From the top four most delicious cakes in Hanoi, iconic pho, oven-baked honey-glazed bread with skewered meat, to egg coffee – a globally renowned Vietnamese coffee specialty. Enthusiastic and professional guides will reveal to you the vibrant life hidden within the city's heart as the night falls, leaving you utterly amazed by the enchanting scenery.
Explore The Train Street and the nightlife of Hanoi to experience a completely different and captivating side with a touch of adventure. This promises to offer you incredibly exciting and unique encounters. As a traveler, you won't only experience the thrill of sipping on beer while watching trains pass by, but you'll also get to visit some of the most beautiful night spots, including the Long Bien Bridge, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Big Church, all while indulging in the most traditional and exquisite Vietnamese dishes.
Start your journey to explore Hanoi’s highlights through the eyes and senses of Vietnamese local tour guide, you will be guided to visit the followings:
Stop At: The Big Church
St. Joseph's Cathedral, affectionately known as the Big Church, stands as a symbol of the city's history. Adorned with Neo-Gothic splendor, the cathedral features intricate stained glass windows that cast vibrant shades within. Enter to find a tranquil escape from the city's hustle, and witness the blend of European and Vietnamese influences in this 19th-century masterpiece. The Big Church is one of the liveliest spots in Hanoi at night, where young people often gather for iced tea and conversations.
Stop At: Goc Da Restaurant
Goc Da Restaurant: Where Flavor Meets Tradition. Goc Da Restaurant is a local secret known to all Hanoi residents, boasting 30 years of crafting authentic Vietnamese pastries. Renowned as one of the capital's finest dessert spots, it's favored by both locals and savvy travelers. Its name, "Goc Da," translates to "Banyan Root," as it's nestled beside a grand ancient banyan tree whose expansive foliage blankets the eatery. Despite its cozy size, Goc Da Restaurant shines with its cleanliness and unpretentious charm. Here, you can watch the pastry-making process right before your eyes.
Stop At: Banh My Restaurant
A Hidden Culinary Haven for Savvy Travelers
This spot holds a special place in the hearts of locals and discerning tourists who share a passion for exploring Vietnam's culinary treasures, especially its renowned grilled skewered meats. These marinated skewers are infused with traditional spices, creating a scent and flavor unlike anything found elsewhere. Alongside them, the honey-glazed bread is hailed as a true masterpiece. Nestled discreetly along the roadside without flashy signs, this small eatery continually draws a crowd and sells out swiftly. Despite its unassuming appearance, it's a cherished gem for those in the know.
Stop At: The Train Street
In recent times, the Train Street has emerged as one of the most captivating and novel tourist destinations in Hanoi. Praised in travel publications as a fresh emblem of Hanoi's tourism, it's a street where trains pass through daily. The experience of enjoying a coffee right next to the tracks is both a challenge and an incredibly exciting adventure for travelers. This unique spot has garnered attention for its allure and charm, capturing the essence of Hanoi's dynamic spirit and offering an extraordinary encounter with passing trains.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Pho Restaurant
Uncover the allure of Pho, Vietnam's cherished dish, in this hidden culinary haven. A bowl of steaming Pho reveals a world of flavors carefully crafted through simmering beef bones and spices, creating a fragrant broth. Topped with tender beef or chicken slices and fresh herbs, each spoonful transports you into the heart of Vietnamese culture. Taste the history, tradition, and rich flavors that define this beloved dish.
Stop At: Egg Coffee
Egg coffee is a unique Vietnamese drink that combines rich coffee with a frothy layer of egg yolk and sweetened condensed milk. Originating from wartime milk shortages, this inventive blend offers a velvety texture and a harmonious balance of flavors. Served in small cups, egg coffee is a traditional delight that captures both history and taste in every sip.
Stop At: Beer Street - Ta Hien Street
Ta Hien Street has evolved into an indelible cultural facet of Hanoi's identity. The cozy, lively street resonates with music yet retains a quaint charm reminiscent of Hanoi's old quarter. It's no wonder that those who venture far yearn for it, and those who've experienced it once can never forget. It's not just about beer enthusiasts; many tourists and Hanoians alike become addicted to the ambiance of this place. It's a form of integration that remains distinct, defying assimilation, a rare gem of cultural fusion.
Pass By: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
As night falls in Hanoi, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum radiates with a serene and dignified glow. This revered site, dedicated to Vietnam's iconic leader, stands as a solemn beacon against the dark canvas of the night sky.
The mausoleum's white facade holds a deep presence, inviting visitors to reflect on its historical significance. Amidst the tranquility of the night, a stroll past the illuminated Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum offers a unique perspective on Vietnam's enduring legacy and its eternal connection to its revered leader.