Hanoi is the capital, as well as a center of politics, culture and the importance of tourism Viet Nam.Ha Noi is the capital’s oldest and October 2010 will celebrate 1000 years of Thang Long.
Hanoi is located at the banks of the Red River, Ho Chi Minh City 1760 km. Hanoi is located in the Red River Delta of the northern plains, north of Thai Nguyen and Vinh Phuc; south Ha Nam and Peace; east of Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Hung Yen; west adjacent province of Hoa Binh and Phu Tho province.
Hanoi has a long history, many cultural and architectural works, famous historical sites. Hanoi is a major international tourist attraction in Vietnam by the look quaint, quiet, elegant and hidden beauty in this city thousands of years of civilization …
Hanoi’s climate is characteristic of the northern tropical monsoon climate, hot and humid, and rainy in summer, rain, cold and dry in winter. From May to September is hot and rainy season. From 11 months to 3 years after the winter, dry weather, sometimes freezing.
The most appropriate time to visit Hanoi is in the fall, from early September to late November. Now that the weather is cool, moving through dry, sometimes light rain airy space, with bright sunshine. Hanoi autumn went on for many works of literature, music …
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As a city with a long history, diverse cultural traditions and rich, Hanoi is one of the many tourist attractions in Vietnam and abroad.
Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam
In the landscape of the capital, the first to mention Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam – the first university of Vietnam, as well as places of worship Confucius and put Dr beer.
One Pillar Pagoda
Is the center of Buddhism, Taoism in Vietnam for centuries, Hanoi has many temples hundreds of years old, although undergone many changes but still keep the old definition. The oldest of which is the Tran Quoc Pagoda, built in the reign of King Ly Nam De (6th century). Another symbol of Hanoi One Pillar Pagoda, the temple architecture the most unique lotus Vietnam. At the heart of the city, and between Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son temple ancient West Lake is also a tourist attraction.
Tran Quoc Pagoda
Since the 19th century, many churches have been built in Hanoi, including Hanoi is the largest church, in addition to Cua Bac church is also notable with typical French colonial architecture.
Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a unique feature of the city with the houses, the streets still retain the look of them from the late 19th century. Tourists to Hanoi can hang out all day on the ancient streets, explore the little nooks where the peaceful, busy place.
A corner of Hanoi Old Quarter
When visiting Hanoi, visitors also can not ignore the Ba Dinh Square, the political center of Vietnam and the Houses of Parliament, the Presidential Palace or Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh City – where the preserved body of Ho Chi Minh City, who has read the Declaration of Independence and also on the main square.
Ba Dinh Square – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
From 1/8/2008, after the merger with Ha Tay, Hanoi also has many tourist area of Ha Tay as: Ba Vi National Park, King ponds, green cabin, two springs, the same description, Forecast Son-Suoi Nga (Guava stream), Suoi Ngoc King Mrs. Degree, Ta, Dam Long, Quan Son, Xuong, Van Son, Ngo Quyen tomb, Phung Hung wheel, the ancient city of Shanxi, Chu Dong Tu Festival, temple Perfume …
Hanoi is home to many major sporting clubs and the importance of sports in Vietnam. One of them is the My Dinh National Stadium is located in the south of the city. This place attracts a lot of international tourists arriving in Vietnam. Stadiums with a capacity of 40,192 seats, located in the United national sport, was the main venue of the Congress of Southeast Asian Sports in 2003, the venue for the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, the football matches .
My Dinh National Stadium
Visitors to Hanoi to visit the city’s Opera House, located at 1 Trang Tien Street built by the French. This is one of the cultural center of Hanoi, where frequent cultural activities, art performances. And also the center of conferences and meetings.
Opera House of Hanoi
Hanoi is a city with the most diverse museum system in Vietnam, a total of more than 10 museums. A majority of them are historical museums such as the Museum of Ethnology Vietnam Military History Museum, Vietnam History Museum, B52 Victory Museum, the Museum of the Revolution … Other areas may include the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Museum of Vietnamese Women.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Hanoi also special because there are a lot of lakes in the heart of the city, and the city is surrounded by rivers.
Most famous Hoan Kiem Lake is located in the heart of the city, where it usually takes place the city’s major cultural activities, such as cultural performances, fireworks, usually days, where this is the practice middle of many young people and tourists.
Hoan Kiem Lake
Unlike Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake is located far from the city center, the West Lake is the largest lake in Hanoi, where the air is relatively peaceful despite being the focus of many young people. Every night cruise walk around West Lake, daytime, you can rent a bike and stroll the lake. Enjoy the sunset on the West Lake is also a job to do when you visit Hanoi.
