On the first weekend of April, Hanoi will host Vietnam’s first-ever F1(formula 1) race Grand Prix! The 5.6km street track located in Nam Tu Liem district, approximately 13kms South-west of the city centre, is nearing completion.
Make sure to plan ahead for a great weekend of action as it’s sure to attract a big crowd.
Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi is the country’s largest and caters for hundreds of domestic and international routes, including direct connections from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Dubai. Vietnam Airlines, the national carrier, covers most flights in and out of Hanoi; other airlines include VietJet Air, Jetstar and the latest Bamboo Airways.
The easiest way to get from the airport to the city is via taxi or Grab. Grab is an app similar to Uber however, you don’t need a local bank account to pay, you can use cash to pay your driver.
Expect to pay around 300,000 VND ($13 USD). For further information on getting around Hanoi and to the track using public transport – click here
Things to see in Hanoi -:
Hanoi is an incredible city to visit with culture, tradition and incredible food. Your top highlights should include the following:
The Old Quarter
Hanoi’s Old Quarter is located in the north-east of Hanoi, belonging to the Hoan Kiem District. The narrow bustling streets offer a wide variety of food, toys, souvenirs, clothes and many other everyday items.
There is a good chance you too will get lost amongst it all – simply enjoy the sights and smells by explore the narrow streets and alleyways.
Eat the food!
Light, flavoursome, fresh and healthy! When visiting Hanoi, one thing for sure is that you will be spoilt for choice. From street food vendors to Michelin star-rated restaurants, Hanoi is a food lovers paradise.
A ‘must-try’ meal is the quintessential dish of Northern Vietnam – Bun ChaOther popular regional dishes include Pho Bo (beef noodle soup), Banh Mi (pork/pate bread roll), Pho Cuon (a variant of pho served without the broth) and Banh Cuon (rice batter pancakes filled with sautéed pork and mushroom).
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake (Turtle Lake/Sword Lake) is a central feature of Hanoi and is a popular hangout throughout the day with many locals and tourists.
Ngoc Son Temple sits on a small island in the centre of the lake and linked by a bridge, making a beautiful background for photos.
Around sunrise and sunset, this area becomes busy with joggers, couples enjoying the relaxing views across the lake and the elderly practising Tai Chi and ballroom dancing.
With so many amazing sights to see, why not plan a trip in Hanoi?