Hanoi was last stop of our Vietnam travel and we had only 24 hours to explore this beautiful city before wrapping up .
Below are few of our experience and tips on what to do in Hanoi, if one has 24 hours
One of the choice is to stay in Old Quarter area which is the most busiest, oldest and vibrant locality situated in heart of Hanoi. There are plenty of affordable and yet clean accommodations available in old quarter.
If its Friday or Saturday you can visit night market. Nothing to worry if its not a weekend, as this place has got all you need. Local food , international cafes , clothing , bags and its all a walk away
If you are staying in Old Quarter locality then you won’t miss Hoan Kiem Lake , an iconic lake situated in the middle of Hanoi and minutes away from Old Quarter.
Do not miss the Vietnam coffee , trademark is it comes with personnel filter in each cup.
Eateries are not a problem in old quarter , From local delicacy to multinational cuisine are available. If you want to savor Indian food, suggestion is not to miss Namaste ( translates to welcome ) Vietnam
Our day started with early visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum , where Vietnam’s great freedom fighter Ho Chi Minh body is preserved till date. Amazing discipline and respect is maintained throughout the site
Next stop was “Temple of Literature” the first university of Vietnam , which will exhibit the importance of literature and studies shown in old age and introduction of Confucius the Chinese scholar.
Better to hire a guide who can help you to go around the museum and understand the history
It was almost time to head back to the Hanoi Airport , wish we had more time to explore the city visit various war museums and lot of surprises city had to offer.
Even it was just 24 hours Hanoi left a lasting impression on us.