Gonexp.com will introduce the handbook for tourists about Ha Noi Vietnam completely. In this essay, we will provide the attractions and food which you must try when setting foot there.

Have you ever ask yourself why Ha Noi Vietnam gave tourists the memorable experience? Now, let us give you some information to help you find the answer of this question in Ha Noi travel handbook.

Introduce the Ha Noi Vietnam generally

Ha Noi - the capital of Vietnam has historical monuments which are associated with proud historical stories. if you have a chance to visit Ha Noi, I am sure that you will not forget East Lake, Hoan Kiem Lake, quaint shops, pavements, narrow streets, hawkers and the special atmosphere in there.

The best time to visit Ha Noi Vietnam

The best time to visit Ha Noi Vietnam is in the autumn, from August to October because at that time, the rain season in Ha Noi always finishes, it is not too hot and the temperature is suitable for tourists to walk along the streets and enjoy the beauty of Ha Noi. All of these factors will facilitate your journey.

Ha Noi in October

Hanoi’s romantic autumn with paths full of yellow leaves

What vehicle you should use to travel Ha Noi? 

  • Vehicles to go to Ha Noi

If you are far from Ha Noi and you can afford to buy airplane ticket, plane will be the best vehicle for you. If you want to save money, you can go there by train and going by train will give you opportunity to visit the tourist attractions along the street easily.

If you are in the nearby cities, you can go to Ha Noi by coach, private car or motorbike. A large number of people want to use motorbike because it will bring different experience.

  • Vehicles to explore Ha Noi

When you are in Ha Noi, you have a lot of options about vehicles:

- Motorbike : You can explore this cities by yourself when hiring a motorbike or booking a grab. You can hire a motorbike with the price from 50000 vnd to 200000 vnd a day depending on the kind of motorbike you want.

- Taxi: If you go there with your team, you can use taxi. The price of it is quite high, but it is the best option if you want to go to exact destination together.

- Pedicab: You can go around the Ha Noi Old Quarter by pedicab. Most tourists choose this vehicle to go to the attractions in their Ha Noi travel. There are a lot of pedicabs nearby the Hoan Kiem lake.

- Bus : This is a prevalent public transport in Ha Noi Vietnam and I am sure that it is really common  with foreign tourists. The price of ticket is from 7000 vnd to 9000 vnd.

Bus Ha Noi

Hanoi buses

- Tramcar: is an eco-friendly vehicle. You can choose this kind of transport to go to all the tourist attractions to explore completely the beauty of Ha Noi Vietnam

The famous attraction you must visit in Ha Noi travel

Where you should visit in your Ha Noi travel? You have a plenty of options about the  destination in this capital such as: the cultural attractions, the historical attractions and the entertainment centers.

The cultural attractions you may like in your Ha Noi travel

  • Ba Dinh Square - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: is a attraction which you can not pass in your Ha Noi travel. On September 2nd, 1945 - now Vietnam National Day - Ho Chi Minh has read the Vietnam Independence Declaration in there. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opens 5 days a week, in the morning of tuesday, wednesday, thursday, saturday and sunday. When you want  to go inside the mausoleum, you have to wear formal clothes. Moreover, you can visit One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s fish lake, stilt house. Moreover, you can visit One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s fish lake, stilt house.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum from the outside

  • Temple of Literature is the first university in Vietnam. In the time being, it becomes a well-known tourist attraction. In addition, in Lunar New Year, the students always go there to collect letter and wish a successful year.
  • Ha Noi Old Quater is considered being the mark of Ha Noi with the ancient narrow houses and streets which bring the architecture from 19th century. Moreover, this is the area of famous local cuisine
  • Ha Noi Opera House is located on Trang Tien street - a main street of Ha Noi. There are numerous events hold here every year.

Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House – the cultural icon of Hanoi

  • Hoan Kiem Lake is considered being the symbol of not only Ha Noi but also Vietnam. It becomes the destination which is visited by everyone who set foot on Ha Noi because tourists can enjoy the atmosphere of Old Ha Noi and eat Trang Tien ice-cream or Thuy Ta ice-cream.

