The streets of Hanoi are an invigorating place to experience Asian life. Scooters zoom in and out of traffic lanes while street merchants shout their promotions to pedestrians. Hanoi is bustling and alive with activity, yet still but it’s a great place to set out on foot and discover a city filled with history and natural beauty. In the Old Quarter, visitors experience Hanoi as it has always been, with its original architecture and street layout. The French Quarter is a surprising yet handsome testament to the period of French occupation within the city, and the buildings here might make you forget that you’re actually in Vietnam.

Discover the spiritual side of Hanoi at the Perfume Pagoda, a complex of incredible Buddhist shrines and temples built right into the limestone of the Huong Tich Mountains. And for a fantastic photo opportunity, take a boat trip into the Ha Long Bay, a 4 hour bus ride from Hanoi, which is riddled with limestone islands that jut out of the blue-green water like something from a fantasy novel.


29 members available to meet now

Photo of D
David wants to grab beers about 3 hours ago
Photo of H
Helen wants to hangouts 3 minutes ago
Photo of S
Stephishuong wants to drink tea or coffee about 1 hour ago


  • Every Saturday at 6:00 PM ICT
  • PENGYOU_NBG's Photo Nir Eitan's Photo Nguyen Michael's Photo

    + 18 attending


  • Every Friday at 6:30 PM ICT
  • Stuart Dobson's Photo Steward's Photo Ninh Nguyen's Photo

    + 3 attending


  • Fri, Jan 26 at 8:52 AM ICT
  • _ Pi's Photo Daisy's Photo Quảng Huỳnh's Photo


Unlock favorites

Discover member-submitted recommendations on the best activities, dining, and nightlife in Hanoi and all over the world.

Verify My Account

Verified members get beta access

Advice Q&A

Ask Locals a Question