The Vietnamese are very good-natured and calm. They do not like to say "no" directly but try to avoid the answer or just change the topic. It is not customary to look in the eyes of the other person here. The gaze of a local resident will often be directed somewhere in the area of your neck. The people of Hanoi have a lot of respect for their elders. The Vietnamese don't like to argue. They look at foreigners who are having a heated debate with some disapproval. It is not customary to talk loudly and quarrel in public here. It is also not accepted to actively gesticulate and wave your hands.
Discovering the architecture of Hanoi from bird's eye view! Hanoi Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, all those monuments are defining the image of Hanoi … Open
Hanoi has a proud status of the “capital” more than thousand years. It is the main cultural and educational center of the country. The level of industry development and population comes … Open
The person who is higher in status usually pays in the restaurant. Be careful with the chopsticks. You can't leave them on the plate. Also, you should not touch with them those who sit with you at the table. It is customary to leave shoes behind the threshold at the entrance to the dwelling. The same tradition is practiced in some stores. Be careful not to appear ignorant. It is also customary to take off your shoes at the entrance to the temple. In addition, there is a specific dress code. Women should wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. You should not wear shorts. Light trousers will be the best choice.
You can travel with your child to Hanoi. However, you should not expect an extensive entertainment program. The city can be called quite boring for small tourists, despite the fact that the … Open
Vietnamese New Year or Tết is the most significant holiday of Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular. It is celebrated in January-February. Celebrations usually take place over several weeks. Traditionally, the Vietnamese go to the temple on the first day of the New Year. Locals usually clean the house and decorate it before the New Year. They can't clean up it on holiday days. Usually, people try to pay off debts and fulfill promises before the New Year. New clothes are often bought for the holiday. Red and gold are the most popular colors these days. According to beliefs, they bring good luck and well-being. Please note that many restaurants and public places are closed during the holiday. This is usually the week after the first day of the year. Shops and museums may also be closed. Therefore, you should check the lunar calendar when planning your trip. European New Year is also celebrated in Hanoi on January 1. This is an official state holiday. All state institutions are closed on this day. Many companies, including banks, also are closed.
The cuisine of Hanoi is quite specific. However, it is diverse. You should definitely try it. Moreover, there are numerous cafes, restaurants, and food stalls in the city. What should you … Open
National Day is celebrated here on September 2. Local residents celebrate it on a very large scale. Parades and festive processions are held on this day in the city. Musical groups perform on this day. Fireworks are also launched into the sky. Ho Chi Minh's portraits are everywhere. Ba Đình Square becomes the center of celebrations.
Historical and cultural heritage of Hanoi astonishes by its individuality and versatility. The starting point of almost all tour programs and also the heart of the historic district of the … Open