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Ways to enjoy Hanoi's autumn

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Hanoi-Travel Tips

Autumn in Hanoi provides a variety of excellent experiences, from enjoying native delicacies like snails and young green rice to sipping coffee outside while photographing the city's attractiveness.

1. Take pictures to capture the charm of Hanoi

Both Hanoians and visitors looking for interesting photo locations have long visited the Old Quarter with its classic French architecture. In recent months, locals and visitors to Hanoi have been photographing beside the distinctively bright flower-peddler motorcycles that line the streets of Phan Dinh Phung, Thuy Khue, Hoang Dieu, and Thanh Nien.

The streets of Hanoi are decorated with seasonal flowers that are sold on bicycles. These blooms include lotus, baby's breath, roses, sunflowers, carnations, and hydrangeas.

2. Savor the taste of fresh green rice

Autumn in Hanoi brings with it the seductive attraction of young, green rice, or "com," as it is known there. The city's fall season is inextricably tied to this delicate and aromatic pleasure. It's a gastronomic treasure that resides in the center of the city and is reminiscent of both the musical and poetic emotions of artists.

There are several street sellers selling young, green rice around the city. The villages of Vong and Me Tri are two well-known centers for making this simple confection. This delicacy is fragile, delicately sweet like milk, wrapped with dong (phryniumplacentarium) and lotus leaves, and knotted with rice straw. It is made from young rice that has been collected early and is carefully prepared. Com can be eaten raw or prepared into recipes like sticky rice, sweet soup, or stir-fries.

In the past, Hanoians would combine green rice with ripe bananas and hot tea, but today's young prefer the unusual yet delicious coupling of green rice and egg coffee.

3. Enjoy coffee.

With its temperate temperatures and plentiful sunshine, autumn is regarded as the most beautiful season in Hanoi. This makes it ideal for enjoying the city's wonders while sipping coffee outside and catching up with friends. There are many possibilities, whether you're looking for lively eateries in the Old Quarter or peaceful retreats nestled away in historic villa courtyards.

Those seeking a more serene ambiance have the option of visiting cafés located in serene lanes or the picturesque courtyards of old houses. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Tranquil Books & Coffee: 19 Cao Ba Quat Street, Ba Dinh District
  • Yen: 184 Quan Thanh Street, Ba Dinh District
  • Hanoi House: 47A Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District
  • 18 Hoang Dieu Coffee: 19C Hoang Dieu Street (within the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long), Ba Dinh District
  • The Sipping Bar: 30 Phan Ke Binh Street (within Thong Nhat Park), Ba Dinh District
  • MAY Kitchenware & Coffeeshop: 80 Yen Phu Street, Ba Dinh District
  • 8 Coffee: 10 Da Tuong Street, Hoan Kiem District
  • KOHIBITO: 4 Dinh Le Street, Hoan Kiem District

4. Enjoy some snails.

Although less sophisticated than Saigon's, Hanoi's snail cuisine provides a mouthwatering selection of dishes. The majority of Hanoi snail eateries serve boiling snails on lemon leaves with lemongrass seasoning and ginger fish sauce on the side, pleasing even the pickiest eaters.

Snails are at their best, crunchy and ripe, in the fall. The accompanying dipping sauce creates a harmonic combination of sour, spicy, salty, and sweet sensations by balancing the flavors of ginger, lemongrass, and chile.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Dinh Liet snail: 1A Dinh Liet Street, Hoan Kiem District
  • Tong Duy Tan snail: 5 Tong Duy Tan Street, Hoan Kiem District
  • Ms Le: 88 Cua Bac Street, Ba Dinh District
  • Ton That Thiep snail: 14 Ton That Thiep, Ba Dinh District

5. Travel around Hanoi by double-decker bus

Since its introduction in 2018, the double-decker open-top bus has gained popularity among travelers, particularly during the lovely fall months. The bus travels through Hanoi's well-known tourist attractions and charming lanes adorned with trees. For a refreshing outdoor experience and a bird's-eye perspective of the city, passengers frequently choose the top deck.

There are a variety of ticket choices available, with the 4-hour ticket being the cheapest and most popular option at VND300,000 ($12) per person. With this ticket, riders are free to board and exit the bus at any stop. It is advised to get tickets in the afternoon to avoid the sun and have the chance to see the sunset as the bus passes through the mesmerizing West Lake region for the finest experience.

Read more: Hanoi double-decker bus: Ticket prices, routes and how to buy tickets

6. Savour ice cream from Trang Tien.

Just a short distance from Hoan Kiem Lake on Trang Tien Street, Trang Tien ice cream is a renowned local delight that has been a fixture in Hanoi since 1958. Customers are enticed to indulge in ice cream right away by the shop's inviting atmosphere, which makes them think of more innocent times and adds to the brand's distinctive appeal.

Popsicles and ice cream cones in traditional flavors such chocolate, coconut milk, green rice, green beans, and taro are available on the menu. A pink guava flavor that Trang Tien debuted in September soon became well-known on social media thanks to a large number of positive remarks.

7. See the sunset over West Lake.

Visitors shouldn't pass up the chance to visit West Lake, which is renowned as Hanoi's most alluring location for sunsets. Almost every day during this season, which is characterized by bright skies and intermittent clouds, one has the opportunity to see the spectacular sunset.

People may join the locals and other tourists who have gathered at the lakeside cafés and along the pedestrian route to see the sunset in the crisp fall air. Visitors may take part in activities like hiring bicycles to explore the area around the lake or just relax at locations with breathtaking views of the lake from a high vantage point.

Hanoi is beautiful in every way. Each season has different way to experience Hanoi. At Hanoi, which is an excellent place to learn about Vietnamese history and culture, you will undoubtedly have a great time. Give Threeland Travel a call if you're searching for a dependable and competent travel agency to assist you in planning your trip to Hanoi. We can handle all the details, including booking your tickets, organizing travel and accommodation arrangements, and modifying your schedule to fit your needs and budget. Please visit our website or contact us right away to learn more about our unique deals and packages. Don't pass up the chance to experience Hanoi with Threeland Travel.