The Divanun Guide is a one pager of everything to eat, see, and do in Vietnam
Temple of Literature- hosts the first national university built in 1070
Tran Quoc Pagoda- The oldest buddhist temple in Hanoi
Old Quarter- a historic district
Caves- Phong Nha Cave and Paradise are the ones I explored but there are others here
Hoa Lu- the ancient capital of Vietnam
BIch Dong Pagoda
My Son- ancient temple complex
Weekends in the Old Quarter- a great place to see how locals spend their time
Duck Stop- a duck farm where you can feeds ducks and make wishes.
Museums- this city has tons of museums about history, art, and culture
Bun Cha Ta Hanoi- bun cha is a dish comprised of grilled pork and noodles that is dipped in a soup with aromatic herbs
PIzaza 4P’s- amazing japanese pizza joint.
Pho Cuon Huong Mai- get the pho noodle wraps and other dishes using the pho rice noodles
Foodshop 45- a delicious Indian spot
Pasteur Street Brewing Company- amazing Vietnamese brewery make sure you try their passion fruit beer- its divine
The Hill Station- great cocktails made from Vietnamese rice liquor
D-Arts Zone- had some amazing bun cha here
Madam Khanh The Bahn Mi Queen- the best Bahn Mi i had in Vietnam/ my entire life
Dong Au Restaurant Hoi An- really great noodle dishes
Lantern Town Restaurant- amazing dishes cooked in clay pots. I had this eggplant and beef dish that was phenomenal
Central Market- tons of little food stalls. Make sure you try the white rose dumplings
Boulevard Gelato & Coffee- really good place for an icy treat in the heat
Accomodation: Vietnam Backpackers Old Quarter- really easy place to meet people and its near all of the travel agencies for when you want to plan your trip.
Gecko Hostel & Bar is where I stayed very clean and nice
Easy Tiger Hostel- this place was highly recommended and I would have stayed here if I was in town any longer
Accomodation: Tribee Kinh Hostel- one of the best hostels I stayed at in all of SE Asia. The people were super friendly, they always have events, and they genuinely created a warm atmosphere
Bao Khanh Silk- this place is mid range price wise, however they have great quality and a really fast turn around. I would show them pictures of what I wanted and they would come out great. When it comes to alterations they really know their stuff.
Happy Day- this place is where you go for leather goods. I got a cute bag made and some shoes. My only advice is to ask them to stitch the soles instead of gluing them.
Really great night market across the bridge.