Amazing Places to See Sunset & Sunrise in Hanoi

April 15, 2021 - 3428 views

The economic development led to a busy and noisy life in Hanoi. But in some corners of the city, we can still find peace and romantic places for our own. To many people living and working in Hanoi, watching sunrise and sunset has become an essential spiritual habit. And travelers to Hanoi can also immerse themselves in that picturesque scenery. Read our article about Amazing Places to See Sunset & Sunrise Hanoi, and choose the one which you feel like best. 

Places to see sunset & sunrise in Hanoi


The ideal time of year to see sunrise and sunset is probably summer and autumn. The chilly and pleasant weather in autumn is suitable for activities like this. In summer, the temperature is a bit higher than in autumn, but at least you will not be affected by the wet drizzle of spring or the cold winds of winter.

Before going sightseeing, it is necessary to accurately calculate the time of sunrise and sunset. Because being only late for 10 minutes, you can miss the most precious moments of the Sun. It can be said that the ideal time to watch the sunrise will range from 5-6 am and sunset is 5-6 pm. At this time, you can take a leisurely walk, enjoy the fresh air or take beautiful memories yourself. Below are the top 4 places to enjoy sunset and sunrise in Hanoi. 


1. West Lake

The first place that came to most people's mind when they want to see sunrise & sunset is West Lake. The West Lake area is quite large, and not noisy and crowded as in many other places. When you come to this area, you can completely find a corner for yourself and fully enjoy the romantic scenery of this place.

Otherwise, you also can choose a coffee shop by the lakeside to sip a cup of coffee while enjoying the beautiful sunset picture. The image of the red sunlight of the sun shining down on the calm and expansive lake will probably become one of the most beautiful and impressive moments in your travel itinerary.

Sunset in Westlake Hanoi

Sunset in Westlake Hanoi


2. Hoan Kiem Lake

Next, one more romantic sunrise & sunset viewing spot is Hoan Kiem Lake. Let's try to get up early, walk around the lake and watch the sunrise here. The stunning yellow sunlight through the enormous ancient trees together with the fresh air will make you feel comfortable and relax. Hoan Kiem Lake is smaller than West Lake but more people will be here in the early morning than West Lake.

You will have the opportunity to see people cycling or jogging, the elder practicing exercise, and even children following their parents to walk around the lake. A scene that is not too crowded but not too quiet. It is enough for you to feel the peace and vitality of the Hanoi people's life.

When dusk falls, the area of ​​Hoan Kiem Lake also starts to become busier. The entertaining activities are more exciting, the shops also became more bustling. If you come to Ha Noi in September of autumn, don't miss the chance to watch the sunset at Hoan Kiem Lake. Because when the red sun shines on the beautiful yellow trees, it will create an extremely romantic and brilliant scene.

Sunset in Hoan kiem Lake

Sunset in Hoan kiem Lake


3. Long Bien Bridge

The last place, the ideal dating place for couples and also a very wonderful place to watch the sunrise & sunset is Long Bien Bridge. Long Bien Bridge - a bridge witnessing the history of Vietnam, today has become a familiar sightseeing location for the young generation. Besides, with its impressive architecture, the bridge also attracts many photography enthusiasts.

If you go to Long Bien Bridge to enjoy the sunset around 5 - 6 o'clock, it may be a bit crowded here. Not only because it always attracts a lot of people, but also because at that time, people start to get off work.  The flow of people walking on the bridge becomes more crowded. However, if you are lucky you can still find yourself a marvelous viewing spot on this bridge. Ignoring the crowded people and the loud siren, being immersed in rosy sunset scenery, or taking a picture of the expensive sunset moment on this bridge will never let you down. 

If you like to breathe fresh air and want to enjoy a more peaceful feeling, come to this bridge in the morning. And whether you come here to watch the sunrise or sunset, you will surely get beautiful photos and interesting experiences for yourself.

Sunset & Sunrise in Long Bien Bridge

Sunset & Sunrise in Long Bien Bridge


4. Romantic Rooftop Coffee

Enjoying coffee has long been an indispensable part of the Hanoi people. What could be better than sitting in a coffee shop, sipping your favorite drink, and gazing at the surroundings? And if you can watch the sunset on the rooftop of a beautiful coffee shop, it will be even more wonderful. Rooftop cafes are usually open from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm, so you may not be able to find a rooftop cafe to enjoy the sunrise. So in this article, we will only introduce romantic rooftop cafes to enjoy the sunset picture.

  • EM Rooftop Coffe

Address: Floor 8,9, 126 Hoang Ngan, Cau Giay 

Opening Hours: 07h00 - 22h00 

Reference price: 35.000 - 60.000 VND

  • Skyline Hanoi - Hanoi Terrace Cafe List

Address: 38 Gia Ngu Street, Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, HCMC. Hanoi

Opening hours: 06h00 - 24h00

Reference price: 100,000 - 800,000 VND / person

With its luxurious decoration style, this cafe not only attracts Hanoi youth but also attracts a lot of foreign visitors.

  • Serein Café

Address: 16 Tran Nhat Duat, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening Hours: 8h00 - 23h00

This coffee shop is designed based on French architecture style, with a direct view of the Long Bien Bridge. So you absolutely can watch the bustling flow of people crossing the bridge while enjoying the romantic sunset here.

See sunset & sunrise from roof top cafe

See sunset & sunrise from roof top cafe


If you have had the opportunity to visit this thousand-year-old cultural Hanoi, you should try once to experience sunrise & sunset here. And hopefully, this article will help you find the ideal place to watch the sunset & sunrise for yourself.

PLease have look at our Hanoi Tours list and find the best one for you.

Nguyen Thuy An

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