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Half-Day Hanoi Home Cooking Class and Cultural Tour
"The tour starts from your hotel and after a short drive you will arrive at the the awesome property that features a peaceful atmosphere on the Red River bank. The hosts will warmly welcome you and introduce their members and begin exchanging culture bargain and to spend the local currency “VND” in the market.You then begin a 5 minutes cycle or walk to the local market. It’s great chance to buy local things by yourself and experience a variety of foods from all the groceries such as: herbs spices vegetables meats fishes
From $49.00
 
Hanoi Explorer Private Photo Tour
"Hotel pick-up.  We start the tour on historic Long Bien Bridge Yen Phu Street.  After introductions and a brief look at the story behind the bridge there is an overview of camera settings.  We then head up to Long Bien Bridge to shoot the Establishing picture.  Time now to move into Long Bien market Hanoi's biggest wet market to learn how to shoot Relationship pictures.  Our focus is on how to take naturalistic photos of people at work and play.  In Dong Xuan market we continue with Relationship pictures.  The market was originally built by the French in 1889
From $160.00
 
2-Day Halong Bay Signature Cruise from Hanoi
"Day 1: Hanoi - Halong (LD)7:45am - 8:15amPickup and transfer to Halong Bay.12.00pm Arrival transfer to Signature Cruise.12:30pm You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Check into your cabin and freshen up.1pm As we begin to cruise through the bay a special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizi extraordinary limestone karst landscapesOan Lagoon Teapot and Monster Head Islets. Explore Vung Vieng Village by local rowing boats or kayaks to discover the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants. Signature Halong Cruise will stay close to Drum Cave for the evening.6:00pm Join Vietnamese cookingL)6:00am The nicest time of the day on Halong Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea
From $383.00

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Damn, that's cold today!

When in Hanoi in wintertime, especially in January and February, be sure to bring a warm coat and a warm pullover. Although it's located somehow southish, Hanoi gets pretty cold in winter....
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Mobile phone

Bring you mobile phone if you plan on staying for a few weeks or more. For about 450,000 dong (about $30), you can get a chip to stick in your Tri-band GSM phone and you get 300,000 dong of...
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Peeling Lips

If you come from a hot, humid country like me, and are going to Hanoi in the cold season (Nov-Feb), be sure to take along lip protection balm/gel etc. I did not because the temperature in Nov is...
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Essential items??

Recommend one suitcase and definitely bring some form of a light, small/medium backpack. That way you can carry your guide book, camera, water inside. No point in bringing something too big, after...
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It's cold out here

Never thought it's so cold in Hanoi (I only had a sweater in my suitcase, was lucky to get a jacket from my sister's Queen B luggage). We were in our jackets during the night (about 15 - 20 celcius)....
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bring only essentials

Bring only essentials, you can buy everything cheaper here. good confortable shoes / sandals, you are going to walk a lot. only if you need something specific, then bring it with you, there are shops...
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U$D

US Dollar are widely acceptable in Vietnam. Bankers will give better exchange rate on bigger note ($50 & $100).If you happen to run out of VND for small purchase, small dollar note will be...
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Plastic!!! (Credit Card)

You better equipped your credit cards for Vietnam trip. The opportunities to spend money are so abundant & make sure you don't finish all you USD in the process.Most shopping outlets in Hanoi do...
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Bring these ....

a backpack for day travel and putting your shopping items. Bring enough memory cards to capture more photos. Some budget hotels do not have programmes or equipment to download your digital photos...
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a few good tips

Jacket or coat in cold season... (I was forgot that. and I got cold... he2x ..:)) I still got 13?C in april Many good resto can be found in Hanoi, but if you're moslem and not sure about the...
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bring something warm

Backpack is easiest thing to carry when you want to avoid cyclos trying to overcharge you for a ride to the train station. They KNOW you can and will walk if he price is not fair. You'll need comfy...
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Money

Bring US dollars and plastic. Major hotels, banks (see ANZ near Hoan Kiem Lake), jewelry and gold shops all change money.Freelance money changers descend on tourists all around the center of...
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You're wired!!

It's really not easy if you're sharing train compartment with strangers who don't speak your language, also to entrust your excessive baggage to hotel when you're away for Ha Long trip.My Solution is...
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Power in Vietnam

I thought these aged switches and sockets are kind of nice. For those travelers who’re bringing digital cameras, make sure your charger is of the right fix or you may want to buy a world traveler...
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Top Hotels in Hanoi

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58 Hang Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 00844, Vietnam
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22 Ta Hien Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, 10000
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No. 3 Yen Thai, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, 1000, Vietnam
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31 Hang Ga Str., Hoan Kiem, 1000
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65 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi Viet Nam, 10000
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15 Ngo Quyen St, Hanoi, 10000, Vietnam
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Top Things to Do in Hanoi

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Water Puppet Show

I highly recommend tourist to spend an hour watching this show because you weren't be able to see this play in other countries. It really represent vietnam. It really talk about skill. Try to book in...
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

No trip to Hanoi is complete without a trip to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which stands in Ba Dinh Square and opened in 1975. Ho was Chairman of the Communist party from 1951 to his death in 1969 and read...
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Hoan Kiem Lake

And i mean early, like at 6 am !!!! You will be amazed how many locals are up at this hour of the day.Some of them will be on bicycles cycling around the lake, others will be jogging (seems to me the...
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Old Quarter

In the Old Quarter you will find many ladies with their carrying yokes, especially near Dong Xuan Market. They will wander the streets usually selling vegetables and fruit, often sitting down at the...
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Temple of Literature

The stelae of doctors can be found in a building to one side of the third courtyard. Emperor Ly Thanh Tong erected erected 116 steles of carved blue stone turtles with elaborate motifs which honored...
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Ha Long Bay

There are lots of places to read about the geography and geology of Ha Long Bay, and I'm not very good as an amateur historian, so I will leave that for other writers in this case. I'll limit...
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"The Adventure Continues in Hanoi ! Hanoi !"
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kokoryko

"Good morning Hanoi !"
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King_Golo

"Hanoi - City of the Soaring Dragon"
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"Hanoi"
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"Hanoi - City of Absorbing Sights and Sounds"
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