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Mar, 2020

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Hanoi travel tips

Hanoi travel tips

By Thao Le

Hanoi, the political and cultural capital of Vietnam, is a great start when you plan to explore the country. This vibrant northern city blend of ancient beauty and modern one that attract a great number of foreigners yearly. 

If you don’t know what you should do in this city, the article will give you useful recommendation.


Where to go?

Hoan Kiem Lake 


Hoan Kiem Lake

This lake has become a symbol of Hanoi that all visitors wish to visit once coming this city. This is a great place to get away from the bustle and hustle. Besides, you can visit Ngoc Son Temple sitting in the center on the lake peacefully and quietly.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 

This is one of the most visited attractions that attracts many foreigners daily. Paying a visit there, you will have an insight into unique history of Vietnam and the most iconic leader of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh.

Hoa Lo Prison 


Hoa Lo Prison

This prison is well worth to visit because foreigners have a chance to get an understanding into Vietnam War. Established by French colonial government in 1896, this is a place arresting many war prisoners.

Dong Xuan Market

This is the biggest wholesale in the north of Vietnam that you can get many interesting things and experience local culture of the country. Besides, you will find a ton of delicious authentic dishes there.

Old Quarter 

This is a place that you should not miss because it boasts a thousand number of amazing things to discover. Most of tourists also choose it as a start to explore this city. You will find many ancient house, as well as authentic Vietnamese food there.

Temple of Literature 

This is a great example of Vietnamese architecture in the past. Build in 1070, it is regarded as one of the oldest structures in the country.


Museum of Ethnology 

Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups that create diverse culture and customs in Vietnam. Visiting this museum, you can find a lot of interesting traditional things of different groups there.

Water puppet theatre

Water puppetry is an art form dating back over a millennium in Vietnam. 


What to eat?

Vietnamese noodle


Vietnamese noodle, pho

When it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, pho is a must-try dish once you visit Hanoi. This dish dates back a long time ago and is relatively diverse, from beef noodle, chicken noodle and many others.

Bun Cha


Bun Cha

This stunning dish is really capture all tastes for the first time. This Vietnamese street food is made of grilled pork meat dipping delicious sauce with some fresh herbs and vegetables.

Vietnamese bread

This is one of the most popular dish of Vietnamese people. You can easily find it in every corner of Vietnam.

There are many superb dishes that you can discover here.


What is the weather?

Hanoi has 4 distinct seasons including: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Every season has its own specificities, seasonal cuisine and flowers.


Spring (January to March)

The weather in this season is quite humid and has drizzling rains that is suitable for plants and flowers blossoming. When spring comes means Tet holiday is coming around.

Summer (April to August) 

It is really hot, especially in the middle of season that can reach 40C. This is the best time for you to visit many beautiful beaches in Vietnam.


Autumn (September to November)

This season is regarded as the most beautiful season with comfortable climate. The weather is quite cool and dry but still sunny, you just need to get a slight cardigan when going out.

Winter (December to February)

The weather can drop to below 10C so remember to bring warmer clothes if you plan to visit the country is this season.




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