a vase himself in Bat Trang Village
An excitement of a tourist when trying to do a vase himself in Bat Trang Village

Interested in Vietnam traditional porcelain?

Come and join pottery class—have an interesting experience in how to make pottery product by yourself.

Bat Trang Pottery Village has the longest tradition of making pottery in Vietnam. The pottery here is diverse in their styles and shapes. One of the best thing here is you can see for real the artisans making pottery. You can also create your own pottery products by joining a workshop.

Information:

  • Address: Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District.
  • Distance: 10km or 30 minutes by car/motorbike.
  • Opening hours: 8:00 – 20:00
The common scene of crowded Ta Hien street
The common scene of crowded Ta Hien street

13. Drinking cold beer

Drinking cool beer is a common thing to do in Hanoi at night, it can also be considered  the best thing to do in Hanoi at night.

Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen Street are the most popular places to grab some beer. It’s always crowded at night when a lot of locals and foreigners enjoy beer together. Now it has become a gathering destination for party lovers. Grabbing some beer, feeling the music and having fun with locals and foreigners would be great to spend your night.

Information:

  • Address: Ta Hien Street, Luong Ngoc Quyen Street
  • Price: 20.000 VND (~$1)/glass or 80.000 VND (~$4) for a bottle

14. Watching Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

The traditional puppets in a Water Puppet Show in Thang Long theater
The traditional puppets in a Water Puppet Show in Thang Long theater

Interested in traditional cultural art?

You should see Water puppet show in Hanoi.

This traditional performing art has been existing for more than a thousand year. And now it has become the symbol of art of Vietnam. Water puppet show is a Vietnamese folk culture performing the life of  Vietnamese farmers (catching fishes, tending buffalo, cultivating …) or historical legends.

Information:

  • Address: 57b Dinh Tien Hoang Street
  • Opening hours: 15:30, 17:00, 18:30, 20:00, 21:15 and Sunday at 09:30
  • Ticket Price: Around VND 60.000-100.000 (~$3- 5)

15. Visiting Skyline Observation Deck

Want to explore a different view of Hanoi?

Go to Hanoi Lotte observation deck, which is near by Skywalk. Standing on the 65th floor of Lotte center, at that height, you can clearly see the beautiful and sparkling view of Hanoi.

Information:

  • Address: 54 Lieu Giai Street (Lotte Center buiding), Ba Dinh district.
  • Ticket Price: 200.000 VND (~$9)

16. Eating Street food

Street food in Hanoi
Street food in Hanoi

If you are a true foodie then you must go to Hang Buom Street at night. You could not imagine how many things you could do and could eat there.

At night, there are many kinds of tasty Street food being served in every single corners. There are so many kinds of food for you to try including: barbecued beef, Che, Banh Troi Tau, hot pot and so on. Nothing could be better than having some food while walking on the Street enjoying your night.

Information:

  • Address: Hang Buom Street
  • Ticket Price: VND 20.000-30.000/dish (~$1,5)

II. Things to around & Out of Hanoi

17. Visiting Ninh Binh Province

Trang An complex in Ninh Binh is the best choice for busy travelers. Just one day tour package includes dozens of must-see sites.

Trang An now draws more and more attention to its tourism activities. The tour covers religious worship, history, boating, excavation learning, and an optional cycling choice for those who loves biking.

Things to do out of Hanoi
Things to do out of Hanoi
  • Address: Ninh Binh Province
  • Distance: 100km from Hanoi, 2.5 hours by car/bus
  • Ticket Price: VND 200.000/pax (~$8) for boating.
  • Recommended Tour: Hoa Lu Tam Coc (Ask for advice from them they are top.1 Tour operator in Ninh Binh)

18. Visiting Ha Long Bay

As one of the top things to do in the northe Vietnam, recommended by Tripadvisor Halong Bay is totally worthy

Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam’s number one tourism hub.

Losts of travelers do not know How many days they should spend in Halong Bay

A breathtaking view in Halong Bay
A breathtaking view in Halong Bay

Activities to do in Ha Long bay includes: Floating on the boat, visiting caves, sun set party, cooking class, enjoying kayaking to discover Halong Bay…

Information:

  • Address: Quang Ninh Province
  • Distance: 180 km from Hanoi or 4 hours by bus
  • Recommended: Day trip: Halong Bay one day tour

Tips to Choose Halong Bay Cruises

  1. Visiting Sapa

The natural landscape of Sa Pa is combined with people’s creativity along with the terrain of the mountains, the green of the forest.

