Back after more than four months away, I was cast as a tourist city of Hanoi to see the familiar in a different perspective. I lived in Hanoi for nearly 4 years, time not too long, but enough to understand and devoted love for this place. For me, Hanoi as second home. Where though I also can not forget the friends and memories associated with this place … not to forget the afternoon sitting watching the sunset over the Long Bien, forget the fragrance of milk, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, counters lower prices of hot tea glasses Dinh Le and winter days.
My Hanoi noisy, bustling and chaotic as that. But Hanoi is beautiful, idyllic, loving probably few people realize. Maybe because you never once set foot in and they (who live here), yet never far from Hanoi, not far from the stuffy air rush hours, far less milk scent sore nose, not far from the Northern cold … these things awfully familiar to remember that it’s difficult, hard to find pretty hard to love.
We can say it’s hard to find a place in this country like Hanoi. Hardly any city with all the poetic definition of Dalat, Saigon’s bustling and ancient features of Hue, Hoi An …
The appropriate time to travel Hanoi
Hanoi 4 seasons are beautiful, but most beautiful autumn probably around August to December 11. At that Hanoi is the floral milk, flooded roads fallen leaves, blue sky, sunny yellow and cold autumn wind … the most wonderful time of the year, Hanoi suddenly became gentle and romantic after the heat of summer. I arrived in Hanoi with autumn’s favorite!
Spring and winter cold Hanoi, many of my friends in Saigon curious about the cold in Hanoi. If you’ve never enjoyed the cold North, traveling Hanoi also very interesting winter. Then the way everyone looked cute like teddy bears, exhaling smoke, clothes are colorful and longer neck scarf, wool hat, gloves anymore.
Hanoi summer then from saying, hot – hot – traffic – road dust … always hot that just want to jump into the pool or get into a certain bar for beers beer started bouncing away from heat. Summer in Hanoi often people go to Sapa, Moc Chau or Cat Ba and Ha Long … to escape the heat.
Hanoi travel by means of what?
You can go to Hanoi by plane, passenger car, motorcycle or train (the train). If the remote I think is the most convenient travel. At the close, they may choose to passenger cars, trains or motor.
– Aircraft: Price looks Jetstar Pacific and fashion Vietjet Air Saigon – Hanoi ticket prices range from 1,200,000 to 1,300,000 VND for one-way e. Vietnam Airlines to 2,300,000 VND 1,800,000 VND each way.
However Noi Bai airport from the city center about 30km, go east if you can choose to take a taxi (about 300-400000 dd / trip), the airport bus (40-50000 dd / trip) or self-start car Public bus (line 07 or 17 to follow the city center.)
Note: you should ask the price before you start to walk and should choose large firms such as Mai Linh taxi or Noi Bai to avoid being hacked.
– Trains (Train): Fares north – south range from 750,000 to 1,300,000 e e a afternoon depending on the type of ticket (hard seat, soft bed). Losing more than 2 days (45 – 50 hours to arrive in Hanoi)
– Passenger cars: There are two large car firms run north-south route and Mai Linh Hoang Long. You can buy tickets at the eastern bus station, the car usually runs from about 6pm. Most recent fare around 900,000 / ticket sleepers.
– Motorcycles: If you go by motorbike is too great! This journey is extremely beautiful, about 1 week’s ride to Hanoi. Along the way you can look at Nha Trang, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue, Quang Tri … play. You will conquer the beautiful gorge like Cu Mong, Ca Pass, Hai Van Pass and Highway 1A conquered again.
On arrival Hanoi travel by taxi, motorcycle taxi (or rent motorcycles) and buses in the city. But the best is to rent a motorcycle to save on costs. (The price range of 50 – 200,000 VND / 1 day). And be sure to ask the price before the ride hug.
Hanoi tourist attractions
Hanoi there are many tourist attractions to visit, however, depends on how long you stay and finance. Below I will list a few places for your reference, I will also schedule hints at the end of the article:
Cultural Landscapes: Hanoi has many cultural tourist destination famous Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, the Citadel, the ethnographic museum, the Museum of Ho Chi Minh, Ngoc Son Temple, Temple Town Quoc Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Ancient City.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi People often come here see flag lowering ceremony (6am) and lowering of the flag (9pm). Then everyone stood solemn – Photo: Tran Duc Khoi
Romantic locations: Long Bien Bridge, Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, rocks Red River Botanic Park, Thu Le Park.
Location play: cathedral. Iced tea wherever sidewalks. Draught Ta Hien, lakeside cafÃ© (Sword Lake), Forest cafe, bar dust grass for people in Old Town, Ba Tri Vincom, Vincom Maga Mall Royal city (Nguyen Trai), West Lake water park, cinema national, The Garden Me Tri, Keangnam 70 stories …
Hanoi tourist 1 day: Cathedral located on Church Street, which is famous for the lemon tea shop
West of Hanoi city – Ta Hien. Like Pham Ngu Lao and Bui Vien Saigon but not crowded by.