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Things to do in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Water Puppet Theatre, Perfume Pagoda, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long are all interesting things to do in Hanoi. But beneath the glitzy Hanoi attractions, it is the people who will make you remember Hanoi the best. Check out our list of the best things to do in Hanoi for meaningful travel experiences that will help you appreciate Vietnamese Culture, Hanoi's heritage and history more. 

The Bustling capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has for most part of its mordern history been the center of the french Indochina administration center. The Vietnamese government has done a much better job of conserving the city's landscape and French colonial buildings, retaining its charm and beauty, compared to the other countries in the region where the consturction boom has seen many historic buildings torn down. Amidst of the flurry of motorbikes and throngs of tourists in the old quarters, there are surprisingly many nooks and crannies within Hanoi's backstreets that will delight you. The Vietnamese has also not known to be a very hospitable group, but we think the people in the backstreets will change your mind and prove otherwise. We have collected a group of the most talented and friendly hosts with the most interesting and unique things to do in Hanoi, for everyone to enjoy the warmth of the Hanoians. 

If you are done with the top Hanoi attractions and looking for a different Hanoi travel experience or a more authentic way to travel Vietnam, just take one of the many things to do in Hanoi at Backstreets Academy and you will find that you have collected a memory so special and unique compared to the other thousands who venture through Hanoi and Vietnam the normal way. Dont just take our word for it, see what others who have come through the academy say about us at Tripadvisor.  

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Yaniv Schwerin
Yaniv Schwerin28 Jan, 2019

Hanoi Tour Guide

A wonderful taster of Hanoi, with a great mixture of markets, culture and views. The tour had a very good pace and never...

Heather Noftall
Heather Noftall5 Jan, 2019

Hanoi Tour Guide

We had a great time wandering about Hanoi with our guide. We were hungry, so she helped us explore pho, bun cha, and the...

Robin Chen
Robin Chen27 Dec, 2018

Knife Making Workshop

Enjoyed every moment of this activity. I definitely recommend.

Mickey Reedy
Mickey Reedy23 Dec, 2018

Knife Making Workshop

What a great way to keep this artisan craft alive. This experience was great. Thanks.

Nick Hardley
Nick Hardley20 Dec, 2018

Knife Making Workshop

My girlfriend and I both had a fantastic time making our knives. We weren’t sure how much hands on we were actually goin...