Hanoi is, of course, one of the most popular traveling destination people choose on their trips to Vietnam. This city has one of the biggest rivers in South East Asia, the Hong river. Furthermore, you’d be amazed to know that Hanoi is one of the oldest capital cities on Earth.

If you have a chance to visit Hanoi during your trip to Vietnam, make sure you visit the placed listed below.

Consider visiting the big restaurants and hotels in Hanoi

In Hanoi, you can find your own Vietnam restaurant (in Vietnamese: nha hang Ha Noi or Quan ngon Ha Noi) that offers tons of tasty foods. I can tell you that, almost all of them can satisfy you with their menus as long as you keep an open mind to Vietnamese foods.

Have you ever heard about fried scorpions or satay frog legs? If not, then you’d be amazed that those restaurants could easily offer you those dishes. And if you’re a fan of “Pho” you will have plenty of places serving that delicious noodles. Personally, I was once amazed at the way one of the biggest hotels and restaurants in Hanoi decorate their rooms. It’s the mystique asian decorative home accents. So, it’s highly recommend that you visit these places if you really want to enjoy the Vietnamese atmosphere.

Have you visited the Old Quarter yet?

One of the most exciting place to visit when you come to Hanoi is the Old Quarter. This part of the city has 36 old streets in total. The streets are well known because of their traditional handicraft products long time ago. But you can still find many interesting things there if you want to buy some gifts.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

This place is the place where ‘Uncle Ho’ – the great father of Vietnam – lying. His body has been placed and protected by guards here for a long time. And to people in Vietnam, it’s a great honor to have the permission to come and see him. If you want to take a visit to meet Uncle Ho, you better act like other Vietnamese. Be polite and show the respect.

Whatever you do on your Vietnam trip, Hanoi will definitely be one of the most memorable places that you visit.