With four seasons, each having its own charm, Hanoi – the heart and soul of this S-shaped country, is a must-see city at any time of a year. September, Hanoi autumn, when the climate is cool and dry but still sunny, is the best time to visit Hanoi. Explore and view link Indochina travel Vietnam
Hanoi weather in September
During the time period from March to April and from September to November, when it is sunny and mild, the temperatures range is from 18°C to 30°C, the sky is clear most of the time, the air is really fresh and the days stay pretty dry, are considered as the best time to come to Hanoi capital city.
August actually marks the beginning of autumn, but it is still hot in this month. The temperature in Hanoi starts to gradually decrease from the beginning of September onwards. However, if you visit in Hanoi on an extremely hot day, the temperatures can be normally up to 32 degrees. Hanoi weather is really unpredictable, thus you should bring water along and wear comfortable light clothes for a trip in Hanoi during September. Especially noted that this hot weather is not advisable for long walks and outdoor activities! Plan your Vietnam tours packages to enjoy the beauty of Hanoi in September
What to do in September
Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake
Although Hanoi has so many parks and lakes, Hoan Kiem Lake, the most significant and legendary, is the top place to visit in autumn. It can be said that Hoan Kiem Lake is a great refuge for both Vietnamese and foreigners whose days are mostly in the narrow and chaotic streets of the Old Quarter. In the morning, you can admire a bold scene of simplicity and gentleness created by the people doing exercise, walking, playing chess or doing a photo shoot. In the afternoon, vendors come to sell cheap foods and souvenirs and young students visit the lake with the hope of practising their English with foreigners. In the evening, the lake draws a romantic night out for couples with its twinkling fairytale setting created by the colourful lights.
Explore Hanoi Old Quarter
36 streets with ancient houses, a lot of classic architectures, and streets still retaining the style of the 19th century, Hanoi Old Quarter is one of the famous historical sites inside a modern and dynamic city. In order to fully explore Hanoi Old Quarter in September, make yourself ready for a day of walking across these streets. You will be attracted by the colourful flowers or local vendors busy with their daily activities. You could also enjoy the different rustic charm of the capital city and taste some of the most delicious Hanoi food specialities.
Start the evening with bia hoi at Beer Corner
To begin a night out with bia hoi, which is cheap and possibly easily be found, should be a good idea. Drinking at Beer Corner will satisfy any of your night plans, especially in the quite hot weather of Hanoi in September. Situated at Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen in Hanoi Old Quarter, Beer Corner has become a favourite drinking spot for Vietnamese, expats and backpackers as well.
At night, you will have to mingle with the incredible locals’ and tourists’ crowd seeking for bia hoi to find a drinking spot for yourself or walk down the really narrow Ta Hien Street. With 10 glasses of beer costing only VND 80,000 – 100,000 (USD $3.5 – 4.4), it is the reason why customers can happily sit on mini plastic stools along the street for hours on end. What is more interesting than sitting among locals and other travellers, chatting and seeing the endless stream of people passing by?
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