Truc Bach Lake
Quan Thanh Temple
Shaded by huge trees, Quan Thanh Temple was established during the Ly dynasty (1010–1225) and was dedicated to Tran Vo (God of the...
Hanoi Cooking Centre
Excellent interactive classes, including market visits and a special Kids' Club – handy if your children are aspiring chefs. The Hanoi...
Tran Quoc Pagoda
One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda is on the eastern shore of Ho Tay, just off Ð Thanh Nien, which divides this lake...
Manzi Art Space
Part cool art gallery, part chic cafe and bar, Manzi is worth seeking out north of the Old Quarter. A restored French villa hosts...
Mau Dich 37
Styled after a government-run food shop from the impoverished period after 1976, Mâu Dich 37 is a unique exercise in nostalgia. Waiters...
Truc Bach Lake information
Separated from Ho Tay only by Ð Thanh Nien, this lake is lined with flame trees. During the 18th century the Trinh lords built a palace on the lakeside; it was later transformed into a reformatory for wayward royal concubines, who were condemned to spend their days weaving pure white silk.