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26 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hanoi

These reasons will surely make you want to book a flight to Hanoi right now.

In my four short days in Hanoi, Vietnam, I fell in love with a city that’s brimming with energy and culture – it reminded me of my home country, the Philippines. But it’s not just the familiar scenery that made the city stand out from other Asian destinations. Here, I’m spelling out 26 reasons why every traveller will fall in love with Hanoi. [fzPrice]HAN[/fzPrice]

1. The bustling city is the capital of Vietnam

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2. It has stunning French architecture visible in every inch of the city

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3. Strolling along the French Quarter is like a walk throughout history

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4. The Old Quarter has its own charms as well

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5. From its interesting display of livestock for sale down to the mouth-watering offering of street food,

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6. The Old Quarter is a place where every foodie will feel at home

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7. There’s always a local coffee shop lurking around the corner,

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8. With a heavenly glass of ca phe da (iced coffee) waiting for you

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9. Hanoi is a city you can explore on foot,

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10. Or on a motorcycle

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11. Of course, the view of a street filled with motorcycles will always be fascinating

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12. Have I mentioned the coffee? (Yes, but coffee!) It’s really cheap and really gooooood

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13. You’ll end up going for your fifth glass in no time. But who’s counting?

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14. It’s not just the coffee. There’s also the yummy Trang Tien Ice Cream,

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15. And the juicy Bun Cha,

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16. The sweet Che,

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17. And who can forget Pho?

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18. Pho for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Perfect!

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19. Let’s not forget the amazing sunset right smack at the centre of the city

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20. Amazing, right?

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21. Hanoi is just four hours away from Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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22. There’s also the quaint Ninh Binh province just two hours away

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23. Basically, Hanoi is quite near amazing places, besides being amazing in itself

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24. Who wouldn’t want to explore this city rich in culture, art, and history?

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25. A city with some of the kindest and warmest people you’ll meet in your travels,

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26. Hanoi will be your home away from home

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If you are not convinced by these photos, why not go on a getaway to Hanoi and see its beauty for yourself?

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