All you need when you travel to Ha Noi in 2023

07/03/2023 Trần Bích Trà

Referring to Ha Noi Capital talks about a thousand years of civilization, which carries the dreamy beauty of poetry, music, and painting itself. When you travel to Ha Noi, you will enjoy the peaceful, quiet atmosphere, deposited by the gentleness of the scenery and the people. Find out everything you need about traveling to Ha Noi below to have a more in-depth look at this ancient city.

When you should travel to Ha Noi?

The weather in the North and especially the capital Ha Noi has a humid tropical monsoon climate. Therefore, it is usually hot and humid in the summer and dry and cold in the winter.

To feel the most clearly the change of the climate, perhaps traveling to Ha Noi in the autumn is the most appropriate. Autumn in Hanoi starts from the beginning of September until the end of November. The weather is cool and pleasant. Thus you can watch all the city with dreamy beauties in this season.

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Dreamy beauty of Ha Noi in the autumn

Where you should stay when you travel to Ha Noi?

If you are wondering to find a place to stay when traveling to Hanoi because you do not know where to choose from among countless choices. Hotels in Hanoi have enough segments, taken care of from space to quality of service, in order to bring the most memorable trip for visitors.


O’Gallery Premier Hotel

The hotel is designed according to French architecture, both classic and modern, creating a beautiful and luxurious space.

  • Address: 122 Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi.
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French architecture of O’Gallery Premier Hotel    

Maison d’Orient Hotel

Nestled in the Old Quarter, Maison d’Orient Hotel is an ideal destination for your Ha Noi trip. The hotel’s green space and classical architecture also bring memorable moments of relaxation when you travel to Ha Noi.

  • Address: 26 Ngo Huyen Street, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi.

>>>> More: List of favorite low-cost hotels in Ha Noi.


Satori Homestay:

The main blue and orange tones of the homestay will bring you a pleasant and relaxed feeling.

  • Address: 2F Quang Trung Street, Ha Noi.
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Satori Homestay

Au Frais Homestay:

The harmonious style between the Eastern and Western architecture of Au Frais Homestay brings a sense of relaxation to visitors. The balcony space is a place for you to enjoy the view of Hanoi city from above.

  • Address: 23 Tay Ho Street, Ha Noi.

What you should eat when traveling to Ha Noi?


Perhaps when it comes to dishes when traveling to Ha Noi, it is impossible not to mention Pho. This is a typical dish of Ha Noi people for many generations as well as famous all over the world today.

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Pho – a worldwide famous dish

Kebab Rice Noodles (Bun Cha)

Kebab Rice Noodles is one of the most delicious dishes you must try when you travel to Ha Noi.

The grilled pork belly is golden brown, crispy, and delicious served with vermicelli and raw vegetables. The sweet and sour sauce makes Hanoi bun cha more flavorful and attractive.

Bun Thang

Bun Thang is a rather elaborate noodle dish with all kinds of ingredients such as eggs, chicken, pork rolls, and mushrooms… All chopped, mixed with rich broth, dried by shrimp but sweet – a great choice. This is a great choice to warm up your stomach after a walk in the old town.

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Special Bun Thang

Cha Ca La Vong

Cha Ca La Vong is made from fresh sardines or snakeheads. Marinated in spices and grilled over charcoal until golden brown on both sides. Local people eat Cha Ca La Vong with rice paper, vermicelli, herbs, fat sauce, and shrimp paste.

Must-come places to visit when traveling to Ha Noi

Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum

Ha Noi is both the political and cultural center of Vietnam. Therefore, it will be remiss if you do not visit Ba Dinh Square and Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum when you travel to Ha Noi.

Visiting Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum, you will have the opportunity to see the body of the great President Ho Chi Minh and show respect to him. And remember to dress neatly, do not bring electronic recording devices, and keep order when entering this solemn place.

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Solemn scenery of Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum

Coming to Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum, you can not only visit important historical landmarks but also witness the flag-raising and lowering ceremony taking place every day here. 

  • Address: 19 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.

Hoan Kiem Lake

When traveling to Ha Noi, Hoan Kiem Lake is a destination you can not pass. It is also known as Sword Lake that located in the center of the Capital. It is considered to be the warm heart of the thousand-year-old capital. This place is associated with the legend of King Le Thai To return the magical sword to the Turtle God.

