Tips to Get the Most out of Your Visit to Hanoi

Vietnam, Hanoi Guide (B): Tips to Get the Most out of Your Visit to Hanoi

Hanoi is an enormous, dirty, and vibrant city. It is the epitome of organized chaos and it was the perfectintroduction to Vietnam.

The sheer quantity of scooters in Vietnam’s capital will blow your mind. You have to see it to believe it. Vietnam has a population of 92 million people and over 45 million people own a scooter. When you need to cross the street in Hanoi, people don’t stop. You’ll inch your way across the road step by step and drivers will maneuver around you. It’s terrifying the first few times, but by the end of our 3 days in the city I’d be lying if I said I didn’t find the experience slightly thrilling.

Dong is the Vietnamese currency and currently 100,000 Dong is worth less than €4. You’ll be dealing with “millions” of Dong during your visit so make sure to pay attention to the bills you’re paying out (I almost gave away a 100,000 bill instead of a 10,000 bill a few times). There should be exchange centers located in the city center / old quarter, however we found it was more convenient to exchange money at our hotel. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Tips to Get the Most out of Your Visit to Hanoi
Guide Location: Vietnam » Hanoi
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Hanoi Opera House   Sunway Hotel   Hoan Kiem Lake   Tran Quoc Pagoda   Thang Long Water Puppet Theater   Avalon Cafe Lounge   Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum   Temple of Literature  
Author: Kate Shoaf
Read it on author's website: https://www.katestraveltips.com/2017/10/01/useful-tips-visit-hanoi