Hanoi — Vietnam’s capital and cultural, political and economic center of the country, located in the lower reaches of the Red river, on its right side. The area of Hanoi and the eponymous administrative district — 3344,7 square kilometers and a population of 7 588 000 people (2015). Hanoi consists of 9 urban districts, 18 rural and small suburbs of ha Dong and Sontea.
Hanoi was founded in 1010 and was originally called Thang long which means «ascending dragon». The current name of the city translates as the «city between the lakes». The capital of the independent Vietnam became Hanoi in 1954.
Size: 3344,7 km2
Population: 7 588 000 people (2015)
Currency: Vietnamese Dong
As in all Vietnam, in Hanoi, there are two seasons — dry and rainy. The average summer temperature is 29 degrees (sometimes goes up to 40), and in winter is 17 degrees (with dips to 8). A third of all tourists visiting Vietnam arrive in Hanoi.
How to get
«Aeroflot» operates direct flights from Sheremetyevo airport to Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport. The flight is very long, so passengers are provided with food twice. On the way an airplane overcomes virtually the entire Asian continent, Central Asia, India, etc. time in the air is 9 and a half hours.
From Domodedovo airport has regular flights to Hanoi are performed by the airline «Vietnam airlines» is the main carrier in the country. Boeing «Vietnam airlines» have all conditions for comfortable flight, including a lot of technical equipment such as screens mounted on seatbacks, etc. During the flight all passengers twice offer hot meals, as well as a certain amount of alcohol. It is also worth noting that the «Vietnam airlines» there are special rates for residents of other Russian cities, which thanks to this is much easier to get to Vietnam with a connection at Moscow Domodedovo airport (if you fly from Vladivostok docked in Seoul).
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From Vladivostok to Hanoi, you can fly by planes of airline «Vladivostok-Avia». Frequency of flights — once a week, and the flight lasts just over 5 hours.
Airline «Asiana» from Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with a stopover in Seoul (Incheon airport).
The airline «Korean Air» from Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg with a stopover in Seoul (Incheon airport).
Airline «Japan Airlines» from Moscow with a stopover in Tokyo (Narita airport).
Airline «Hong Kong Airlines» from Moscow with a stopover in Hong Kong.
The airline «Thai» from Moscow with a stopover in Bangkok.
There are more complex variants — with two changes. However, during sale periods airlines they it makes sense to use due to attractive prices. For example, you can get to Hanoi airline Air France from Moscow and St. Petersburg, with stopovers in Paris and Bangkok.
You should definitely remember that long flights are associated with a certain risk to the health of passengers, poorly tolerate such loads.
Climate and weather in Hanoi
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What to see in Hanoi
Clicking on the links in the text, you can get more information about the project (description, location map, admission, time work, how to reach, photographs, reviews of tourists, etc.). If you are interested in the attractions of Vietnam as a whole, without division into the city, there is a special section.
One of the main attractions of Hanoi is located in the heart of the city, the lake Ho Hoan Kiem lake which means lake of the Returned Sword. On one side of the lake there are antique shopping districts with narrow streets, and on the other side of the administrative building. History of Hanoi is closely linked with the history of the lake, and in the history of the lake is legend of the tortoise living in it. In the lake of the Returned Sword is actually a turtle lives, the pop up only during important events in the life of the country. The last times it appeared on the surface during periods Congress of the Communist party of Vietnam, during the visit of head of China, as well as the opening of the monument Le Lou. Currently costly and complex cleanup of the lake.
In the lake are two Islands, one of them has a unique water puppet theatre. It is an ancient Vietnamese tradition originated in the eleventh century. The theatre often tours the world. On another island is the temple of the jade mountain — Ngocson.
Very interesting Old quarter of Hanoi, which is located near Lake of the Returned Sword. It consists of a tangled network of narrow and attractive streets that is very popular among all tourists. A unique South-Eastern flavor, lots of shops with exotic goods — all the Old quarter. Moreover, the buildings we try to preserve the form in which they were built. Inside many of them now converted into comfortable hotels, shops, stalls, restaurants, offices, etc.
