Survival Bible in Hanoi
Tips and advices to live in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam
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Tips and advices to live in Hanoi - Localisation
Arrival in Hanoi is generally via Nôi Bài International Airport, located about 30 km from Hanoi, between 45 minutes and 1 hour by car. You will find many taxis at the airport, which will cost between 350,000 and 400,000 VND, which corresponds to 17 USD$.From Hanoi, you are located:
- 4 hours from Halong Bay by bus
- 6 hours of sapa by bus
- 1 hour and a half by plane or 1 night by train from Hué
- 2 hours flight from Da Nang
- 2 hours 30 minutes flight from Ho Chi Minh City
- 3 hours flight from Singapore
- 3 hours flight from Hong Kong
- 2 hours flight from Bangkok
The level of crime is low in Hanoi. Nevertheless, foreigners are the main targets of pickpockets and snatching.
Also pay attention to road traffic. Wearing a helmet is mandatory on a scooter, and strongly recommended for cycling.
Vietnam's drug legislation is one of the strictest in the world, and gambling is also prohibited.
Hanoi's climate is subtropical. This city experiences a hot summer with heavy rains and a dry and cold winter. Autumn (around September to November) and spring (March and April) are the two best seasons to visit Hanoi, the weather is pleasant with milder temperatures.
Fire brigade: 114
General information service: 1080
Tips and advices to live in Hanoi - Health services
Family Medical Practice Hanoi
Address: 298 I Kim Ma Street, Building A1 Van Phuc, Van Phuc Compound, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 3843 0748
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8h30am - 5h30pm / Saturday 8h30am - 12h30pm www.vietnammedicalpractice.com
Dental Clinic Mozart (dentist)
Address: Bâtiment TID-4e stair 4 street of Lieu Giai-Ba Dinh-Ha Noi-Viet Nam
Tel: +(84) 04 3771 9381
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 12h30pm / Saturday 8h30am - 12h30pm https://nhakhoamozart.com/fr/
Nha Thuoc Hapharco (Pharmacy)
Address: 2, Hang Bai, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 (0) 24 3934 0712
Opening hours: every day from 7am to 10pm
Tips and advices to live in Hanoi - Our restaurants
Founded by French chef Benjamin Rascalou, La Badiane is a high-end restaurant that combines French cuisine with local spices.
Address: 10 Nam Ngu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 39 42 45 09
Timetable: Monday to Saturday, 11h30am-2pm/6pm-10pm, closed on Sunday
Minh’s Jazz Club
Address: No.1A Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
Tel: 84-024-3933 6555
Timetable: every day from 7pm to 11h30pm, concert everyday at 9pm
Address: 15 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Tel: +84 4 3938 1588
Timetable: open every day from 11am to 10pm
This restaurant, founded in 2003, is located in the old French quarter of Hanoi. Here, you will discover a mix of European and Vietnamese flavours
Address: 48 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi,
Tel: (+84) 24 3825 1286
Timetable: every day from11am to 11pm
Tips and advices to live in Hanoi - Bars and Cafés
Ta Hien Street
This busy street is one of the most crowded in Hanoi's old quarter. It also has many small bars, and is very famous for its beers and street food.
1900 Le Théatre
This bar/night club is the ideal place if you want to enjoy the nightlife of the capital!
Address: 8 Ta Hien Street | Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Founded in 1946, this coffee is one of the most popular in Hanoi, especially for its egg coffee, whose recipe has not changed since its creation.
Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem - Hanoi
One of the oldest coffee shops in the capital
Address: 60 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem - Hanoi
Tips and advices to live in Hanoi - Districts
Expatriate District - TAY HO
Located to the northwest on the peninsula, of the same name on the shores of Lake Ho Tay (western lake) Tay Ho is one of the most residential areas. There are also a large number of expatriates living there. Renting a villa in this region costs from 1,500 to more than 4,000 USD$ per month. It is a quiet and less polluted, greener, lively and resourceful area (Western and local restaurants, sports halls, bookstores, etc.).
The Old Quarter of Hanoi - HOAN KIEM
This neighborhood is a lively and resourceful, but tiring, rather messy and very busy neighborhood. Pleasant for a few tourist days but few expatriates decide to settle there in the long term. Most public institutions, bank headquarters and skyscrapers are located there, as well as many tourist attractions such as the Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi Opera House, the National Museum of Vietnam History or the Water Puppet Show.
The French Quarter - BA DINH
Located 15 minutes by car from downtown Hanoi (Hoan Kiem), it is the political center of Vietnam. It is a quiet and authentic district. The main places to see in this district are: the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the headquarters of the Vietnamese Communist Party, the botanical garden and many buildings from the French colonial era.
This district, located north of Hoan Kiem, is accessed by a bridge built by Gustave Eiffel. You will find many of them that are often appreciated by expatriates for their comfort and safety.
Little House International Kindergarten
Address : No. 40 Tay Ho Street, Quang An, Tay Ho District
Tel: +8424 3823 8997
Kinderworld International Kindergarten & Prep School
Address: Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Tay Ho, Hanoi
Tel: 022 6114 7114
Morning star international kindergarten
Address: No.98, To Ngoc VanTay Ho, Ha Noi
Tel: 024 3719 5115 – 024 3718 8198
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandre Yersin French High School
Foreign languages taught: French, English, German, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese
Address: Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Parent Association: email@example.com
United Nation International School (UNIS)
Address: Tay Ho, Hanoi
Hanoi International School (HIS)
Address: Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Address: 16 Hoang Hoa Tham - Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
British International School
Address: Hoa Lan Road, Vinhomes Riverside, Long Bien District, Hanoi https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/en/our-schools/vietnam/hanoi/bis
Maple bear Canadian School
Address: Quận Hai Bà Trưng , Hanoi