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The Huc Bridge

Hanoi, Vietnam: The “Fine City”  

The beauty of Hanoi is likened to a beautiful woman with many mesmerized suitors. With a beauty so captivating, many had attempted to possess it as their own. For a very long time since having established itself as a sovereign kingdom, Hanoi had been invaded, occupied, restored, and went through a handful of name changes a couple of times. But, surprisingly, the city remained largely unscathed by the ravages of wars that took part in the country.

Many invading forces who took a special interest in this lovely city share the same notion that Hanoi is indeed a “fine city,” a label it held for at least a millennium. But the role of being a capital city was not without its contention, especially during the time of schism which divided the country into two parts: north and south. While the north had Hanoi as its capital city, the south had Saigon as its own.

Yet, along with the reunification which made the country of Vietnam a whole nation again, the elegance of Hanoi trumped over Saigon—now Ho Chi Minh city—as it retained its status as a capital city, more importantly of a reunified country. Charm may be Hanoi’s greatest strengths especially as a tourist hotspot, it also makes for a weakness as it trades off economic gains for keeping the tradition, which is a direct contrast to its former rival, Ho Chi Minh city around the south.

Despite sounding archaic, Hanoi is no backwater city with just a bit of development. Like most cities that are also deemed a country’s capital, Hanoi remains a center of growth and development in Vietnam—surprisingly, even the fastest among rapidly developing cities of Southeast Asia.

But while Hanoi is symbolically Vietnamese, it is not solely Eastern with its adornment. Like the modern Vietnamese who has the option between Western fashion and Eastern trend, Hanoi is a city that seamlessly blended the cultures of Sino-Vietnamese tradition and that of the French, its former and most recent foreign ruler.

Although not a stranger when it comes to Western architecture, Hanoi is most peculiar for the preservation of its own flair of buildings which typically do not rise higher than five-story structure. This is very much ostensive in Hanoi’s Old Quarter which is described as second only to Hoi An for holding on to the pre-colonial style of architecture.

For a specific region that has of significant importance since time immemorial, Hanoi makes also a place for different functions, some of which being the “firsts” in the country.

Given the importance of learning or the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next, Hanoi was the origin of Vietnam’s first learning institution which was established in as early as the 11th century. About nine hundred years later, the first Western university was also erected in the same region. Unsurprisingly, for a place so well-entrenched in studies, the capital city of Hanoi makes for Vietnam’s center of scientific study and research.


Temple of Literature


 Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi, Vietnam

Located in Ba Dinh in Hanoi, lies a place designated as one of the world heritage sites as considered by the UNESCO. This is a historical place since it serves as the ancient city of ancient Vietnam, making it a cradle of civilization for the past eight centuries. Albeit old and ancient, the beautiful remnants of the past could be seen here as manifested by the towering tower flag at its center.

Learn how to cook through crash courses

Why settle for eating Vietnamese food if you could prepare one for yourself? Do not be dependent on what the market has to offer. Instead, go and attend the crash cooking course which they provide along with a market tour. This then provides a higher level of exposure to the culture of the locals.

 Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

Are you genuinely interested in the origin of the name’s place Ho Chi Minh? Then the perfect place for you to go to is the resting place of the name behind it, the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the first-ever communist leader of the country. The preserved body of him may be seen, thus, recreating history through a visit in this place would complete your trip.

 Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son, Hanoi, Vietnam

May it be biking or just walking, it would surely be a fun one. The Hoan Kiem Lake is very accessible to everyone due to its ideal location, the center of the city. Similarly, there is also a bridge that connects this park to a temple, the Ngoc Soc. It is entirely your choice if you’ll like to explore the place through biking or walking, but I would highly recommend that you go here to witness the fantastic sunrise or sunset.

The Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam

The establishment can be dated way back in 1911 during the invasion of the French whereas it is no wonder that it has a great resemblance to the Opera Houses located in Paris. This served them as a fun hub of the elite French who would like to have some fun through theatrical plays. Nowadays, this place serves as a venue for Vietnamese plays as well as other concerts.

