Free Things to Do in Hanoi

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  • AVIDTRAVELLER53
    Toronto, Canada227 contributions
    Wonderful place just to walk around and shop. Do not miss the great street food. A wonderful experience.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia5,102 contributions
    This is literary the oasis in the heart of Hanoi. It is worth paying the small entry fee to cross the picturesque red bridge and enter the temple. Good to sit, relax and enjoy the tranquility before jumping back into the scooter noise.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Quack H
    HONG KONG2,810 contributions
    Me and dad were at Serein Cafe sipping coffee and the train was departing from the station moving slowing along Long Bien Bridge, recommend people to go there around late afternoon to enjoy the sunset and the night view and to see the train departing or arriving at the station.
    Written April 13, 2020
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  • Stuart B
    Patong, Thailand211 contributions
    Although only open now Saturday & Sunday. It is a very impressive building built originally by the French. But now only approximately 10 % of the population are Catholic.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Stuart B
    Patong, Thailand211 contributions
    Very nice experience visiting this the oldest Pagoda in Hanoi.
    Quiet and peaceful located next to the West Lake. No admission charge but interesting to see the whole area with great photo opportunities.
    Luckily we had an English speaking tour guide, so we had lots of history and meanings about the site.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Harvey S
    Canton, MA168 contributions
    This is worth seeing and visiting while on your trip. The city is different and the people are different along with the great history of the times. Great history.
    Written September 2, 2019
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  • Linda B
    Raleigh, NC2,210 contributions
    The mural is 4 miles long and holds the Guinness World Record for longest ceramic mural (2010). We were only able to view it on our way to the airport as we were leaving Vietnam after two weeks. Wish I could have visited it in person!
    Written June 10, 2020
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
    An enjoyable run towards the lake and there was wide paths around the lake. Head to the pergola. Busy roads to cross.
    Written December 5, 2019
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  • Ashwin V
    London, UK82 contributions
    Worth doing just for the experience. Sit outside on the little stools, cook your own food and enjoy the atmosphere.
    Food is ordinary in pretty much all the establishments but who cares. Wait for the local police to come and clear the street and move you indoors..............give it a few minutes and you're sitting back outside again.
    Written September 21, 2021
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  • bhodgkinson
    Preston, UK244 contributions
    Visited whilst at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A small but nice Pagoda - a good little photo opportunity.
    Written June 20, 2020
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  • Quack H
    HONG KONG2,810 contributions
    Me and dad were in Hanoi for almost a week and we were looking for things to do and places to go and one of the places we wanted to visit was a local market, hence we walked all the way to Dong Xuan Market. It was just a market, if you have plenty of time in Hanoi, do visit.
    Written April 13, 2020
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  • David
    Oxford, UK1,162 contributions
    The Hanoi night Market is extremely busy! So many people! Other reviewers have suggested that it is s Fri, Sat and Sun night affair only - so worth coming on one of these days.

    A District of the old town is coroned off to all but foot traffic, which makes the area around the night Market a chaos of pedestrians, cars and motorcycles all coming to - or trying to bypass - the market.

    Recommend you go to the what is now the Old Town Restaurant and Pub and watching from the balcony aa another reviewer helpfully suggests.
    Written April 10, 2022
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  • Joel K
    Vancouver, Canada3,161 contributions
    We meandered to this small pond in the middle of a small neighborhood surrounded by housing, cafes, fish mongers, shops and more. We arrived at the small pond and the remains of this B52 from the "American War" as it is known in Vietnam is resting in place from the mid 70s.
    Written March 30, 2020
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  • HuahinCharlie
    Ashburton, Australia789 contributions
    Well if you miss seeing Great Vietnamese lacquer at 45 Hang Gai (Song Thu art Gallery) and some exquisite handpainted porcelain at 64 Hang Gai (Hanoi Hannah) then you have only yourselves to blame.

    And plenty of restaurants and yummy food and the best bia in Nth Vietnam Truch Bach too.
    Written June 30, 2019
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  • Prams
    Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
    Huge mall with big supermarket which caters to local made. Enjoyed the shopping .Must visit place.
    It would attract more tourists if the sales people can speak or understand English
    Written December 25, 2019
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