Ha Noi, in the North of Viet Nam, is the country’s capital and second largest city, known for its rich history, culture and centuries-old architecture. Although Ha Noi is the Capital of Vietnam today, this has not always been the case. Throughout Viet Nam’s history it has been relocated several times depending on the battles for power and land of the time. Within the centre of Ha Noi is the charming, but chaotic, Old Quarter where the narrow streets surrounding Hoan Kiem Lake are bustling with vendors, street food merchants, markets and more. Hanoi is a great base for connections out to Ha Long Bay, the Northern Highlands, national parks (Hoang Lien, Ba Be, Pu Luong, Mai Chau, Van Long Natural Reserve & Cuc Phuong) and the inland karsts around Hoa Lu & Tam Coc.

Why Ha Noi?

Ha Noi is known for:

Ha Noi Old Quarter & Hoan Kiem Lake
Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Stilt House
Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology
Women’s Museum & Temple of Literature
Tran Quoc Pagoda & One Pillar Pagoda
Hoa Lu Prison (Ha Noi Hilton)
Colonial architecture
Theatrical performances, artists and arts
Modern and traditional restaurants
Birding & adventure activities
Street food, cafe culture & bia hoi bars

Ha Noi is great for:

Vietnamese culture & traditions
Vietnamese history
Veterans / military history
Street food, Northern cuisine & markets
Performance, music & arts
Festivals & events
Cultural & traditional villages & heritage sites
Easy access to northern golf courses
Easy access to national parks
International cruise ship overland stop