Hanoi is believed to be the most graceful in the autumn. The capital is garbed in the blue sky and cool breezes, VNExpress reported.
Tourists can start a day by admiring sunrise at Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake), one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Hanoi.
It seems that everyone wants to go out and enjoy the most beautiful season of the year in Hanoi.
You can easily spot the locals sitting, jogging, drinking coffee, and exercising around Hoan Kiem Lake.
Strolling along streets like Phan Dinh Phung, Tran Phu, Hoang Dieu, etc which are covered by green trees is an interesting experience in the autumn.
|The dracontomelon trees on Phan Dinh Phung Street are covered with new leaves. Photo: VNExpress|
The autumn is also the ideal time to wear Ao dai, Vietnamese traditional costume to take photos.
Hong Trang, a local, says “This is the most beautiful season of the year. Everything from the weather to the scenery makes me want to live slower and enjoy them”, adding that the autumn is the only time that she doesn’t hesitate to ride her motorbike around the streets.
The alleys of Hanoi Old Quarters are brilliantly decorated with national flags to celebrate the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and the 66th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day.
Hanoi in autumn is also famous for specialties notably Com (Green rice flakes). A hawker said that Com is the most delicious in October as it is sweet and soft. Com is also used to make sweet soup and sticky rice.
The fruits of autumn include crispy persimmons. They are as small as a child’s hand and have green skin and sweet yellow flesh.
In addition, don't miss out on the opportunity to savor pork ribs porridge amidst the chilly air.
Various kinds of flowers such as daisies, heath bells and roses adorn the beauty of Hanoi in autumn.
At the end of the day, tourists can watch sunset at West Lake at around 5:30 p.m. The best spots to watch the sunset around West Lake are Nguyen Dinh Thi and Dang Thai Mai streets in Tay Ho District.
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