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Hanoi off the beaten path

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Hanoi off the beaten path
Hanoi holds many treasures both found on every must-do list, but there are several can't-miss attractions and activities just a little off the beaten path. You won't have to travel far for a uniquely Hanoian experience.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Perfume Pagoda
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Perfume Pagoda
Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Van Phuc Silk Village
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Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc Silk Village visitors can learn how the fabric is woven and shop for textiles in a traditional silk-making village just outside the Hanoi city limits.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Vietnamese Women's Museum
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Vietnamese Women's Museum

Focused on the contribution of women to Vietnam's history and culture, this museum highlights their roles in Vietnam's many military conflicts as well as in commerce, including features on female street vendors, women's role in the family, and more recently, single mothers in Vietnam.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ancient House
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Ancient House

This house in the Old Quarter was restored in 1999, as an example of an ancient Hanoian home. It represents the architecture of the Old Quarter, and is decorated to reflect ancient houses of Hanoi.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hanoi Cooking Centre
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Hanoi Cooking Centre

First visit the famous Chau Long Market, then take your wares back to the kitchen to prepare a meal, perhaps street food, traditional Hanoian dishes or coastal cuisine. If you don't want to cook, a five-hour tour of street food and other venues ends with Vietnamese tea and dessert.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Quang Ba Flower Market
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Quang Ba Flower Market

This night market on the edge of West Lake starts up around 2 a.m., when wholesalers arrive to claim their spots with piles of roses and chrysanthemums, and lasts until sunrise. Quang Ba is especially worth a visit during Tet, when flowers are needed for the many new year's celebrations.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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