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General Info Hanoi
Hanoi is a very vibrant city which is definitely worth to visit for a few days. It’s the second largest city in Vietnam and the busy roads and traffic can be overwhelming for some.
However, Hanoi is still more relaxed than Ho Chi Minh and there are several musea’s, ancient pagodas, parks and lakes to escape from Hanoi’s busy traffic. The wide streets, the large villa’s and the Vietnamese baguette (Banh Mi) still reflect the influence from the France occupation from 1873 till 1940.
Most people stay in the Old Quarter from which you can easily walk to many sights in Hanoi and experience the Vietnamese culture from the moment you walk out of your hotel. For this reason we also recommend to stay in or around the Old Quarter.
You can spend your days visiting the Hoan Kiem Lake, visit the French Hoa Lo Prison, see the monumental Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and wander around at the night market where you can try some local Vietnamese food (Bun Cha!).
How to get there
- Shuttle bus – costs: 40.000 VND (€1,50), duration: 1h 15min
- Public bus – costs: 7.000 VND (€0,25), duration: 1h 30min
- Taxi – costs: 200.000-350.000 VND (€7-€13), duration: 1 hour
- Train and mini(bus) – costs: 325.000 VND (€12), duration: 9 hrs
- Bus – costs: 300.000 VND (€11), duration: 5,5 hours
- Bus and ferry – costs: 200.000 VND (€7,50), duration: 3,5 hours
- Train and ferry – costs: 320.000 VND (€12), duration: 4h excl transit time
- Train – costs: 80.000 VND (€3), duration: 2,5 hrs
- Bus – costs: 70.000 VND (€3), duration: 2-3 hours
- Bus – costs: 250.000 VND (€9), duration: 10 hrs
- Train and bus – 11 hours, 637.000 VND (€23,50), duration: 11 hrs
- Flight – costs: 1.000.000 VND (€), duration: 6 hrs
My favourite accommodations in Hanoi
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