Hanoi is the beautiful capital city of Vietnam. The French and Chinese architectural and cultural influences, the narrow streets, the temples, the remnants of a harrowing war, the hope for a glorious future and the zest for living the present to its fullest! You will be enthralled with the warmth that the people of Hanoi will welcome you with. It is vibrant and chaotic at the same time and you will love becoming a part of this madness.
Hanoi is well connected to London Heathrow as well as other major UK airports. The nonstop flight from London to Hanoi is around 11 hours 30 minutes in duration. British Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad, China Southern, Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa are some of the carriers operating flights departing UK airports and arriving in Hanoi.
Tourist Attractions in Hanoi There are several interesting places you can visit and various activities you can indulge in while in Hanoi. Temple of Literature Hanoi, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hoa Lo Prison, West Lake, Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Truc Bach Lake, Lenin Park, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi Zoological Garden zoo and park(for hikes and picnics), and Turtle Tower are some of the places you must visit. You will be intrigued by the simplicity of this place and the people, the vibrant festivals, the mouth-watering food and local sights.
Shopping in HanoiHanoi has several shopping haunts, no matter what your budget and what you are looking for. Royal City Vincom Mega Mall, Lotte Central Hanoi, Hanoi Towers, Trang Tien Plaza, Runway Sun City Hanoi, Indochina Plaza, Emporium Hanoi, Aeon Mall Long Bien, Indigo Store, and Dong Xuan Market are some places to hit for the keen shoppers. There are several street markets as well where you can enjoy local produce and street food.
Best Time to visit Hanoi The months from September to April are the best time to visit Hanoi. This is when the climatic conditions are pleasant and conducive to sightseeing in the area. If you visit during the month of December, you can be a part of the local Christmas and New Year celebrations.