The top beautiful attractions in Hanoi to visit

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, not only has a long history but also owns plenty of beautiful places. Besides nice natural places to visit, a series of famous architecture works can give you a long look at this city.

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With 4 distinct seasons, Hanoi becomes most beautiful from December to March and from September to November. Coming here, you can admire the peaceful scenes and nostalgic feelings for the classic cultural colors.

To have the ideal Hanoi tour, you can check out these beautiful places below.

We put these sites in the above map following the order in the post. So, you can click on the map to re-order as you like. Also, the map just allows us to add 10 points.

1. Hanoi Cathedral

Address: 40 Nha Chung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

hanoi main church
The main church in Hanoi. khoado11/pixabay

Referring to the well-known place to see in Hanoi, the Cathedral Hanoi, also called will not be missed. This is an ancient architectural building with classic beauty located at the intersection of 3 major streets, including Nha Tho, Nha Chung, and Au Trieu Roads. The highlight of this building is its high walls and lots of windows and domes, definitely bringing an attractive tourist destination for you when traveling to Hanoi.

On weekdays, the church looks peaceful and quiet; but on weekends. However, if you go on Christian holidays or weekends, the church will be quite crowded.

2. Long Bien Bridge

Address: Long Bien Bridge, Ngoc Thuy ward, Long Bien district, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Long Bien Old Bridge. khoado11/pixabay

Long Bien Bridge has become an ideal photo spot in Hanoi for taking nostalgic pictures, and also the first steel bridge across the Red River. The bridge takes an important role in local history.

From afar, the bridge looks like the Eiffel Tower. When standing on the bridge, you can enjoy the full view of the blue sky, and green rice fields. All have created a peaceful scene, carrying a relaxing feeling.

3. Hanoi Train Street

Address: Duong Tau Street stays along the streets of Kham Thien – Le Duan – Phung Hung, Hanoi

(Please note that this famous attraction has closed until this post’s published)

hanoi train street
Typical place along the train lines. Tho-Ge/pixabay

Train Town or Train Street is located in an old quarter of Hanoi, loved by lots of the local young people and tourists because of its unique beauty, normal but exciting. The typical feature of this area is the train line built into an old town, combined with ancient houses. It all makes you feel the simplicity of the people’s life here.

Taking photos is a top activity on this train street, and you can rest and taste a cup of coffee, watching the train tracks bring a very unique feeling.

4. Cat Linh – Ha Dong Tram Station

Address: Intersections of Cat Linh – Hao Nam and Giang Vo streets, Dong Da district, Hanoi.

cat linh tram station
The new tram station attracts many young people to take pictures. @__dumpling0828

A new place in Hanoi has become famous for young people who want to take pictures with the modern view of the train station.

Opening into operation in November 2021, Cat Linh – Ha Dong tram station attracts many people to experience a new way of travel by train within Hanoi city. It is because every corner at the station becomes impressive photography background, bringing modern beauty, which becomes a hot trend.

As a foreign traveler, you can know the tram in your country, but coming to this station, you can have the comparison between tram station in Hanoi with yours.

Cat Linh – Ha Dong Trains include 12 stations: Cat Linh, La Thanh, Thai Ha, Lang, Thuong Dinh, Ring Road 3, Phung Khoang, Van Quan, Ha Dong, La Khe, Van Khe, Yen Nghia. The first point starts at the intersection of Cat Linh and Giang Vo Street; from 6 -7 minutes a train will depart, but in rush hours or busy times, it can be 2 -3 minutes for a train to start.

5. Phung Hung Painting Wall Street

Address: 27B Phung Hung Street, Hang Ma, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

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Wall-painting street creates a unique charm. @yotsuba_danbo

Painting Wall Street Phung Huong has a very distinct beauty. With 127 arches, there are 17 wall-painting works creating the ancient and traditional beauty of Hanoi, all done by Korean – Vietnamese painters.

Thanks to that, this seemingly monotonous road becomes colorful, attracting plenty of tourists to visit and take pictures.

