Top areas in Hanoi
Hanoi is an elegant blend of old Vietnam and modern times, making it one of Southeast Asia’s most unique cities. From the local cafés with a hint of Parisian grace to the motorcycles that weave through a maze of streets in the old quarter, the city is a feast for the senses. Whether it's strolling along the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake or pausing to reflect on a millennium-old pagoda, Hanoi is the type of city that encourages visitors to slow down and enjoy their day.
In West Hanoi, Ba Dinh District is home to several museums and Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. A few hotels in this area flank the 11th-century One-Pillar Pagoda.
A walking tour of the old quarter is a must while visiting Hanoi. This maze of alleyways dates back to the 1200s and hides many interesting sites. Bach Ma Temple is the most important temple in the area. Across from this historic structure are a series of museums and sites related to Ho Chi Minh.
East Hanoi's Hai Ba Trung District is now known for its university scene and nightlife.
Noi Bai International Airport is Hanoi's international gateway, with flights connecting to cities across Southeast Asia.
Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Hanoi are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.