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Hanoi Vietnam, Ha Noi Municipality

Top reasons to visit:

  • Food (993)
  • Shopping (900)
  • Culture (560)
  • Street Food (513)
  • Sightseeing (442)
  • History (315)
  • City Trip (254)
  • Friendly People (245)
  • Old Town (231)
  • Museums (212)

Hanoi was highly rated for food by 115 guests from the United Kingdom!

Why would you recommend Hanoi for food?

Philippe, United Arab Emirates

20 days ago Report

I don't think I have ever eaten so well for such little money. Anyone who travels to Vietnam, especially to Hanoi, needs to go with a good knowledge of Vietnamese food as there are so many incredible restaurants to dine at and so much street food to try. It's hard to fit everything in to one trip.

What makes the people from Hanoi so friendly? Tell us your story.

Charlotte Wagenaar
Charlotte Wagenaar, Netherlands

2 hours ago Report

Can't comment on shopping facilities. To busy working and visiting the sites. Seems a shame to visit such an extraordinary city just to go shopping....
  • Culturally Diverse Food 174 endorsements
  • 7 answers

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Hanoi has to offer?

Tatiana, Switzerland

18 days ago Report

Many local restaurants don't look attractive so sometimes it's all about being courageous to give it a chance

How can you enjoy the sights in Hanoi while avoiding the crowds?

Austin, Australia

4 days ago Report

If there are a lot of tourists at a bar o restaurant move on there are plenty to choose from, look for locals.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Hanoi.

Renae, Australia

24 days ago Report

There is a street for every type of object! Shoes, art, jackets, clothes etc. The ladies in the markets are quite hard to barter with, they are not very friendly!

Tell people going to Hanoi what you liked and/or disliked about the street food.

Shaari, South Korea

1 day ago Report

Street food vendors may not be able to communicate in English at all, but everyone is willing to recommend their fare to you. For your morning breakfast, there is a whole lot of dishes to choose from and they don't cost much.

What is it in Hanoi that makes history come alive?

Elias, U.S.A.

4 days ago Report

Buddhist culture and the successful struggle against French and American imperialism. (I say that as a generally proud American, but what we did in Vietnam was criminal.)

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Hanoi?

matthew, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Make sure you walk through the maze of streets which sell everything from washing machines to bamboo poles. The locals are very friendly and the rumours of pick pockets total nonsense. Just be as careful as you would at home. Get
  • Alternative Culture 71 endorsements
  • 5 answers

What aspect of the culture in Hanoi was so different to home?

Michael, United Kingdom

2 hours ago Report

Fantastic street bustle. People, especially in the French Quarter are not wealthy but there is a spirit that is lifting and moving. Most of all this is a fun place to be.

What's the best way to make the most of Hanoi on foot?

Philippe, United Arab Emirates

20 days ago Report

There are so many ways to get around Hanoi, but the best way is by foot as you get to discover all the secrets that the city has to offer. Most parts of Hanoi are accessible by foot but you'll need comfortable shoes.

What's your best tip for browsing without feeling hassled into buying something?

Monika, Canada

6 days ago Report

Wave them away and if they follow you say no thanks. Unfortunately, you need to be firm.
  • Shopping for clothes 93 endorsements
  • 4 answers

Is there more to shopping in Hanoi than main street stores?

Javed, United Arab Emirates

22 days ago Report

Much more than usual brands. Authentic local produce. Fresh fruits to live for and smiles to die for.

What is it with people in Hanoi that makes them so watchable?

Alex & Rhondda
Alex & Rhondda, New Zealand

1 day ago Report

Their dedication to working very hard and support to their families. Also some of the younger population we spoke to, who had or were obtaining qualifications &were wanting to better their English for employment prospects.

What makes fine dining in Hanoi different?

Peter, Australia

23 days ago Report

Variety is great. Something for everyone.

What did you discover about the museums in Hanoi that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Andrea, Australia

27 days ago Report

We went to the Fine Arts Museum 5 years ago and it was a bit run down which was sad. This time around we thought that some money had been spent on it and it was great to see the displays clean and looking like someone cared about the beautiful things within!

Describe the best way to discover the lakes in Hanoi.

Juan, Chile

14 days ago Report

Go very early (6AM) to the Hoam Kiem Lake and witness the city Vietnamese life style, people doing the most varied work out from Thai Chi, to tango dancing, body building, jogging. The park is full and many many people over 80.

Why does the local food in Hanoi get such good reviews?

P S, United Arab Emirates

17 days ago Report

Local cooks use fresh ingredients, and their own versions of common recipes.
  • Restaurants 72 endorsements

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Gary, Vietnam

4 days ago Report

Pots "n" pans
  • Relaxation 70 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Hanoi.

Zainab, Malaysia

8 days ago Report

Watching the scenery
  • City Trip 254 endorsements

What makes Hanoi one of those classic city trip experiences?

Neil, United Kingdom

24 days ago Report

At 64 years of age it was the first time I crossed a road just for fun and to prove I could. People move around the roads exactly the same as people in other cities walk around pedestrian shopping areas.

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