For many tourists, autumn is the best time to enjoy the beauty of Hanoi. The weather is cool, windy, and does not have rain, which is ideal to explore every charming corner of Hanoi. The followings will introduce you to top the most wonderful destinations that you can visit for a Hanoi cycling tour in autumn.
1. Hoan Kien Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake is well known as one of the most famous places that you cannot miss when taking a Hanoi tour in autumn. In the cool space, The Huc Bridge, along with the blue water attracts visitors at the first sight. You can sit anywhere to enjoy the wind, eat Trang Tien Ice-cream, and relax your mind in the peaceful space after a long working period.
Hoan Kiem Lake in the autumn
Especially, at the end of autumn, you can be impressed by the red color of the sesame buds. The flowers of the sesame buds fall over the surface of the lake and create a romantic scene. In the sunset, it starts to emit a passionate aroma throughout the city. Many couples choose this time to get the happiest moments for their wedding photo album. After wandering around Hoan Kiem Lake, you can explore 36 streets to feel more about the gentle attractiveness of Hanoi in autumn.
2. The West Lake
The West Lake
The West Lake is a truly ideal choice for a Hanoi biking tour. You can start your cycling journey with Quang Ba Flower market to enjoy the beauty as well as the aroma of many kinds of flowers. Taking a 16-kilometer route surrounding the West Lake will bring you a number of interesting discoveries about nature, people, and the cuisine of Hanoi. Along with the cool and quiet roads, tourists can also enjoy the Yen Phu Communal House, Kim Lien Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Tao Sach pagoda, etc.
Thanh Nien Street from above
The most favorite street that visitors often choose for their biking tours is Thanh Nien Street. Thanh Nien Street is between the West Lake and Truc Bach Lake. You will have a chance to enjoy the typical characteristics of the autumn. Besides, you can discover some villages while cycling in Thanh Nien Street such as Yen Phu Village and Nghi Tam Village.
3. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, one of the World Cultural Heritage of Vietnam, is a massive colony of monarchs built by the King during many periods of Vietnamese history. Visiting Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in the autumn, you can feel the ups and downs of history that are imprinting on the impressive architecture through the time. Nowadays, it only retains Hanoi Flag Tower, the South Gate (Doan Mon), the Kinh Thien Palace Foundation, the Princess’s Pagoda (Hau Lau), and the North Gate (Bac mon). Most tourists are impressed by the ancient beauty and magnificent architecture of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long.
4. Vong Village
Com, a specialty in Vong Village
The most typical dish in autumn is young rice. Vong Village is the most famous destination with a long tradition of making young rice. If you would like to enjoy the most wonderful young rice, Vong Village is the best choice. A Hanoi day tour in Vong Village, you will be impressed by the sweet aroma all around the village. Coming to this place, you can get an opportunity to enjoy many kinds of young rice with the high quality. Besides, you also can experience the daily life of the locals that is typical of the Northern Delta culture as well as learn more about the process of making young rice.
5. Phan Dinh Phung Street
Phan Dinh Phung Street
A Hanoi tour in autumn cannot miss Phan Dinh Phung Street, the most beautiful road in Hanoi. Visitors will be attracted by its romantic scene at the first sight. In the autumn, the yellow leaves of the two rows of trees will cover the road creating an amazing beauty. As a result, it becomes a favorite place for many couples as well as those who want to get the great view for the selfie.
The above are some interesting suggestions that you cannot miss when exploring Hanoi in the autumn. Hopefully, with these destinations, you will get a nice Hanoi cycling tour along with many memorable experiences.