Best activities for Vietnam family vacation in Hanoi

24, October, 2015

Best activities for Vietnam family vacation in Hanoi

Hanoi – the capital of rising dragon is an ideal place for any Vietnam family vacation where is well-known for its ancient history, unique culture and charming beauty. Travel to Hanoi, your kids will not only have opportunity to visit famous tourist sites, discover their outstanding values but also have chance to join interesting activities that they will never forget.

Let’s start with a short Hanoi walking tour in the early morning to Hoan Kiem Lake where Hanoian does their morning exercise with funny Taichi. From there, it is a short distance to the old quarter where offers various street foods for your breakfast like Pho “rice noodle soup”, Xoi “sticky rice”, Vietnamese bread, fresh fruit… You can also visit to some local markets showing Vietnamese traditional ingredients from meat, fish, vegetable, fruit… Hanoi street food tour is a worth activity for your kids to try.

Now, you have full energy to continue with Hanoi city tour and visit the “must-see” destinations such as One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and the Museum of Ethnology. It is advised not to include too many museums or the kids will be quite bored. 

In the late afternoon, a cyclo ride around ancient streets and observing the daily life of Hanoian is a good idea and t is very easy to find a cyclo.

Finally, a Water Puppet Show should be included with unique Vietnam traditional art showing daily life of Vietnamese farmers, communal entertainment or historical legends. 

If you are lucky to stay in Hanoi at the weekend, you can see Hanoi night market which is just walking distance from Hoan Kiem Lake. There are a lot of products from bags, shoes, clothes, silk to traditional souvenirs.