What to do in Hanoi on weekends
There’s nothing more wonderful when wandering in the streets in Hanoi to mix with bustling atmosphere of Hanoian and enjoy the variety of food that brings the features of Hanoi.
If you are searching for things to do in Hanoi on weekends, let’s refer to the list below. I believe you will find much useful information.
Dong Xuan night market
Dong Xuan night market is known as the most crowded market in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It is open every evening from Friday to Sunday and become the entertainment, shopping destination not only for Hanoi people but also of the travelers each time they visit this thousand year of civilization city. Here, you will not take your eyes off both fashion items such as clothing, accessories and colorful souvenirs. Do not forget to enjoy the dishes with unique flavors of Hanoi like pho, bun, nom, mixed tea, o mai (salted or sugared dried fruits)… and mix with the bustling atmosphere here especially on the weekends.
Ta Hien Beer Street
In fact, when you visit Hanoi, you not only care about things to do but also what to eat in Hanoi. In the hot weather of Hanoi summer, it’s so wonderful to go with friends to Ta Hien beer street to chat and enjoy the cool beer. Ta Hien Street in the center of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It is renowned to be a busy street with grass beer specialties in open space. In the evening, many people from students, workers and especially the backpacker coming from many countries of the world gather here. Ta Hien is not only famous for beer but also attracts visitors with banh xeo (rice pancake folded in half), bun tron (noodle mix), grilled quail… I’m pretty sure that you will have an amazing weekend evening here.
Hang Buom Food Street
If you are looking for a location for your relaxing weekends, the food street Hang Buom is a great choice. It’s like the epitome of a modern, bustling and crowded Hanoi. You can enjoy a cuisine paradise, from the traditional food of Hanoi to the special food from many countries around the world in Vietnamese style. Food Street is open from 7:30 pm to 12 am at weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). You should come here to understand more about Hanoi.
Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien Bridge is not only the historical buildings but also a nice place for traveler especially the young to visit in the weekend. The bridge has the ancient and pensive beauty in daytime. You can take many impressive pictures here. When the sun sets, Long Bien bridge bears the beauty of romance and tranquility. It’s great to come here and feel a bit quiet of Hanoi after the tumult of life. Thus, Long Bien Bridge should be on your note of things to do in Hanoi at weekends.
West Lake is a place fully satisfy all your needs from entertainment, shopping, eating to sports and fun activities around the lake. Therefore, West Lake is considered to be one of the most crowded places in Hanoi every weekend. You can choose a café near the lake chatting with friends or take a stroll around the lake and enjoy the attractive dishes like shrimp cakes on Thanh Nien Road, Westlake cream, pho cuon (rolled pho)… West Lake in autumn will bring you special emotion. Just experience West Lake in your own ways, you will find many surprisingly beautiful things in Hanoi.