 Literature Temple

Just with the name itself, the place sounds intriguing and fun to visit. Many scholars would go here to draw inspiration from the Chinese teachings since it primarily functions as a center of learning. There is also a park available in the area which you may find so serene due to the different plants in the beautiful garden.

 Water Puppet Show

Are puppets having fun on a slide and water environment? This may have been one of the unique performances you could ever witness. Rather than going to the traditional puppet shows which are rampant in this place, go for this unique and spectacular performance produced by experts, the puppet masters.

 Old Hanoi Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

Since the country was colonized by the French way back, it is inevitable that many structures were built in accordance with their taste, of their architecture. That is why if you happen to visit this old quarter, it is as if you are back in the past as you see the various establishments inspired by Parisian looks. Many activities are also available here such as riding a bicycle as well as scooters, sellers of food, and souvenir shops.

 Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi, Vietnam

This 4-story market got everything your heart might desire. Beginning from the ground floor which is filled with stalls selling various species of fishes, and from the second floor going to the fourth floor, these are filled with stalls selling souvenir items, clothes, and all other sorts of objects.

 Bun Cha Hanoi

Grilled meat paired with sweet broth as well as fresh herbs, how does that sound like a Vietnamese specialty? Though most of the time, people fall in love with the cuisines of this country, it will not be a complete adventure without getting a taste of this particular cuisine. Served with love and passion.

 Ba Vi National Park, Hanoi, Vietnam

If you are now looking for a more physically challenging activity, I would highly recommend that you proceed to the Ba Vi National Park. This entails a lot of walking, plus hiking! Be mesmerized by the beauty of nature as you do your fun bonding activity here.

 Ninh Binh

Northern Vietnam is well known for its natural beauty, and if you would like to take a glimpse of that, you may proceed to Ninh Binh and have a tour by riding a motorbike on your own! Not only you’ll see a magnificent view of the place, but you will also get the chance to be acquainted with the locals.


Long Bien Bridge


If you wish to have hassle-free transportation from the airport to your hotel or at Halong Bay, a private vehicle is highly recommended. You can book private transport on the link below.

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Hanoi Vietnam Tour Packages

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List of Hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam

To compare prices or book, just click on the links below for your hotel room.

Lotte Hotel  

Hanoi Daewoo Hotel 

 Daewoo Hotel 

 Bonsella Prestige Hotel & Spa 

 La Siesta Hotel Trendy 

 Babylon Garden Hotel & Spa 

Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel 

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    Hannah Grace Villalon BSIT 3F2

  2. Salanap, Eugene D. BSIT 3F2

    As a leader, the first thing i will do is to talk to them and ask them why they are not cooperating and following the instructions through this i can able to know their reasons So, that i can understand them. Also, i will make a rules to follow in order for them to know what are the consequences if they’re are not cooperating and following instructions in an important activity or projects. I will stand firm and show them i am a leader who understands them because i believe you have power when you have
    the ability to affect others.

  3. Abaño, Thea Marie T.

    As a leader that dealing class for an important activity like field trip to Hanoi, handling my classmates that are not cooperating and not following instructions, I will Talk with them privately and express directly what changes I have noticed. Then I will listen and allow the person to express themself. Show respect and make an effort to respect the person’s point of view, no matter how ridiculous it sounds to me.

  4. Kimberly F. Betic BSIT 2F3

    If I given a chance to be a leader in a different activity, I will make a rules and regulation that we should be follow so that we have a limitation of every action we make.
    Also a games that related to our activity for us to enjoy.
    To those who are not following our instruction or cooperating I will talked to them why they are like that.

  5. First is I will talk to him/her personally, encourage them that we need to copperate for this project, And we need to help and support each other, what we can do is build our group.

  6. Pautining, Reynaldo

    As a leader of the group, before we start the field trip, I will set a meeting and discuss the rules and guidelines for us to be followed. I will give prices for those who are actively participating during our field trip, and for those who are not Cooperating and following instructions will be given a penalty after the field trip.

