Known as one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia, Hanoi is a complete mix of western and eastern architecture, with narrow, tree-lined streets and beautiful lakes.
Walk through colonial streets lined with various shops selling everything from Buddhas to bamboo chopstick. Visit Confucius’ Temple of Literature, home to the Imperial Academy, Vietnam’s first national university. Explore the halls and rooms and learn about the history of the Vietnam War while touring the Hoa Lo, known as the “Hanoi Hilton” where POWs were imprisoned. Learn about the country’s 54 ethnic groups at the Museum of Ethnology, visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, and take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake.
Along the way, enjoy fruit shakes, delicious bowls of noodle soup, and other wonderful northern Vietnamese delicacies. Take in the old world charm of this bustling city.