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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
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Private Tour: Hanoi City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Cyclo Ride
"Start your full-day private tour of Hanoi with early pickup from your hotel. Then hop in a cyclo to the undisputed heart of the city with your friendly and informative guide. Observe people practicing tai chi playing badminton and doing other popular activities as you receive an overview of daily life and witness how locals occupy their mornings.Weave through Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the historical center of the capital known for its 36 old streets and artisan guilds that date back to the 13th century. You’ll end up at St Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) whose structure has changed little since it was built in 1886.Stop for a quintessential Vietnamese breakfast of pho bo (beef noodle soup) and enjoy a relaxing conversation with the locals over a cup of delicious coffee — a great way to immerse in usually with sugar) or ca phe sua nong (hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk).Afterward continue sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle with a visit to Ba Dinh Square
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Cycling in Hanoi
"8am - Your tour guide will come to your hotel to meet you and your one-day cycling tour will begin with a short walk through the Old Quarter of Hanoi. You will walk through the Dong Xuan market the ancient gate of the citadel of Hanoi and the Long Bien Bridge before arriving at the departure point.8:30am - After a brief introduction on how to use the bicycles and the biking road you will begin your adventure by cycling along the Red River. Visit the market of ceramics located by the riverside and then continue cycling until you reach the village of Nghi Tam. Then you cross the street which is also the dam to reach the West Lake. You will cycle a little more along West Lake shores which lead you to a restaurant for our you will have the opportunity to taste the fried shrimp cake a specialty of Hanoi. You will then cycle a very short distance to a local coffee shop by the shore of West lake for a good cup of Vietnamese traditional coffee or a fresh coconut juice.1:30pm – After lunch you continue to ride along the shores of West Lake. You will stop at the Tran Quoc Pagoda to visit the pagoda which is located on an islet connected to the eastern shore of West Lake. Ho Tay
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The Most Exciting Traffic In The World (II)...

3. Bike - a good way to get around, but also one of the more stressful ones... Imagine being the only biker among thousands of motorbikes! Bikes can be rented in many places in the Old Quarter (try...
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Dec 25, 2016

The Most Exciting Traffic In The World...

Visitors of Hanoi have plenty of possibilities to get around in the city. Most of them have some advantages, but be careful with some!1. Bus - Hanoi has a pretty good bus system that gets you almost...
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Dec 25, 2016

Tips for Crossing Streets in Hanoi

Most visitors have a love-hate relationship with the traffic in Hanoi. They hate it for being messy, scary and are even perceived as dangerous. But most, if not all, will tell you that crossing the...
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Nov 19, 2013

Do's and Do Not's in Hanoi

#1 Never take advice from someone who has only 1 review. Most hotels write there own reviews, so make sure the review is from someone with 30 reviews or more. Yes arrive Hanoi take taxi to hotel for...
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Jul 01, 2012

Xe Om..Motorbike Taxi ..Cheap Thrill!!!

I used the services of a Xe Om driver that I had seen daily that was parked and hustling business not too far from the front door of the Heart Hotel, our “home away from home” in Ha Noi.The last full...
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May 20, 2010

Get a map of Old Quarter!

Don’t assume that you can get this map at the airport. Stock don’t get replenish fast at the airport. Got mine at Tourist Information Centre @ 7 Dinh Tieng Hoang Street (see the pink icon with the...
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Apr 14, 2009

Hanoi - Airport to the city

Hanoi airport to city is a long way. Careful of the scammers.As at November 2008, bus to city from airport 25,000 dong. By Taxi is 200,000 and up subject to your ability to haggle.----------The...
Nov 18, 2008

Going around Hanoi

The best part about Hanoi is almost all the tourist attractions are in Old Quarters. If you are staying in the vicinity, you can go about everywhere by feet. If you plan to travel out of Old Quarter,...
Oct 14, 2007

Local Transport

Motorbike ride around Hanoi city is always VND10,000 to VND15,000 not more.Make sure which Pho=Street you wanted to go.Hanoi Bus is around VND3,000Further trip to outer of Hanoi city, with mini...
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Jun 26, 2007

Hanoi airport to CBD

Cheap way to get in the city is to take the Vietnam Airlines airport shuttle that goes from the airport and takes you in front of the Vietnam airlines office in Hoan Kiem district (and vice versa)....
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May 26, 2007

Walking around Hanoi

One of the best way to explore Hanoi is by walking around the city, especially during the cooler months between November and February. This is because most of the main attractions are located within...
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Feb 20, 2007

Rent a Van for the day

Renting a van in Hanoi was one of the smartest things we did. It only cost us $40 for the entire day ($8 each) and it came with a full tank of gas and a super friendly and efficient driver. Hiring a...
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Jun 29, 2006
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Ancient House

The Hanoi Ancient House or Heritage House as the sign states above the door can be found at 87 Ma May Street in the Old Quarter. It was constructed in the late 20th century and is typical of the type...
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Indochina Junk

Indochina Junk ran our tour to and of Ha Long Bay. We took the Dragon Legend tour, which is one night. It began with pick up from our hotel (also arranged by IJ) in a luxury van at 7.30am - we were...
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Hang Quat Street

Hang Quat Street used to be the street where the shops sold fans, but nowadays there are many shops that sell items for worshiping such as colorful Buddhist flags, statues, lamps and wooden shrines. ...
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To Tich Street

To Tich Street is less than 100 m long and the name means fibre mat street but there appears to be no record of fibre mats being sold here. Nowadays it is a popular street for young people to frequent...
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City View Cafe

Having visited Hanoi 5 times,i generally like to visit City view Cafe on the 5th floor over looking Hoan Kiem Lake with a nice Bia Hoi. Sadly over the years i feel the standard of service has gone...
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Nhan Noi Linh Tu

We stumbled across this little temple (Nahn Noi Linh Tu) where Hang Ga meets Bat Dan Street, but unfortunately we could not gain access. I believe it contains a Shinto shrine, but outside there were...
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