  7. Medez Jinnefer

    If I’m given the chance to lead my class for an important activity or project, then they are not cooperating nor following my instructions. I will talk to them first that they are here to learn the history of the Hanoi, Vietnam tourist spot and also to enjoy the view not to be an immature student and if they will continue to being a childish not following my instructions I will give them a punishment that they will memorizing the history of the Honoi,Vietnam Tourist spots.


  8. Chandylou L. Lava

    I am the class leader for a project field trip to Hanoi, Vietnam. As the leader, it is my duty to address all of my classmates’ concerns. If they refuse to cooperate with us on our project or don’t follow my instructions, I will ask as to why. They may not have cooperated because of something in the plan that they dislike. and if I have explained our plan clearly and they still refuse to cooperate, I will inform our teacher so that they can face the consequences.

  9. Claire M. Miravelis

    As a leader it is my responsibility to lead my classmates to cooperate and followed my instructions. I have an authority to instruct them in order to have a successful field trip.
    It is my duty as leaders to provide a positive example for my classmates. And as a leader, assist them in gaining confidence in themselves so that they will in order for them to enjoy their travel.

  10. Pabiania Nathanael D.

    If I had given a chance to lead the class into a field trip I well motivate everyone to participate as an professional BSIT students. And also we need to learn Their language to easy for us to communicate with them and also their culture so that me and my classmates are going into a nice field trip into the place like Vietnam. And as a leader of the class for my other classmates does not cooperating with us I will give my best to motivate them for the seek of them so that we all have a nice and safety trip.

  11. If i will be the chosen one to lead the class i will grab that oppurtunity to lead them with humility and integrity. For those who are not following during our activity i will make communication to them to know what is the problem regarding to the activity that we did so that I will caught their attention to participate and cooperate . And I will make them realize how successful project and activity we can done if we will work as a team and they are not only inspire to participate but they can gain knowledge to apply if ever they will be the one to be the leader someday.

  12. Cabiles, Marvelyn L. BSIT - 3F2

    If I were given a chance to lead and my classmates were not cooperating or following instructions, the first thing I would do is tell the teacher. I will ask the teacher to address their behavior privately, but they were not cooperating. I will also tell them the consequences of their action.


  13. Yulatic, Junmer Paul A.

    If I were the project leader on a field trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, I would deal with my classmates who are not cooperating or following instructions by approaching them nicely and honestly asking them what their concern is about why they are not cooperating with the entire group. I believe we can work together by addressing their concerns and encouraging them to give their all. Furthermore, as a leader, I must ensure that the group is sharing ideas that are beneficial to the project.
    Yulatic, Junmer Paul A. BSIT 3-F2

  14. Queenee Villarias

    If someone in my classmates is not cooperating, it’s important that a leader like me would create a team building at Hanoi Vietnam because it is a great place where we can get to know each other. A team activities can build our relationship and improve workplace productivity.

  15. Khien D. Torreña

    Be willing to talk about difficult subjects. It’s always nice when you can act as a cheerleader for your organization, but the more important task is to help your team navigate the uncertain times.

  16. Germo Basilio Jr.

    If I’m given a chance to lead my classmates for an important activity like field trip in Ho Hanoi, Vietnam and some of my classmates are not cooperating and not following my instructions. I will talk to them individually and tell them they should cooperate and follow any instructions given to them because if they will not I will give them a consequences. And I will let them know that they are representing their school and you expect them to be their best behavior.

  17. Cueva, Reniel V. BSIT 3F2

    To deal with my classmates who is not cooperating nor following my instructions, I will talk to them privately and plead that they have to cooperate because what we see and experience here we can use in ourselves and future jobs.

  18. Reyes Efren John A

    If ever my classmates doesn’t cooperate nor follow my instructions, I will stand between the gap. I will gather them and discuss to them the main purpose and Goal of the said activity or propect. That their cooperation is a must and that they must obey me. By showing them that I have the capability to lead them at the same time understand them. It’s a matter of communication and understanding. Lastly by challenging them to do their best and to made them understand that the success of an activity or project depends on our teamwork and discuss them the pros and cons of our disobedience.

