Hanoi Capital - The heart of the country
The thousand-year city with a lot of historical sites is one of the most famous destinations in the Northern Vietnam. The best time to visit Hanoi is in autumn. To get to Hanoi, you can take the plane, train or passenger car. Cyclo, bicycle, bus or motorbike are the most popular transports to traveling around Hanoi. To meet the demand of the visitors, Hanoi offers a plenty of choices for best places to stay.
Hoan Kiem Lake
Must-try dishes in Hanoi
There is no doubt that Pho is a world-famous dish in Hanoi that no one cannot miss when traveling there. Some well-known restaurants that you should drop by are Ganh Noodles in Hang Trong, Ly Quoc Su beef noodles, chicken noodles in Quan Thanh or mixed noodles in Lan Ong Street.
Kebab rice noodle (bun cha)
Along with Pho, kebab rice noodle is another specialty of Hanoi. The grilled pork meat with a sauce made of garlic, chili, pepper and green papaya will amaze every eater.
The most famous attractions
Hoan Kiem Lake
Located in the heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake is considered as the symbol of the city. near the lake, there are also valuable architectural works such as The Huc bridge, the Pen Tower, Tran Ba Temple and Ngoc Son Temple.
One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda built in Ly Nam De dynasty is the most famous pagoda in Hanoi with the unique architecture. The pagoda is like a lotus on the water.
One Pillar Pagoda
The Temple of Literature
The Temple of Literature is the place of worship of Confucius, set the doctorate and also the first university of Vietnam. Today, the Temple of Literature is the place to award certificates for students with outstanding achievements.
Hanoi Old Quarter
It will be deficient if you don't visit Hanoi Old Quarter when traveling there. The appearance of 36 streets with ancient houses has still been retained for hundreds of year. Wandering all day in the streets, you will feel the peace of Hanoi with friendly and gentle people.
Halong Bay - The wonder of the world
Recognized as the world heritage, Halong Bay is definitely a must-come destination in the Northern Vietnam. Halong Bay is the perfect combination of mountains and water creating a picturesque scenery which can amaze any tourist who has visited once. It is home to numerous gorgeous beaches and magnificent caves and islets such as Thien Cung Grotto, Dau Go Cave, Me Cung Cave, Soi Sim Island, TiTov Island, Luon Cave and Sung Sot Cave. Floating villages are beautiful destinations that you should not miss in Halong Bay. The 4 most famous ones are Cua Van, Vung Vieng, Cong Dam and Ba Hang fishing village. If you get the chance to travel to Halong, let’s consider a cruising trip.
The beauty of Halong Bay
Staying overnight on the boat and admiring the spectacular scenery of the bay will become an unforgettable experience in your holiday. On the boat, you can participate in fascinating activities such as Vietnamese cooking class, Tai Chi in the early morning, night squid fishing, kayaking and swimming. Recently, a popular thing to do in the Northern is to watch the spectacular view of Halong Bay from the seaplane. From the altitude 150 - 3000 meters above the sea level, you can see the panoramic view of this stunning bay. If you like to challenge yourself, rocky climbing is the activity for you.
Sapa - The dreamland in the mountainous area
Thanks to magnificent mountain views and many unique features of ethnic minorities, Sapa is the most well-known destination in the mountainous area in Northwest Vietnam. The most famous thing when regarding Sapa is its stunning terraced rice fields which were voted as one of the most beautiful terraced fields in the world. Built in 1895 by French, Sapa Stone Church is one of the most ancient architectures here. It is an indispensable destination when coming to the misty Sapa town.
Terraced rice fields in Sapa
Another famous place in Sapa is Fansipan Mountain, also known as "the roof of Indochina" with the height of 3,143 meters. On the way to the top of the mountain, you will discover the interesting fauna and flora of nature. You can also reach the peak by cable car. Operated from early 2016, Fansipan cable car has helped thousands of visitors set foot to the peak to discover the highest roof of Indochina. It also broke two Guinness World Records for the biggest deviation of three-wire cable between two stations 1410 meters and the world's longest three-wire cable 6292.5 meters. One interesting thing that you cannot ignore in Sapa is to explore the life of ethnic villages such as Cat Cat village and Ta Phin village.
Such a lot of things to do in the Northern Vietnam that you should try once. Let’s take your backpack and travel now. You can also refer other Asian tours via our website. If you like this article, share with your friends. Have a nice trip!