Hanoi Tourism

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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Facts and Stats for Hanoi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hanoi

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

    • Air Pollution 85 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 79.69 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 69.68 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 81.25 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 68.62 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 79.35 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 80.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (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 53.91 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 90.32 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 47.66 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.06 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.97 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 59.17 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.09 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.53 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.53 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.09 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Hanoi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Hanoi is 58.32 (Low)

    • Safety Index 48.45 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 79.04 (High)
    • Pollution Index 92.79 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.86 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.3 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 48.05 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 30.96 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 21.07 (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 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.67 USD

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

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