Hanoi Travel Guide

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Typically Hanoi...

Typically Hanoi...

Hugo van der Flier

Hanoi travel guide includes delicious food, museums and religious sites. Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and it is an important political center. It is situated on the banks of the Red River. In this vibrant city there is a fusion between traditional values and modern development. Visitors can enjoy traditional Vietnamese culture while enjoying the luxury of modern amenities.

Food

Vietnamese cuisine has many different dishes to sample and some of these dishes originated in Hanoi. In Hanoi you can enjoy traditional food in restaurants or road side stalls. Fresh ingredients are normally used which are brought from the market every morning. Rice noodle soup served with beef or chicken is a popular dish.

Transport


The closet international airport is Noi Bai Airport which is located 40 km from Hanoi. There is a highway from the airport into the city, making it easily accessible. It is possible to travel by taxi from the airport to Hanoi. Use a metered taxi or bargain for a fare before starting your journey. Beware of taxis with meters that are rigged to charge a higher price. Shuttle buses from the airport are anther option. Many trains depart from Hanoi to other areas of Vietnam. Within the city taxis, motorbike taxis, buses and bicycles are popular means of transport. Traffic in the city is intense and visitors should exercise caution while traveling around the city.

Attractions

Hanoi has an abundance of attractions from museums to tranquil gardens. The Ho Chi  Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum are worth a visit to understand more about the history of the city. Military museums include the Army Museum and Air Force Museum. The Fine Art Museum displays some beautiful Vietnamese paintings. Religious sites include the One Pillar Pagoda and various temples. Hoan Kiem Lake is located in the city center and is a good place to go to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are looking for entertainment, go to the Tang Long Puppet Puppet Theater.

Shopping

Shopping in Hanoi is an exciting activity that offers you a glimpse into local culture. Full of color and charm the local markets are a must see during a visit to Hanoi. At the markets there is a variety of goods for sale including fresh food, souvenirs and crafts. Hang Da Market, Cho Hom Market and Dong Xuan Market are all situated in Hanoi.

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