Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and tt’s most famous for its centuries-old architecture. This architecture is a rich Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. The Old Quarter is the most popular spot in the whole of Vietnam. It’s has many restaurants, bars and markets. However, the tranquil countryside is only a short drive away. It features lush parks, verdant mountains, and traditional villages, not forgetting the iconic Ha Long Bay.
Hạ Long Bay is famous for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands that are topped by rainforests. You can take a day cruise or 3 day cruise so that you can explore this beautiful place for yourself.
Best time to visit Hanoi:
The best time to travel to Hanoi is from August until October. This is when the North of Vietnam is experiencing fall. During this time, the rainy season in Hanoi ends. The sky is clear, and the sun isn’t to hot.
Interesting Facets about Hanoi, Vietnam:
The Long Bien Bridge of Hanoi was designed by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, creator of the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty.
Hoan Kiem Lake is named after a unique 15th Century Legend.
Hanoi means City of Lakes.
Hanoi has the World’s Largest Mosaic Mural.
Beer is as cheap as VND 5,000 (USD 0.21/ EUR 0.18) in Hanoi