How many days should be consider to stay in Hanoi and where to go?


Hanoi offers many attractive tourist destinations both in the city center and the suburb for visitors to explore. So how many days you should stay in Hanoi and where should you go? The article will give an answer to this question.

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a famous cultural work, having a great historical value of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general. In front of the mausoleum is Ba Dinh Square – the place where the major and important of the nation took place. After visiting the Uncle Ho’s tomb, tourists can take a visit Uncle Ho’s house, fish pond, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum. Then you can go to the Bach Thao Botanic Garden to take a rest and visit the surrounding historical sites such as Dien Kinh Mon, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Vietnam Military Museum,… in the afternoon.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (via TripSavvy)

Temple of Literature: If you have the chance to travel to Hanoi, the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam is a must-see destination. This is a very attractive place for both domestic and foreign tourists. The Temple of Literature is also the place to hold award ceremony for excellent students and pray for luck before entering the important exams.

Hoan Kiem Lake: Located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the well-known sightseeing spots in Hanoi with beautiful landscape and poetic pagodas. Coming here, travelers can walk around the lake, learn more about history and Hanoi people or taste delicious street foods surrounding. There are also many destinations around Hoan Kiem Lake tourist can take a visit like Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge, Hoa Phong Tower,… If you have enough time, enjoying coffee in one of the coffee shops near the lake is also not a bad idea.

Hoan Kiem Lake (via Vietnam Culture)

Hanoi Cathedral:  Built in 1911, the Hanoi Cathedral is one of the cultural centers of Hanoi where traditional folk music performances, opera performances, ballet,… took place. The cathedral is also the famous tourist attraction of Hanoi; visitors can go there to pray, take photos, admire the church’s unique architecture or drink coffee, lemon tea on the sidewalks in the evening.

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Dong Mo – Son Tay, Ba Vi: Located 40km west of Hanoi, Dong Mo tourist area is an ideal destination for travelers. It covers an area of nearly 1200 ha of water surface with 21 islands and resorts scattered on the island. Visiting there, you will be enjoyed the majestic scenery and experienced fishing, sauna and discovered the countryside.

Dong Mo, Son Tay (via PDA)

Cu Da ancient village: Situated in Cu Khe commune, Thanh Oai district, 20km west of Hanoi, Cu Da ancient village is an ideal attraction to visit for those who want to know more Vietnam’s traditional villages, architecture and history. Besides the three/five-compartment houses, Cu Da Village also owns several two-storey French-style houses which were built hundreds of years ago and many ancient temples. You can visit the village at any time in the year to enjoy the fresh air, take a deep breath and forget all the worries in the daily life.

Thanh Chuong Viet Palace: The palace is about 40km for Hanoi center, in Hien Linh commune, Soc Son district, famous for its unique architecture. Right in the first step entering the palace, you will see the typical image of the ancient northern villages with wells, fish ponds, wooden tables,… Besides the works simulating ancient architecture, there are also restaurants, souvenir shop and Long Dinh Theater where hold the water puppet show.

Thanh Chuong Viet Palace (via youvivu wiki)

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Kim Boi Mineral Spring Resort, Hoa Binh: It is a natural hot springs located in Ha Bi commune, Kim Boi District, about 70km from Hanoi. In the weekends, visitors can go there to relax or join camp fire and enjoy music performances of ethnic minorities. You also have the opportunity to savor Hoa Binh’s specialties such as buffalo meat, Lam rice, goat meat, etc.

Bai Dinh – Trang An: is a famous destination in Ninh Binh attracting many visitors each year with majestic limestone ranges, caves, valleys and beautiful temples. Tourists can take a boat to discover 12 caves, pagodas and enjoy wonderful dishes in here like burned rice, goat meat,…

Bai Dinh – Trang An (via

Thung Nai, Hoa Binh: Withwwild beauty and charming landscape, Thung Nai is considered as Halong Bay in the mainland. Visiting Thung Nai, travelers can take a boat tour around Da river to see majestic mountains and enjoy fresh air. Especially, if you go on weekends, you will have the chance to visit the market of ethnic in here. Another attractions you can take a visit are Trach stream, Ba Chua Temple, Bo Waterfall,…

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