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Hanoi
The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside. Hanoi may have shrugged off several former names, including Thang Long, or "ascending dragon," but it hasn't forgotten its past, as sites such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison attest. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.

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Hanoi Ca Tru Club
Hanoi Ca Tru Club
Owner description: Ca tru Hanoi club was established in 1990. Since then the club has been organizing performances as well as making some serious efforts in preserving and spreading the art of Ca... more Owner description: Ca tru Hanoi club was established in 1990. Since then the club has been organizing performances as well as making some serious efforts in preserving and spreading the art of Ca tru. In 2009, Ca tru was officially recognized by UNESCO as the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. Ms. Le Thi Bach Van, the director of the club, was awarded the title of "Excellent Artist" by the Vietnamese government in 2012 in recognition of her contribution to this ancient art. CaTru concerts are available from 8pm to 9h20pm every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 42-44 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. less
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Old Quarter
Old Quarter
Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops selling all kinds of goods, each street named for its primary good or service.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas; Flea/ Street Markets
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Owner description: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) is a unit under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. VME is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of... more Owner description: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) is a unit under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. VME is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation's different ethnic groups. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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VietClimb
VietClimb
Owner description: VietClimb Gym offers a quality and safety-oriented sportive facilities with a 200 sqm-climbing surface, a 50 sqm-Cafe & Terrace to chill out, and a climbing Pro-Shop. This modern... more Owner description: VietClimb Gym offers a quality and safety-oriented sportive facilities with a 200 sqm-climbing surface, a 50 sqm-Cafe & Terrace to chill out, and a climbing Pro-Shop. This modern bouldering centre proposes 100 climbing problems of different grades suitable for every level. Six circuits, each consisting of 15 color-coded boulder problems, makes the learning process intuitive and fun. Usually new circuits are set up every quarter on a rolling basis.VietClimb organises also every week-end outdoor climbing trips in Huu Lung (2 hours from Hanoi, Lang Son province) and in Halong Bay. less
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French Grill
French Grill
Ranked #1 of 849 restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 849 restaurants in Hanoi
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Essence Restaurant
Essence Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 849 restaurants in Hanoi
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Dessert, Vietnamese, International, Fusion, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
the Moose & Roo Pub & Grill
the Moose & Roo Pub & Grill
Ranked #4 of 849 restaurants in Hanoi
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: International, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Purple Cherry
Purple Cherry
Ranked #5 of 849 restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: American, Asian, European, Vietnamese
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hanoi Culture Hostel
Hanoi Culture Hostel
$14 - $29
Ranked #19 of 432 Hanoi B&B and Inns
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Hanoi City Hostel
Hanoi City Hostel
$12 - $17
Ranked #2 of 137 Specialty lodging in Hanoi
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Hanoi Family Homestay
Hanoi Family Homestay
$10 - $15
Ranked #3 of 137 Specialty lodging in Hanoi

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Tu Linh Legend Hotel
3.0 of 5
Tu Linh Legend Hotel
$23 - $31
Ranked #15 of 494 hotels in Hanoi
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Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel
3.0 of 5
Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel
$25 - $36
Ranked #18 of 494 hotels in Hanoi
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Hanoi Golden Palace Hotel
Hanoi Golden Palace Hotel
$24 - $39
Ranked #20 of 494 hotels in Hanoi
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
4.5 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
$128 - $178
Ranked #19 of 494 hotels in Hanoi
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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
5.0 of 5
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
$182 - $367
Ranked #21 of 494 hotels in Hanoi
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Hanoi Tirant Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hanoi Tirant Hotel
$55 - $77
Ranked #40 of 494 hotels in Hanoi
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