Hanoi is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where you can seek old pagodas, well-preserved colonial buildings and unique museums in the city center. Over a thousand years of history, Hanoi has long been considered the political and cultural hub of the country.This is a great place to explore on foot. You will enjoy vibrant nightlife as well as rich cuisine during your MICE tourism.
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Top luxury hotels to organize MICE tourism in Hanoi
1.National Convention Center
The Nation Convention Center in Hanoi was completed in 2006 by architect Meinhard von Gerkan. It has 65,000 square meters of floor space. This is an ideal place for conventions, party conferences as well as music performances and show events.
2.Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a neo-classical luxury hotel located near Opera House and Old Quarter. The hotel has 364 rooms and suites together with Vietnamese, Italian and French restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, luxury spa and fitness. This is a perfect choice to organize MICE tourism in Hanoi. During your business trip, you can discover the true beauty of Hanoi by walking around popular tourist attractions near the hotel and eating street food in Old Quarter.
3.JW Marriott Hanoi
The JW Marriott Hanoi is a 5-star hotel where President Obama stayed during his two days in Hanoi. This hotel is the perfect place for regional and global meetings, incentives and any type of gathering. The JW Marriott Hanoi provides one of the largest and most innovative meeting venues in the region including extensive foyer areas and 2 ballrooms, covering 3,600sqm.
In addition, there are several restaurants such as the French Grill, where you can dine on traditional international flavors, the JW Café, creating international and local cuisine and a Chinese restaurant featuring the best of Cantonese cooking. All 3 restaurants in top 15 ranking on Trip Advisor.
4.InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
Located on the West Lake – the largest lake in the city, InterContinental Hanoi Westlake offers a welcome haven from the bustling city center. You can enjoy early morning trip around West Lake by visiting Golden Lotus (Kim Lien) Pagoda and the flower market. Take a walk through all the stalls and explore a wide variety of freshly-cut flowers offered at competitive prices by different traders.
Top tourist attractions for MICE tourism in Hanoi
1. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Located in the heart of Hanoi, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is an outstanding place of interest not only for the capital city but also for the country. This palace was built in the 11th century by the Ly Dynasty, marking the independence of the nation. After that, it was the center of regional political power for almost 13 centuries without interruption.
Top tourist attractions for MICE tourism in Hanoi – Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
2. Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is a familiar address for those who want to enjoy water puppet shows and discover the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art. The traditional contents of water puppet performance are daily life of Vietnamese farmers ( tending buffalo, cultivating, catching fishes…), entertainment ( dragon dancing, swimming contest…) or historical legends (Le Loi returns precious sword…).
Top tourist attractions for MICE tourism in Hanoi – Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
3. Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake ( meaning Lake of the Returned Sword ) is considered the center of Hanoi, not only physically but also symbolically. This lake attracts tourists and locals looking to get away from the noise and frenetic pace of the city. Hoan Kiem Lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting in the center on Jade Island. It is accessible by the Rising Sun Bridge which is a charming scarlet-painted wooden bridge of classical Vietnamese design.
Top tourist attractions for MICE tourism in Hanoi – Hoan Kiem Lake
Especially, the water color of Hoan Kiem Lake is not commonly found in other lakes elsewhere in the country: greenish, with dark or light shade depending on the reflection of the sky. The lake has many tortoises. If you are lucky, you will see them rising out of the water.
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4. Hanoi Opera House
Being an important part of Hanoi’s history, Hanoi Opera House is one of the most famous architectural, cultural and political symbols. It is historical and cultural evidence of Vietnam under French rule. Hanoi Opera House embraces the European architectural style under the Renaissance period with the Italian-made marble floor, exquisite French murals on the ceiling and copper chandeliers. Some people believe that it is aesthetically even more appealing than the Paris Opera House.
Top tourist attractions for MICE tourism in Hanoi – Hanoi Opera House
In the past, Hanoi Opera House hosted performances by Western artists for rich Vietnamese and French officials. In present, it is where art shows, concerts from drama, ballet and symphonies in addition to opera usually take place with the scale ranging from national to international.
5. Temple of Literature
Founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, Temple of Literature is Vietnam’s first university. It was constructed first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and high-rank scholars of Vietnam. The Temple of Literature is divided into five courtyards, each with its own significance and history. If you notice well, you will find the pavilion symbol on all street signs of Hanoi. If you are interested in architecture, Temple of Literature is a perfect choice. A space of peace, green trees and solemnity covers the whole temple of historical and traditional love for study.
If you are in Hanoi, you should really come and explore these destinations yourself! I’m sure that it will bring an unforgettable experience to your MICE tourism in Hanoi.
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