Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and also its second largest city, is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. It is largely unscathed from the decades of war, and is now going through a building boom, making it a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia. The climate is tropical, with wet and hot weather much of the year. But due to the city’s latitude, temperatures drop drastically in the wintertime and the wind chill and dampness means winter weather can feel cold.
- By plane: most people arrive at the Noi Bai International Airport (IATA: HAN), 35km north of the city.
- By train: Trains to Nanning, Beijing, China depart from Gia Lam Station, about 5km north-east of Hanoi Station.
- By bus
- By taxi
- By Grab
- By motorbike taxi
- By cyclo
- By bus
See & Do
- Museums like as Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Fine Arts Museum, National Museum of Vietnamese History, Museum of Ethnology…
- Pagodas like as One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda…
- Temples like as Ngoc Son Temple, Quan Thanh Temple, Temple of the Literature…
- Parks as Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake…
- Wartime sites like as Hoa Lo Prison, B-52 Lake – Huu Tiep Lake, Army Museum…
- Water Puppet Theater
- Hanoi food tasting tour
- My Village show at Hanoi Opera House
- Nearby Hanoi like as Bat Trang Ceramic village, Van Phuc Silk Village, Tho Ha Ceramic village, Duong Lam Ancient Village
- The Quintessence of Tonkin show at Sai Son village
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