Meet Hanoi, the colorful capital of Vietnam
Take a tour of the historic center of Hanoi and experience a city full of pleasant surprises that await you to give a colorful note to your trip through the Vietnamese cultural wealth, the countless natural beauties of the place and its special history.
Start this unique experience from the landmark symbol of the capital, the famous Hoan Huc Lake and its iconic Thap Rua Tower that will give you a painting-like backdrop. Mix with the locals and enjoy your walk by the water and if you are lucky you will be spectators at some of the favorite war shows of traditional tai chi.
Cross the crimson Hug Bridge and drive to the busy center, where you will meet one by one the special monuments of the city. Visit the impressive Ngoc Son Temple and let the Vietnamese architecture fascinate you.
To appreciate the local aesthetics and history you should also visit the Imperial City Thang Long and the famous Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
Take a relaxing stroll through the Old Quarter, the place that will take you back to Hanoi's historic past and reach the chic French Quarter, which will give you a sense of refreshing air. There you will find the impressive Opera House which is an attraction for many visitors every day.
Make a stop at the National History Museum and experience first hand the local cultural richness. Of course you can not travel to Hanoi and not watch a puppet show, as the city is famous for its puppets. Finish your day at the lively Bia Hor, the place where the fun and exploration of local gastronomy begins!
Food and local cuisine
Apart from its cultural wealth, Hanoi has to offer you a gastronomic trip for all tastes. Trust Vietnamese cuisine, and its flavors and aromas will not disappoint. Try the famous Pho soup, the famous Bun Cha noodles pork, the delicious Banh Mi sandwich, the local Thit Nuong skewer and you will leave the capital with the best impressions and a full stomach.
Best time to visit Hanoi
Hanoi is a destination that you can visit all months of the year. However, the autumn and winter months are ideal to avoid high temperatures.
How to use transportation in Hanoi
Transfer from/to Hanoi
In Hanoi you can travel by air as it has its own airport. You can get to the city center by local taxi or by renting your own car.
The most popular means of transportation in Hanoi are bicycles. Of course you can use the local taxis or rent your own car.