Places Near Hanoi that are Worth a Visit

by Female Abroad

Interested in getting out of the city for the day but not sure where to go? Here are some ideas! Click the blue hyperlinked tour titles for more information, to check availability, and to purchase.

Thanh Chuong Viet Palace

(30 km away from Hanoi)

Found in the mountains, this palace is a hidden gem in the outskirts of Hanoi and has one of the most attractive cultural heritages in Vietnam. The palace is a complex of restored traditional buildings that honor Vietnamese spiritual values. You will also find lotus ponds, leafy gardens, and lots of art as well as antiques. You can also catch a Water Puppet show here as well.

Chua Huoung - The Perfume Pagoda

(60 km away from Hanoi)

One of Vietnam's most important pilgrimage sites, The Perfume Pagoda is a group of temples and caves in the rocks of a limestone mountain Huong Tich Son (Mount of Fragrances). If you want to go, it is quite the experience as you would need to rent a car in Hanoi, drive about 2 hours to the parking lot, then take a small boat, rowed by women from the local village for one hour to the foot of the mountain, after that on foot or by cable car to the top pagoda. If you do not feel like renting a car then check out this tour: Perfume Pagoda Full-Day Guided Tour from Hanoi - All Inclusive.

Cuc Phuong National Park

(100 km away from Hanoi)

This is one of the most popular national parks in the country with paths for those that want to walk or bike around it. Here you will find endangered species, millennium-old trees, as well as various flora and fauna are within the park, along with caves and hot springs. Check out this tour from Hanoi: Cuc Phuong National Park Trekking Day Trip.

Halong Bay

(165 km away from Hanoi)

Halong Bay is well known for being the most photographed location in Vietnam. Halong Bay is made up of over 1600 islands and islets, the most of which are uninhabitable due to their sheer topography. In addition to it being stunning, the location has a quiet aura that astounds guests and allows them to experience a unique tranquilly. All of the islands and islets are unaffected by human impact and activity due to their unique property thus, tranquilly and natural beauty are preserved. Suggested Tours from Hanoi: Private Ha Long bay day trip | Halong bay Full Day Cruise trip | Halong bay Deluxe Cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking, swimming, Titop island & surprise cave (can pick up from Hanoi for additional cost).

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