6 Best experiences for a complete winter in Hanoi

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00 administrator
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If you plan to come to Hanoi in the winter days, there are many wonderful activities you can experience only in this cold period such as drinking a warm cup of coffee, taking some photos on flower fields and so on. Here are the list of wonder experiences for your reference.

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1. Eating ice-cream in the cold winter

Even in the cold days, citizens of Hanoi, especially young people like to enjoy ice-cream. When passing through streets such as Thanh Nien, Trang Tien, Thu Ta,..,on these days, you can see a crowd right front of ice-cream stores. It is not difficult to see the young people holding ice cream with delight and happy face. It cost you only 15,000 VND to have a ice-cream.

2. Gathering around St. Joseph's Cathedral

The 120-year church built in French colonial time in the Hoan Kiem District of Hanoi is a favorite place for local people to hang out with friend. They often sit on the pavement around the church with small table and few chairs. You can sip a glass of lemon tea and take time to chat with your friends, watching the street as well as contemplate the construction marked trace of time and count backwards to moment of midnight. In addition, this ancient church will become more sparkling and fabulous with colored lights and decoration on Christmas Eve night. 

3. Cycling tour around West Lake

With a huge body of water – a circumference of 17km – and there are plenty of historic places of interest luxury hotels, stylish restaurants and cafes that are worth exploring. In case you are sporty one, spending a late afternoon to cycle around the lake is a good idea. You will be impressed by a amazing scenery of the lake on the cold days. Along the lake, there is a street with is popular place for couple to gather and take photos. The fresh air will help you forget about pressure of the fast life.

4. Walking street around Hoan Kiem lake

There are classical French colonial houses, many art galleries and European style restaurants in Trang Tien street. Especially, the streets around the lake do not allow vehicle to operate that create a walking space for everyone to enjoy the activities at the weekend. Enjoying a cup of coffee, visiting some arg galleries or book shops nearby is one of the best way to enjoy the weekend. In addition, people organized many local activities and music event on the walking street, you can come and join these activities.

5. Visiting Long Bien bridge

Long Bien bridge is one of the symbol of Hanoi with over 100 year olds. It is appeared in many photos, pictures of people in Hanoi. It will help you to witnes the melodies of life resound with train whistles, and sound of bicycle rotations of traders from everywhere coming home after a hard working day. You can sit at a food stall of steamed corns and grilled sweet potatoes, or a warm tea stall to temporarily forget the cold of Hanoi winter.

This bridge is considered as a historical site of Hanoi, as it had underwent numerous bombardments and other historical changes. Stand on the bridge and look around will bring you the vicissitudes feeling as well as peaceful scenery of green fields on alluvial grounds along Red river.

6. Visiting Hanoi Old Quarter

It will be the mistake, if you do not visit the Old Quarter in your Vietnam trip. In the concentration area, there are many restaurants, entertainment and food stores for your choice. You can discover the beauty of ancient Hanoi by seeing the old house, small lanes in the Old Quarter. One of the attraction of visiting Hanoi in winter is street food, you can enjoy various tasty dishes such as many types of rice noodles, che, etc. as well as enjoying folk and music performances on the street.

Here come 6 best experiences for a winter trip to Hanoi, Vietnam. If you have any other exciting experience, share with us.