Good morning Vietnam! After a short flight you will arrive in the bustling capital city of Hanoi. With a rich and vibrant past stretching back to 3000 BC, you’ll find so much to see and do. Look out for Chinese, French and Japanese influences in architecture and cuisine.
Hanoi has many significant religious buildings including The One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and The Temple of Literature. Hoàn Kiếm Lake is a must see too. Please make sure you dress respectfully.
This is the place to try authentic Vietnamese street food. On every corner you will find tiny Bún chả stalls, a local snack that is so tasty and yet incredibly cheap. When the daytime temperatures rise, grab some shade in one of the many street side cafes serving unique Vietnamese coffee blends.
Vietnam is renowned for its clothing industry. If you've ever fancied having a garment bespoke made then seize the moment. Choose from the finest fabrics and silks and then get a suit, dress or shirt tailored to your measurements and ready to collect in just 48 hours!
Nearby Hạ Long Bay in a UNESCO World heritage site and will take your breath away. Board one of the traditional wooden junk boats for a day cruise you will remember forever. The name Hạ Long means 'descending dragon' and references the hundreds of towering limestone and rainforest islands that are dotted amongst the South China Sea.
You'll find Hanoi is buzzing after dark with everything from jazz to opera! Each district of the city offers something out of the ordinary. For an authentic experience, seek out the Water Puppet Theatre, an ancient form of art that features live music and sketches on local life. For something more lively, head over to the Old Quarter bars for an ice cold beer.