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...
National Museum of Vietnamese History
Built between 1925 and 1932, this architecturally impressive museum was formerly home to the École Française d’Extrême Orient. Its...
Museum of Vietnamese Revolution
Inaugurated in 1959 and housing over 40,000 exhibits, the histories of conflict and revolution within Vietnam, from the liberation...
Live music is performed daily at the Temple of Literature. Upmarket Vietnamese restaurants in central Hanoi are also good places to...
Nha Hang Ngon
With a focus on authentic flavours from around Vietnam, this joint gets popular with locals and visitors alike. It's street food taken...
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.