The picture of Sa Pa is arranged in a harmonious arrangement to create a region with many romantic poetry and attractive scenes

Sa Pa
Sa Pa

Information:

  • Address: Lao Cai Province
  • Distance: 317km from Hanoi or 5 hours by bus.
Travel with Hanoi Free Local Tours to get the best local experience ever
Travel with Hanoi Free Local Tours to get the best local experience ever

You’ve seen all 21 things to do in Hanoi and around.

With this list – from now on – you won’t be run out of things to do in Hanoi.

And other 8 best Hanoi Travel Agencies

Let’s grab your belongings and start your journey.

 

Chuyên mục
Hanoi Things To-do

GETTING A SUITABLE HAIRCUT IN HANOI

In this essay I would like to introduce you all about “How to get a suitable haircut in Hanoi”.

Now, with the rapid development of the Hair- art in Hanoi, it will be very difficult for you to find a Haircut Shop, which is suitable for your age, money and appetite. Below is the information I would like to share with you!

No matter how are you careful you have never prepared and predicted everything in your abroad travel. So, why not care about it and enjoy new things in your trip. Let us Hanoi Free Local Tours help you! You feel uncomfortable about your hair in summer days in Hanoi or you want to change style of your hair. And you wonder where the suitable hair salons in Hanoi. This below article will supply for you useful information about the famous addresses of famous haircut salons as well as the good price of them.

1. Famous Addresses of famous haircut salons in Hanoi:

Travellers to Hanoi always have plenty of choices, and the very amazing kind of hair shop is only in pavement of Vietnam. It is not difficult for you to catch the sight of a man with simple set of tools ( a chair, a mirror, scissors, cutter and razor…) are cutting at every corner in the heart of Hanoi capital.

I recommend some places where you might have the best services and the style of hair satisfying yourself. Especially, all staff can speak English!

  • Dinh Hair Salon: 2a Cua Bac, Hanoi T: (0987) 718 899
  • in.M Hairdressing
    48b Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi T: (04) 3939 3907
  • Tran Hung Hair Creation
    5 Ho Xuan Huong, Hanoi T: (04) 3943 4946

    For men

It seems to be a good choice for men who want a quick trim or shave. In contrast, cutting hair on the pavement means you are taking a bit of risk because they are just amateur hairdressers. And the price is variable. For locals they will pay from 15.000 dong to 30.000 dong, but foreigners are expected to pay a little more.

Normally, those kinds of hair salon are not for girls who are always looking for a satisfying style even a perfect one. Some big, prestigious hairdressing salons are highly recommended for you.

     For women

In usual case, women will have to pay much more money, because there are many different services they want to do such as getting their hair straightened, dyed, curled, purmed, and shampoo….and each service you want has its own price.

2. The average Prices of Salon Hairs in Hanoi:

 

Shampoo services

Basic Service

50.000-> 70.000 VNĐ

Regular Clients

40.000-> 60.000 VNĐ

High Service

70.000-> 100.000 VNĐ

Regular Clients

60.000-> 80.000 VNĐ

 

 

Skin Care Services

Basic Service

140.000-> 160.000 VNĐ

Regular Clients

120.000-> 140.000 VNĐ

Fruit Mask

50.000-> 70.000 VNĐ

Regular Clients

40.000-> 60.000 VNĐ

VIP Mask

80.000-> 100.000 VNĐ

Peel Acne

30.000 VNĐ

Skin Scrub

30.000 VNĐ

 

 

Hair Steam Services

Length: 3-> 20 cm

Basic Services

210.000-> 250.000 VNĐ
Regular Clients

190.000-> 220.000 VNĐ

Length: 21-> 70 cm

Basic Services

280.000-> 320.000 VNĐ

Regular Clients

250.000-> 300.000 VNĐ

 

 

Haircut Services

Cut, Shampoo and Dry for Men  

Basic Services

70.000-> 100.000 VNĐ  
Regular Clients

60.000-> 80.000 VNĐ

 
Cut, Shampoo and Dry for Women  

Basic Services

120.000-> 150.000 VNĐ  
Regular Clients

100.000-> 130.000 VNĐ

For Children

Boy

40.000 VNĐ 
Girl

60.000 VNĐ

 

                                                 Straighten Hair

Length: 2-> 20 cm

Basic Services

600.000đ-> 800.00đ
Regular Clients

550.000đ-> 700.000đ

Length: 21-> 70 cm  

Basic Serices

700.000đ-> 900.000đ
Reqular Clients

600.000đ-> 800.000đ

 

 

Dye Hair

Length: 3->7 cm

Basic Services

600.000đ-> 700.000 đ

Length: 10->30cm

Basic Services

650.000đ-> 750.000đ

Length: 30-> 70cm

Basic Services

750.000đ-> 850.000đ

Book tour with Hanoi Free Local Tours to have interesting experience in Hanoi!

Ngọc Thắng,