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Best Nightlife In Hanoi – Top 6 Things to Do

Date Submitted: 03/09/2021 - 354,685 - View

Visit pho co at night, eat delicious food and drink a glass of lemon tea in Ho Tay and other interesting nightlife activities in Hanoi.

There is never a boring time in Hanoi, especially at night. When the sun goes down, Hanoi becomes noisier and offers many fun activities and outings. Night is the time when you can feel the city in its best tunes and a mix of locals and expats. Check out this guide to Hanoi nightlife to know what to do in the evening in Hanoi after dark.

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1. Wander around Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake

Best Nightlife In Hanoi – Top 6 Things to Do

Best Nightlife In Hanoi – Top 6 Things to Do

Just a stroll out to the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake can be one of the best activities to do at night in Hanoi. Looks like half of the people living in Hanoi hang out here at night. That is why it is very crowded and full of motorbikes on the roads in the Old Quarter area.

Walking around 16 streets, stopping at a random shop, taking a few photos, chatting with young Vietnamese people, will be a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life.

2. Have a Dinner at the West Lake

Best Nightlife In Hanoi – Top 6 Things to Do

West Lake, or known as West Lake by Vietnamese, is a popular destination for foreigners when coming to Vietnam. The largest lake in Hanoi at night becomes more splendid than ever.

Wander around and find a restaurant to have dinner, you can easily enjoy your meal while feeling the beauty of the lake under the street lights in the evening.

3. Drink Lemon Tea at a Corner of St. Joseph’s Cathedral

Best Nightlife In Hanoi – Top 6 Things to Do

After dinner, the Church of St. Joseph is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy a cup of lemon tea, you can feel like a real Hanoian. It is the most popular and sought-after drink among young Vietnamese in Vietnam today.

Drinking lemon tea and chatting is always fun. Especially when sitting in a corner of St. Joseph's Cathedral, you can even enjoy its beauty and Gothic Revival architecture and see a lot of Catholics going there to pray.

4. Visit Quang Ba Night Flower Market

Wandering the streets of Hanoi, you can see women with bicycles filled with fresh flowers. They all start their work late at night and early in the morning at Quang Ba night flower market, one of the most atmospheric markets in Vietnam. If you want to experience like a local and partake in something free in Hanoi, this might be the best place to go.

Best Nightlife In Hanoi – Top 6 Things to Do

Quang Ba is where you can see the vibrant flowers and the busy stream of wholesalers. This is not only a place to shop for souvenirs but also an ideal place for you to take photos and feel the atmosphere of the night market.

5. Watch a Show at Hanoi Opera House

Best Nightlife In Hanoi – Top 6 Things to Do

Hanoi Opera House was built more than 100 years ago by 2 French architects. This is one of the most favorite places in Hanoi. There are many concerts and government events here. If you visit Hanoi but don't have time to visit the countryside, an hour-long play titled My Village (“My Village”) will bring Vietnamese rural life on stage for you. It is recommended that you book your tickets online and arrive earlier than the showtime.

6. Shop at Hanoi Night Weekend Market

Best Nightlife In Hanoi – Top 6 Things to Do

Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, Hanoi weekend night market attracts a lot of locals and tourists. Running through the old town, there are many roadside stalls and local food vendors. This is the place to buy souvenirs for friends and enjoy many iconic dishes for cheap. Here, you can find cheap t-shirts, accessories, handicrafts, sunglasses, shoes, etc. And remember to haggle for a better price.

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