The suggestion was made by Assoc. Prof., Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Head of the Health Ministry's Department of Medical Examination and Treatment and Director of the Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund (VNTCF), at a conference held in Hanoi on October 26, to review the fund’s operation during 2017-2018 and its future plans for the 2019-2020 period. According to Dr. Khue, if the capital city deploys the plan in the pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem Lake, especially on the weekends, it would not only bring a civilised new face for the city but also make it become more conducive to domestic and foreign tourists. According to him, it is necessary for Hanoi to build a number of signs on tobacco harm prevention in the pedestrian areas, or put information on tobacco harm reduction on the LED screens. Building smoking spots so smokers do not affect visitors and ensuring the lake is without cigarette butts are also important, he added. Similarly, Khue also expressed his wish that the Temple of … [Read more...] about Hanoi urged to set up non-smoking areas around Hoan Kiem Lake
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Hanoi has found a place on a TripAdvisor list of the world’s Top 25 destinations, together with Paris, Rome and New York. A corner of the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi The list is based on traveler reviews and ratings of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and tour bookings worldwide published over a 12-month period on TripAdvisor, the world’s most popular travel guide and review website. Hanoi is appreciated for its combination of the traditional and modern, with old streets, temples, pagodas, and other relics among modern buildings and lakes. “The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving its old streets, monuments and colonial architecture while making room for modern developments,” TripAdvisor wrote. Hanoi may have shrugged off several former names, including Thang Long, or “Ascending Dragon”, but it hasn’t forgotten its past, it went on, as sites such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison attest. Lakes, parks, shady … [Read more...] about Hanoi among TripAdvisor’s best destinations in 2018
The Hanoitimes - Unlike any other capital in Southeast Asia or the even the world, Hanoi is a city with so many unique things to do at night. Here we've picked out the Top 5 most popular spots in Hanoi for those looking for a great time after sunset. Fresh Beer Junction This junction in the centre of the Old Quarter is the absolute classic night time activity in Hanoi. You really haven't seen the city until you have spent a few hours soaking up the atmosphere and maybe sinking a few beers at the most famous Beer Hoi (Fresh Beer) spot in Hanoi. Several shophouses have plastic stools spilling out onto the streets, with beers and street vendors serving steamed peanuts, beef jerky and other exotic snacks. The beer is quite weak compared to European standards, but for an all round experience it is quite something. Open throughout the day and late into the night, the ever-bustling beer haven is located at the corner of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets in the Hanoi Old Quarter, where … [Read more...] about 5 best Nightlife in Hanoi
The Hanoitimes - On three funky levels with retro furniture, the Hanoi Social Club is the city`s most cosmopolitan cafe and an artist hub. Hanoi Social Club has been a favourite since it opened back in 2011. This coffee, located in Hoi Vu Street is to the south of Hang Bong Street, west of Hoan Kiem lake. It’s a relatively quiet alleyway, also home to a few hotels and other cafe and street food options. With a relaxed vibe, eclectic decor and wholesome food, The Hanoi Social Club has etched out a unique positioning for itself and is a perfect spot for a tasty lunch, naughty afternoon cake or chill-out with a beer. It remains an excellent Hanoi escape. It’s clear that a lot of thought went into the concept. The choice of building — a century-old house — plus arty logo and furnishings and healthy menu all hang together. Open from 8a.m, it’s a good spot for a leisurely breakfast too — try the Bircher muesli or go simple with toast and jam. … [Read more...] about The Hanoi Social Club – A peaceful place
The Hanoitimes - Walk around The Old Quarter, eat bun Cha… top things you can do for one day in Hanoi, Vietnam. Walk around The Old Quarter Hanoi Old Quarter has a long history of 2000 years of development which is the beating heart old the city. Today, the streets are still grouped by what they sell, with names to match, such as Bat Su, Cha Ca, Hang Bac, Hang Dau, Hang Gai, To Tich, Hang Luoc…You can taste some local specialties, if you wish, and continue to the Hoan Kiem Lake area to visit Ngoc Son Temple.Eat Bun Cha It’s basically a cold noodle soup with pork. You’ll be served by a plate of rice noodles, fresh herbs, and a bowl of cold broth with grilled pork. The rice noodles and fresh herbs are pretty common in a Vietnamese restaurant. The broth and the pork are the ones make this dish unique. Bun cha is a lunch food; it means you can only find it between 12pm – 3pm.Visit Hoa Lo Prison This thought-provoking site is all that remains of the … [Read more...] about One day in Hanoi: Where to go and What to do?