Hanoi see and do guide: Walks

An independent selection of the best things to see and do in Hanoi. No paid placements, no advertorial.

Hanoi see and do guide

Walking Hanoi - Part 3 - Old Quarter to Ba Dinh Square

This self-guided Hanoi walking tour by Rusty Compass takes us along the edge of the Old Quarter, past stunning colonial villas... Read more

Walking Hanoi - Part 2 - Old Quarter to the French Quarter

This Hanoi walk takes us from the Catholic centre of the Old Quarter through the French colonial architecture of the precinct... Read more
Walking Hanoi - Part 2 - Old Quarter to the French Quarter
Start - St Josephs Cathedral Hanoi

Walking Hanoi - Part 1 - weekends around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake

If you’re in Hanoi over a weekend and you enjoy walking, you’re in for a special treat. A large section of the Old Quarter, Hoan... Read more

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Walking Hanoi - Part 1 - weekends around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake
Around Hoan Kiem Lake

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Duong Lam Village, outside Hanoi

Duong Lam is a surprisingly picturesque traditional village about 50kms from Hanoi. It's an enjoyable half day trip and the... Read more

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Duong Lam Village, outside Hanoi
Duong Lam, Son Tay - 50kms from Hanoi
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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

An early morning spent wandering around legendary Hoan Kiem Lake is a perfect way to start any Hanoi day. If you’re feeling... Read more

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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi
Central Hanoi

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Long Bien Bridge

A Hanoi icon in all senses, the Long Bien Bridge - formerly known as the Paul Doumer Bridge - was one of the greatest... Read more

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Long Bien Bridge
Up the ramp from Hang Khoai in the Old Quarter

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Old Quarter, Hanoi

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a warren of bustling lanes that have been the commercial heart of the capital for centuries. The 36... Read more

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Old Quarter, Hanoi
From the north end of Hoan Kiem Lake

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Perfume Pagoda, Ha Tay

The Perfume Pagoda is a complex of pagodas located in limestone mountains 60 kilometres from Hanoi. It's a popular day trip from... Read more

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Perfume Pagoda, Ha Tay
Ha Tay province around 60kms from Hanoi

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Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas, Ha Tay

These two mountainside pagodas can be visited in a pleasant half day from Hanoi. Read more

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Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas, Ha Tay
Ha Tay province around 30kms from Hanoi

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West Lake area

Hanoi's West Lake area is home to the city's oldest temple - Quan Thanh Temple, as well as the Tran Quoc Pagoda. Opposite West... Read more