More than Hanoi’s cultural sites and ancient attractions, one experience you should start exploring is the city’s art sphere. Hanoi art is a thriving scene, thanks to its community of budding artists, renowned painters, and passionate creatives. Looking to explore Hanoi’s vibrant art scene? Include these activities on your itinerary!
Witness a Water Puppet Theater Show
Get the front-row seats and witness a spectacular water puppet show live! Water puppetry is a traditional art form in Vietnam. It originated at a time when rice fields were flooded and villagers used puppets to perform in waist-deep water as entertainment. Don’t miss this performance accompanied by a medley of Vietnamese instruments at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater!
Location: Address：57b Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Capture photos at the Phung Hung Mural Street
See a slice of Vietnam’s culture and the arts as you walk along Phung Hung Mural Street! In this long stretch of murals, many tourists come to take photos of the incredible street art that depicts old Hanoi. The mural street also serves to be a cultural space, where locals and visitors may interact go on a solo stroll, bike, and many other ways to appreciate contemporary art.
Location: 8 Nha Chung St Hoan Kiem Ha Noi, Vietnam
Visit a Vincom Center for Contemporary Art Exhibit
Known as the largest art center in Vietnam, the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art is a space for artists, individuals, and organizations to develop Vietnam’s art scene. It houses an art gallery where exhibits are being held. Aside from paintings, it’s an art space to discover all forms of art like installation art, digital art, and sculptures. Soon, they’re planning to add a library, teahouse, art shop, and kids club.
Location: B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội
Relax at the Dao Anh Khanh Studio
Dao Anh Khanh is not your ordinary studio– it’s owned by no other than Dao Anh Khanh a leading contemporary artist in Vietnam. Going to this treehouse studio is a unique art experience to try, as it’s a relaxing space surrounded by nature. In this studio slash homestay, you can view artworks, sculptures, and more of his artistic pursuits, It’s a cozy retreat to unwind and appreciate art in nature.
Location: Ngõ 462 Ngọc Thuỵ, Ngọc Thụy, Long Biên, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
Have coffee at Manzi Art Space, Cafe, and Art Shop
The Manzi Exhibition Space is a dynamic artspace is situated at the center of Hanoi. In this space, artists and audiences collaborate over talks, exhibitions, movie screenings, performances, workshops, and books to strengthen Vietnam’s art culture. Its other location, the Manzi Art Space, Cafe, and Art Shop stands as its art shop and cafe/bar, a cool hangout spot for coffee time.
Location: 14 Phan Huy Ích Hanoi, Vietnam 100000
Shop at Bat Trang Ceramic Village
Interested in pottery? Vietnam has a village dedicated to the art of pottery making called Bat Trang. In this village, roads are lined with ceramic shops and pottery-making experiences that everyone can enjoy. Shop for household items and decorative souvenirs, try creating your own cups and pots, or go on a sightseeing tour in this cultural village!