Tourist information about Hanoi (Vietnam)
General information about Hanoi
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Hanoi (Hanoi) - is the place where are mixed old unhurried spirit of exotic Asia and business vanity modern. Crazy stream of countless motorcycles the river flows between ancient monuments, temples and memories of the recent history of Vietnam, and pedicabs carry passengers near the modern buildings of shopping centers. This is the place where you can spend hours wandering in circles around the same places, famous lake "Returned sword", and constantly see something new and new. Here you can feel absolutely safe and enjoy the incredible atmosphere of friendliness and the hospitality of the locals.
Hanoi – Vietnam's capital and second largest industrial center of the country (after Ho Chi Minh city). The name of Hanoi is literally translated as "the city among rivers" because the city is situated on the banks of the red river of the City. The population of Hanoi is 6 448 837 people, which is almost two times less than Moscow. The total area of Hanoi 3.3 million square kilometers, which is three times bigger than Moscow. Hanoi is among the 17 largest cities in the world and in the top ten the most attractive tourist cities in Asia.
In 2010 Hanoi celebrated its Millennium. The birthday was celebrated throughout the country. The occasion was felt even in the remotest corners of the country. Your current name city got only in 1831, from the day of founding in 1010 the city was named Thang long (meaning, city of the soaring dragon). Interestingly, in 1961-1962, the master plan of Hanoi was developed under the leadership of the Soviet architect Igor Alferov.
The city is located on the North (Hanoi interactive map of Vietnam), and visited by tourists all year round. For many tourists, Hanoi is the starting point for travelling in Vietnam or Asia: not far from the capital is world famous for its spectacular scenery of Halong Bay (Ha Long), hence the travelers go to the mountain town of Sapa (Sapa) or continue across Asia in Laos and Thailand.
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A beach holiday in Hanoi is not very. For a beach vacation you need to go to the coast, in the resort town of Vietnam, and Hanoi is about the nearest ocean beaches 100 miles. But Hanoi is a very interesting tour for a sightseeing holiday. The city has a rich history and it is full of historical, cultural, architectural and religious attractions. Here is preserved as monuments that tell the history of the city and state from the beginning of his education, and heralds the modern history of the 20th century, such as the Lenin monument and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh city, which is with love called "uncle Ho". The city has some very important and interesting museums. Like almost everywhere in Buddhist Asia, the city is scattered with temples, pagodas and other active religious sites.
The atmosphere of the city is very attractive, incredibly friendly, and many travelers fall in love at first sight. The city and its people are really very friendly, you can feel completely safe at any time of the day.
Life in Hanoi, despite the fact that it is the capital and very large cities, unhurried and quiet (except for traffic). Perhaps this is due to the fact that the population density of the city is not high. High-rise buildings in the city, except for a few hotels, almost no. Sometimes, walking around the city and looking around, you can forget that it is the capital, and to think that this is a small provincial town.
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Basic tourist infrastructure in the city are full of hotels of various prices and categories, a huge amount; for shopping opportunities abound in the form of shopping centers and local markets; restaurants and cafes at every step. Well, the excellent system of public transport and abundance of inexpensive taxis make it easy to get around. Nightlife in the city are under-represented. At night almost the whole town is sleeping and the streets don't even have transport. Because Hanoi can be called the cultural capital, hence, the relevant evening entertainment: walking around Hoan Kiem lake or old quarter; Opera; theatre of water puppet; and, of course, a variety of restaurants and cafes. Meet and discos, but their visitors are mostly local youth, travelers are there to meet.
To stay in Hanoi for a long period not necessarily. Two or three days to see the sights, watch a puppet theater on the water and walk through the most interesting parks would be enough. Usually it is in the form presented in Hanoi sightseeing package tours. But there are also longer tours with the stay in Hanoi, including trips to Halong Bay, Sapa and even Vietnam. To find and pick up tours in Hanoi online.
Well, if you are preparing for an independent trip to Vietnam and particularly in Hanoi, we can make available on the website the following information about Hanoi:
- hotels and areas of Hanoi
- how to get to Hanoi
- transport Hanoi
- Hanoi airport
- attractions of Hanoi
- map of Hanoi
- How to get from Moscow to Hanoi
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Weather, tourist seasons in Hanoi
Weather in Hanoi is very rarely bad. The climate here is subtropical, and therefore the tourists are comfortable in any time of the year.
In the hot summer of Hanoi is characterized by very high humidity and rain. At this time, from may to September of the rainy season. The average summer temperature is 30C. If you are planning to travel around Hanoi at this time, care should be taken to protect against mosquitoes and other insects because the moist and warm environment provides excellent conditions for their reproduction, and their numbers greatly increased. But the summer months because of the heat and rains are the low tourist season, and prices are at this time reduced.
The high tourist season in Hanoi lasts from September to April. Visiting Hanoi in autumn (especially in September - October) and spring (February-April) is the perfect time: the humidity and amount of rainfall decreases and the temperature is not yet time to fall. This is a great time to visit Halong Bay or Sapa for the same reasons – high temperature and low humidity.
Winter is not a contraindication to visit Hanoi, but you should be prepared for the fact that at night the temperature can drop to 12 degrees Celsius. Low temperature is compounded by the fact that buildings in Vietnam, as a rule, do not have heating systems, and at night you can freeze. In the daytime temperature never drops below 20C.
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Current weather in Hanoi and forecast
The time in Hanoi
In summer and in winter time in Hanoi ahead of Moscow is +4 hours.
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- If you haven't decided on the location for hotel in Hanoi, then without hesitation head to the tourist district to the North of the lake of the Returned sword. There you will find any hotel for value and comfort.
- To change the currency in Hanoi is the most advantageous on the streets of Hang Bac (the tourist district) and Ha Trung (West lake). They need to go to a jewelry store and ask do they change the currency. Signage on the exchange there. At the same time be very careful in terms of money, not to be deceived.
- Taxi in Hanoi over the counter very cheap. To tour within the old quarter you can even for 10 000 Dong (about 15 rubles, see Vietnam currency).
Reviews about Hanoi
- Review: Now my favorite Vietnam. part 1 Hanoi
- Sapa: one way Ticket
- Review of Vietnam: Hanoi-hue-Hoi an-Ho Chi Minh city in April 2013
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