Explore Hanoi in 28 hours

If old streets, fine architectures and productive field are just your sight-seeing type, then you should try to visit Hanoi.

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam which is a favorite stop-over for many Asian and Australian destinations. It is situated on the banks of Song Hong or Red River and has roughly 6.5 million population that makes it look more chaotic and crowded. But however, Hanoi offers an ideal vacation get-away that you will never forget.

Vietnam’s capital is known for it’s old preserved architectural designs and rich agriculture. Upon stopping there, you will witness a busy street mostly run by motorbikes and vendors who sell great foods that will surely satisfy you. Other vendors also sell veggies, fruits, fish meats that are fresh from the farm.

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To start your 28 hours adventure to Hanoi, you must settle your accommodation first.

Here are the top 3 list of hotels in Hanoi to help you decide your stay.

  • The Hotel De L’Opera, one of the city’s grandest places to stay. Rooms are creatively designed with Asian textiles.
  • Another is the 70-room Medallion Hanoi, located in the Old Quarter. An average type hotel that is a short walk away from Hoan Kiem Lake. They include breakfast in your stay.
  • Camel City Hotel. A convenient hotel that offers free wifi and also includes breakfast in your stay.

There are other accommodations you can find in Hanoi, if you want to avail less you must book a room in advance.

Day one

  • Your first walk

If you are done setting your room, then you must be ready for your first walk!

To truly appreciate the place, you must first take a walk and familiarize the city. I suggest you do it in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. This is one of the popular destination where fine old architectures can be seen. In fact, it is an old merchant area in the city where its layout is well-preserved over decades.

Or you can head first at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, which is near the City View Café. An evening event that performs old Vietnamese art form. Then go on until you reach a small scarlet Huc bridge that connects to the idyllic Ngoc Son Temple, which is dedicated to General Tran Hung Dao, who is known to be one of the leaders who fought against the Mongols in the 13th century. You can also take a moment to honor the martyr’s who died fighting for Vietnam’s independence.

If your hotel doesn’t include breakfast in your stay, you can have it in the City View Café. Read More …