Flying time from Singapore 3 hours 20 minutes
Currency Vietnamese Dong (VND)
International dialling code +84
Climate There are two main seasons; the dry season which lasts from October to April, and the wet season which starts from May to September
Airport code HAN
Airport to city 35km
Airport tax USD26.50 per adult and USD13.25 per child for international flights
In 1010, Vietnam’s Emperor Ly Thai To founded his capital on the banks of the Red River. A thousand years later, picturesque Hanoi is still Vietnam’s political and cultural centre and one of Asia’s most captivating cities: a hub where ancient temples, Chinese merchant townhouses and landscaped lakes rub shoulders with contemporary fine-dining restaurants, upscale bars, modern art galleries and eclectic designer boutiques.