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Interesting Things About Hanoi That Will Make You Love This Land Even More

While not as bustling and vibrant as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi still boasts its own unique and distinct beauty. Let’s join iVIVU to explore the interesting aspects of Hanoi – the land of a thousand years of Vietnamese civilization.

Flag-Raising and Lowering Ceremony

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interesting-things-about-hanoi-that-will-make-you-love-this-land-even-more

This is one of the most prideful moments for Vietnamese people every day. The flag-raising ceremony starts precisely at 6 AM, while the flag-lowering ceremony takes place at 9 PM daily. This is considered one of the most fascinating aspects of Hanoi that cannot go unmentioned. Ba Dinh Square is filled with solemnity and emotion as the loudspeaker announces the upcoming flag-raising ceremony.

Hanoi’s 36 Streets and Wards

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interesting-things-about-hanoi-that-will-make-you-love-this-land-even-more

Hanoi is famous for its 36 streets and wards. In the past, to make it easier to remember, the streets in Hanoi were named after the goods sold there. For instance, Hang Bac Street sold silver, Hang Thiec Street sold tin, and Hang Quat Street sold fans. Nowadays, many residents have shifted to selling different products, but some streets have retained their traditional trades, such as Thuoc Bac Street and Hang Bac Street. Hanoi’s Old Quarter has been featured in many major international publications. The Old Quarter also impresses visitors with its maze of alleys and small lanes, making it easy to get lost.

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Hanoi’s Oldest Iron Bridge – Long Bien Bridge

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interesting-things-about-hanoi-that-will-make-you-love-this-land-even-more

Considered a historical witness, Long Bien Bridge was constructed between 1899 and 1902, making it the first steel bridge to span the Red River. It is a popular spot for visitors to check in and take photos. Many couples also choose this historic bridge as the location for their wedding photos. Pictures taken on this steel bridge are always special and exceptionally captivating.

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Signature Drink – Egg Coffee

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interesting-things-about-hanoi-that-will-make-you-love-this-land-even-more

Egg coffee is a unique beverage and a source of pride for the people of the capital. While many places have attempted to replicate it, none can match the distinctive flavor found in Hanoi. This signature drink of the capital was even served to international journalists during the US-North Korea Summit in 2019. Renowned international media outlets have lavished praise on this special drink. Visitors always seek This delicious beverage when they come to Hanoi.

Hanoi’s 12 Flower Seasons

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interesting-things-about-hanoi-that-will-make-you-love-this-land-even-more

Another fascinating aspect of Hanoi is its 12 flower seasons throughout the year. Almost every month, the city showcases a different flower species. To celebrate this unique beauty, musician Giang Son composed the song “Hanoi 12 Flower Seasons.” In January, the city bursts into the pink blossoms of peach flowers. February brings the purple of ban flowers filling the streets. March is the month of white milk flowers, April features trumpet flowers, and then summer in May with vibrant red phoenix flowers and purple Lagerstroemia. The fragrance of lotus flowers fills West Lake throughout June. July sees the appearance of hawthorn flowers, while wild sunflowers mark August. The intense scent of milk flowers is synonymous with Hanoi autumn. Chrysanthemums and daisies bloom in October and November. In December, clusters of yellow mustard flowers along the Red River banks blossom brightly, marking the end of the year.

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Cốm – A Distinctive Gift of Hanoi’s Cuisine

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interesting-things-about-hanoi-that-will-make-you-love-this-land-even-more

One of the specialties that brings essence to Hanoi’s cuisine is cốm, a gift like no other. Only in Hanoi can you find this sticky, chewy green rice, wrapped in fragrant lotus leaves. Cốm is typically sold by street vendors and carried in woven baskets by vendors throughout the city.

Are you interested in renting a bicycle?

If you want to rent a bicycle, come to us at 128 Yen Hoa St, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi. With the suggestions provided here for a tour of Hanoi, Hanoi Bike Tour hopes to offer you more options for your day trip in HanoiContact us at (+84) 918889981 or email us at contact@hanoibiketour128.com for the best-priced tours in Hanoi.

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