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In Hanoi (Hà Nội), the exotic charm of traditional Southeast Asia meets the dynamic face of modern Asia. The Vietnamese capital is going through an extraordinary development, never failing to combine the Parisian elegance and the eastern harmony. Thousands of travellers now search for cheap air tickets to Hanoi, to discover the historic heart of the city, explore the serene, exotic nature and get in touch with a wondrous culture. Book your flights and accommodation in Hanoi and make a lifetime dream come true!
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam (officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam), with a population of 6,500,000. Growing at an exponential rate, Hanoi now is a traveller’s paradise, with accommodation ranging from luxurious hotels to traditional residences, restaurants and cafes and more attractions than you could ever visit all at once.
At the same time, Hanoi honours its cultural and historical heritage, keeps ancient traditions and never loses its local touch, despite tourist development.
Extensive restoration projects have contributed to the maintenance of French colonial buildings – Hanoi is one of the few Southeast Asian capitals having done so.
The European air of Hanoi contradicting the eastern element and the exquisite nature with rainforests, lakes, flora and fauna, give Hanoi a romantic touch you couldn’t feel anywhere else in Asia.
If you’re looking for an exotic, exciting destination, Hanoi is the place to be!
The international airport of Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) is located 40 kilometres north of the city centre and can be reached by buses 7 and 17.
Getting around Hanoi
You can get around Hanoi by bus, bicycle and tricycle. Taxi minimum fare costs around 12,000.00 VND.
The perfect place for you to start your tour in Hanoi, would be the Hoan Kiem district. Among boutiques, restaurants and Hoan Kiem Lake, you’ll find the Old Town of Hanoi; a beautiful symphony of French colonial buildings and restored mansions, in an extremely well-preserved state.
- Buddhist temples, quaint streets and colourful open-air markets are everywhere around the Old Town of Hanoi. Don’t miss the Dong Xuan market!
- At the eastern side of the Old Town, the French Quarter boasts a great deal of interesting museums and impressive buildings; highlight being the Opera of Hanoi.
- Going west, the Quan Su Pagoda will catch your eye, just a few steps away from the “Hanoi Hilton” – a sarcastic nickname of a former political and military prison.
As you’re leaving the Old Town, head north, at the Ba Dinh district; a compact neighbourhood, where you can find all the major attractions and landmarks of Hanoi.
- The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is situated where the Castle of Hanoi once stood and honours national leader and hero Ho Chi Minh. According to local tradition, the mausoleum was built to house Ho Chi Minh’s body after his death. Despite his will to be cremated, Ho Chi Minh in fact wasn’t; so his body still lies inside the Mausoleum.
If you wish to know more on this historic personality, you should visit the Ho Chi Minh Museum nearby.
- The One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot) is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, built in 1049 by Emperor Ly Thai Tong.
There are different legends surrounding the reason of Ly Thai Tong's inspiration to build this temple, adding to the serene beauty of the single-pillared pagoda standing in the middle of a lake.
Visit the Military History Museum of Vietnam to know more on its turbulent history and struggle for independence, before you relax at the Thong Nhat Park, in Hai Ba Trung.
Your final stop is the Dong Da district, former seat of the Chinese, when they ruled Vietnam. The neighbourhood is full of restored buildings, excellent examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture, the Confucian Temple of Literature being the most splendid of all.
Vietnamese is Hanoi’s official language. English is spoken too, but locals would surely appreciate some basic communication in their language, so you could use a Vietnamese phrasebook!
To travel to Hanoi, you need the following documents:
- a passport, valid up to 6 months after your scheduled journey
- a tourist Visa, issued by the Vietnamese embassy of your country; be sure to arrange for a Visa well before your travel dates, as delays are not rare
When to Go
The best time to visit Hanoi is the period from November to February, when humidity is low, rainfalls are rare and temperatures are pleasant. This shoulder period, right before the peak season, means that you may have a chance of finding cheap hotels in Hanoi.
Of course, you can visit Hanoi any time of the year, as long as you’re prepared for the occasional or frequent downpours that are common during spring (February – April) and summer (May-August).