Hanoi Foreign Language College
Housed in the History Museum compound, this is a branch of Hanoi National University where foreigners can study Vietnamese for about...
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...
Live music is performed daily at the Temple of Literature. Upmarket Vietnamese restaurants in central Hanoi are also good places to...
Nha Hang Ngon
If you find the food-court ambience of Quan An Ngon a little frenetic, consider detouring to this similar establishment. There’s the...
Lonely Planet review
For festive and exotic atmosphere it doesn't get any better. Thankfully, Emperor follows through with sophisticated and rewarding contemporary Vietnamese food. Choose your setting: the lush courtyard, inside the traditional Asian wooden house, or up on the balcony. Be sure to include an order of shrimp paste on sugar cane, which makes for a fun and delicious starter.