Whether its enchanting colonial-style lakeside cafés with blossoming gardens, dynastic citadels oozing imperial majesty, or jewel-toned skyline panoramas from atop Hanoi’s cutting-edge Lotte Tower, the dreamy Vietnamese Capital is a medley of old-world glamour and new-age exhilaration.
Chu Van An Highschool
While the gorgeously nature-kissed West Lake area has no shortage of mesmerising allurements, from European-style villas and fragrant flower markets to bon-vivant avenues framed by towering skyscrapers, the oldest high school in Vietnam with its stately 20th-Century French architecture is worth a visit.
Ho Tay Lake Waterpark
If you’ve been rambling through the colourful tumble of traditional houses, antique shops, lush greenery, and sparkling canals of the deliciously authentic Hanoi Old Quarter, don’t forget to cool off at this well-heeled waterpark in quaint West Lake, complete with an irresistible assortment of water slides, wave pools, and lazy streams. If you’re looking for an outstanding serviced apartment in Hanoi proffering prime access to its diverse enticements, venture no further than the likes of Somerset West Lake Hanoi.
The French Quarter
If graciously imposing imperial façades rich with stories are an essential staple of your sightseeing adventures, Hanoi’s storybook ‘Little Paris’ is an enchanting microcosm of striking Parisian villas, palace-like museums, graceful boulevards lined with coffee shops, bookstores, and boutiques, as well as the stunning Trang Tien Plaza for an uber-classy shopping spree.
The Temple of Literature
Step into a world of ancient wisdom and serene beauty at the Temple of Literature, a mesmerising historical site that dates back to the 11th century. This architectural masterpiece is dedicated to Confucius and honors scholars and literary achievements throughout Vietnam’s history.