Visit Hanoi when Holiday to Vietnam
Hanoi and the red river delta are known as the cradle of Dai Viet civilization, the Red River Delta
is mainly formed by the function of the Red River and the Thai Binh River. However, in Hanoi,
visitors will enjoy an incomparable combination of tradition, elegance and progress. The
northern metropolis possesses a unique architecture of beautiful colonial villas and streets lined
with old trees. However, just as the rest of the country, its capital is undergoing major change. A
holiday to Vietnam and especially in Hanoi will definitely capture your eyes.
Hanoi means the hinterland between the rivers. The portion of the Red River embracing Hanoi
is approximately 30km long; Hanoi city also characteristically contains many beautiful lakes,
which are the lungs of the city.
Hanoi is situated in a tropical monsoon zone with two main seasons. During the dry season,
which lasts from October to April, it is cold and there is very little rainfall, except from January to
March, when the weather is still cold but there is some light rain. The wet season, from May to
September, is hot with heavy rains and storms. The average annual temperature is 25 degree
and the average annual rainfall is 2000mm.
Highlights of any visit to Hanoi includes some of the must see sites and attraction for any
holiday to Vietnam, upon arrival to the capital city travelers will immediately rave into the citys
historic charm that is well mixed with the classic building dating back to the colonial times, the
Hanoi Old quarter is one great example of what anybody could expect, there is sites to see,
places to eat and great things to do both in day and night time.
Hoan Kiem Lake is located within a few minute walk from the old quarter and basically its the
constitutes the core of Hanoi city.
Hanoi cathedral also known as Saint Josephs cathedral was inaugurated on Christmas day
1887, after two years of construction. It was built on the site of the former Bao Thien tower,
which was famous in the ancient capital of Thang Long.
Some of the other not to be missed sites includes Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh in Ba Dinh
Square, water puppets show and a visit to Temple of Literature.
However, a Vietnam holiday packages could be start and end in Hanoi as there are frequent
flights from Bangkok, Malaysia and Singapore as well as other Asian countries and also one
can get Vietnam visa on arrival at the airport.