Hanoi is the capital and second-largest city of Vietnam. The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City. It is a beautiful city which retains an air of French colonial elegance with pretty yellow stucco buildings lining leafy streets. Hanoi is also a city of lakes which adds to its air of sleepy grace.
Attractions in Hanoi include Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda , the Temple of Literature and Tran Quock Pagoda.
Things to See & Do
* Old Quarter
* Hoan Kiem Lake
* Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
* Museums eg. Ho Chi Minh Museum
* One Pillar Pagoda
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – đồng (₫) (VND)
Language – Vietnamese
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population – 7,000,000 approx
Land Area - 186.22 km2
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 84
Port Location – Halong Bay is the primary port for Hanoi, but ships also dock at Cai Lan and Haiphong.
Travel Links – Most people arrive at the Noi Bai International Airport, 35 km (45-60 minutes) north of the city. Several airlines run flights from Noi Bai.
Most of the "open-tour" bus itineraries either begin or end in Hanoi, with Hue the next (or previous) stop), and from there to Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Mui Ne, Ho Chi Minh City, and other cities in Vietnam, depending on the bus company.