A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.
Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries, attracting travellers to its lush mountains, bustling cities and golden sand beaches. Despite rapid modernisation in Vietnam’s urban centres of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, time-honoured traditions remain intact amongst the locals. There are numerous ancient landmarks and colonial structures that have survived throughout the bumps and scrapes of history.
Good Things to Know About Hanoi
Hanoi, the beautiful cultural capital of Vietnam, has many things to see and do. A few days in the city doesn’t do justice, but luckily, most attractions are located within walking distance of one another. You can easily map out an itinerary for yourself and enjoy a day of wandering around, taking in the contrasting beauty between the old and new. Make sure to visit as many of these attractions as possible to fully enhance your experience in Hanoi.
Visit Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Shop ‘til you drop at Dong Xuan Market, it’s a fascinating place to explore if you want to catch a flavour of local Hanoian life
Prepare to be amazed by Vietnam’s cuisine. Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef.
Hanoi’s Nightlife scene offers a multitude of interesting things to see and places to go well after the sun sets. The city’s lively bars and glitzy nightclubs are conveniently set around Hoan Kiem Lake in the Old Quarter, where you can enjoy great tunes and all sorts of booze as well as mix and mingle with fun-loving locals and expats.
BOASTING 7 GOLF COURSES, GOLF LOVER’S PARADISE!
Hanoi is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam, but what makes it extra special is the availability of several golf courses.
BRG Legend Hill Golf Resort- Highly Recommended!
BRG Legend Hill Golf Resort is the first golf course in Vietnam designed by Nicklaus Design (US) founded by the legendary golfer – Jack Nicklaus, winner of 18 major championships and nearly 300 golf courses worldwide. Nicklaus Design golf courses have hosted more than 600 professional tournaments, including one of the US PGA Tour’s Flagship events “The Memorial”.
Golfers will, for the first time ever, have the unique experience of playing an 18-hole golf course with 36 greens complexes offering the most variation of course set up of any in Vietnam. Legend Hill Golf Resort surrounds a luxurious complex of villas and low-rise buildings arranged in groups, the shape and structure solution of which are compatible to the contour line of mountain slopes and lakeside curves. In combination with the system of yards, garden, trees, waterfront, which are all in harmony with the natural landscape.
Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club- Highly Recommended!
This is the 2th ground which the golf lovers must visit while in Hanoi. Designed in 2002 by Ahn Moon Hwan, the arena complies with the requirements according to the PGA standards. It is an 18-hole golf course that allows getting a panoramic view of the entire Hanoi. The golf course is divided into two parts where the members have to play for a championship while the non-members can only in the Sky Course.
The Lake Course provides members with championship level golf and plays up-and-down through a series of lakes with mountains as backdrops. Most holes are routed over rolling hills. Scenic views overlooking the surrounding farmland can be had from the clubhouse and from many points on the course itself. Fairways and greens are undulated and follow the hilly contours of the area. The course is long and challenging as it plays to 7,265 yards from the tips.