Super FUN things to do in Hanoi - Really cool and weird

Duc Pham

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Apart from well-known attractions, famous landscapes in Hanoi, there is some hidden destinations and experiences that only connoisseurs know exactly what and where it is. They are all fun things to do in Hanoi. Have you been curious yet?

1. Trompe-l’œil Murals of Hanoi (Hanoi fresco street):
To renovate a monotonous Phung Hung street, Vietnamese and Korean artists painted fantastic murals on 17 stone railway arches, creating a space connecting heritage, art and community values. 17 artworks, which blur the lines between the painting and reality, history and present.

This art street is especially intended for people in love with photography. But how can we blend into these Trompe-l’œil mural illusions and look like we live in this world? We can do some small tricks that locals usually use: pretending to enter a painted door, fake plucking fruit from a flat fruit seller’s hanging basket or stage being hit by a realistically painted street car. There is one mural which even has patterned aprons hanging nearby. We can wear to disappear into the artwork and be hollow to the real world.

2. Hanoi’s Train Street:
Do you want to take a gorgeous photo to boast with your friends at home? Come by Hanoi’s Train Street and your photos will have a splendid background, showy natural light without any filter!

3. Tam Coc – Bich Dong:
Quite far from Hanoi but Tam Coc – Bich Dong will never let you down with spectacular and picturesque landscape, making us from ecstasy, a surprise to speechless in front of the view.
Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Tam Coc – Bich Dong is the system of limestone mountains – caves and historical monuments of Tran Dynasty with over 350ha natural area.
What special about the trip is that rowboat is our main transport to contemplate the landscape.

4. Eating insects in Quan Kien (Ant Restaurant)
Have you ever tried eating insects yet? It had been definitely unforgettable memories if you had a chance to try. If not, take your opportunity now to taste these extraordinary dishes in Quan Kien.

5. Drinking Pho cocktail
One of the strangest drink in the world: Pho Cocktail. Have you tried it yet? If not, go for it right now or you will regret.

Being a harmonious combination of tradition and modern, Pho cocktail proves any “crazy idea” can become reality. Inspiring from the charm and delicacy of Pho Hanoi, Pham Tien Tiep, the “father” of this drink, found out the perfect recipe for the characteristic of Pho: anise, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, spicy flavor of chili with Tangueray Gin wine (lemon and grapefruit flavor).
Where you can taste this drink: The Unicorn Bar, 2 Hang Than Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

Hope you can have a great experience with interesting things!

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