Grand boulevards, centuries-old pagodas, serene lakes and modern luxuries-Hanoi is a beautifully enchanting blend of ancient traditions, natural beauty and modernity. The capital and heartbeat of Vietnam is one of the most intriguing cities in the nation. With all of its old-world charm, this is a 21st century metropolis that’s emerging into one of the most desired travel destinations.


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Thousands of years of history is evident throughout Hanoi – a 200 B.C. fortress-like citadel, an 11th century pagoda and a 13th century neighbourhood serve as reminders of the city’s past and its Vietnamese heritage. However, The French colonisation (1883 to 1954) had a strong impact on the city, as evidenced by the architecture, language and cuisine. Now, as this city emerges into small, yet powerful metropolis, it once again is embracing the new while effortlessly maintaining old traditions and its charm.

Brimming with modern museums and monuments, temples, street stalls, fine dining eateries, elegant parks and breathtaking bays – Hanoi’s vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, exquisite cuisine an elegant, exotic and energising experience unlike any other.

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Things to do in Hanoi

  • Explore Hanoi’s culturally rich ‘Old Quarter’
  • Sail the emerald green waters of spectacular Ha Long Bay
  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Presidential Palace.
  • Join locals for a spot of tai chi alongside Hoan Kiem Lake.
  • Marvel at the famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.
  • Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese art performance at the Golden Bell Show theatre.

For more information about Travelbag’s custom holidays to Hanoi, please contact us at 0203 139 7074.

The weather in Hanoi varies greatly, depending on the seasons. As a result, be sure to pack plenty of lightweight clothes for the summer. During the cooler months, it’s essential to pack layers that include sweaters, a coat and rain gear. Bring comfortable shoes for walking and hiking. Also keep in mind that Vietnamese dress conservatively.

Pack plenty of sunblock, a hat and sunglasses, especially when visiting during the warmer months. Small first aid kits are always beneficial. Be sure to include anti-diarrhea medication, pain relief, antibacterial cream, water-purification tablets, insect repellent and rehydrating solutions.

Pack extra sweaters or even a blanket if visiting during the winter. Remember to pack light and that most items can be purchased in Hanoi. Cash is king here, so there are numerous ATM’s throughout the city and U.S. dollars are widely accepted.

  • Capital - Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Currency – Dong
  • Language – Vietnamese
  • Time Zone – GMT + 7 hours

Hanoi has a mild, tropical climate with plenty of sunlight and high humidity levels. While the there are primarily two seasons – rainy (May to October) and dry (November to March) – Hanoi still experiences four distinct seasons.

Summers in Hanoi can be veryhot, with temperatures reaching the lower 30s, heavy rains and high humidity. Therefore, the best times to visit are often during spring (February to April) and fall (September to November). Springtime temperatures average 15°C to 20°C, with light rains. This is the best time to experience the diverse flora of the region as well as the most important Vietnamese festival, Tet (New Year’s). For many, fall is considered the most beautiful time of year. Temperatures are pleasantly mild with an average 25°C.

In general, the best time to visit is between October and April, as there is little rain but pleasant temperatures.


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