One of the most enjoyable tourist activities when travelling is homestay, where you can experience the daily life of locals. Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi offers some great homestay options.

  

It’s hard to believe that only 10 kilometres from downtown there is a fairy forest with houses built on trees like this.

In ART hotel in the outskirt Gia Lam of Hanoi, each tree house has its own design, but all blend in with the surroundings, bringing a fresh and tranquil environment and creating a perfect getaway from the city’s noise and dust.

The tree houses were designed by a Vietnamese painter. Although this is not a new service in the rest of the world, it is the first of its kind in Hanoi.

Different from ART Studio Homestay, Locaito is group of fully-equipped apartments in an old French villa in Da Tuong street.

Despite different ways of operating, homestay services offer tourists a fresh experience about the daily life of locals. The service is expected to thrive and contribute to the diversification of the tourism industry in Hanoi and the country at large.-VNA