Hoan Kiem Lake offers a poetic scene with a calm lake surface. Around the lake are rows of old trees’ shade that create a cool, relaxing space with a bit of antiquity of the colors of the time. In the middle of the lake is the Turtle Tower – the symbol of the thousand-year-old city.

  • Address: Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
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Turtle Tower in the middle of Sword Lake – the symbol of the thousand-year-old city

West Lake

West Lake is one of the most famous tourist destinations when you travel to Ha Noi. West Lake is quite wide with a road of around 17 kilometers, and anywhere around the lake creates a romantic and poetic scene. West Lake is windy, always creating a cool and comfortable feeling. Thus it is chosen by many people as a place for entertainment, exercising, and playing sports.

You can travel around West Lake by motorbike, or car or even rent a bicycle to go around the lake for the most authentic experience. 

  • Address: Tay Ho District, Ha Noi.

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda – Lien Hoa Dai is a tourist destination with a special spiritual nature and unique architecture. The high aesthetic of the Temple is that it is built on a single pillar on a small lake. The sculptures and decorations throughout this small-sized temple reflect ancient traditions and national cultural values.

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One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda will be an attractive destination for tourists who travel to Ha Noi. It is an ideal palace for those who love the beauty of Vietnamese Buddhist architecture and culture. If you have the chance to return to the beloved capital, do not miss this monument which is a masterpiece of art and creativity!

  • Address: Ong Ich Khiem Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison was built in 1896 by French colonialists and was known as the most solid construction in Indochina at that time. The original name of the Prison was “Maison Centrale”.

Nowadays, Hoa Lo Prison has become an important historical relic. 

This is a place to store precious documents and evidence about the glorious war that has passed. As well as the brave sacrifices of the Vietnamese army and people. When coming here, you will hear explanations about each area, each touching story at the prison. And you will feel like going back in time to witness firsthand what happened here. 

Traveling to Ha Noi and going to this tourist destination, you absolutely admit that this place deserves to be experienced once in your life. That’s worth it!

  • Address: 1 Hoa Lo District, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi.

Temple of Literature

Referring to travel to Ha Noi’s cultural history, it is impossible not to mention the Temple of Literature. This place is both historical evidence of a thousand-year civilization and a culturally rich tourist destination in Hanoi. This unique architectural complex is the pride of the people of this capital.

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The main gate to the Temple of Literature

It is deemed as the lucky destination for many students before any important exams because of the special spiritual nature here. In the past, this place was a teaching place for people with excellent academic ability and erected a stone stele engraved with the names of those who passed the doctorate.

In addition, you also wear ao dai – a traditional Vietnamese costume to take the most beautiful and picturesque photos.

  • Address: 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Van Mieu, Dong Da District, Ha Noi. 

Long Bien Bridge

According to its ancient and deep lines, Long Bien Bridge has become a destination not to be missed when traveling to Ha Noi. Not only crossing the two banks of the Hong River this bridge is also a mark connecting the present and the old memories of the Ha Noi people.

Long Bien Bridge is also a bridge between the quiet and peaceful life of the people who live in the middle of Hong River with the bustling and noisy life of the city.

  • Address: Ngoc Thuy, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi.
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Long Bien Bridge at sunset

Dong Xuan Market

Traveling to Ha Noi, tourists should not miss the chance to experience many local markets. Dong Xuan Market is one of the largest wholesale markets in Ha Noi, selling many items and all kinds of food, household items, clothes, and shoes,… The wholesale atmosphere here is always busy. It is bustling with very diverse and rich shelves that are always full of goods.

You can immerse yourself in the buying and purchasing atmosphere of small merchants. Besides, you will experience the traditional business culture in this market. Additionally,  you can also enjoy the food street around the market with delicious dishes that are hard to resist.

  • Address: Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi.

Ha Noi is a city with thousands of years of civilization, which preserves intact and clearly the ancient traditional culture of Vietnam. Traveling to Hanoi will help you better understand the long history of this country. Hope you and your family will have wonderful experiences in Ha Noi Capital.

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