Vietnam is an ideal place for arranging your family vacation as the country is peaceful, the scenery is spectacular, the people are friendly and the activities are diversified. Among attractive sites in Vietnam, Hanoi will be the most interesting one to your kids as you can easily arrange meaningful outdoor activities.
Let’s start with a street food & market tour as Hanoi is very well-known for its traditional culinary. Your kids will discover trading activities at local markets, learn about local ingredients, try local street foods and understand more about local culture. There are many tasty street foods that your kids may love such as Trang Tien ice-cream, mixed fruits, banana flower salad with dried beef, balut or fried fish, etc.
If your kids can wake up early in the morning, it will be fantastic to see local people do morning exercise around the most beautiful lake in Hanoi named Hoan Kiem Lake. They practice funny local Tai Chi in small groups which will surely leaves your Vietnam family vacation unique experience.
A biking tour at a countryside village in Hanoi is also advised and Duong Lam ancient village should be your choice. Just around 50Km far from Hanoi city center, the village still preserve many old buildings as well as traditional cultures. Biking around the village to see lush rice fields, gardens & communal houses or interact with local people are completely good ideas.
Besides those above activities, you can add visiting to some traditional handicraft villages in Hanoi if you have enough time. The suggested ones are Bat Trang ceramic village producing vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products; Ha Thai Lacquer ware village being famous far and wide for the distinguished lacquer ware made; Dong Ho fold painting village being completely handmade on paper of the Dzo tree, colored with natural materials and its glittery surface finished with oyster shell dust.