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    Tourists Guide To Hanoi & General Information

    Hanoi is the Capital of Vietnam and is the second largest City in the Country. It was founded in the year 1010, and became the Capital shortly after World War II in 1945.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Hanoi

    The metropolitan area of Hanoi is home to over 7 million people, with Ho Chi Minh City (Formerly Saigon) being the largest Vietnam City, with a population of 9 million.

    What You Need To Know About Hanoi

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Hanoi.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Hanoi?

    March, April, September, October, November are the best times to visit Hanoi. It is generally a hot and humid City with unpredictable weather.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Hanoi?

    Depending on what Country you reside in will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit Hanoi or anywhere else in Vietnam. Most Asian and European Countries do not require a Visa, but it is best to check with your travel/booking agent.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Hanoi?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Hanoi will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Insect repellant is also a good idea.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Hanoi?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Hanoi. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Hanoi?

    Noi Bai International is Hanoi’s airport, 15 kilometers north of the City. There are public buses and taxis that will help you find your way around Hanoi. It is best to inquire with your travel/booking agent regarding transport and availability before your visit.

    Attractions And Places To Visit In Hanoi

    Where to go when visiting Hanoi?

    Hanoi, the capital and second largest city in Vietnam is famous for its centuries old architecture and rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French Influence. Its fascinating blend of East and West combine traditional Vietnamese motifs with French flair. At its heart is the chaotic old quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranges by trade. Hanoi’s deep rich history, many temples and chaotic markets make it a highly exciting and anticipated destination.

    What to do when visiting Hanoi?

    Having a history steeped in Wars, conquering’s, rebellion an Religions, it’s no surprise to find Hanoi abundantly lavished with museums, monuments wartime sites and architectural delights including its many temples. For a serene and relaxing afternoon spend some time in one of Hanoi’s beautiful parks and lakes. One of the finest is in the centre of town is the Hoen Kiem Lake. For in depth cultural information on Hanoi, visit the best modern museum in Vietnam, the museum of Ethnology. Or for something different the Museum of women, dedicated to the influence of women past and present in Vietnam.

    When your history exploration ahs run its course there are plenty of different activities to keep you entertained. Food is a very big part of the Vietnamese culture. You can go on one of many Food tasting and cooking tours to please the taste buds and hopefully take home some culinary skills. You could go it alone and walk through the famous Old Quarter.

    An exciting bustling area full of life, food, and drink and cheap stalls. For normal and novel experiences a trip to the Catru Hoi Noi Club, theatre, Thong long water puppet theatre and the Golden bell show. For those who can’t fully let go of home, there are cinemas, gyms and rock climbing facilities readily available. This vibrant, multi-sensory pleasing city is one you need to experience.

    How old is the city of Hanoi?

    Hanoi has been established since at least 3000 BC.

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