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Western Tourists Highlight 6 Charming Aspects of Hanoi

Alex Renee has lavished praise on Hanoi, noting its unique coffee culture, affordable dining, and pleasant weather.

Travel writer Alex Renee from The Travel has praised Vietnam’s capital, highlighting several appealing aspects. She believes that visitors who have been to Hanoi appreciate its convenience, delicious cuisine, affordable shopping, and the hospitality of the locals. Here are the six reasons Alex believes make Hanoi a favorite destination for many international travelers.

1. A Budget-Friendly Travel Destination

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western-tourists-highlight-6-charming-aspects-of-hanoi

Visitors can book affordable accommodations in central areas like the Old Quarter, enjoying perks such as free Wi-Fi, relaxing spaces like indoor pools or rooftop terraces, and complimentary breakfast. Street food with reasonable prices also helps tourists save money. Alex highlights several local delicacies worth trying, including bun thang, banh goi, and stir-fried beef pho.

2. City of Museums

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western-tourists-highlight-6-charming-aspects-of-hanoi

Hanoi is dubbed the cultural center of Vietnam, boasting around 15 museums that showcase unique artifacts and stories. Tourists interested in learning about local culture and heritage will find a visit to Hanoi’s museums dedicated to art, science, and culture worthwhile. Some of the museums Alex recommends include the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, the Air Force Museum, the Museum of Public Security, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, and the Vietnamese Women’s Museum

3. City with a Rich History and Unique Architecture

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old-quarter-hanoi-bike-tour

Hanoi is beloved by history enthusiasts for its long-standing past. Throughout various historical periods, the city has been influenced by diverse cultural backgrounds. Many of its buildings showcase European architecture blending harmoniously with Vietnamese temples and pagodas. In the same city, visitors are impressed by the juxtaposition of modern skyscrapers and the ancient, sacred charm of temples and pagodas. Some notable architectural landmarks include the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the Temple of Literature, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

>>> Destination: Old Quarter

4. A Gateway to Deeper Vietnamese Cuisine

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western-tourists-highlight-6-charming-aspects-of-hanoi

Hanoi is where visitors can indulge in a wide array of delicious dishes, savoring the traditional flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. Alex recommends “banh cuon” (steamed rice rolls) and “pho” for foreigners visiting Hanoi. Among these, “pho” is renowned worldwide. Additionally, she notes that the Old Quarter offers a variety of street foods at very affordable prices.

5. Abundant Recreational Activities

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western-tourists-highlight-6-charming-aspects-of-hanoi

Tourists never feel bored in Hanoi as there are plenty of things to do in the city. During the day, visitors can explore Hoan Kiem Lake and watch water puppetry, an art form dating back to the 11th century. The city is home to the Opera House, a major attraction for tourists. At night, Hanoi attracts lively activities at local bars and areas like Ta Hien and Xuan Dieu streets, popular among Western visitors.

>>> Destination: Old Quarter

6. Diverse Shopping Opportunities

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western-tourists-highlight-6-charming-aspects-of-hanoi

Hanoi offers a plethora of shopping centers catering to all budgets, satisfying the shopping cravings of visitors. From local markets and bustling street vendors to modern shopping malls, the city provides a wide array of choices for every shopper.

7. Unique Coffee Culture

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western-tourists-highlight-6-charming-aspects-of-hanoi

Vietnamese people cherish the robust flavor of robusta coffee beans, known for their intense taste compared to arabica beans. Visitors can wander through the streets of Hanoi to discover hidden coffee shops nestled in alleys. Egg coffee is a recommended drink when visiting the capital city of Hanoi. The egg layer is likened to smooth, creamy, and subtly sweet custard atop the coffee.

The Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) and the Private Economic Development Research Committee (Committee IV) have launched a survey to assess the demands and trends of Vietnamese tourists following the impact of COVID-19 over the past 2 years.

>>> Destination: Long Bien Bridge

8. Are you interested in renting a bicycle?

If you want to rent a bicycle, come to us at 128 Yen Hoa St, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi. With the suggestions provided here for a tour of Hanoi, Hanoi Bike Tour hopes to offer you more options for your day trip in HanoiContact us at (+84) 918889981 or email us at contact@hanoibiketour128.com for the best-priced tours in Hanoi.

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