Filming in Hanoi, Vietnam
As the capital city of Vietnam with interesting sightseeing, food, culture, stories, Hanoi is among the top filming locations in Vietnam. Following content will give you insights about what do you need to know while filming here, and where can you film.
Old quarter, French quarter, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple
In Old Quarter, it’s hard to find a place for car/van to stop and wait, car usually only can drop you, then go out of Old Quarter to park, then come back, and sometimes you have to wait for quite long. When you visit Old Quarter, you may find 4-7 seaters parking around, but mostly it’s they park in front of their house, or the owner of the car has a good relationship with the place they park at.
Quan Chuong gate
Hang Ma street is one of the most significant streets in Old quarter, due to it usually sell decoration stuff for festivals, holidays, celebrations and they look really colorful and interesting.
Hang Thiec street is a street of metal products.
Street market, vendors
Old propaganda poster shop. The owner of the shop, Mr. Tran Cong Mien was interviewed by Sky News, United Kingdom when the North Korea – United States 2nd summit happened. Check it here.
Long Bien bridge & red river
“Banana island”: the land under Long Bien bridge which is so green with lots of banana trees, thus, local people call it “banana island” and it’s not an official name
Hoang Hoa Tham street – a street with lots of plants and animals for sale (as pet, such as bird, fishes, dog, cat). This is an one-way street for car, and it usually doesn’t have space for parking along the way, thus, driver usually need to go out of it to find a parking place after drop off crew.
There is a small ‘market’ for old stuff at a small alley/space at Hoang Hoa Tham street which usually happens at Saturday morning.
Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. Here is an article wrote by CNN travel, a guide when visiting. And here is the video by Al Jareeza on the occasion of Ho Chi Minh’s 50th year since death. A note that the flag rising ceremony starts at 6am, and flag closing ceremony starts at 9pm. The mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, except if it’s a national holiday. After applying for film permit from Foreign Press Center, the Center would help you to apply for a general permit from the Mausoleum.
Temple of literature
Tran Quoc temple
Thong Nhat park
Museum of Ethnicity
Water puppet show
Silk village & embroidery village
Bat Trang ceramic village
Duong Lam Ancient village
Note: Filming is advisable if you apply for a film permit, read about how to apply for a film permit here.
Snake village and restaurants at Long Bien district.