Let’s face it, Hanoi isn’t a city where you are going to find yourself short of things to do. There’s spectacular temples and churches, water puppet shows, prison tours, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, a plethora of coffee shops where you can just sit and watch the world go by (and there is plenty happening on the streets of Hanoi to keep you entertained) and, a wide range of museums covering everything from fine arts to ethnology.
But on this trip we fancied doing something different. We wanted to experience the Hanoi of old. The Hanoi that was hinted at in the broad tree lined streets, elegant colonial architecture and in the crepes and delicious pastries served in many cafes.
Enter the Hanoi Zoological Museum.