Hanoi is renowned for its own charms with the old-world nostalgia and modern development. This destination is intriguing for both your short or long trip to Northern Vietnam. From a cup of intoxicated coffee to fast-paced life in every Hanoi corner, you will feel a separate breath in Hanoi that is different from other destinations.
Are you ready to pack your luggage and start off your trip? Some suggestions below will help you get all the best of Hanoi from sights, sounds, and delectable tastes.
1. Cooking class by cyclo
More than a normal cooking class, you also have a chance to see the bustling Vietnamese local markets run every day by cyclo. Our cooking class is organized at Duong Restaurant situated near a number of famous spots such as Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Dong Xuan market.
This class is run by Chef Duong, one of the most well-known Vietnamese chefs. He stands the 3rd in Top Chef Vietnam as well as has also been a familiar face on Iron Chef Vietnam. He will teach you his unique cooking recipes and the outstanding blend of spices in Hanoi dishes.
2. Motorbike/ Cycling trip
The best way to feel the heartbeat of Hanoi is to immerse in the labyrinth of alleys and back streets that cars and buses cannot approach. Escaping from the narrow space, you are able to breathe fresh air, tap into the tranquil life outside, and the idyllic natural scenery in the Vietnamese countryside.
Along with a fleet of brand new scooters and comprehensive travel insurance, we always focus on inspecting and maintaining motorbikes to ensure your safety. Besides, our professional and experienced tour guides will accompany you every mile and deliver you unforgettable memories throughout your trip.
3. DIY leather workshop
Established in 2014, this cozy workshop allows everyone to experience, to share, and know how to make creative handicrafts. Creating your own heaps of leather stuff for your loved ones as a souvenir, why not?
For a beginner, it takes about 2-3 hours to complete one small product such as a phone case, passport holder, tote bag, and so on. The friendly staff will instruct you dedicatedly to help you make your DIY leatherwork by yourself.
4. Egg coffee workshop
The morning cup of coffee with Vietnamese Noodles became an indispensable habit of local people in particular and Vietnamese people in general. Particularly, egg coffee is the Hanoi specialty in which a creamy soft, meringue-like egg white foam is perched on dense Vietnamese coffee.
This workshop introduces you to the origin of egg coffee, its formative process in creating a special taste. After that, you enjoy your own cup of egg coffee made by yourself and get your certification. Besides, you also receives a special gift made by Bat Trang Ceramics from the organizer.
5. Morning flower market
About 5 kilometers from the center of Hanoi, Quang Ba Flower Market is an amazing spot for buying a variety of flowers and discovering the working life of flower sellers at night. Previously, this local flower market was established spontaneously because of the self-sufficient needs of local people. After 1996, the market transferred to the current location, which is one of the largest night flower markets in the Northern part of Vietnam.
When everyone falls asleep, you can see this flower market “wake up”. Let’s get lost in the strange and colorful beauty of this unique “flower garden”! Purchasing flowers at night sounds weird, right? Don’t worry, we believe you will love it!
Don’t hesitate anymore! Take some notes, save these great experiences in Hanoi for your upcoming trip, why not? Want more things to do in Hanoi than just a city tour and tasting street food?
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