Top 10 things to do in Hanoi City Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam is the second largest city in the country, behind Ho Chi Minh City and also the gateway to Northern Vietnam. A visit to Hanoi, there will almost certainly be an element of sightseeing such as: Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum, The Temple of Literature, Old Quarter to Local Street Food..etc If you are planing to Travel to Vietnam, Hanoi. Here is our recommendations for things to do in Hanoi that will make your trip extra special.#1 Hanoi Old Quarter Hanoi Old Quarter is a fascinating area of the city, not only where visitors can enjoy many fine examples of colonial architecture packed along narrow streets, but also a place to enjoy local cuisine specialties as well as variety of clothing, souvenirs and foodetc Learn more: Hanoi street Food Tours. #2 Ho Chi Minhs MausoleumIt is located in the center of Ba nh Square, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a large memorial and is the last resting place of the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. This is a place where Ho read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945 that establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. #3 The Temple of LiteratureEstablished in 1070 by King Ly Thanh Tong, it became Vietnams first university, where educated continuous generations of the upper classes for more than 700 years. Nowadays, The temple of literature become a popular place for upcoming college graduates to get their picture taken as well as students who believe that touching the head of the stone tortoises at The temle of literature will bring to them lucky and pass the examinations#4 Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son TempleHoan Kiem lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city of Hanoi by the famous historical legend of King Le Loi. The best time to visit the lake in the early morning at 4.30 5.30am when locals turn out in their droves to practise tai chi, play game of badminton, jogging or other exerciseetc.#5 Water Puppet ShowA lot of guides list the water puppet show as a must see in Hanoi and the show really is something that shouldn't be missed. This is one of an art form which originated in Vietnam at least 1,000 years ago and is performed in a shallow pool of water at theatres in Vietnam. The wooden puppets are manually controlled behind a screen by master puppeteers, who splash them through the stage with precision and skill. A Hanoi Tour Package is exclusively customized to help you have a profound overview on Vietnamese culture, and experiences the hard but creative work of water puppet artisans.#6 Vietnam Museum Ethnology The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology preserves objects and documents in an effort to conserve the cultural heritage of various Vietnamese ethnic groups. The museum is holding over 15 000 artifacts and priceless antiques through photographs, audiotapes..in order to showcases the cultural activities, lives and identities of Vietnam's 54 ethnic communities. The indoor exhibition can be considered as a real Vietnam Trip to ethnic groups such as Viet, Tay, Hmong, Muong, Thai, Khmer, Hoaetc. The outdoor exhibition is also a great place to see type of popular architectural styles of ethnic minorities. A Visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where you can expect to see a variety of interesting items on display at the museum such as: jewelry, clothes and many objects that relating to weddings, funeral ceremonies as well as other religious rituals of 54 ethnic groups which providing a glimpse of their customs history and cultural identity.#7 Enjoy street food tour and fresh beer HanoiA Hanoi Street Food Tour (within 3hours morning/afternoon/evening) is the best way to explore the old town as well as enjoy tasting of authentic local street foods in Vietnam. So this can be as the main highlight of Vietnam Tour Package you must do in Hanoi. Learn more: Top 10 Local Street Food you must try in Hanoi, Vietnam.#8 Hoa Lo Prison This is the infamous prison where John Mccain spent over 5 years during the war. Later it has known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton. A Visit to Hoa Lo is such a part to view how countries portray the wars they are involved in. An exhibit showcasing the most awful conditions under which the French held the Vietnamese.#9 Imperial Citadel of Thang LongThe Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi is the archeological site of the old capital in Vietnam, which originated in 1010 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This was the centre of ancient Hanoi. It was served as the political centre for eight centuries. All, they form a unique synthesis of the influence in the various Asian cultures. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is located in Ba Dinh, where is close to many other tourist attractions such as: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum,..etc#10 Night MarketHanoi night market has known as Dong Xuan night market which is weekly held on weekend from around 7pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Its renowned for its bustling markets where people can find clothes, toys, sweets, shoes, salted dry fruit ( mai), decorations, stationeries, sundry goods on the streets..etc. The night market is also a good option coming to the night market to enjoy food. A visit to night market, make sure, be very careful with your bag and wallet.