Hanoi, Vietnam – Travel Tips by Christopher Wong

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St. Joseph's Cathedral
St. Joseph's Cathedral

What type(s) of travellers would your recommendations for Hanoi, Vietnam suit?

My recommendations for Hanoi, Vietnam will suit solo travellers, adventure seekers and backpackers on a budget.

How many days would you recommend for one to spend in Hanoi, Vietnam?

4 days 3 nights.

The following food and sight recommendations for Hanoi, Vietnam are saved in a list here to help you plan your trip.

What are the top things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam that you would recommend?

  1. Halong Bay

– Explore the towering limestones by taking a boat tour or go on a kayak if you want to get really upclose with nature!

–  Go trekking in Cat Ba Island if you have more time to spare

– There’s a reason why it’s chosen as the set for Kong: Skull Island the movie!

– One of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

Address: Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam (View on Google Maps)

  1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum at Hanoi, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

– Fantastic piece of history

– Well preserved artefacts

– The flow of storytelling was very engaging and easy to understand

Address: Số 2 Hùng Vương, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam (View on Google Maps)

  1. Tuyen pho di bo walking street (night)
Tuyen pho di bo walking street at Hanoi Vietnam
Tuyen pho di bo walking street

– Cheap beer hoi!

– Cheap shopping!

– Crazy exciting nightlife!

Address: 85-75 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam (View on Google Maps)

What are the top things to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam that you would recommend?

  1. Highway 4
Highway 4
Highway 4

Address: 5 Hàng Tre, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam (View on Google Maps)

  1. Street Food and Cafes
Street food around the Old Quarters
Street food around the Old Quarters

– Street food around the old quarters. Best to go with more people to taste everything!

– Food was very affordable but amazing ambience and absolutely delicious

Cafes next to St Joseph Cathedral
Cafes next to St Joseph Cathedral

Address:

Old Quarters – 6 Ngõ Phát Lộc, Hàng Đào, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam (View on Google Maps)

St Joseph’s Cathedral – 40 Nhà Chung, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam (View on Google Maps)

  1. Bar Betta
Bar Betta
Bar Betta
Bar Betta
Bar Betta

– Tucked away in a corner, away from the hustle and bustle

– This is a cosy French-run bar, with rooftop access and super chill

– The decor is amazing!

Address: 34 Cao Bá Quát, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam (View on Google Maps)

  1. Pho Gia Truyen at 49 Cat Dan
Pho Gia Truyen
Pho Gia Truyen

– Longggggg queue for local pho

– Says it all

Address: 49 Bát Đàn, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam (View on Google Maps)

The above food and sight recommendations for Hanoi, Vietnam are saved in a list here to help you plan your trip.

Any recommendations on where to stay in Hanoi, Vietnam?

Little Diamond Hotel

When is a good time of the year to visit Hanoi, Vietnam?

All year round!

How should one get around in Hanoi, Vietnam?

Local bus or walk!

What are the acceptable payment currencies and modes in Hanoi, Vietnam?

USD, VND

Any other tips/things to be aware of in Hanoi, Vietnam?

Vietnamese coffee is super addictive. Hahaha

How should one stay connected to the internet in Hanoi, Vietnam?

Wifi

Cost of Trip

Accommodation – Little Diamond Hotel

Food – <USD 5 to 10

Tell us a bit about yourself

Thrill-seeker and Traveller. Always preferred to take the road less travelled and write my own unique personal story.