    Reyes Efren John A.
    BSIT 3F2

  19. Alyanna Mae S. Silverio

    If I will be given a chance to lead my class for a important activity. For them to cooperate, I will make sure that my classmates are not being out of placed. Since I have good relationship with my classmates, I will tell them their responsibilities for them to cooperate and do their given tasks. And if they are not following my instructions. I will ask them personally if what is the problem or matter why they are not listening. I will listen to them and help them understand the situation and why do we have to focus in the activity.


  20. Daisy Jane S.Impit

    To deal in someone that is not cooperating on me nor following instruction, As a Leader I have the authority to teach them the right thing to do if they’re not following simple instructions just don’t go with us,The Leader knows better for their members All the things they said is for the sake of everyone to avoid error or accidents while on the trip and lastly I will say it with all respective manners.

    Submitted by: Daisy Jane S. Impit BSIT 3F2

  21. Sunshine Fuertes BSIT 3F2

    The first thing i need to do with my fellow classmates is to listen them first,stay calm and be mindful of what i say to them, respect on what their decision if they follow me or not atleast i’m doing my best to be a leader and lastly i am trying my best for them to understand the situation and try to fix everything if needed.

  22. If I will a chance to become a leader in our class. I will try my to incourge them to cooperate and giving some advice for them what they will do in activities that it is fun and enjoying to become part of this activities which is they will encounter the cultures of Vietnam and Hanoi.

  23. Montinola, Kate Meryl

    I’ll still come out of this scenario a better person. Since you must possess the abilities to be a better person, even if this person behaves in an unprofessional manner in my opinion. You’re demonstrating that you are the more responsible person in this scenario by continuing to be polite and respectful to other people. Instead of involving other classmates in such disagreements, it is preferable to resolve them alone. Maintaining a more harmonious workplace can be made easier by learning conflict management techniques. You might start concentrating more on yourself and the people you like when you learn to accept or confront their habits.

  24. Ganoy, Jackie Mae S.

    Having classmates who are not cooperating nor following instruction is normal and it’s a part of a experience. As a leader it is my responsibility to instruct and educate them on what they have to do. If I am the leader of the class who has been given the opportunity to lead a project on our field trip in Hanoi, Vietnam. The first thing that I will do to make them cooperate is to give clear instructions and directions to my classmates it would be short but precise that everybody can understand. I will explain why we are here in Vietnam, Hanoi and what is the purpose of this tour and what are the benefits we can get if we are just cooperating and following instructions. Lastly, If there is someone who is very stubborn I will use an appropriate tone to educate with authority.

  25. Marien Alcantara BSIT 3F2

    If I were given a chance to lead our class for an important activity/project. As a leader I will deal with my classmate who is not cooperating nor following instructions by talking to them and tell them that we are old enough for not following instructions and we should be responsible.

    Alcantara, Marien L. BSIT 3F2

  26. febrei keziah l. alvarez

    If my co students or classmates are not cooperating I will talk to them nicely and ask them to participate in our activities. I’ll tell them that they’re old enough and discipline themselves. If they’re hardheaded, I’ll tell our professor that they’re needed to be punished.

  27. Baldeveso,Emar B.

    if i given a chance to have a field trip i will choose the timple of literature because i want to know their belief and their culture . its importance to know the culture of the people for me to avoid some misunderstanding for the people of Vietnamese people. if i see some students that not participating on our field trip or activities i will tell that is our juty to listen and to learn because we are the chosen to have this kind of activity to know the importance of culture of the Vietnamese people we our lucky because we have experienced this kind of field trip. Also will tell them that if we are not participating how can we learn

  28. Alma Mae Juarez

    I believe that my classmates are matured enough to cooperate and follow simple instructions, if ever there are instances that they don’t, I will just talk to them about it.


  29. Your travel guide is so wonderful… keep up

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