HaNoi, Ancient and dynamic city
Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Ancient but dynamic, the nation’s capital hurtles toward modernity, cautiously embracing visitors. Sample Hanoi’s heady mix of history and ambition by wandering the streets of the Old Quarter, sipping drip-coffee, slurping on a hearty bowl of bun rieu cua (hearty crab broth) and scoring souvenirs for next to nothing. When you’re done, check out the crumbling decadence of the French Quarter then zip up to cosmopolitan Tay Ho for finer dining and the lowdown on Hanoi’s burgeoning art scene.
Hanoi for thousands of years of civilization, hidden in its great beauty, experiencing the ups and downs, the historical event. Hanoi city by itself has its features that reflect the culture and the soul of Vietnam.
For about a thousand years, the capital was called Thăng Long, then changing to Đông Đô, Đông Kinh, and finally to Hà Nội, in 1831. This sacred piece of land after that continued to be the theater of many fateful events.
Hanoi is located in northern region of Vietnam, situated in the Vietnam’s Red River Delta, nearly 90 km (56 mi) away from the coastal area.
In 2014, it was estimated at 3 million for urban districts and 7.2 million for the metropolitan jurisdiction.
Hanoi is situated in a tropical monsoon zone with two main seasons.
The dry season which lasts from Oct. to April, it is cold and there is very little rainfall, except January to March, when the weather is still cold but there is some light rain.
The wet season from May to Sep. is hot with heavy rains and storms.
Both are perfect for travelers to visit Hanoi.
+ By road: Hanoi is 151km from Hạ Long, 658km from Huế, 1,710km from Hồ Chí Minh City.
+ By air: Nội Bài International Airport, over 35km from the city center, is one of the biggest airports in the country with various international and domestic routes
+ By train: Hanoi Railway Station is Việt Nam’s main railway station. It is the starting point of five railway lines leading to almost every province in Việt Nam.
Hanoi tourism in recent years are focused on exploiting the beauty, the traditional cultural values such as the traditional craft villages: Bat Trang ceramic, Van Phuc silk village, Phuc Vinh rattan and bamboo village, lacquer Quất Động village,… and the culinary tour with unique value of Hanoi as spring rolls (nem), bun cha, pho,…
Besides the historical sites such as temples, churches, the Old Quarter, others like Hoan Kiem lake and the opera house,… are popular.
Other forms which are also tourists’ favorite are traveling by bicycle or cyclo, homestay tour, sailing in the Red River.
If you ask us about TOURS IN HANOI or AROUND
We’d introduce four types which bring you different places and experiences^^
- Hanoi city tour – full day:
–> Time to enjoy Hanoi atmosphere, Hanoi foods.
–> Time to explore the historical sites such as Ho Chi Minh complex (HCM museum, HCM mausoleum, HCM palace,….), temples/pagodas/churches (The Temple of Literature – the very first university in Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda – 1500 years old – considered to be the oldest in Hanoi,…), some architectures from the French domination period (The opera house, Long Bien Bridge ),…
–> Foot on foot, cyclo, Xe om (taxi motorbike) are all available.
- Hanoi cooking class tour package one day:
Getting to know the food is also a great way and the fastest way to know the country.
- Hanoi Culture tours – full day:
–> Duong Lam ancient village
–> The traditional craft villages(such as Bat Trang ceramic, Van Phuc silk,…)
–> Handy craft tours: focused on how delicate handy craft productions such as pottery, ceramic, weaving skill, lacquer ware bamboo, export rattan production,…are made
–> Pagoda tours: finding experiences from Vietnamese religious culture.
- Nearby Hanoi tours
–> Perfume Pagoda (1day tour is enough)
–> Hoa Lu(the capital of Vietnam in Ly dynasty)– Tam Coc (considered as Halong in mainland), include or exclude Phat Diem Stone Church (unique architecture) (1 day is enough)
–> Cuc Phuong national park with a diverse ecosystem (2 days with more relaxing)
–> BaBe National Park with trekking and homestay tours (2 days is enough, more is better)
–> Mai Chau trekking and villages with homestay package(2 days enough, more is better)
- The full day tour is just from $30 if you book from 12pax, otherwise standard type from around $40/pax, with luxury available on request.
- Package two days one night: just from $80/pax with standard type, and request to quote with luxury package.