Discover our travel guide of Hanoi in Vietnam made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and unlike all Asian capitals, it is not chaotic.
Imagine a city where the exotic elegance of old Asia merges with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and the modern coexist. A city with a mix of Parisian grace and Asian rhythm, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than having the steamroller effect of many of this continent's capitals. Hanoi is the place where imagination becomes reality. Your stay here will be very pleasant, but only if you know what to do.
No trip to Hanoi would be complete without spending time in its old quarter and, fortunately, your hotel is likely to be located in or near this area. The district is configured as it was in its original form with its own streets and architecture and is the last commercial district in all of Vietnam. It was founded during the Tran dynasty (1225-1400) and had only 36 streets at that time.
Named after an old legend, Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Returned Sword) is the epicenter of old Hanoi and is a kind of focal point for the city's public life. Early in the morning, you can watch some locals practice Tai Chi on its shores.
Ngoc Son Temple is located on a small island at the northern end of the lake, which is accessible during the day via an old red wooden bridge, the Rising Sun Bridge. The pleasant setting of the lake will be a nice break for you after touring the old quarter. There is also the Turtle Tower which is located on a small island at the south end of the lake.
Discover also the Mausoleum of Hô Chi Minh. This is the place where Ho Chi Minh's body is preserved. The mausoleum is an impressive Russian style building always guarded by two soldiers dressed in white.
It is located at the exact spot where Ho Chi Minh gave his independence speech in 1945. But it is still the father of the nation of Vietnam...
The Tran Quoc Pagoda is also worth a visit.
Certainly the most beautiful pagoda of Hanoi, but also the most distant from the center. A curiosity on the spot is its big red stupa 15 meters high and composed of 11 floors.
Finally, do not hesitate to take a cruise on Halong Bay. Halong Bay is about 4 hours drive from Hanoi and can be visited in one day or in several days.
It is an unmissable destination in Vietnam so take advantage of being in the capital to go there.
In Hanoi, therefore in Vietnam, the currency used is the dong (VND).
Be careful, this currency is not convertible outside Vietnam.
To get to Hanoi, you will have to land at Noi Bai International Airport, located about 45km from Hanoi city.
From there, you can easily take the train, bus or car to get closer to the city.
In Hanoi, choose a hotel in the center, preferably in the Old Quarter or near Hoan Kiem Lake. This will make your stay in Hanoi easier as everything is located in or around this area (whether for sightseeing or to find travel agencies, restaurants and bars).
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