Hanoi nightlife tips: Things to do in Hanoi at night

Hanoi nightlife tips: Things to do in Hanoi at night

23-11-2016 14:00 Posted by: Thao Tran
Hanoi nightlife tips tell you what to do in Hanoi at night. Walking around Hanoi under freezing air of late autumn, lights and small alleys, and more.

Things to do in Hanoi at night Things to do in Hanoi at night (hanoimoi)

Have you ever shown up on the streets of Hanoi on a late autumn night with freezing air, the faint fragrance of blackboard trees somewhere to see a peaceful and quiet Hanoi in the past?

The hustle and hurry of daily life has hidden charms of Hanoi. Hanoi in a night picture is drawn by night lights, old houses sleeping in the dark and people living hard in early morning and late night.

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Hanoi at night is old houses sleeping

Hanoi is drawn by night lights and old houses sleeping in the evening (tacphammoi)

No more loud honks or busy life, you can freely choose what to do in Hanoi at night. Walking around the city to enjoy freedom and relaxation without worries and hustle or drink a cup of tea. 

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Hanoi at night has its own beauty

Hanoi at night has its own beauty (Ls Trung)

Hanoi at night has its own beauty that does not appear anywhere. Robyn Eckhardt, a reporter of the famous worldwide newspaper New York Times, described Hanoi as a special city with tree-lined streets, ancient houses, friendly people, and especially, the cuisine is extremely delicate.

Therefore, there are tons of interesting things to do in Hanoi at night. And it is also a wonderful chance for tourists to discover this beautiful city under another aspect.

Early coffee at 6 pm 

Night in late fall of Hanoi is cold. You should carry a thin coat to comfortably enjoy Hanoi nightlife without worrying about health problems.

Nothing better than a hot cup of coffee at the roadside in Hanoi nightfall, sitting and sipping coffee to enjoy relaxation, watching the flow of people who hustle on the way to home after a hard working day. Nightlife in Hanoi now truly begins. That can be some good Hanoi nightlife tips for any people who want to have an unforgettable experience.

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Early coffee to start your night journey Early coffee to start your night journey (hanoimoi)

Streets that do not sleep

Referring to Hanoi at night means that we must mention the streets of foreigners with full range of services such as restaurants, hotels, souvenirs on Ma May, Hang Bac, Hang Be, Ta Hien Street. Whether sunny or rainy days, these streets are always crowded and bustling by their strange attraction.

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Unsleeping streets of Hanoi

Unsleeping streets of Hanoi (Cao Anh Tuan)

With just a few hundred thousand dongs in your pocket, you can comfortably gather and have fun throughout the evening. Sidewalk beer stalls on Ta Hien Street with plastic low stools and always fully occupied are also one of interesting thing to do in Hanoi night.

People can freely drink beer and wine without any legal obstacles if under 18 years old. Therefore, it makes these streets noisier and more boisterous.

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Drink beer on Ta Hien Street

Drink beer on Ta Hien Street (hanoimoi)

Famous places of Hanoi at night

If you don’t like sitting but want to stroll around to discover the city and enjoy the beauty of streets that have been ignored during your journey, you can consider Lo Duc St., Han Thuyen Str., Van Bao alley, Dao Tan Str., etc. Just go around streets spontaneously. 

Remember to visit some famous Vietnam tourist places in Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to see flag lowering ceremony (9pm), Hoan Kiem Lake under colorful lights, shopping at Hanoi night market (Old Quarter), visit Hanoi Opera House, etc. It will definitely bring you different feelings compared to the daytime. 

Things to do in Hanoi at night - seeing flag lowering ceremony

Seeing flag lowering ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (zing)

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Wandering Hoan Kiem Lake

Wandering Hoan Kiem Lake (Cao Anh Tuan)

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Shopping at Hanoi Old Quarter

Many tourists like shopping at Hanoi Old Quarter (hanoimoi)

Things to do in Hanoi at night seeing music artists performance

Hanoi Old Quarter is also a place where many music artists perform for pedestrians (vnexpress)

Things to do in Hanoi at night - joining interesting street activities

Joining in interesting street activities (hanoimoi)

Activitives and music perfromance in Hanoi's Old Quarter at weekends (Long Hoang)

Try to have fun with traditional games in Hanoi's Old Quarter (VTCTube)

Eat at late night restaurants 

Because of freezing air and feeling hungry after the walk, you cannot ignore late night restaurants in Hanoi. Hanoi is known for extremely exquisite and delicious food. You can find something warm to eat on the following streets:

  • Late night restaurants near Dong Xuan market
  • Lan Ong, Cau Go Street: Thang rice noodle soup (bun thang), mixed noodles (pho tron), stir fried noodles (mi xao), delicious pate.
  • Pho Duc Chinh Street: Baked beef (bo nuong)
  • Tam Thuong alley: Fried and fermented pork roll (nem chua ran)
  • Ton Duc Thang, Lo Duc, Van Mieu Street, 27 Hang Ngang: Famous Hanoi noodle soup (pho) at night that you cannot ignore

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Discover night food of Hanoi Discover night food of Hanoi (Giang Trinh)

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Eating at a roadside restaurant

Eating at a roadside restaurant (kenhsaoviet)

Quang Ba Flower Market

Quang Ba flower market is located on Nghi Tam street (236 Au Co, Quang An, Tay Ho, Hanoi). Market opens in very early morning to the midday with all colors of flowers which are shipped by automobiles, motorcycles and bicycles.

If you hope to experience a strange thing in Hanoi, this actually doesn't disappoint you. Entering into the market, you will feel like entering a forest of blooming flowers. 

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Enter the forest of blooming flowers

Enter a forest of blooming flowers (healthplus)

Sparkling Quang Ba flower market at night (Cuong Manh)

To enjoy pensive trait of Hanoi at night, you should set up groups of 3-4 people. Before going, make a specific plan, prepare warm clothes, have phone numbers of some reputable taxi firms such as Mai Linh, ABC, etc. Or more simply, you possibly register a night Hanoi tour to be guided a detailed itinerary.

Things to do in Hanoi at night - Quang Ba market opens in very early morning

Quang Ba market opens in very early morning (healthplus)

Things to do in Hanoi at night - A child sat at her mother's flower stallA child sat at her mother's flower stall (blogspot/anyen)

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