One thing that you’ll love about Hanoi is its vibrant scene, especially in the Old Quarter. Local guides in Hanoi will tell you that the best way to explore this part of the city is early in the morning, where there are less traffic and less chaos.
As early as 5 AM, local vendors are already up and you can see several restaurants opening at 6 AM, serving the most delicious Vietnamese breakfast. Your local guide knows the best place to go for a perfect cup of Vietnamese coffee, a great way to start your day. Walking into the nooks and crannies of the Old Quarter, you get to witness different scenes - locals can be seen quietly lining up for a bowl of Pho, crowds of exercise enthusiasts are gathered near the lake and loudspeakers playing local songs can be heard in the background.