6. The Road of Colorful Umbrella in Van Phuc Village

Address: Van Phuc street, Van Phuc ward, Ha Dong district, Hanoi.

umbrella street in van phuc village
Very attractive umbrella street in Van Phuc. @cherry_ha.2308

Van Phuc village has been the most famous for silk weaving for thousands of years. The silk from this place became well-known for with high quality. That’s why many tourists often come to visit this typical village. Besides the silk village, there is a typical road with many colorful umbrellas, creating a beautiful view for most guests.

7. Sunflower Field

Address: Tam Xa Commune, near the foot of Nhat Tan Bridge, Dong Anh, Hanoi.

Ticket price: 25,000 VND/person. (the price here and in this post is for reference only)

sunflower field in hanoi
A beautiful photo in the sunflower field. @linhcocomakeup

Bringing the bright yellow beauty of the powerful sunflowers, and the fresh air, the sunflower field has a lovely destination. Located about 12km from the city center of Hanoi, this field is around 1ha wide, close to a peaceful red river, and is an ideal attraction for you to visit.

However, the flowers do not come all year round, often booming in Summer and Winter. April and May is the main season for sunflowers here. But, you also need to check with the locals to know the correct time when sunflowers bloom before coming.

To have beautiful pictures during your journey here, in the late afternoon when the sun begins to set, you will have attractive photos with an amazing background. Besides, this field is also a peaceful site for you to feel comfortable and relaxed.

8. Lotte Center Observation Deck

Address: 65th floor Lotte Center Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

Ticket price: Adults (over 12 years old): 230,000 VND/person; Children (from 3 to 12 years old): 170,000 VND/person.

Lotte Center Observation Deck

If during the day Hanoi has a peaceful and classic beauty, at night it brings the shimmering charm of sparkling streets. For an overview of Hanoi at night, you can go to Lotte Center Observation Deck. This building’s area is made from transparent super-strength material, so you can enjoy night panorama views of the city. If you come here in the morning, you can taste a cup of coffee and watch the crowded streets of Hanoi.

9. Walking Street in Sword Lake

Address: Le Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Hoan kiem walking street
So interesting to enjoy the walking street in the lake. @__s.uu__

Another charming place in Hanoi is the walking street in Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake). Unlike the quiet roads of Hanoi, the streets around the lake are very busy and vibrant on weekends or national holidays.

When you step into this area, the fun atmosphere will attract you, along with many exciting activities. Also, you can experience the local cuisine, so many Hanoi local foods are tasty and affordable to try.

10. Long Bien Flowering Prairie

Address: Thach Cau Bank, Long Bien ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.

Entrance ticket: One person and a photographer: 70,000 VND/person; Wedding photography: 350,000 VND / half day for a group of 5 people.

Long Bien Flowering Prairie
So beautiful photo at Long Bien Flowering Prairie. @nguyenkimphuong2682

The Long Bien Flowering Prairie is at Bai Thach Cau, Long Bien District, Hanoi. This large steppe owns an area of ​​6 hectares, planted with lots of colorful flowers, which attracts many young people to spend their time for beautiful photos.

With the cool and clear blue sky, you will feel this garden appearing in romantic movies, leaving you with a lasting impression.

11. Vinpearl Aquarium

Address: 458 Minh Khai Ward, Thanh Luong Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.

vinpearl aquarium

A different place in the heart of the capital is Vinpearl Land Aquarium, which will be a great choice for you if you travel with children. Being an area of ​​nearly 4,000m3 and many rare marine species will surely give you a good memorable experience.

There will be nothing better than walking in the transparent glass tunnel like walking in the middle of the sea. You can watch many interesting creatures in the cool blue water.

Ticket price: Adults from 1m4  170,000 VND  on weekdays and 220,000 VND  on Weekends and national holidays; Children from 0.8m-1.4m: 100,000 VND on weekdays and 150,000 VND on weekends or official holidays. Under 0.8m is free.

With the above beautiful places in Hanoi, we hope you will choose the right destinations when traveling to Hanoi, contributing to your journey to get more enjoyable experiences. Besides, so many famous attractions are left waiting for you, such as Hanoi Old Quarter, the historical and cultural sites including the Literature of Temple, Ho Chi Minh Complex, and the Vietnamese Women Museum…

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