Do & See Around
 

VISIT

Hanoi Temple of Literature
Add: Van mieu, Quoc Tu Giam, Dong Da, Hanoi - (150 m, 5 minutes on walking from the Hotel)

      

Temple of Literature was built in 1070 as a dedication to the founder of Confucianism. Six years later, Temple of Literature  - the first university of Vietnam - was built in the premises of Van Mieu. Temple of Literature  was the first school for princes and children of royal family members. In 1482, King Le Thanh Tong ordered the erection of steles with inscription of all the names, birth dates and birth places of doctors and other excellent graduates who took part in examinations since 1442. Each stela is placed on the back of a turtle representing the nation's longevity. During Nha Nguyen (Nguyen Dynasty), Temple of Literature was moved to Phu Xuan (Hue Royal City). "

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
Add: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str, Ba Dinh Dist, Ha Noi - (200m, 10 minutes on walking from the Hotel)

In the system of national museums of the
country, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is considered as one of the crucial museum in maintaining and promoting the treasure of cultural, artistic heritages of Vietnamese ethnic communities. Visiting the Museum, viewer can understand the entire history of Vietnam fine arts through the collections, exhibits that are displayed here.

      
Ho Chi Minh Museum
Add: 19 Ngoc Ha - Ba Dinh - Ha Noi - (500m, 18 minutes on walking from the Hotel)
      

The Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi is a dedicated museum. It was built in memory of a great man whose name is written in golden alphabets in the history of Vietnam. The special person was a great revolutionary and statesman and went on to become first the Prime Minister and then the President of North Vietnam. The great man was none other than Ho Chi Minh. The common people of Vietnam are indebted to him for what he has done for his country and as a mark of their gratitude the museum was dedicated to him apart from a city and a mausoleum which also shares his name.

 

Flag Tower Hanoi
Add: Dien Bien Phu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi - (400m, 15 mins on walking from the hotel)

On Dien Bien Phu street stands the Hanoi Flag
Tower, one of the rare architectural works in Hanoi that was fortunate enough not to be destroyed by the French colonialists between 1894 and 1897. It is one of the symbols of the capital. It was built in 1812 in a prism shape and is composed of three platforms and a tower built with three layers made of baked bricks. It was used by the French troops as an observation tower and communication station between the command headquarters and adjacent military posts.

      

 

One Pillar Pagoda
Add: Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi - (530m, 15 mins from the Hotel)

      

The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese:Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu Tu , which litterally means "long lasting happiness and good luck") is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. As you visit Hanoi, you may come to various other monuments, parks and historical places. Yet, the One-Pillar Pagoda reflects the architectural splendour that the country has grown.

 

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Add: No 5, Ngoc Ha Str, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi - (600m, 20 mins on walking)

The construction of the Mausoleum started in
September 1973, on the foundations of the old rostrum in Ba Dinh Square where president Ho Chi Minh used to chair national meetings. Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum was completed nearly two years later on August 29, 1975.
The Mausoleum is open every mornings (includes Sat & Sun) except Monday and Friday ( and in October and Novemeber )
Please note that you must wear shirts and long trousers when coming here.

      
 

RESTAURANTS

KOTO restaurant
Add: 61 Van Mieu Str, Hanoi - (200m, 10 mins on walking from the Hotel)

      

KOTO is a not-for-profit restaurant and vocational training program based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Its staff consists primarily of former street children who have received training in catering through KOTO itself or other similar charities. The name of the organisation comes from the phrase "Know One, Teach One", part of a quote by its founder.


 

Brother's Café
Add:
26 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str., Hanoi/ Tel: +84 4 733 3866


An ancient temple, harmoniously landscaped by an exquisite garden with a masterfully and tasteful decoration, offers you a peaceful and solemn world by its original unique design in the shape of its traditional roofing, architecture, especially the interior deco-antiques of long time running.

Buffet only, Brother's is an inexpensive starting point to explore gourmet Vietnamese cuisine.  
      

Pho 24

Add: 61 Van Mieu, Dong Da Dist, Hanoi

      

This restaurant provides a traditional Vietnamese dish, but unlike most street stalls you won't need to worry about hygiene. Professional manner and aesthetic decoration will surely enhance the tastiness of this very popular meal of Vietnam.

 


Quan An Ngon

Add: 18 Phan Boi Chau, Hanoi/ Tel: +84 4 942 8162


Some describe QAN as street food without the street, but the quality and options available on the extensive Vietnamese menu (with English translation) deserve better descriptors. Though setup in a beautiful old colonial townhouse with a large open courtyard hosting "vendors" cooking different northern and regional specialities, it is sometimes difficult to enjoy the surroundings given the din of the hoards of diners eating or waiting to be seated. Turnover is fast, and so is service, though never to the point of being abrupt. Mainly local diners attest to the food's authenticity. It helps, too, that the price is right.

      

Bleu de Thuy
Add: 28 Tong Duy Tan, Hoan Kiem Disct, Hanoi/ Tel: +84 4 928 5900

       This gem of a restaurant is set in a gorgeous converted French colonial house. The main floor is done in warm yellows and blue trim. Upstairs offers terrace seating and on cooler nights, the side patio sandwiched between the restaurant and an exposed brick wall offers cozy private dining. Their imaginative dishes are crisp and light, and beautifully presented. An order of sea bass is topped with a tiger prawn wrapped in crisp strips of deep fried lotus and tastes even better than it looks.