Nisa's Location


Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple
Hoan Kiem Lake, or the Lake of the Restored Sword, is located directly in the centre of Hanoi, only ½ kilometer from Nisa restaurant. The name is derived from a legend involving Emperor Le Thai To. A stroll around the water edge is a welcome break from the chaotic and claustrophobic streets of the Old Quarter. Cross the wooden at the northern end of the lake which takes you to the Ngoc Son Temple.


Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex lies about 3kms away from Nisa restaurant. It includes: the Hochiminh mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda. Ho Chi Minh Museum is a fascinating museum with displays of memorabilia and photographs showing the history of Vietnam's and Ho Chi Minh's fight against imperialism. Taking the path that leads behind the mausoleum, you will come to the large, yellow Presidential Palace which was the former home of the Governor General of Indochina. One Pillar Pagoda is within the complex which dates back to the 11th Century.


Temple of Literature
Only 2 kilometers far from Nisa, this is a quiet oasis right in the heart of busy and often hectic Hanoi. It is also one of the few remaining examples of ancient Vietnamese architecture and is considered perhaps the city’s greatest cultural sight. Founded in 1070, it became the country’s first university in 1076 to educate the sons of mandarins. A stele naming the birth places and achievements of those receiving their doctorate here is one of the temple’s highlights. There are five separate courtyards and the complex is quite large so allow ample time to enjoy its contemplative grounds.


Hanoi Water Puppet Theatre
The Hanoi Water Puppet Theatre will give you the most interesting and outstanding art performance of the Vietnamese. The art form of water puppetry dates back over 1000 years when it was started by rice farmers in North Vietnam. From Nisa, it only takes you 2 - 5 minutes walking to Hanoi Water Puppet theatre.


Al Nour Mosque
This Mosque is constructed in 1890 under the Nguyen Emperor. Only 2 kilometers from Nisa, at 12 Hang Luoc, this is the only praising place for the Muslim followers. It is opened every Friday noon to welcome Muslim for Friday prayer.


Dong Xuan Market

This large three-story market to the north of Hanoi's Old Quarter offers a varied cornucopia of goods of all sorts. It is only 1 and a half kilometers from Nisa. In this market, hundreds of stalls, with thousands of workers, trade extremely fresh products, dried foods, household goods, appliances and more. This will be the heaven place for you to shopping.


Halong Bay
Halong Bay is located in the Northeast of Vietnam, belonging to QuangNinh Province. In 1962, the Ministry of Culture and Information classified Halong Bay as a National Landscape Site, covering an area of 1,553 km2 with 1,969 islands. Halong Bay has been recognized twice by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area for its universal values of landscape, geology and geomorphology, respectively in 1994 and 2000, an area of 434 sq. km. including 775 islands