Thanks to its ancient and modern beauty, Hanoi attracts a large number of tourists to visit all year round. If you have an intention to visit Hanoi, let’s find out some tips for your upcoming Hanoi tours now!
The best time to visit
The best time to visit Hanoi is in the autumn from August to October. At that time, Hanoi is in the most beautiful time. To be specific, the rainy season has ended so the sky is clear and the sun is not too harsh. Usually, the temperature is in average level making the atmosphere stably cool. All the above weather factors create the best conditions for you to have a wonderful trip to Hanoi.
From August to October is the best time to visit Hanoi
Motels and hotels are the two most common kinds of accommodation for tourists in Hanoi tours. Some familiar ones that are highly recommended by most tourists are Somerset Grand Hotel in Hoan Kiem District, Muong Thanh Grand Hanoi Hotel in Hoang Mai District, Novotel Suites Hotel in Cau Giay District, Hanoi 3B Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and Indochina Queen II Hanoi Hotel in Hoan Kiem District.
Somerset Grand Hotel
Means of transportation
Hanoi has numerous kinds of means of transportation for tourists to get around the capital. Among them, cyclo is a traditional one which serves tourists a trip to Hanoi Old Quarter in order to deeply admire its hoary beauty. In addition, electric car is a new eco-friendly means of transportation for tourism in Hanoi. It is extremely convenient to visit most well-known tourist destinations in Hanoi.
Cyclo is a traditional means of transportation in Hanoi
Hoan Kiem Lake is a famous destination located in the center of Hanoi. It is a meeting point of some streets like Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Cau Go, Luong Van Can, Bao Khanh, Nha Tho and so on. Surrounding the lake, you can admire some ancient cultural relics including Turtle Tower, But Tower, Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge, Dac Nguyet and Dai Nghien. These symbols make up the hoary beauty of Hanoi over thousand years of civilization. Besides, you should visit some religious places in Hanoi to understand its culture better. The two most famous ones are One Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Likewise, visiting some historical sites such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, The Presidential Palace or Hanoi Opera House will help you get more knowledge about the history of Hanoi and Vietnam as well.
Pho is the first dish that you should enjoy when you take Vietnam tours in Hanoi. You can look in a famous Pho store on Hang Trong street. It is a small pedlary located on the sidewalk and it only opens in the afternoon. Also, there are some other stores such as beef Pho on Ly Quoc Su street, chicken Pho on Quan Thanh Street, Pho Hanh on Lan Ong Street or Luong Van Can Street and so on. Furthermore, you should not forget to enjoy some other famous delicious dishes in Hanoi such as kebab rice noodles, snail rice noodles, La Vong grilled fish, steam rice rolls and so on.
One of the most common souvenirs to be taken home after your Hanoi tours is the handicraft product. It is all designed sophisticatedly and meticulously, which catches any tourist’s eyes. You can easily find it along Ly Quoc Su Street, Hang Gai Street, Hang Bong Street and so on. To give women, in particular, buying some products like silk, hats, clothes, towels on Hang Gai, Hang Trong or Nha Tho Street is the best idea. Especially, you can visit Bat Trang Ceramic Village and try making a ceramic product on their own style then give it to your family and friends. Certainly, it will be quite meaningful to them.
Van Phuc silk is an ideal gift for women