Steeped in history, Hanoi offers many museums to share its culture. Wander through replicas of traditional Vietnamese homes at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. The museum displays costumes and artifacts from the country's 54 officially recognized ethnic groups. When walking through the area, be sure to explore the winding streets of Hanoi's historic Old Quarter.
Discover the beauty of unique Vietnam traditional performance art at the must-see Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. World-class puppeteers perform traditional folk tales in a water-based arena, and a Vietnamese orchestra plays at each performance. This unique experience has delighted audiences for centuries.
Experience new Korean flavors at the K-Food Fair, which takes place in September. Located in Thong Nhat Park, the festival delights with cooking classes, traditional Korean games and K-Pop performances.
In October, check out the Vietnamese and international performers at the Monsoon Music Festival. The eclectic festival spans four days and includes multiple stages for its featured artists.
Don't Go Home Without
Shop at Cho Hom it is famous for being the market for wholesalers. It is famous for all types of fabric which is ranging from cheap, affordable to a very good quality with a high price.
Hanoi is a shopper's paradise; for high-end designer goods, check out the shops near the city's Opera House. Order custom-made silk clothing from one of the many tailors in Hang Bong, a street in the Old Quarter.
While you're in Hanoi, enjoy a tasty traditional lunch of Bun Cha or Vietnamese Pho. These popular local dishes are the flavours of Hanoi and the essence of Vietnamese cuisine.