Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and upon you touched down at Noi Bai International Airport, you will notice the propaganda poster along the streets or highway which capture your attention! Pictures with the image of soldiers holding a gun, painted with simple lines and bright colors to stand out their subject and theme.
Most people will choose to stay in Old Quarter Hanoi, a place full of local streets food and nearby to many tourist spots such as water puppets show or iconic Hoan Kiem Lake. At night, you will see a grand party near Hoan Kiem Lake in Old Quarters, especially during the evening of Friday, Saturday & Sunday when night markets open!
Summary of 4 Day 3 Night Hanoi Trip as below :
Click on the lesson learned from Hanoi City Vietnam to get the details tips on how to explore Hanoi City.
- How not to get scammed by the taxi driver in Hanoi city
- Top Vietnamese food to eat in Hanoi
- Long Bien Bridge
- Water Puppet Show
- Hanoi Old Quarter
- Hoan Kiem Lake/Sword Lake
- Temple of the Jade Mountain/Ngoc Son Temple
- Temple of Literature – First University in Hanoi
- Ho Chi Minh Museum
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
- Hoa Lo prison
- Museum of Revolution
Halong Bay is just less than 200 km away from Hanoi but it took 3.5 hours to reach. You can book via Klook to do Halong Bay one day tour. Click Halong Bay link above to check out further details.
Day 3: Trang An Bicycle Tour cum Boat Tour & Bai Dinh temple in Ninh Binh
What I like about Trang An is the countryside field bicycle tour, it was fun riding along paddy fields, seeing chicken and goats running around with the backdrops of limestone mountains.
Where to stay?
There are many hotels and hostel in the Old Quarter. I stayed at May De Ville Old Quarter Hotel for my entire 3 nights. May De Ville located at the Old Quarter so it is super convenient if you wanted to do night shopping. Just 5 mins walk to reach the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake and the water puppet show theater.
Click here to find out my hotel review on May De Villa Old Quarter.
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