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Overview

  • Flight Time: 12 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +7:00
  • Best Time to Travel: October - April

Vietnam's capital is described by almost all who go there as "an old-fashioned city". Old-fashioned in style, it is a city of lakes, parks, trees, villas, mansions and an area called the Old French Quarter where crumbling houses are crammed into narrow alleyways that are still named after the goods that were traded there - Silk, Gold and even Fish Street!

Old-fashioned in atmosphere, Hanoi has sidewalk cafes, pavement barbers, less traffic than Saigon, less frenetic rushing about, less noise, simply less people. Wide tree-lined bicycle-filled boulevards, elegant colonial French mansions, the grandeur and solemnity of Ho Chi Minh's monumental Mausoleum, the rustic simplicity of the house in which 'Uncle Ho' lived out his final years, the barely concealed misery of the Hoa Lo Prison, the 'Hanoi Hilton' where so many prisoners of war were incarcerated, the religious pride that constructed the beautiful temple of Literature compound - it's all here in Hanoi, a microcosm of the Vietnamese culture.

Hanoi is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its heart. Much of the city was transformed by the French when it became a French protectorate in the 1880s and there are wide boulevards and large colonial buildings which are now home to government departments and foreign embassies.

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    Silk Path Hotel Hanoi

    Built in 2010, Silk Path Hotel is a distinct addition to Hanoi and a smart choice for travelers. The hotel is located on the city center and 40 km from the airport, this 4.5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year.

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  • Boss Legend Hotel
    Hanoi

    Boss Legend Hotel

    Boss Legend Hotel is one of the finest hotels offering luxury accommodations and great service in Hanoi Old Quarter. With its strategic location, the hotel provides easy access to several landmarks.

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About Vietnam


All destinations we offer to our customers have been visited by a member of our team and we are confident that they will meet the needs of any traveller.

From exotic travel destination to war-torn country, the landscape and culture of Vietnam makes it a rewarding and thrilling holiday destination for any intrepid holidaymaker. Vietnam is one of Asia's most enticing holiday destinations, with a dynamic history, extraordinary natural beauty and beaches to rival any in Asia.

  • Travel Guide

    • Vietnam has a diverse climate all year round, so the best time to visit will depends on the area.
    • November to March is the most popular time to visit the country as the weather is usually drier.
    • In late January or early February the Tét festival welcomes the Vietnamese New Year.
  • Getting There

    • Vietnam has three international airports servicing different regions of the country.
    • Tan Son Nhat International Airport near Ho Chi Minh City is the largest.
    • Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi airports are connected to the cities by public bus.
  • We Recommend

    • Halong Bay still remains one of the most impressive natural sights in Southeast Asia.
    • Head to Ho Chi Minh City for museums, shopping and delicious Vietnamese food.
    • Visit Nha Trang, a popular beach destination offering access to several nearby islands.
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