Hanoi Overview

Hanoi is capital and being the second largest city in Vietnam. The capital cover 3,328.9 square kilometres (1,285 sq mi) with 7.7 million people as of 2018. Hanoi is the commercial, cultural, and educational centre of Northern Vietnam.
The area for tourists is generally in Old Quarter. Most of the street names start with “Hàng” then good name. Check out the Best places to visit in Hanoi capital for more details.

Transport in Hanoi

Hanoi is head of Vietnam. Then you can find mostly all of means of transporatation here. Such as: train, bus, taxi, motobike, metro lines.
Hanoi is served by Noi Bai International Airport, located in the Soc Son District, approximately 15 km (9 mi) north of Hanoi. The new international terminal (T2), designed and built by Japanese contractors, opened in January 2015 and is a big facelift for Noibai International Airport. In addition, a new highway and the new Nhat Tan cable-stay bridge connecting the airport and the city center opened at the same time, offering much more convenience than the old road (via Thanglong bridge). Taxis are plentiful and usually have meters, although it is also common to agree on the trip price before taking a taxi from the airport to the city centre.

To get more convenient and be away from scammer, you’d better install Grab app. This is better for straingers here. Do not use car in rush hours. Try grab bike instead if you want to move on.


Food in Hanoi is amazing especially Pho. You can find Pho everywhere around Hanoi Old Quarter. It’s around US$2 per bowl with noodle, onion, beef or chicken or pig meat.
There are so many other dishes to try if you join in Hanoi street food tour.

Tourist attractions in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem lake

Hoan Kiem Lake (Vietnamese: Hồ Hoàn Kiếm) or Guom Lake (Vietnamese: Hồ Gươm) is a...

Hanoi Old Quarter center
Quan Thanh temple

Quan Thanh Temple (Vietnamese: Đền Quán Thánh), formerly known as Tran Vu Temple, is a...

190 Quán Thánh, Ba Đình
Tran Quoc pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda is selected by the British Daily Mail as one of the 16...

32 Thanh Niên st., Yên Phụ, Hồ Tây
Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Thang Long Imperial Citadel (Vietnamese: Hoàng Thành Thăng Long) – because of its cultural and...

19C Hoàng Diệu, Điện Biên, Ba Đình
Water puppet show

Water Puppet Show is a must-see show for tourists in Vietnam. By watching this show,...

57B, Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hoàn Kiếm
Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature – Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam is a landmark appears on the...

58 Quốc Tử Giám, Đống Đa
Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter (Vietnamese: Phố cổ Hà Nội) is the name commonly given to the...

Ho Chi Minh complex

Ho Chi Minh complex – President Ho Chi Minh (5/19/1890-9/2/1969) is so famous that not...

2 Hùng Vương, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam...

Số 1 Nguyễn Văn Huyên, Cầu Giấy

Tours in Hanoi

Group tour
Max 20 person
5-7 hour in Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Street food, Water puppet show
Sightseeing, Water puppet show, Hanoian's life
Private tour
At your wish
2 day 1 night
Halong bay + Hanoi Old Quarter
Sightseeing, cave visit, kayaking/boat ride, Water puppet show, Hanoian's life
Private tour
At your wish
7.5 hour in Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake + temple, Street food, Water puppet show
Sightseeing, Water puppet show, Hanoian's life