Our client trip to Northern Vietnam: Heide Fuhljahn’s Travel Tips (Part 2)

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Heide Fuhljahn’s journey through Northern Vietnam wasn’t just about sightseeing; it was an immersion into the vibrant culture, tantalizing cuisine, and the warm hospitality of the Vietnamese people. As she concludes her adventure, Heide shares invaluable travel tips garnered from her enriching experience in Hanoi and Bac Giang. Here are her insights to make your trip to this enchanting region even more memorable.

Getting There

Venturing into Northern Vietnam is made convenient by Vietnam Airlines, offering direct flights from Frankfurt to both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. With impeccable service and reasonable prices starting from 750 euros, Vietnam Airlines ensures a smooth beginning to your Vietnamese odyssey.


1. The Five Residences: Located in the prestigious embassy district, The Five Residences boasts spacious, luminous rooms with panoramic city views. Featuring an indoor pool and cozy outdoor seating areas, it offers a luxurious retreat starting from 118 euros.

The Five Residences – 345 Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

2. Five Star Westlake: Nestled by the tranquil lake, this hotel offers modern, minimalist rooms complemented by a chic terrace overlooking the water. Prices start from an affordable 67 euros for a delightful stay.

Five Star Westlake – No. 164B Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam

3. Hanoi Boutique Hotel & Spa: Immerse yourself in the charm of the old town with a stay at this colonial-style hotel. With rooms starting from 35 euros, it’s an ideal choice for those seeking an authentic Hanoi experience.

Hanoi Boutique Hotel & Spa – 7 Ngo Gach Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

4. The Ravatel Inn: Strategically situated on the route to Bac Giang, this pragmatic yet comfortable inn offers serene surroundings next to a sprawling park. Rooms start from 30 euros, providing excellent value for budget-conscious travelers.

Ravatel Inn Hotel – 01 Hung Vuong 1 Street, Le Loi Ward, Bac Giang, Vietnam

5. Sojo Hotel: With its trendy decor and central location, Sojo Hotel presents a vibrant hub for travelers, offering modern amenities and double rooms starting from 30 euros.

Sojo Hotel Bac Giang – 08 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Tran Phu Ward, Bac Giang, Vietnam

Dining Experiences

  • Quan An Ngon: Indulge in a culinary journey at this villa-style restaurant, renowned for its diverse menu and charming courtyard ambiance.
  • Bep Quan: Experience the essence of Vietnamese cuisine by sampling an array of dishes, including Heide’s favorite crab and beef salad, at Bep Quan.
  • Pho Thin: Savor the iconic flavors of Vietnam with a steaming bowl of Pho Thin, served amidst a lively atmosphere filled with local charm.

Must-Visit Attractions

  • Vietnamese Women’s Museum: Delve into the rich tapestry of Vietnamese culture and history, particularly the pivotal role of women, at this captivating museum.
  • Temple of Literature: Pay homage to Vietnam’s scholarly heritage at the Temple of Literature, a testament to the nation’s reverence for education and learning.
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: Gain profound insights into Vietnam’s political landscape and history as you visit this monumental site honoring the revered leader, Ho Chi Minh.
  • Manzi Exhibition Space: Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art at Manzi Exhibition Space, where each artwork tells a compelling story of Vietnam’s artistic evolution.

Special pieces in the “Galerie Manzi”

Shopping Gems

  • DooDoo Accessories: Discover unique souvenirs and accessories at DooDoo, where intricate craftsmanship meets Vietnamese flair.
  • Hanoi Tea: Indulge in the aromatic allure of Vietnamese tea at Hanoi Tea, where the finest blends await discerning tea enthusiasts.
  • Moon: Explore an eclectic mix of fashion, art, and literature at Moon, a haven for those seeking distinctive treasures to commemorate their Northern Vietnam escapade.

Heide Fuhljahn’s journey through Northern Vietnam encapsulates the essence of wanderlust, blending cultural immersion with culinary delights and unforgettable experiences. As you embark on your own adventure, let these travel tips be your compass, guiding you through the enchanting landscapes and vibrant tapestry of Northern Vietnam.


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