Hanoi Capital

Hanoi Capital

Things to do - general

Hanoi old city is over 1000 years old so the wealth of history here is mind boggling: temples, ancient citadels, unique theater and stunning wilderness just outside the city all offer fun-filled days in Vietnam’s capital. Make sure to visit as many of these attractions in Hanoi as possible because they all offer entertainment, beauty and education at different turns.

Best time to visit Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam is spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October). The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter. In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north.

If you plan to see the whole country, deciding on the best time to visit Vietnam can be complicated. Vietnam is over 1,000km (600 miles) in length and has huge regional diversity, however as a truly year-round destination, travel to any part of Vietnam during any season is possible.

Summer in Hanoi runs from May to September and brings heat and humidity, with average temperatures reaching 32°C (90°F) accompanied by refreshingly short bouts of heavy rain. These tropical downpours generally arrive in the afternoons, and despite being wet, summer months have the highest number of hours of sunshine. Winter is cooler and can bring fog and clouds but little rain, and the average temperature is 17°C (62°F). The best time to go is October and November, as days are not too hot with averages around 21°C (70°F) with less rain and plenty of sunshine.

Country Vietnam
Languages spokenVietnamese
Currency usedVND
Area (km2)1.285 kmi²
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Culture and history info

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, is an intriguing relic of Vietnam’s history and, signifying its historical and cultural importance, was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Also known as the Hanoi Citadel, many artefacts and items dating back to between the 6th and 20th centuries were excavated in 2004, including foundations of old palaces, ancient roads, ponds and wells. On top of these discoveries, archaeologists also found bronze coins, ceramics and pottery from China and many places in Asia, all of which demonstrate a close trading relationship in the area. Visitors should head for the display room that features interesting excavated items and mock-ups of the citadel itself.

Thien Thai hotel

Thien Thai hotel

45 Nguyễn truongf Tộ Hanoi city, Hanoi Capital
Thien Thai Hotel features wide range of luxury room and suite options for complete relaxation and pr More info
Cycling Vietnam

Cycling Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong delta, Halong Bay, Hue Imperial citadel, Hanoi Capital
Price per person from 29,025,000 vnd
Traveling by bicycle through the length of the country, witnessing the daily life of the Vietnamese More info
Day trip to Perfume Pagoda

Day trip to Perfume Pagoda

Hanoi Capital
Visit Hanoi Huong Tich Cave (Cave of the FragrantTraces), Thien Tru Pagoda (Pagoda of Leading to Hea More info
Hanoi Classic Day Tour

Hanoi Classic Day Tour

Hanoi Capital
Price per person from 1,090,000 vnd
This tour is the best way to see the most important sites in Hanoi! After pickup from local hotels, More info
Saigon to Hanoi private Vietnam tour

Saigon to Hanoi private Vietnam tour

Da Nang, Mekong delta, Halong Bay, Hue Imperial citadel, Hanoi Capital, Vietnam
Price per person from 26,775,000 vnd
The day will begin with a two-hour ride from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, we More info

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