Travel and Local Information Guide
Our Hanoi information section gives you all the necessary details that you’ll need for a well-planned holiday in the capital of Vietnam. With a 1,000-year history, Hanoi is known as one of the most ancient capitals in the world, hosting well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city centre along with lush parks, verdant mountains, and traditional villages in the tranquil countryside.
Other attractive features of this French-colonial city include delectable cuisine, beautiful silks and handicrafts, and a unique multi-cultural society that’s developed from Chinese, French and Russian influences. If you’re a first-time visitor to Hanoi, having a basic knowledge of the local culture, currency, climate and public transportation prior to your holiday is essential. Therefore, we’ve compiled a handy travel and local information guide on Hanoi for your convenience.
SIM Cards and Dialing Prefixes
Pre-paid SIM cards are available everywhere with MobiFone, Viettel and Vinaphone as the most popular brands. To buy a cell phone, visit the big national phone store, Gioi Di Dong on Thai Ha St.
To call another city from Hanoi, dial the city code and phone number (dial phone number directly if calling within Hanoi). To call Hanoi from outside Vietnam, dial 00, followed by +84, the country code, then (0) 4, Hanoi area code and the number. To make an international call from Hanoi, first dial the access code 001.
Important Phone Numbers
|Hanoi French Hospital||3574 1111|
|Hong Ngoc Hospital||3927 5568|
|Family Medical Practice Clinic||3843 0748|
|Tourism Information||3943 7072|
|International Telephone Service Enquiries||143|
|Hanoi Airport Taxi||3873 3333|
|Noi Bai Airport Flight Information||3826 8522 or 3827 1513|
|Phone Number Enquiries||116 and 1088|
Voltage is 220 Volts, 50Hz (or 50 cycles per second). Plugs are either the two flat-pin or the two round-pin type.