Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. Hanoi is located in the North part of the country. Hanoi is the second biggest city in Vietnam, after Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi traces it's origins to 3000BC. Hanoi has been largely left in tact during the Vietnam War and therefore it is possible to admire ancient buildings there. Chinese and French influences are visible in Hanoi's architecture. Due to the French style prevalent in Hanoi, the city is sometimes referred to as "Paris of the East". Hanoi is currently growing and modernising at great speed.
Hanoi Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What local foods should I try on my visit to Hanoi?
A,There are so many delicious foods you could try in Hanoi. Try Vietnamese classics such as spring rolls and pho, a beef broth with noodles. If you like seafood look out for Mien Xao Luon, crab rolls called Nem Chua Be or the sizzling white fish dish called Cha Ca while in Hanoi.
Q. I am considering getting a flight ticket to Hanoi on a flight with a layover. How much time do I need for a connecting flight?
A,For an international flight opt to buy a ticket which gives you between 1 and 3 hours layover. By buying a ticket with a shorter connection time you risk missing your connecting flight, or your luggage being delayed. A ticket with a layover over 3 hours is not really necessary. Consider getting a ticket with a long layover if your airline offers city-tours for passengers awaiting connecting flights.
Q. I want to fly to Hanoi with my baby. Will I need to buy a ticket for my baby?
A,Most airlines offer free tickets for infants under the age of 2, who do not require their own seat. If you would like a seat for your baby, you are likely going to need to buy an extra ticket. However, policies on tickets for babies vary between airlines so check with your ticket provider for the most accurate information.