Here Are The Things You Must Do When You Visit Hanoi, the Capital City of Vietnam


One of the most popular tourist destinations this year is Hanoi— a tranquil area where you will find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient structures, and scenic places. Hanoi makes it the perfect destination for those who are looking for a quick getaway to unwind yourselves. 

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, and it is also one of the oldest capitals in the world. If you are thinking of visiting Hanoi, we have collated some of the best places that you cannot miss out on.

Lotte’s Observation Deck

From the 65th floor’s Observation Deck, one can see at one glance the dynamism of Hanoi. One can’t help but lose oneself while observing the rest of Hanoi from the top of Lotte Centre Hanoi. 

Temple Of Literature

Temple of Literature is located south of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and was founded in 1070, almost 1,000 years ago. It is built to worship the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

There are five courtyards in different styles, and the temple is also surrounded by ancient brick. 

If you want to discover the rich heritage of Hanoi, this is the place to go.

Ha Long Bay

If you visit Vietnam, you must remember to visit Ha Long Bay. Not only is it a landmark listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, but it is also home to around 2000 islands, caves, and floating villages. 

At Ha Long Bay, you can hop on a cruise to enjoy the picturesque landscape. For adrenaline seekers, you can partake in activities such as kayaking or rock climbing.

West Lake

West Lake is the largest lake in Hanoi, and it is the perfect spot for a romantic walk. There are also shops, restaurants, gardens, and hotels around the area. Imagine staying at such a picturesque place!  It features the Trấn Quốc Pagoda, Vietnamese, for "Stabilising the Nation."


Hoa Lu

Hoa Lu has many mountains and seas around, and it creates the cultural identity of the area and helps people understand more about the cultural, architectural and sculptural values associated with the legend about the foundation of Dai Co Viet (Vietnam’s old name).

Hanoi Weekend Night Market

In case you think that Hanoi has no places for you to shop, you are wrong. 

Hanoi Weekend Night Market is located in Hoan Kiem District and has been operating since 2003. It is a stone's throw away from Hang Dao Street to Dong Xuan Market. 

The night market operates from 6 pm to 11 pm on Fridays to Sundays. 

Items you can find there include trendy clothes, jewellery, handicrafts, and souvenirs. There is also local cuisine to buy in case you are hungry. 

Nhật Tân Bridge

This bridge is also known as the Japan - Vietnam Friendship Bridge. It is built with Japan's Official Development Assistance, which aims to contribute to the peace and development of the international community. 

This bridge spans Hanoi City to Noi Bai International Airport. It provides traffic efficiency and minimises congestion, but it also makes a good place to take photos! 

Important Travel Essentials During your Trip

If you are considering travelling to Hanoi, here are some travel essentials not to miss out on. 

If you travel overseas, the most important thing you will need is your phone, and most of the time, it is unlikely that it will last throughout the day, given how much you will use it to take photos. 

The AUKEY PB-N83 Mini USB C Portable Charger Black 10000mAh is a compact and lightweight charger, so it does not take up much space in your luggage. Despite the small size, it has a high-speed charging function and supports up to 20W PD. You can charge an iPhone 12 to over 50% in just 30 minutes. There is also a dual charging function that offers USB-C at one end and USB-A at the other. This means you can kill two birds with one stone and charge two devices if you have to! 

Another important thing is to take note of the time to ensure that you are on track during your trip. Get the AUKEY LS02 Smartwatch as your time management buddy, and you will also know how many steps you clocked during your trip. 

It has a large 1.4” TFT screen with a 320 x 320p resolution that synchronises data between your smartwatch and AUKEY Fit App to receive notifications. It also has 

12 Activity Modes, including running, cycling, mountain climbing, and more! You can monitor progress towards your targets and see all your performance metrics. This watch is also compatible with iPhones and Android phones. 

Lastly,  in your hotel rooms, use the AUKEY PA-R1A Minima PD 25W Nano Wall Charger, which helps to charge compatible devices faster at higher voltages efficiently. It works on iPhones, earbuds, Nintendo Switches, and more. 

The charger also has built-in safeguards that protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging.