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5 Must-dos If You Have A Full Day Trip In Hanoi (Part 1)


Planning to have memorable experiences within one day in Hanoi? Sure, it is short of time, but with the help of your Vietnam tour operator, you will definitely have a chance to discover a lot of our capital’s highlights. There is no better way to plan for a longer trip around our beautiful S-shaped land.

Enjoy comfortable contemplation in One Pillar Pagoda 


One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi

The One Pillar Pagoda (or Chùa Một Cột as locals call) plays an integral part in Hanoi’s tourism and in the life of Hanoians. Fans of the iconic Buddhist temples in Hanoi can’t skip the One Pillar Pagoda. They might come here for this pagoda’s strategic location in the heart of the capital but stay for a gilded statue of Buddha Avalokiteshvara, a charmingly tranquil garden, the architectural splendor it reflects, and comfortable contemplation. That’s why the One Pillar Pagoda – one of Hanoi’s most revered sights is included in all Vietnam tour operator reviews.

Entrance fee: Free !!!

Visit The Museum Of History 


The Museum of History

Vietnamese history buffs who are looking to brush up on Hanoi’s narrative will delight in the Museum of History. And even in such a short space of time, you can see not all but a lot of books and artifacts – which are the important and valuable pieces of the history of our capital city.

Entrance fee: VND 50,000

Spend hours in Hanoi Old Quarter


Hanoi Old Quarter

The Old Quarter is a famous cultural neighborhood that is highly recommended by the best Vietnam local tour operator. Long been well-known for its alternative culture, the crowds here are filled with Hanoians, domestic tourists, and foreign travelers alike. With a history spanning two centuries and being an iconic image of the eternal soul of the city, Hoan Kiem District attracts all geniuses who are desiring to have a grasp of our capital’s thousand-year-old unique culture as well as those who are curious about the feeling like traveling back in time.


Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan Market in the Old Quarter – the oldest and largest market in Vietnam is eclectic and diverse. It features mouthwatering street food typical to Hanoi’s and Vietnam’s cuisine as well as various stalls selling from fresh exotic fruits and vegetables, dry food and sweetly scented flowers to unique artworks to take home.

Entrance fee: Free!!!

Admire Picturesque Sunset On Long Bien Bridge 


Sunset on Long Bien Bridge

A trip to Vietnam’s capital could not be complete without a visit to the iconic Long Bien Bridge. Originally planned by the French to make it easier for transporting between the two sides of the Red River to improve their infrastructure for colonial exploitation in Hanoi, the Long Bien Bridge is the first longest steel-made bridge designed and completely constructed by Vietnamese at the first part of the 20th century.

Rather than a relic witnessing the historic events of Hanoi within 100 years with decades of war and with the impressive architectural style in Vietnam well-preserved, this 116-year-old construction offers gorgeous views across the city, especially when the sun starts to go down. The lush maize fields, the alluvial patch, and the clusters of riparian bananas are at it best at the last sunlight of the day.

Enjoy Water Puppet Show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater


Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

All admirers of art or theater can’t help praising a Water Puppet Show – an excellent performance of the theatrical water puppetry tradition in Vietnam at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.

The shows performed by the handmade wooden puppets – each can weigh up to 30 pounds in a 4-meter pool of water accomplished by the traditional music played by a Vietnamese orchestra is loved and suggested by any Vietnam local tour operator.

Entrance Fee: VND 100,000 – 150,000 – 200,000.

Even though Vietnam’s capital city lives up to its reputation as an over-1,000-year-old city – one of the oldest cities in our country, it does offer a long list of attractions with modern vibes. No matter which destinations your Vietnam tour operator advises you to visit on your full day trip, Hanoi has something for every taste and every budget.

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Author Since: Jan 16, 2019

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