President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un are holding their second meeting in Hanoi on February 27th and 28th, 2019. On this special occasion, international travelers to Vietnam can have an unforgettable time in the captivating and quaint capital of Vietnam.

Have a haircut like Trump and Kim in Hanoi - Trump - Kim summit 2019
Have a haircut like Trump and Kim in Hanoi

Hanoi has a great opportunity to welcome both leaders on the Trump-Kim Summit 2019. You can see Hanoi looks more beautiful these days: Vietnamese, North Korean and American flags are hung, flowers are placed in every street corner, and this bustling city turns into an idyllic and picturesque one. Do not hesitate to take advantage of this special occasion to go for a city tour around Hanoi and be enthralled and enchanted by this attractive city.

Walk around the Old Quarter

Cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter
Cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter

Old Quarter is undoubtedly a must-include place on your itinerary to visit our capital city. Many of Vietnam’s traditional historical, cultural, and architectural aspects can be found in this area.

You can spend time on a cyclo tour to visit small ancient streets: Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, a busy street where most trade activities take place, Hang Ma, the most colorful street of Hanoi selling toys for children and decoration things, and Hang Duong for sweets and traditional jams. Dong Xuan Market, which is only 2 kilometers from Hoan Kiem Lake, is where you can find literally everything! Do not forget to stop by a street vendor and buy a T-shirt with Trump and Kim’s faces!

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Visit Some Relics of the Vietnam War

Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi - Trump - Kim summit 2019
Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi

Hoa Lo Prison, also known as Hanoi Hilton or Maison Centrale, is one of the scariest prisons in Southeast Asia. It is an easy walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and you can get a glimpse into the French Indochinese period.

It is the witness of the colonial period and you can see the living condition of Vietnamese revolutionaries who were imprisoned by the French. You may be surprised to know that Senator John McCain was kept five years in captivity as a prisoner of war in Hoa Lo Prison.

Feast your Senses with Street Food

Bun cha - a must-try food in Hanoi - Trump - Kim summit 2019
Bun cha – a must-try food in Hanoi

We know that both Trump and Kim love fast food, but our traditional dishes will stun both leaders with unprecedented and sophisticated flavor. Traditional Hanoian food is praised from its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, and a great balance of meat and herbs.

Pho and bun cha (rice noodle with grilled fork) have won the hearts of every national leader when visiting our country, but why don’t you try something else? Banh cuon (steamed rice rolls), xoi (sticky rice), and cha ca (Hanoi’s grilled fish) are cannot-miss local delicacies on your Vietnam discovery tour.

Try Delicious Egg Coffee

Why not try egg coffee in Hanoi - Trump - Kim summit 2019
Why not try egg coffee in Hanoi

Did you know that 3,000 cups of egg coffee have been served to international reporters during Trump -Kim Summit? Giang Café, a lovely coffee shop at the corner of Nguyen Huu Huan Street, is the supplier of this beverage for the event.

This special 70-year-old drink was invented by Mr. Giang, a bartender at the Metropole Hotel during the French colonial era. It sounds a little bit fishy when you first heard of the name, but believe me once you taste it, it becomes unforgettable! The combination of sweet, bitter, and fatty is totally different compared to Western cappuccino or espresso.

Attend the Flag Ceremony at the Ba Dinh Square

Flag ceremony in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - Trump - Kim summit 2019
Flag ceremony in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ba Dinh Square, including the must-see Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, is the most solemn place in our country where foreign leaders are always invited there to perform the welcoming ceremony. Spending 2 or 3 days in Hanoi, you cannot miss the morning and afternoon ceremonies took place in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

This national ritual happens at 6 am and 9 pm every day with an orchestra performing the national anthem in white uniforms. It is the time for our residents to express national pride and show our respect to President Ho Chi Minh, who sacrificed his whole life for the independence and liberty of the country.

Book a Halong Bay Cruise Tour

Cruise on Halong Bay - Trump - Kim summit 2019
Cruise on Halong Bay

Mr. Kim’s staff will spend two days in Halong Bay, one of the most famous tourist destinations in our country. The sublime beauty of its seascape, including emerald water, imposing karst topography, mysterious caves, and peaceful islets, will definitely satisfy him.

Booking a Halong Bay cruise, travelers can enjoy state-of-the-art facilities with utmost safety, experienced crew members, and skillful chefs who will serve you delectable Vietnamese dishes. Also, there are many interesting activities for you to contemplate the charm of the bay in different ankles, from sightseeing and swimming to kayaking, cycling, BBQ dinner, and exploring local life.

Boat Trip to Trang An Landscape Complex

Trang An Landscape Complex - Trump - Kim summit 2019
Trang An Landscape Complex

Trang An Landscape Complex, the UNESCO Heritage site of Ninh Binh, had recently been introduced to Mr. Trump. He was attracted by its magnificence and wanted to visit this landscape one day. If you are traveling to Vietnam, do not forget to take the opportunity to discover Trang An’s natural beauty on a local sampan.

The limestone karts and grottoes are the quintessential features of Ninh Binh, and they have become the inspiration for artists and photographers. On your Ninh Binh day tours, all you have to do is just sitting back, relaxing and immersing in the quiet and peaceful scenery of rivers, mountains, and light breezes.

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Chi Nguyen

My name is Linh Chi, a true beach lover. My passion is to explore off-the-beaten-track destinations in Vietnam and introduce our S-shaped country's culture and beautiful scenery to friends all around the world.

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