24 Hours and what to do in Hanoi
For a tourist, it is best to have a guideline for what to do and where to go in the place that you are trying to travel there. In Hanoi, there is a variety of activities and stuffs that you can do when you in here. But for 48 hours, it would be hard to select the best choices to visits and to do in Hanoi. However, from the review of people who has traveled to Hanoi, we had conduct a guideline on what to do in Hanoi in 48 hours. Have you done all the activities in here ?
Starting in the morning, it is quite familliar to Hanoians or even tourist to start a day in hiking about 2 kilometres around the Hoan Kiem Lake, as it is the best to enjoy the atmosphere of the Hanoi in the early morning.
For breakfasts, it is quite simple as the food traditional of the Old Quarters have a wide range of selection for breakfasts, like Pho, or some famous vermicelli like the Bun Rieu, Bun Thang, Bun Oc. Each dishes has a different flavours and tastes, so it is recommended to asked the local about it before you decided.
After that, try to visit the Ngoc Son Temple, right on the middle of the Hoan Kiem Lake. Crossing its red-painted wooden bridge brings you to an islet with a temple dedicated to the 14th century military leader Tran Hung Dao . An even smaller islet on the other side of the lake hosts the elegant 19th century Turtle Tower .
From the lake, stroll a few blocks to the Vietnam National Museum of History (open 8am-5pm daily). Housed in a colonial building that was once the French School of the Far East, the museum exhibits ceramics, statues and tablets dating back to Vietnam’s prehistory, as well as from the centuries of Chinese rule and the contemporary struggle against imperialism.
For Lunch, we suggested that you could try a dishes of Bun Cha, consisting of grilled pork in a tangy vinegar-based sauce and vermicelli noodles. It is a favourite dishes of the midday meal in Vietnam, and even Obama has even enjoyed it.
From the afternoon, we suggest you walking through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, as a matter of fact it is a symbol of the tradition and also the living style of Hanoians from the past until now. It is also a big market that still comprises centuries-old guild streets that specialise in particular products. Visit the Dong Xuan Market, one of the large market that still avaiable from the past that was one of the biggest market in the Northern of Vietnam. Don’t forget to enjoy some special snack of Hanoi after 3-4pm like the Pillow Cake, the grilled corn,...
Cha Ca La Vong is one of the complex dishes that would suit best for the dinner in Hanoi. It is a succulent fried-fish masterpiece, that some magazines in the world has one declared it is one of the ten dishes that you must enjoyed before you death to it’s special flavour that none can have.
In the evening, you can whether choose to have a sit in the coffee around the Lake, drinking an egg coffee, a special drinks of Hanoi and enjoy the strange juxtaposition of honking motorbikes swarming around the chaotic roundabout below you. Or, in another way, you could choose to have a drinks with local, as the living life in the night of Hanoians is very famous due to its lively and also lots of beverages with small fees.