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TOP 3 HOP-ON HOP-OFF CITY TOURS IN HANOI

Time is precious whether you’re on a short stopover, business trip, or extended leisure stay as you’re always under a pressure of doing this, doing that, going here, going there. Worry not! There is a solution which could wash away those pre-trip blues. All you need to do is hop-on hop-off! Here are the Top…

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TOP 8 VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN HANOI [Updated 2019]

Hanoi is a great destination for many reasons: friendly people, beautiful scenery, and (perhaps the best of all) the incredible food. Even if you have food sensitivities or restrictions — let’s say, you’re a vegan, or vegetarian — Hanoi has got your back Historically, vegetarian food first became popular in Vietnam during the reign of…

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HIDDEN BARS IN HANOI

The restlessly evolving culture of Hanoi is reflected on every aspect of the city: from the daily can be seen in many aspects: professions, cuisine, entertainment and of course the new nightlife brewing in Hanoi. Apart from the claustrophobic heat of seedy nightclubs and sketchy bars in the Old Quarter, inspired creatives, expats and a…

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THE BEAUTY OF HANOI IN ANALOGUE

Hanoi has been Vietnam’s capital city for 1,000 years. Nestled in a great bend of Red River, Hanoi owns a compelling charm of an ancient capital filled with history and wonders. While images of Hanoi taken on modern equipment are quite familiar, it’s a wonderful experience to see the city taken on classic film cameras…

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LONG BIEN BRIDGE – THE CONNECTOR OF HANOI’S PAST AND PRESENT

One of our Top 10 must-visit new destinations in Hanoi, Long Bien Bridge is a symbol of longevity, beauty and historical values of Hanoi. Being the ‘witness of history’, the bridge today is also a dispensable part of Hanoi’s present life. Getting to know Long Bien, tourists understand better the ups and downs of Hanoi…

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THE STORY OF HANOI THROUGH COFFEE

It’s no coincidence that many coffee shops in Hanoi are so glorious. The variety of drinks on the menu is abundant as well. Regarding even the world acclaimed coffee brands, they must have studied and noticed such a profound coffee culture in Vietnam before establishing their business here. So what is so special about the…

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12 FLOWER SEASONS OF HANOI

You may have already known about four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter, or just two with rainy and dry. But have you ever heard of somewhere with 12 seasons? Hanoi is known for its tranquil and gentle beauty – a conspicuous “Hanoi” feel that does not coincide anywhere else. And the city is, even…

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9 THINGS TO DO ON YOUR FIRST TRIP TO HANOI

More than just a “stop-over” – quoted most travel blogs about Hanoi – the city has so much to offer: stunning views, unique lifestyles, long-lasting culture and a more than 1000-year-history. According to TripAdvisor, Hanoi has been listed as one of the best destinations for 2019. In fact, for your first time in Hanoi, it…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VIETNAM E-VISA [Updated 2019]

In February 2017, Vietnam launched the e-Visa program to simplify the process of entering the country. Citizens of 80 countries can now apply for their visa electronically in less than 10 minutes. The whole process is 100% online – no need to wait for an “approval letter” and receive a visa on arrival. Here is…

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SURPRISING WAYS TO ‘READ’ NATIONAL TREASURES OF VIETNAM

A good museum should tell great stories, and Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum (VNFAM) definitely fits the bill. The museum owns over 20,000 artifacts in the preservation and almost 2000 pieces of art ranging from historical to modern time on the public display. Among them, there are 9 National Treasures that serve as the most…

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