Hanoi ranked among top 10 culturally rich cities

Hanoi capital of Vietnam has been listed among the world’s top 10 culturally rich cities that travelers need to visit at least once in their lifetime, according to Lifehack – a website specializing in providing tips for a better life.

“Cultural treats in the friendly capital of Vietnam include the highly popular Dancing Water Puppets Show which depicts ancient fables with an impressive display of lighting, song and dance,” the site said about Hanoi.

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A water puppet show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

It added some more activities for tourists, “…shopping for everything from shoes and souvenirs to traditional medicinal oils in the Old Quarter of the city, having suits and dresses tailored for a bargain from one of Hanoi’s world famous tailoring shops, hanging around the glittering Hoan Kiem Lake in the evenings and visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex”.

Beautiful The Huc Bridge across Hoan Kiem Lake - city tours in Hanoi

Beautiful The Huc Bridge across Hoan Kiem Lake

Lifehack noted, “Eating in Hanoi’s street kitchens is a fun and offbeat way to truly experience the culture of communal dining that’s so typical of the locals.”

Apart from Hanoi, the site also lists 9 other destinations, including Chiang Mai (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal), Udaipur (India), Berlin (Germany), Prague (the Czech Republic), Florence (Italy), Melbourne (Australia), Amman (Jordan), and Marrakesh (Morocco).