Planning a visit to Southeast Asia? One of the fastest growing destination cities in the region is Hanoi, with its natural beauty and rich culture and history. Book your honeymoon or take your loved one on a weekend getaway and stay in one of the many romantic Hanoi hotels in the city.
Choose Your Own Hanoi Adventure
Tour guides are easy to find in Hanoi. The concierge at your Hanoi hotel can provide one for you, or if you really want to soak in the local atmosphere, try hiring one of the many friendly students who eagerly show tourists around as a way to improve their English skills. Your guide will take you to the Old Quarter, where you can mingle with the locals who are selling embroidery, silk, ironwork, bamboo crafts, and ceremonial souvenirs. Admire beautiful colonial architecture in the French Quarter, or explore Hanoi’s lakes, ancient temples, museums, and pagodas.
In the evening, dine in style at some of Hanoi’s most romantic restaurants, which are usually housed in French colonial villas. Hotels in Hanoi also serve scrumptious Vietnamese cuisine, but for the adventurous, street food could be the real gastronomical highlight of the day! Anywhere in Hanoi you will find pho, the world famous noodle soup topped with beef (bo) or chicken (ga) slices, fresh bean sprouts, and spices. Another local specialty is the cha ca, a dish of deep-fried soft white fish sautéed with dill, peanuts, turmeric, and rice noodles. Enjoy a pot of lau, or Vietnamese hot pot, where you can literally put in anything raw, including seafood, chicken, beef, or vegetables.