City break in Hanoi. Active leisure ideas for Hanoi - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Hanoi Hanoi provides excellent conditions for active and fun holidays. There are picturesque parks, which are perfect for hiking and sports. You can also find there colourful markets and modern shopping malls, great entertainment venues and night clubs. People who prefer water sports should pay attention to the lovely Ho Tay Lake Water Park. It is famous for its exciting attractions. Huge pools with clear water, an abundance of colorful slides and comfortable places to relax, well-equipped playgrounds for children and attractive cafe - there is everything to have a good time. The water park is close to lake Ho Tay so after some active days visitors have a great opportunity to stroll through a beautiful park and enjoy the natural splendour of these places.
Hanoi is a great choice for fans of shopping. You can buy anything you want here. This includes clothing, souvenirs, appliances, exotic products, and jewelry. Most of the stores are open … Open
One of the most unusual entertainments is the bar Nola . It is not a typical bar, as it is a botanical garden and a museum and a gastronomic institution at once. It is an amazing old building. The main decorations of the surrounding area are exotic plants and flowers. You can also see the original vintage accessories there.
Young and active travellers like the climbing wall VietClimb where they can have a great time in a big company. Those who can easily win all available rides will have an opportunity to book visits to the most popular places for mountain climbing. Nature lovers will enjoy the botanical gardens Vuon Bach Thao . It is hard to find something fascinating in the country like this. On the territory of the park there are many winding tracks, where you can spend hours walking among the mighty trees and studying the exotic plants. There is a garden and a beautiful lake, and a pavilion with peacocks. Copyright
Discovering the architecture of Hanoi from bird's eye view! Hanoi Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, all those monuments are defining the image of Hanoi … Open
You can continue the acquaintance with the diversity of the local flora and fauna in the local Hanoi Zoological Gardens. Among its inhabitants there are usual representatives of the local fauna – monkeys, elephants and tigers. Close to them there are enclosures with ostriches and other "guests" from other continents. Holidaymakers who prefer aristocratic kinds of activities should visit the elite Golf center King's Island. It is located in a very picturesque area and is well-equipped. A favorite game surrounded by incomparable tropical landscapes will give you a lot of impressions.
Hanoi Intercontinental Many travelers still prefer to enjoy walking through the local markets and shopping centers. In the speciality store Lacquer and more you can buy a lot of exclusive souvenirs with elaborate decorative painting. In the store Bat Trang Ceramic there is gorgeous pottery in a traditional style. The Dong Xuan Market will definitely surprise you by the variety of goods. You can buy incredibly beautiful dishes, fine fabrics, and interior decoration there, as well as souvenirs made by local craftsmen.
Hanoi has a proud status of the “capital” more than thousand years. It is the main cultural and educational center of the country. The level of industry development and population comes … Open
A fun and friendly nightclub Bia Hoi has been just created for active tourists who are not used to complete their program with getting dark. This bright and stylish restaurant is very popular among fans of beer. It serves great beer and lots of branded treats. Visitors of the club are guaranteed to have a memorable evening and positive emotions.
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Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Hanoi

Da Gino
Where: 11B Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 747 0081;
The Spotted Cow
Where: 23C Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 824 1028;
Funky Monkey
Where: 15b Hang Hanh, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 928 6113;
Le Maquis
Where: 2a Ta Hien, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 828 2598;
Apocolypse Now
Where: 25C Pho Hoa Ma, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 971 2783;
New Century Club
Where: 10 Pho Trang Thia, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 928 5285;
Club Q
Where: 360 Pho Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 831 5000 (ext. 3216);
Where: 32 Pho Le Thai To, next to the lake, Hanoi; Telephone: +84 (0)4 828 8806;
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Hanoi
♥   National Park 'Ba Vi' , 47.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Tam Dao' , 56.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Cuc Phuong' , 83 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Xuan Son' , 91.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Xuan Thuy' , 115.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Hanoi from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Dog Meat in Hanoi Restaurants

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
Vietnam can be called a leader in the number of incredible and frightening dishes. One of the most popular national treats is a delicacy of dog meat. Particularly fastidious tourists should bear in mind that dogs for Vietnamese restaurants aren’t caught in the streets. They are grown at special farms and in the process of feeding the health of the animals is carefully monitored. The meat of properly fattened dogs is very gentle, nourishing, and beneficial. It tastes like a pork. … Read further

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