Also see the Top 7 and One-Day Planner.

Water Puppets!Neighborhoods & Sights

OLD QUARTER All Hanoi trips take in a walk around Hanoi’s classic ‘36 Streets.’

FRENCH QUARTER Around Hoan Kiem Lake are French mansions and a few good museums.

WESTERN QUARTER On and around Ba Dinh Square is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and several museums (eg the Military History Museum across from a Lenin statue).

WEST LAKE Lake-side pagodas, restaurants and hotels.

TEMPLE OF LITERATURE Old Hanoi lives on in this peaceful locale of Vietnam’s first university.

ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM Vietnam’s 54 peoples get their due at this superb museum out of the center.

Walking Tours

Print out the provided maps and take these tours around central Hanoi:



French Quarter Walking Tour