Destinations

Ba Da Pagoda

Ba Da Pagoda

Built on the ground of the famous Bao Thien tower of the ancient Thang Long citadel, the today Ba Da pagoda is the headquarters of the Hanoi Buddhist Sangha. Located in the heart of Hanoi, Ba Da or Linh Quang pagoda is in a small alley of Nha Tho Street. However, tourists are amazed at [...]
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Cuisine

Top 5 foods you should try when visiting Hanoi

Top 5 foods you should try when visiting Hanoi

A list of most popular local foods that should not be missed in Hanoi , take a look and find out what are they. Hanoi Cooking tour with iGrandtour to try foods 1. Xôi xéo: Chances are you will encounter this dish in almost every outdoors market. There are even two restaurants dedicated fully to this [...]
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Culture

The Dong Da Festival

The Dong Da Festival

Dong Da, situated in the southern part of Hanoi, is the place where, 200 years ago, Emperor Quang Trung {reigning 1788-1792) defeated the 200,000-strong Qing invading army. On the evening of the 4th and on the 5th of the first lunar month – that is 29-30 January 1789 – the enemy redoubt in Khuong Thuong [...]
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Travel News

Hanoi tourism jumps 14.6% in eight months

Hanoi tourism jumps 14.6% in eight months

In the eight months leading up to September the Hanoi Tourism Association successfully organized a record number of visits to Australia, Russia and Western Europe with the aim of promoting both inbound and outbound tourism. Speaking at a conference on September 18, Vice President of the Hanoi Tourism Association Ta Minh Hung added that despite [...]
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Hanoi Blogs

Khue Van Cac in 100,000VND paper

Khue Van Cac in 100,000VND paper

The symbol of the whole area of temple of literature and Quoc Tu Giam. Khue Van Cac is a roof of eight sides. It was built in 1805. Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam is one of 23 special national vestiges. The main architect is Van Mieu – temple of literature – where Khong Tu [...]
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