Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Hanoi. WTR's Hanoi map shows you the location of the Vietnamese Women’s Museum and Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Madame Hien and what to order at Club Opera Novel.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Hanoi
Getting around in Hanoi
Public transportation in Hanoi
WTR's Tony Transit says this is the best site for public transportation in Hanoi (http://www.vietnamonline.com/transport/hanoi-bus.html)
People Watching in Hanoi
Our Francois Flaneur says to enjoy the best "PW" make either an early morning visit to Hoan Kiem Lake or a night visit (F,Sa,Su) to see the market at the northern end on Hang Dao.
Beverages in Hanoi
WTR's Larry Lager says try to enjoy the coffee & beer, fresh coconut, herbal tea, sugar cane juice and sticky rice wine.
Dining in Hanoi
Our Carlota Cuisine says the best dining is at Au Lac House - L & D Daily (live jazz on Tu,Th & Su) 13 Tran Hung Dao, 04 39 333 5 33
Set in a colonial house in the French Quarter you'll enjoy prawns with cashew nuts, glass egg noodles, white fish with garlic, ginger, tumeric and dill, sweet sticky rice, stir-fried pho and barbqued chicken.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Hanoi
WTR's Shauna Showtime says for the best nightlife head for Hoan Kiem Lake or the Old Quarter. Shauna also likes Le Pub or Minh's Jazz Club.
Shopping in Hanoi
Our Shari Shopper says for the best shopping look for Hang Bac Street (silver), Hang Dau Street (shoes), Hang Gai Street (tailored suits), Intimex SuperMarket (gourmet foods and wine) and Pho Trang Tien (art).
Business Information for Hanoi
Here is help in regard to your business in Hanoi : (http://www.amchamhanoi.com/business-information/)
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Hanoi
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Hanoi
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums.