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The best noodle dishes in Hanoi

Hanoi is a great land for those who want to discover Vietnamese food. Below are the top ten noodle dishes that tourists should try when they come to the city. Pho (Vietnamese noodle) Throughout the country, you can easily find…

Five food streets in Hanoi

Besides being sold on streets, street food places have one thing in common: they are groups of shops selling one type of food. Here are the top food streets in Hanoi. Usually one family starts the business with an innovative…

Long Bien – a bustling night fruit market in Hanoi

Situated at the foot of the Long Bien Bridge in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Long Bien fruit and vegetable market is known as the largest wholesale market in Hanoi and northern Vietnam as a whole. The 27,000-square-meter market is open…

Enjoy lotus tea on Hanoi’s West Lake

Every summer season (around June and July), lotus ponds next to West Lake are a meeting place for a lot of Hanoians who want to relax and cool off.   Lotus ponds are assigned to households to grow lotus and…

A brief history of Hanoi

Hanoi, the 1000-year-old capital city of Vietnam has been through different periods of its own history. Pre-Thăng Long period Hanoi has been inhabited since at least 3000 BC. The Cổ Loa Citadel in Dong Anh district served as the capital of…

How cold does it really get in Hanoi?

With the temperature dropping notably over the last week and my friend calling me this morning to ask where she could buy a heater, I thought it was an appropriate time to comment on the frequently asked question: “How cold…

Surviving Hanoi traffic on foot

Hanoi is one of the craziest places in Southeast Asia to roam the streets, whether on some form of transport or on foot. Here’s how to get out alive. Look left, look right, look left, look right again … It…

Avoiding taxi scams in Hanoi

Taxi cheats are probably the one thing travellers to Hanoi complain most about. While unlikely to cost you a fortune, it’s still annoying to be over-charged or — literally — taken for a ride. So here’s what to watch out…

Hanoi City Overview

  Hanoi, the capital and second-largest city of Vietnam, is a captivating destination that regularly ranked among the top places to visit in the world due to its seamless blend of Vietnamese motifs and French elements. In the recent years,…

Things to do in Hanoi city

You are planning a trip to Hanoi and wonder what are the best things to try while you are in the city? Taking one or two-day trips from Hanoi will be an absolutely great choice for you because Hanoi is…

The best time to visit Hanoi

Hanoi is a city which you could plan a visit anytime during the year. However, consider all factors carefully, Autumn could be the best time to visit the city. In the Spring, from February to April, the weather is wet…

5 Must-try Foods in Hanoi

Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, has plenty of sights to appeal to visitors – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, the old quarter with its bustling streets – but if you really want to understand the Vietnamese people and their culture,…

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