Another interesting place in Hanoi is West lake, is not as famous as the Lake of the Returned Sword, but in his own curious. Besides, next to the lake is Tran Quoc pagoda, which is one of the oldest in Vietnam, and considered one of the largest centers of Buddhism in the country. There are several interesting legends about the origin of the lake.
It is a district of Hanoi in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the XX century there lived the French colonizers who left a legacy of many beautiful buildings in colonial style. We can say that a kind piece of Europe in a large Asian city. It is in the French quarter is home to many different governmental and administrative buildings, as well as BA Dinh square with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the Museum of air defense forces, military historical Museum, jailed downed pilots of the U.S. army. Also, you should see the Buddhist pagoda ILO kot, which is located on the stone pillar directly on the surface of a small pond near the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum.
Secret bunker of the Vietnamese government, which was hidden during the American raids the Ho Chi Minh and his entourage. The bunker was built in 1967 with the participation of experts from the Soviet Union.
Quarter of Hoi Ha in the centre of Hanoi, on the street, Quang Trung, will delight tourists with an amazing rural atmosphere in the big city. Here you can go to restaurants, magnificently stylized village life.
The temple of literature, he is the temple of Confucius, which represents a long period of domination of Confucian teachings and ethics in the Vietnamese culture and, in particular, philosophy.
Where to go in Hanoi
Interesting places in Hanoi
Private guides in Hanoi
More details on Hanoi will help you to see Russian private guides.
The project Experts.Turister.Ru was registered 5 Russian tour companies in Hanoi.
About shopping in Hanoi you can read our article «Shopping in Vietnam«.
Communication in Hanoi
For calls to other countries, in Vietnam there are special meeting points and street payphones. Living in hotels have the ability to make calls directly from there, but it is quite expensive.
To call from Russia to Hanoi 8-10-84-4 need to dial a phone number if you dial from a mobile phone, the «8-10» should be replaced by «+». For calls from Vietnam to Russia dial: 007-city code-subscriber’s number.
The cell connection is no problem, since the agreement with the Vietnamese companies have all the three largest Russian operators — MTS, Beeline and MegaFon. Vietnamese operators: MobiFone, VinaFone, S-Fone, G-Tel, Vietnamobile, Viettel Mobile. SIM card Vietnamese operator costs about $ 5 that includes 30 minutes of conversation.
In many hotels you can come out to the Internet, there are Internet cafes.
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One of the most serious crimes experienced by tourists in Vietnam are pickpocketing, which proishodyaschee-less regularly. In this regard, it is recommended not to carry cash and documents in your back pockets. The best option is to keep them in the safe at the hotel and carry a small amount of money and a photocopy of the passport. In addition, tourists should be careful in the calculations, as the Vietnamese sometimes not averse to fool visitors.
You need to be careful when dealing with the local «priestesses of love», which often are not averse to profit the wallet of their clients. Gambling foreigners can play only in special institutions, and the attempt to involve local residents in them may result in criminal prosecution. Especially strictly punished everything related to narcotics possession, distribution, use. Punishment in this case, apply the most severe, up to death penalty. This is a traditional practice in South-East Asia.
Tourists should exercise judgment during the holidays. In particular, this applies to the use of alcohol as the «touched» tourist in Vietnam can easily get into trouble, become the victim of a robbery, etc. When bathing is to follow an ocean surf, which can become a source of danger.
With regard to health, before coming to Vietnam, you need to attend to the issue of registration of medical insurance (regular or extended). You can also pay International SOS to provide medical services in the offices in Vietnam. Address in Hanoi 31 Hai Ba Trung in the Central part of the city. Phone — 9340555.
You need to be careful when ordering food in Vietnamese cuisine, which is quite unusual for Europeans because of its severity, the abundance of spices and exotic ingredients. If you overestimate your strength, it’s likely the problems with the stomach and intestines.
Where to stay in Hanoi
List of hotels in Hanoi you can see on our website that lists the amenities in the rooms and in the hotels, and has photos as hoteliers and tourists. See them all and read the reviews of tourists in the special category «Hotels in Hanoi«.
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