Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and located in South East Asia. Hanoi is also known as the ‘city of Lakes’ as it is located on the banks of the Red River in the center of northern Vietnam. The river is approximately 40 kilometers long in Hanoi City. There are many other the rivers that flow through the city, including Duong, Cau, Ca Lo, Day, Nhue, Tich, To Lich and Kim Nguu. Due to the vast number of rivers and lakes Hanoi can sometimes flood due to high rainfall.
Hanoi’s climate consists of four seasons:
• February to April is the spring season, the weather is wet and light rain can be experienced
• May to August is the Summer Season when temperatures reach as high as 40 degrees Celsius. This season experiences a lot of rainfall also creating humidity.
• September to November is autumn. At this time of year, the weather is dry but cool. (recommended time for tourists to visit, due to comfortable climate)
• December to January is winter, the climate is cold and dry the temperature can fall as low as 6 degrees Celsius.
Hotels in Hanoi
You should book a hotel room in the Hanoi’s Old Quarter. There are many standard and luxury hotels with reasonable price here.
There are many attractions that draw tourists into the city of Hanoi. The capital is a combination of a busy, bustling city however has many tranquil and cultural highlights.
Hoan Kiem Lake: lies in the Old Quarter district of the city. Early in the morning locals can be seen doing T’ai Chi and during festival periods the lake is described to have a carnival like atmosphere. There are also many delightful cafes and restaurants which overlook the beautiful lake.
The 18th century Ngoc Song Temple: is located in the middle of the lake; the temple can be accessed by crossing a bright red arched bridge. This temple is dedicated to the general Tan Hung Dao, who is the patron saint of doctors.
National Museum of Vietnamese History: Contains an excellent archeological collection including relics, statues, ceramics and sculptures
The Dong Xuan market: the oldest and largest in Hanoi, is a great place for tourists to buy souvenirs, to bargain as well as observing the lively market atmosphere.
Moon Festival: During the month of September at this time the moon is at its fullest, tourists can join locals by enjoying traditional dancing, lighting lanterns and tasting the tradition festival food known as the ‘moon cake’.
National Museum of Vietnamese History: Contains an excellent archeological collection including relics, statues, ceramics and sculptures.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology: during weekends demonstrations, films, lectures and traditional games are held here.
350km North West of Hanoi is the calm and tranquil Sapa District; it is located in the Lao Cai Province which is close to the border with China. Scenic mountains overlook the district. Sapa includes the highest mountain in Vietnam, called Fan Si Pan which is 3142 meters above sea level. Due to the geographical location Sapa is the perfect place for flora and fauna to flourish, many unique plants and animals can be found in this region. Sapa also consists of paddy fields, waterfalls and beautiful landscapes which make this northern part of Vietnam a truly unforgettable experience.
• Cool and fresh at every time of the year, however in January and February the temperature can drop below freezing.
• Average temperature for Sapa is 15ºC, with a maximum of 29ºC.
• The best time to visit Sapa is Early September to mid-December; this is when the weather is warmer during the day and cool at nigh
Hotels in Sapa
You can book a hotel room online or book a tour at any hotels in Hanoi.
Sapa village tribes: Members of the tribes wear beautiful headdresses and colorful embodied clothing. The tribes are isolated from the rest of Vietnam’s population, yet represent the countries rich traditions and culture.
Mount Fan Si Pan: is the highest peak in Vietnam; Tourists accompanied by a VV guide, can explore the mountain and take in the beautiful mountainous landscape boasting spectacular views.
Sapa Church: Built in 1930 the church and grounds are well-known by locals who want to share the mysterious stories that are linked with this church. The church is home to the tomb of a priest who was put to death due to confronting a monk for having a passionate affair with a Sap village girl.
Sapa bike tours: Includes a visit to the stunning Silver waterfall where travelers can relax and swim, as well as a local way of life experience at Black Hmong Village.
Source: Đặt khách sạn