The Hanoitimes - Beautiful colonial buildings, tasty local cuisine, the vibrant Ols Quarter and a buzzing nightlife, there are a lot of things in Hanoi that won’t disappoint you.
Hostels Worldwide, the largest online hostel-booking platform sparking social experiences around the world, has picked 11 things you have to try in Hanoi, the city with more than 1,000 years old of history.
According to Hostels Worldwide, one of the must-try thing in Hanoi is to explore the Old Quarter. “During the day you will find yourself accidentally shopping at the plethora of stalls, as their goods overflow into the pavements. At night the city comes alive with lanterns lighting up the sky above the now pedestrian only roads, the crowds gathering on the streets to enjoy a cold drink and freshly made meal,” Hostels Worldwide wrote.
The Train Street in Hanoi.
In addition, Hostels Worldwide expects also picked Vietnamese Women’s Museum is one of the best destination you should know.
There are a multitude of museums in Hanoi, but the Women’s Museum is unique. The museum is well organized, informative and of world class standard and is run by the Women’s Union of Vietnam, one of Vietnams’ most powerful social, political and cultural institutions.
In addition, if you want the perfect photograph capturing local life in Hanoi, you can’t miss visiting the famous Train Street. “You’ll see women tending to their sail side garden, children playing on the tracks and men using it as a place to sit and relax. Of course when the train is arriving people scatter quickly to their doorways, wait for the train to pass and carry on with their daily activities once again,” Hostels Worldwide added.
There are many things visitors know before visiting Hanoi including enjoy pho, bun cha, banh mi or drink fresh beer, egg coffee, etc.
Earlier, Hello, a UK weekly magazine has named Hanoi the number one city among its seven best destinations in Asia for backpackers.
Ideal for travelers on a tight budget, Vietnam's capital city is one of the cheapest destinations for backpackers. “Not only is accommodation and food reamarkably affordable, but you’ll be spoiled for choice of things to see and do in the city, which has a mix of Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences,” Hello magazine wrote.
The number of foreign tourists to Hanoi is estimated at 2.44 million in the first seven months of 2018, a year-on-year rise of 20.5%, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism. The number of tourists from most of the Asian markets saw growth in the period, including Taiwan (China) up 52.9%, China (up 33.7%), Malaysia (up 31.8%), and Singapore (up 21.8%).
In 2018, Hanoi expects to serve more than 25.4 million visitors, including 5.5 million foreigners, and gross some VND75.78 trillion (US$3.33 billion) in revenue.