Hanoi, Viet Nam Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

One of the world’s great travel bargains, Hanoi offers a fascinating mix of colonial French and modern Vietnamese at prices that are hard to believe.

The capital of Vietnam is still far more traditional than the larger Saigon in the south. There aren’t a lot of must-see sites, but the pleasant (though chaotic) city center makes up for that, with excellent food and drink at very low prices.

Why Visit Hanoi

Hanoi Facts

Population 6,500,000
Area 6,500,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Vietnam Dong
Airports Noi Bai International (HAN)

Things To Do In Hanoi

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Hanoi

Budget breakfastPho (noodle soup) is cheap and everywhere for breakfast, but many Western options are available.$1.33 - $2.49
Budget lunchLocal Vietnamese specialties are cheapest$2.37 - $4.30
Budget dinnerFood at street stalls is cheap, but these prices are for sit-down restaurants$4.30 - $7.53
Bia hoi (fresh local beer)The cheapest beer in the world has around 3% alcohol and tastes watery, but refreshing$0.28 - $0.39
Large bottled beerTiger, Hanoi, Saigon (all good lagers)$0.86 - $1.20
Bowl of pho soupThe most popular dish in the city, available everywhere around the clock$0.86 - $1.38
Fast food mealBurger, fries, and soft drink at Lotteria chain$2.58
Vodka (.75L bottle)Vodka Hanoi is one of the better local vodkas and it's easy to find in several sizes. It's good stuff and much cheaper than foreign brands.$2.58 - $3.87
Bahn Mi (Baguette sandwich)A great and cheap meal is a large baguette filled with some fresh cheese or pate or fried egg plus veggies, which can be found street-side all over Hanoi.$0.95 - $1.29
Fresh fruit shakeBanana, mango, and many more fresh fruits are made into shakes and on every menu.$0.86 - $1.20
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BEST TOURS in Hanoi

WHEN TO VISIT Hanoi

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January66580.8
February67601.2
March72651.6
April80713.2
May87777.7
June90809.5
July908012.6
August898013.4
September887810
October82733.9
November76661.6
December71600.8

Hanoi WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:00am6:08pm
21 Jun5:16am6:41pm
21 Sep5:45am5:54pm
21 Dec6:49am5:20pm

Where to stay in Hanoi

Hanoi Hotel Seasons

Hanoi Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar7.00 - 25.00
starstarstarstarstar13.00 - 32.00
starstarstarstarstar17.00 - 55.00
starstarstarstarstar33.00 - 79.00
starstarstarstarstar90.00 - 123.00
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Hanoi Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed3.50 - 8.00

Getting to Hanoi

GETTING AROUND Hanoi

Hanoi TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center13.98 - 20.21
Vietnam Airlines airport shuttle1.72
3km taxi ride in Hanoi1.98 - 3.01
3km moto-taxi ride in Hanoi1.57 - 1.81
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER