Best Things to Do in Hanoi If you are looking for the Best Things to Do and Top Things to See in Hanoi, where ancient and proudly preserved Vietnamese culture is felt most keenly by foreign and domestic visitors, and progress wrestles with tradition in different districts of the city. Hanoi is actually over 1000 years old since 1010 so the wealth of history here is mind boggling: temples, ancient citadels, unique theatre and stunning wilderness just outside the city all offer fun-filled days in Vietnam’s capital. Make sure to visit as many of these attractions in Hanoi as possible because they all offer entertainment, beauty and education at different turns. Enjoy our list of Best Things to Do and Top Things to See, that should noe be missed in Hanoi: 1. Hanoi Old Quarter - Read More >>> : Also known as French Quarter. This area started from 1010 when King Ly Thai To chose this area to be the capital for the whole country.