Wrap your taste buds around the flavours of Vietnam

One of Vietnam's most-visited historical sites is in Hanoi: the Temple of Literature. It's the country's first university, built in 1076. For a grizzly historical insight, visit Hoa Lo Prison – the 'Hanoi Hilton' (as dubbed by American prisoners during the Vietnam War). Re-emerge into today's Hanoi: street hawkers, buzzing hordes of motorbikes, the slow rhythms of tai chi in the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake, all with a backdrop of pockets of French colonial architecture.

Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh MausoleumHo Chi Minh Mausoleum

The French didn't only make an impression upon the buildings, of course, their influence has resulted in some fine bakeries – a prize for bread-lovers in Asia – and excellent food can be found in the street stalls. Hunting for bargains is popular too: silk, silver, embroidered goods are specialties. Like the accommodation here, you can get a lot for a little. The Old Quarter is chocked full of hotels, hostels, night markets and water puppets; it's also colonial heartland. So, whatever you think a holiday in Hanoi might be like, you can't be sure until you've seen this place for yourself. Come on over.

Hanoi: Temple of LiteratureTemple of Literature

Talk to a travel expert and personalise your trip

Talk to a Travel Expert

Our consultants:

  • Are native English and bilingual speakers
  • Are based in Hong Kong
  • Can answer your questions about fare types and inclusions
  • Can find exclusive packages to save you money

How can we help with your travel enquiry?

By proceeding I agree to Flight Centre's Terms of Use and my personal information being handled in accordance with Flight Centre's Privacy Policy.