Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam - a wonderful land that attracts tourists all over the world not only for its well-preserved architectures but also for its unique atmosphere with four seasons in a year, in which the most pleasant is Hanoi's fall. There are many reasons that make you fall in love with it. In this article, Vietnamtour.co.za will show you what exactly makes the autumn of Hanoi really special.
1. THE SUNSHINE IS PERFECT
Say goodbye to the intense sunshine of the summer, the autumn's sunshine of Hanoi is the real heaven. It's so clear, so beautiful that just one morning when you wake up in this amazing city and see the sunshine gathering out of the window, you immediately want to get out of bed and rush to the street to immerse yourself in the light sunshine.
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2. THE SEASON OF CỐM
Cốm - young rice flakes or green rice flakes is a special dish of Hanoi, a famous snack that only has in autumn. With the natural green color, young rice flakes are immature rice kernels roasted over very low heat then pounded until they are flattened like flakes.
Com - The Specialty of Hanoi autumn
The taste of green rice flakes is slightly sweet with a flavor similar to chestnut. You can try it plain or with coconut, both ways are delicious. Cốm is wrapped in 2 layers of leaves, a layer of fresh leaves ensures that it will not dry, the outer layer of lotus leaves is fragrant, tied in fresh yellow straw, making the dish more and more homely.
Plus, there is a traditional pastry made from Cốm and mung bean, they call it Bánh Cốm (green rice cake). The green rice cake is often used to worship the ancestors at the Vietnamese wedding. You can easily buy this specialty of Hanoi at some local shops or street vendors in Hanoi.
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3. THE OLD STREET COVERED WITH YELLOW LEAVES
One of the most-taken photos in Hanoi is the image of yellow leaves falling on Phan Dinh Phung Street. In autumn, you can across both sides of the sidewalk to witness the romantic view of the yellow leaves fall and overflow the whole street.
Even looking from a distance is enough to make you excited. Not only along Phan Dinh Phung Street, but you can also "catch" yellow leaves anywhere, from the window of houses to the side of pretty little roads, in small alleys, on golden walls or under your feet. Enjoying this beauty of Hanoi's autumn will definitely your lifetime experiences.
Yellow leaves falling around Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi
4. THE FRAGRANT SCENT OF HOA SUA FLOWER
Locals believe that the autumn of Hanoi will not be fullness if Hoa Sua flowers (also known as the milk flowers) are missing. Though they are just small white flowers, their sweet and fragrant smell will certainly enthrall you.
Just imagine you are walking across the old street in Hanoi, suddenly feeling the smell of milk flowers falling in front of, it will be the most comfortable and romantic moment that you never want to forget.
Beautiful Hoa Sua Tree at Hanoi St. Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi
A Street full of Hoa Sua in Hanoi
Above are some unique things that only have in autumn of Hanoi. If you want to learn more about this amazing capital of Vietnam, let Vietnamtour.co.za help you. This is the very first local tour operator focusing only on South Africa travelers so you can feel free to contact them to have a wonderful journey not only in Hanoi but also in the whole of Vietnam.
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