Hanoi is a familiar tourist destination in Vietnam tours. If you have an intention to experience your Hanoi tours in a self-sufficient way, you should be well-prepared in order not to feel lost when arriving in Hanoi. Let’ consult the 4 tips below!
Where to stay in Hanoi tours?
In Hanoi, there is a variety of kinds of accommodation including motels, hotels and homestays from the affordable ones to the luxurious ones. Therefore, you do not need to worry about lacking a suitable place for staying in your Hanoi tours. However, if you intend to visit Hanoi on the holidays, you should book the room about 2 or 3 weeks in advance so as to avoid getting higher prices. Moreover, if you want to stay at a big hotel, you should have your travel agency book the room for you because it will be much cheaper than renting directly on your own.
A luxurious hotel in Hanoi
In tours to Hanoi, how to get around?
As for means of transportation in Hanoi, you can choose from some popular types including bicycle, motorbike, bus, motorbike taxi and taxi. However, it is advised to rent a motorbike to get around by yourself. The advantage of riding a motorbike is that you can be proactive in both places and time during your trip. Moreover, motorbike can be allowed to go inside some small streets but car can not. Therefore, it is such a convenient chance to discover the hidden beauty of Hanoi Old Quarter. The only downside of traveling by motorbike is that you can not park your motorbike in a no-parking or unattended zone. All in all, renting a motorbike will help you save a considerable amount of money in your Vietnam tours. Usually, the price fluctuates from 50,000 to 200,000 VND per day.
Getting around by motorbike
Where to eat and drink?
A great suggestion to eat in Hanoi is Dong Xuan Market. It is famous for its bustling nightlife with a plenty of delicious specialties like pancake, rice noodle soup with beef, kebab rice noodles, La Vong grilled fish and so on. Each of them has a distinctive feature characterizing the diverse cuisine of Hanoi. Also, Hanoi Old Quarter is an ideal place to wander at night and enjoy street foods. More specifically, you can enjoy pyramidal rice dumpling on Kim Lien Street, banh mi on Ngo Huyen Street, fermented pork roll on Au Trieu Street, pickle on To Tich Street and so on. As for drinking, Hanoi has a large number of coffee shops such as Eden Coffee, Cup of Tea Cafe and Bistro, Woodpecker Coffee and so on. Not only do you have a drink but you also have a chance to take photos thanks to their styled design.
La Vong grilled fish
Where to have a sightseeing?
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam so it owns a large number of national relics and historical architectures. Actually, most of them are quite well-preserved and have become the famous tourist destinations in Hanoi. Some indispensable places that you should visit once in your Hanoi tours are Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hanoi Opera House and so on. Visiting these places, you can understand more about the Vietnam history, culture and even Vietnamese people.
Inside Hanoi Opera House