Visit Hanoi - Best of Hanoi

Hanoi is a vibrant example of the Asian paradox. It’s a little bit of everything; modern with a touch of traditional, crazy with a touch of class and Oriental with a subtle french accent. It’s technicoloured Vietnam at its best; pulsating and graceful, it’ll shower you with warmth with its signature Vietnamese hospitality. On your trip to Hanoi, wander through the French quarter for a whiff of Parisian crepes and Cafe Au Lait or enjoy a Bia Hoi watching traditional Ta’i chi being practiced by unassuming locals in one of Hanoi’s multiple parks.

The City of Soaring Dragon is now truly awake; alive and thumping, it’ll make you want to break into a song and dance for no apparent reason! Happy faces and glorious sights await you at this mesmerizing city; plan your travel to Hanoi now! Truly Vietnam at its best!

Hanoi Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Hanoi tips for your visit

  • The sticky rice cake is a Vietnamese specialty that is an absolute must-eat when in Hanoi.
  • Pedestrian traffic can be overwhelming for visitors, especially in the narrow streets around the Old Quarter.
  • Pickpockets in Hanoi are well organized and very fast. They may operate in groups, so please be vigilant in crowded areas. Thieves on motorbikes are known to snatch bags from cafe tables or phones out of the hands of pedestrians. Keep all eyes on your belongings.

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Hanoi Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Hanoi

  • Save 7% Halong Bay Full-Day Trip
    Halong Bay Full-Day Trip60 Reviews

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    Enjoy this full-day trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi, including a scenic round-trip drive through northern Vietnams rural landsc...

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  • Save 7% Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi
    Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi216 Reviews

    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Discover the striking beauty of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on this Halong Bay small group adventure tour from Hanoi. Dr...

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  • Save 7% Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour
    Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour145 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    Take a walk through Hanois Old Quarter street markets with a local guide whos passionate about food, and discover the exotic ...

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  • Full Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour from Hanoi
    Full Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour from Hanoi96 Reviews

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    The epic landscape of Halong Bay has beckoned dreamers to Hanoi for centuries. Experience the majestic bay in 1-day while on ...

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Facts and Stats for Hanoi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hanoi

    Know the pollution level of Hanoi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 84.93 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 79.62 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.41 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 78.85 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 63.46 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 79.3 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 79.85 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 61.51 (High)
  • Hanoi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hanoi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hanoi.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.28 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.61 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.36 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.33 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 40.95 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.22 (Low)
    • Drug offense 49.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.16 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.84 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.36 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.64 (Moderate)
  • Living in Hanoi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Hanoi is 89.78 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 54.31 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 79.04 (High)
    • Pollution Index 91.48 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.06 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.26 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.61 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 19.31 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 43.95 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hanoi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hanoi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.48 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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