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 :
Day 1: Lesson Learnt from Hanoi City Vietnam
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
Day 2: Halong Bay & Hanoi Night Market at Old Quarters
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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It looks like you will see a lot of cool things on your trip. Enjoy it! I have heard Vietnam is beautiful.
What a beautiful and worthwhile day you had. Vietnam never ceases to amaze me. I really love your shot up there with the waters, absolutely magnificent scenery. Looking forward to more!
Wow, how beautiful! So many creative activities and places to see there. Love it!
Vietnam is really a nice place and I know that there’s a lot of beautiful places that you can see there. Enjoy your stay!
Oh man. THE WATER PUPPET SHOW. THANK YOU for bringing back some insanely hysterical memories with my family and I – hahah!
So many fun things to do in Hanoi! The bicycle tour sounds exciting. I would love to try that if and when we visit Hanoi. 🙂
I never really thought about going to Vietnam before, it looks beautiful though. May need to add it to my want to do list.
It looks like you had the best time in Hanoi. The bicycle tour looks like such fun I bet it was fun to cycle around and see all the sights!
I clicked on the link for the May Deville Old Quarter Hotel to check it out. What a beautiful place to stay! Sounds like a great trip.
I would love the scenic bicycle tour. They are always a great way to see a lot of things off the beaten path in not too much time.
The field bicycle tour in Trang An sounds like so much fun riding along paddy fields.
Vietnam is so beautiful. Love the scenic natural beauty of the place. You look so pretty, love your dress. The hotel sounds so good, would love to visit Hanoi.
Wow the scenery in Vietnam is breathtaking and it sounds like their are a ton of fun things to do and see! I would love to visit and see some of these sights one day 🙂 thank u this is a very detailed article!
Hanoi Looks so beautiful! Visiting Vietnam is definitely in mine and my husband’s bucket list!! And I love all the tips you shared!!
While the city pays tribute to the ancient roots, Hanoi offers a thoroughly modern experience for visitors.