Hanoi Foreign Language College
MOD Palace Hotel
In central Hanoi, the MOD Palace offers day use of its pool, which is big enough for laps and open all year. It gets very busy with...
National Museum of Vietnamese History
The wonderful architecture of the history museum was formerly home to the École Française d’Extrême Orient in Vietnam. It is an elegant,...
Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution
A must for all budding revolutionaries, the history of the Vietnamese Revolution is enthusiastically presented in this museum.
Hanoi Opera House
This French-colonial 900-seat venue was built in 1911. On 16 August 1945 the Viet Minh–run Citizens’ Committee announced that it had...
The classy Highlands chain’s most elegant cafe; this branch is situated right next to the fabulously grand presence of the Opera House....
Lonely Planet review
Housed in the History Museum compound, this is a branch of Hanoi National University where foreigners can study Vietnamese for about US$15 per lesson.