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Hanoi, Vietnam

August 02, 2023

1. Visit the Old Quarter: Take a stroll through the narrow streets and alleyways of Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter. The area is full of traditional architecture, shops, and restaurants to explore.2. Attend a Water Puppet Show: A unique cultural experience in Hanoi is a water puppet show—a performance where puppets move around on top of a pool of water as the audience watches from above.3. Explore Hoan Kiem Lake: This picturesque lake in the heart of Hanoi is surrounded by parks and temples, making

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Rice Bistro

32 P. Hàng Mành, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam


Janryck Lim

2 months ago

I feel that the current rating of 4.3 doesn't give justice and fully capture the quality of this restaurant. Let me start by saying that the ambiance is fantastic. It creates a pleasant atmosphere that enhances the overall dining experience. I was impressed with the service provided by the staff. They were attentive and friendly, ensuring that we had everything we needed throughout our meal. Now, let's talk about the food. We ordered the Roasted Chicken, Char-grilled Pork, and Fried Beef over hot stone, and they were all incredibly delicious. Each dish had well-balanced flavors and was presented beautifully. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and finished every bite. To end our meal, we decided to try the mango sticky rice for dessert. It was a delightful combination of sweet mango and sticky rice that left a pleasant taste in our mouths. As a nice surprise, the restaurant also provided us with a complementary fruit platter, which was a thoughtful gesture. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant. The ambiance is great, the service is attentive, and the food is truly enjoyable. The current rating doesn't fully reflect the positive experience we had. Give this place a try, and I believe you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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One Pillar Pagoda

phố P. Chùa Một Cột, Đội Cấn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam


V Travel

3 weeks ago

It is located next to Ho Chi Minh museum so it’s pretty easy to find. It’s very tiny but unique in the way that it settled on a single stone pillar. With thousands of flags surrounding it makes it very colourful for pictures. There are plenty of seats around and many shadows under the trees so you won’t get burnt by the sun. Entrance fee: Free Time spent: 30 mins

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Garden House Villa Restaurant Best Vietnamese Food Restaurant & Best Hanoi Vegan Foods

15 P. Lương Ngọc Quyến, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam


angel leung

2 months ago

Tourist trap… tons of group tour people coming in. It took almost an hour to get my guava juice… and it turns out to be simply sugar ( very little guava). It didn’t drink it at all at the end. The pork noodle - Taste is good, but the pork is over cooked. Very dried and chewy… The spring roll we had was tasteless. Definitely the worst restaurant I went in the last 10 days in Vietnam. And it’s overpriced too

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Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

57B P. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam


Follow Fauzia

3 weeks ago

My friend’s been wanting to take me here for a long time, and when I got to Hanoi the first thing she did was we walked towards the theatre and we bought tickets for the 630 show it was so good. It was so cute. It was so adorable. I would highly recommend this show for anyone. The puppets and the way they make the movement I mean it’s funny. Yes, it’s sung sort of in Vietnamese language it was but I think if you can look at the motion of the puppets, you can kind of figure out what they’re doing. Definitely go see this this is something you’ll never see anywhere in the world 🌎 unless

