If history, architecture, art and galavanting are your things, then you’ll love Hanoi. There’s so much to discover in this amazing city, from great restaurants to fabulous cultural shows and buzzing nightlife. We fill you in on what we can’t get enough of in Hanoi.
Luxe: Hilton Hanoi Opera, French Quarter, +84 4 3933 0500
Boutique: Hanoi Legacy Hotel, Bat Su, +84 4 3923 4288
Local haunts: Pho 10, Old Town, +84 4 3825 7338
Posh Nosh: Don’s Bistro, Tay Ho, +84 4 3719 2828
For live jazz: Au Lac, +84 4 3933 3533
Sunset drinks: Sunset Bar at Intercontinental, Tay Ho District, +84-4-6270 8888
Dance the night away: Bar 1900, Hoàn Kiáº¿m, +84 91 111 19 00
Head to the Dong Xuan Market, Night market
Head to Hoan Kiem, the downtown and commercial centre of Hanoi, where you can find the Hanoi Opera House, National Museum of Vietnamese History and more. Head there at 17:00, or as early as possible to people watch and see the locals in action.
Eat banh mi (a Vietnamese sandwich) at Banh Mi 25, Bang Mee, Sunrise Cafe on Phu Doan Street