Local attractions

Convenient location in Hanoi city centre

Centrally located in the city centre, Apricot Hotel is steps from the famous Old Quarter and other Hanoi’s attractions. Enjoy the bustling local life and activities as well as sightseeing tours within walking distance from the hotel.


  • Hanoi’s Old Quarter: 0 KM

Explore the old streets that have more than a thousand years old history. The Old Quarter features unique classical characteristics of Hanoi through the locals’ daily life, tight and narrow streets and houses, souvenir shops of many kinds and tasty traditional foods.

  • Hoan Kiem Lake: 0 KM

The Lake of the Restored Sword named after the famous historical legend of King Le Loi. A peaceful lake surrounded by greenery and other historic attractions,  Hoan Kiem Lake is considered one of the most charming landscape of Hanoi.

  • Hanoi Opera House: 0.4 KM

A great construction built by the French in 1911 with design influenced by the European architectural style under the Renaissance period. Hanoi Opera House has a special significance in terms of architecture and history of the Hanoi Capital. Nowadays, the theatre is a popular venue for classical music performances and cultural events.

  • St Joseph’s Cathedral: 0.1 KM

A Roman Catholic cathedral inaugurated in 1886 with similar design to the architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

  • Thang Long Puppet Theatre: 0.5 KM

A place to enjoy Vietnamese water puppetry which has become world renowned with performances being taken to many countries all over the globe.

  • Temple of Literature: 2.0 KM

The Temple of Literature ( Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam), dedicated to Confucius, was founded in 1070. In 1076, Vietnam’s first university was established here to educate Vietnam’s mandarin class. Like a tranquil park site in the heart of Hanoi, the temple retains its very first original features as the most renowned landmark of academia in Vietnam.

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: 1.5 KM

A large memorial in Vietnam, the mausoleum is home to the body of President Ho Chi Minh. Located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, it is a frequent visited attraction for both locals and tourists due to it historical and scenic value.