Sunset on West Lake
An attractive entertainment venues of the city of Hanoi is located Tay Ho Ho Tay Water Park. The park covers an area of 35,560 square meters, is divided into five play area with modern equipment such as high-speed slide, jacuzzi, outdoor massages … Also, the city also has many theme parks play other equally attractive as the Thong Nhat Park, Thu Le Park, Youth Park, …
Ho Tay Water Park
Hanoi also has the famous villages such as Bat Trang pottery village, Ngu Xa bronze casting village, Yen Phu village as incense … keep the traditional culture of the nation.
Hanoi, besides visiting the tourist attractions you can not miss the traditional festivals take place here. Where are concentrated the most festive of Thang Long-Hanoi. Mainly traditional festivals in the Hanoi area was organized in the spring, and often is the festival to commemorate the historical figures, legends such as Saint Giong, Hai Ba Trung, Quang Trung, An Duong Vuong … During the festival was organized many unique folk games such as the rice blast, the Thi Cam, by a need and arrested village chạch Lake, asked to run the village spill, the kite festival begin system Ba Giang, Assembly of Soc Temple in Xuan Dinh Tu Liem, Soc Son opportunity in Soc Son district, Thanh Giong Society in the village of Chi Nam, Lizhi, Gia Lam, …
Most typical of the festival is North Dance Festival was held in the village of the same name, Tan Trieu commune, Thanh Tri district. Meeting took place on 9 to January 12 of the lunar calendar. Trieu Khuc village is famous for making hats straps and shaver worship such as Long, Tan, Head, health, purple canopy. Another big festival in Hanoi Thanh Giong festival is also known as the Phu Dong village, took place on April 9 lunar years. On 5 Chinese New Year, Quang Trung festival held in Dong Da Dong Da district mound. From mid-January until March of the lunar calendar, in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Huong pagoda festival busiest Most tourists but around the full moon day in January to 18 February. With mountains, rivers and relic pagoda festival is the destination of the monks, Buddhist pilgrims and tourists.
Opening the Perfume Pagoda
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Noi Bai International Airport is the international airport in northern Vietnam. The airport is an important gateway traffic not only of Hanoi but also the North. This is the second largest airport of Vietnam today, after Tan Son Nhat international airport in Saigon. Noi Bai International Airport in Soc Son District, Hanoi center 45 km to the northwest.
There are many companies that fly to Noi Bai International Airport as Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Eva Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines.
Domestic routes can use airline Jetstar Parcific Airlines attractive low prices.
Hanoi travel within the city can use the public vehicles such as buses, taxis, motorcycles, cars. Tourists can also take cabs, low price and scenic streets. Hanoi also has railway to the northern provinces, and the country. If you stay long in Hanoi, you can reach the old town to find a shop to rent a bike or motorcycle, this is usually the preferred means of foreign tourists visiting Hanoi long.
Hanoi has a long culinary tradition with many famous delicacies.
Hanoi has many dishes, but referred to Hanoi dishes people first mention of noodles. Supper as a second representative nature of identity, the characteristics of Hanoi cuisine. The reason is simple pho Hanoi different elsewhere, it can not be mixed with any third pho places. Pho Hanoi having fresh legs of beef bones, the aroma of cooked meat to the point to remain flexible but not tough. Watercolor noodles, thin noodles and soft.
Guests to Hanoi often look to enjoy Cha Ca La Vong. Previously, Cha Ca La Vong is made of raw fish Lang. But recently, fried fish is mainly made of tomato fruit by the whole village is now very expensive and rare. Of fish results also make meat fish and much thicker wheel.
Cha Ca La Vong was served with noodles and herbs: scallions, onions, dill, basil, peanut and roasted peanut marked with shrimp sauce or fish sauce are delicious. This dish is eaten at hot Comfort immense, both food and modulate see all the sweetness of the meat and fish, enjoy the fragrant of fried fish and spices.
Moreover, you should once taste the rolls Thanh Tri, or West Lake shrimp cake, nuggets village within …
Here are some culinary address for your reference
Chicken noodle 172 Ton Duc Thang
Pho Bat Dan 49 Bat Dan
Pho Thin Bo Ho
Lo Duc Pho Thin
Fish 14 Cha Ca Street / Tel: 8 253 929
Fish 107 Nguyen Truong / Tel: 8239875
Equivalent prices in Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, and sometimes lower … The most luxury hotels in Hanoi on 200 USD / night for the lowest price is $ 15 / night.
Budget Accommodation cheaper, about 80,000 – 120,000 / night. To find a budget hotel, you should go to the old town.
For room in the high season, such as Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year, you should book in advance of 2-3 months. If you look at the time before you book a room, the room can be pushed up.
Best to book a room at the big hotels, you should put through to the travel company, the price will be much cheaper when you book directly at the hotel.