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake during summer

The romantic place in Ha Noi

There are some romantic place you may like in Ha Noi Vietnam: Long Bien bridge, Hoan Kiem lake, the West East Lake, Pink river bank, Thu Le park and Bach Thao park.

Long Bien bridge

Long Bien bridge

The West Lake Hanoi

West Lake Hanoi - Place of Interest in Hanoi

Bach Thao park

Bach Thao Park in Hanoi - Attraction in Hanoi, Vietnam

Entertainment centers in Ha Noi Vietnam

People always choose famous entertainment centers such as Trang Tien Plaza, Royal City, Times City, Indochina Plaza.

Time City has the educational playground VinEK for kids. Moreover, Time City also has Aquarium Time City for all guests with the size of 4000 m2 and the thousands kinds of sea creature from all over the world. The water square and stage in Time City has the size of 10000 m2 will give you the most fantastic experience in your Ha Noi travel.

Royal City has indoor water park, playground for kids and big skating rink. Moreover, you can go shopping here because in Time City there are a lots high-end brands.

If you want to try an entertainment center far from Ha Noi Vietnam, Thien duong Bao Son will be the best option. The distance between it and the center of Ha Noi is 8km. In this park, there is playground, cultural attractions , cuisine area, area of 15 traditional craft villages, circus,...

Thien duong Bao Son

Thien duong Bao Son

The West East Lake water park: When talking about the destinations which tourists must try in their Ha Noi travel, I have to introduce this place. Not only having chance to try the modern big swimming pool, people also have opportunity to explore the large number of games in there such as: tennis, volleyball, bia, high speed train ,...

The destination help you explore Ha Noi nightlife

Dong Xuan night market

Dong Xuan Night Market - where to go for Hanoi night life

Ta Hien beer street

Ta Hien beer street

Food Street Hang Buom

Food Street Hang Buom

Night market in Ha Noi Old Quarter

Night market in Ha Noi Old Quarter

Nha Tho street

Nha Tho street

The tourist attraction nearby Ha Noi

Ba Vi national park

Ba Vi national park  (In the east of Ha Noi Vietnam, is 30km far from Ha Noi)

Tam Dao

Tam Dao ( is 50km far from Ha Noi)

Huong pagoda

Huong pagoda ( is 50km far from Ha Noi)

Bat Trang pottery village

Bat Trang pottery village (  is 15km far from Ha Noi)

Duong Lam ancient village

Duong Lam ancient village( is 30km far from Ha Noi)

Co Loa Citadel

Co Loa Citadel (located in Dong Anh district, is 20km  far from Ha Noi center) 

Exploring the local cuisine in Ha Noi travel

The local food  which you must try to have insight about the cuisine of Ha Noi VietnamPho Vietnam

Pho Vietnam

Cha ca La Vong

Cha ca La Vong

Bun dau mam tom

Bun dau mam tom

Bun thang

Bun thang

Banh cuon

Banh cuon

Where you should stay during Ha Noi travel?

In Ha Noi Vietnam, both hostels and luxury hotels are prevalent. If you want to have a trip in Ha Noi on public holiday, you should book in advance from 2 to 3 weeks to make sure that you will have rooms to stay. The hostels are always in the center of the cities and you can book directly, but if you want to spend time in a resort, you should book through tourist companies or tourist web to save money. This is a useful tip you should remember!

Some tips in Ha Noi travel you should notice

  • If you have a holiday in Ha Noi Vietnam in the summer, you should choose the clothes which is made by cotton because it is boiling hot. But, if you go there in the winter, you should bring overcoat.
  • If you want to go inside the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, you have to wear formal clothes.
  • If you  want to spend time in Ha Noi Old Quater, you should have map because there are a lots small road in there. if you don’t have map, you may got lost easily. Moreover, you should bargain with saller before buying.
  • You should not be on road after 12pm because it is really dangerous.

I hope that the mentioned information will be useful in your Ha Noi travel and with them, you will have memorable experience in Ha Noi Vietnam.