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Duong's Restaurant

27 Ng. Huyện, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 10000, Vietnam


Paul Huynh

a week ago

Full Update: We were so excited for the promise of a delightful culinary exploration with Duong tonight but unfortunately we were beyond disappointed with the entire experience instead. Overall, poor service, stale quality of food, and lack of care left all of us with regret, loss of time and empty stomachs. Made reservations 3 weeks in advance and a received acknowledgement of our booking including dietary restrictions so it was shocking to realize that none of that mattered. Service 1/5 - Abysmal, there was no attention or care after we were seated by the hostess. Food was dropped off with as much charisma and light as the watered down margaritas that were served. Our table was not cleared before the next plates was shoved onto an already full table. When I suggested that the young male server remove the empty plates before setting down our mains, it was like he saw a 3 headed monster. No serving utensils were offered - I suppose we were to use a butter knife for the duck breast? It took a few rounds before we had cutlery to serve our food. Food 2/5 - We ordered 4 starters and 2 mains to start. The fried Hanoi rolls, the Mango Seafood salad, salmon carpaccio and shrimp tarter. Saving grace was the inventiveness and flavor profile of the shrimp tarter. Hanoi rolls had a great presentation but nothing to call home about and the fading star of the mango salad was the nicely cooked squid. The salmon carpaccio was inedible - it was neither flavorful nor fresh. Definitely tasted like defrosted frozen salmon sliced incorrectly. We all had a small bite and left the remaining order. Had the attention of the servers been more astute, they would have noticed it was barely touched and we could have had a conversation. Again, not a big deal - let's wait for the main show, hopefully that'll get better!? NOPE. For our mains we ordered the duck breast and salmon both cooked medium. As you can see from the pictures, medium perhaps translates to overcooked at Duong? The duck breast were mediocre at best. The salmon as you can see from the photos had zero flakiness or redeeming quality. Tasted like defrosted frozen salmon that was thrown onto a baking sheet. I'm glad we didn't waste our time or money on ordering more mains. Highly disappointed that the chef would allow some of these dishes to come out of the kitchen. Ambiance 2/5 - We sat upstairs and while the air was cool, the aura was devoid of character. There was hardly any energy or life in the restaurant, maybe that's why the staff appeared quite somber. Perhaps something happened tonight that we're not aware of but we were able to hear a pin drop. Drinks 1/5 - Margaritas were bland and watered down, was hoping they resembled more like a cocktail and less like lime flavored water with a salted rim. They had sold out of their house white by 7pm tonight. I was told that I can order a bottle of white wine if I wanted but there were no glass options. Poor planning on the bartender's part but also inexcusable to not have an easy remedy on hand. I really wanted to love this restaurant and regret this experience when Tung (another elevated epicurean experience in Hanoi) was just down the road. I wanted to share my feedback with the staff but I don't think they cared - though I tried at the end to explain to our server that the salmon was inedible. We had to find another dinner after tonight. For over 1.8MM VND across 3 people, I would have liked to have a more favorable memory but alas, sometimes we don't get what we want. Someone please tell me I went to the wrong restaurant as there is no way this could have been Michelin rated/admitted. PS. They accept credit cards which is a bonus. They also charge a 10% VAT on top of their pricing, not sure why they don't just fold it in as with standard practice outside of the USA.

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Hoa Lo Prison Relic

1 P. Hoả Lò, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam



a week ago

Best tourist attraction in Hanoi! The museum is well-designed, where you can learn the history of Vietnam from the French colonial period till the end of the Vietnam War. There's a lot to see in the prison, with clear description. There's also sufficient space to sit and enjoy the AC throughout the entire visit which is very nice during summer. There's also a small shopping mall and supermarket nearby the prison where you can grab some snacks after the visit.

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Hanoi Garden Restaurant since 1998

36 P. Hàng Mành, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam


J Chan

a month ago

Nice restaurant with a courtyard for dinner. Price and portion were fair. The duck with buns is a must try. We sat inside and wish the air conditioning was stronger. Also we were hoping the staff could teach us how to eat certain food without need us to ask them. Overall the food and the restaurant were good. Would recommend!

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Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

19C Hoàng Diệu, Điện Biên, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam


V Travel

3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit and totally worth visiting. You will see many cross cultural architectures, antiquities, monuments, and educational exhibitions. You will be amazed by how the castles are built with underground and steep stairs. The exhibitions are fascinating as the antiquities are restored and displayed around different exhibition halls. Some of the exhibition halls are air-conditioned, you can be cooled down a bit during the hot weather. Entrance fee: 30,000 VND for adult Time spent: 2 hours

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Essence Restaurant

38A P. Trần Phú, Điện Biên, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 10000, Vietnam


Laila Motzfeldt

3 weeks ago

We really loved the food we ate in connection with our stay at Aura Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa. Nice wide range of breakfast buffet. The evening menu was delicious, very tasty. Great atmosphere and top service with very friendly employees.

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Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

Hùng Vương, Điện Biên, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam


Beatriz Iruretagoiena

in the last week

We were not able to see Ho Chi Minh’s body since it was under maintenance, but the rest of the place is nice to walk around. There was no big wait to enter, probably because of maintenance. You need to wear appropriate clothing, shoulders covered and trouser at least touching the knees.

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