Hanoi with its interesting architecture, vibrant Old Quarter, and rich heritage attracts a lot of visitors year-round. The best time to visit Hanoi is from September to December. It's the dry season with cooler temperatures that is perfect for hiking, sightseeing, and other outdoor activities. In autumn you can try exotic forest bitter melon and see wild blooms of cauliflower and sesame fortune flower or Lộc Vừng. Late January and February are full of festivities—Tet New Year celebrations are followed by Co Loa Citadel Festival and Tro Tram, the festival of sexuality, which is held in Phu To province not far from Hanoi.
The most famous and most important holiday in Vietnam that brings lots of joy and happiness to people celebrating the new Lunar year!
A special treat for Vietnamese New Year holiday season
One of the traditional decorations for Tet is the bamboo tree planted in front of the house
The tradition to decorate houses and streets for Lunar New Year turns Vietnam into a colourful spectacle
A performance dedicated to the Fire and Water gods includes dancing in the fire and giving offerings
A fruit widely used in Asian cooking that might seem odd and too bitter in taste
The yearly festival of breaking 50 kg clay firecrackers by throwing them to the ground
The festival of celebrating the foundations of the royal palace
The festival of sexuality and love that has taken a quite vivid turn
The distinctive flowers of unique shape soak the area with pleasant fragrance
One of the most important festivals in Hanoi commemorates a great hero in Vietnam's mythodology
Cauliflower may not be the most romantic plant to fascinate with its bloom, but you'll change your mind when you see the Moc Chau's fields covered with wonderful white bloom
With a hint of durian and sweet strong aroma, the sausage-shaped fruit is a must try in Vietnam!
The hanging down flowers are especially fragrant at night and bloom twice a year only