Adding Color to Autumn with Hanoi Tourism

As the fall season approaches, the tourism sector of the capital looks to capitalize on its autumn offerings by developing specialized tours.

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Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is currently basking in the splendor of autumn, a season known for its captivating beauty. The pleasant and mild weather, coupled with serene and romantic vistas, create the perfect ambiance for a memorable travel experience. With such remarkable natural allure, Hanoi holds great promise for crafting exceptional tourism offerings that are sure to captivate and enthrall visitors, making it a must-visit destination for discerning travelers.

Autumn in Hanoi is a fascinating time for many people because of the changes in weather, light and mood. Photo: Yeu Hanoi

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Autumn in Hanoi is renowned for its captivating beauty and romantic atmosphere, often portrayed in revered works of poetry, music, and painting. Recognizing the allure of this “golden” season and its potential for boosting tourism, travel agencies in Hanoi have curated a plethora of carefully crafted tour packages to fully capitalize on its charm and appeal.

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Numerous tourism companies are actively promoting travel to Hanoi in the autumn season. Visitors are encouraged to explore attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Long Bien Bridge, picturesque yellow leaf streets like Phan Dinh Phung, Thanh Nien, Hoang Hoa Tham or Hoang Dieu, and the stunning Red River Rock Flower Garden. For more information, please visit their websites.

Furthermore, certain enterprises collaborate with neighboring provinces to arrange inter-provincial tours, such as the Hanoi-Tan Trao Historical Site in Tuyen Quang Province and the Hanoi-Tay Thien-Tam Dao in Vinh Phuc Province. These efforts aim to boost local tourism and attract international visitors to Vietnam.

 The dreamy beauty of a Hanoi street in autumn. Photo: The Hanoi Times

According to Phung Quang Thang, Chairman of the Hanoi Travel Association, the tourism industry in Hanoi should focus on promoting traditional experiential activities like the Lantern Parade Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. These activities will provide tourists with an opportunity to immerse themselves in Hanoi’s rich thousand-year-old culture.

Tran Thi Thuy Lan, Deputy Director of the Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter Management Board, has announced that their agency annually hosts the Old Quarter Mid-Autumn Festival. This cultural event offers visitors the opportunity to explore the historic Old Quarter through electric tourist cars and immerse themselves in the authentic living environment of old Hanoians at the Heritage House located at 87 Ma May Street. Additionally, the festival includes various other activities for attendees to enjoy.

The Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center has recently developed a new visually appealing area for visitors at the East Gate and Hexagonal Tower. This addition complements the existing “Deciphering the Thang Long Imperial Citadel” night tour, offering visitors a unique experience to explore and capture memorable moments on Instagram.

Chu Ngoc Quan, the Deputy Director of Ba Vi National Park, has announced exciting plans to introduce a range of experiential travel products. These will include the highly anticipated Tree Marigold Flower Festival in October, as well as experiential travel packages that combine sports such as cycling and hiking. Through these offerings, the park aims to unlock its tourism potential and provide visitors with unforgettable experiences.

Developing typical products

The must-try dishes of Hanoi in fall: Egg coffee and young glutinous rice. Photo: Yeu Hanoi

Autumn in the capital is a unique experience that the tourism sector should embrace by designing distinct tours. Experts in the field suggest that Hanoi should create a diverse range of offerings, including visits to traditional handicraft villages, culinary excursions, cultural and historical tours, city tours by cyclo, and modern shows. Capitalizing on these products will contribute to the overall development of tourism in the region.

It is also important for Hanoi to introduce streets that specialize in selling autumn products such as moon cakes, mid-autumn toys, and green rice flakes. This will provide visitors with a diverse range of experiences and further enhance the allure of Hanoi during the autumn season.

Phung Quang Thang suggests using Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake and Tran Nhan Tong pedestrian areas as venues for autumn music and poetry events, while the West Lake area, with its lotus ponds and Tay Tuu flower farms, could be transformed into experiential spaces for the season.

Nguyen Tien Dat, CEO of AZA Travel, recommends that Hanoi initiate a targeted initiative called the “Hanoi Autumn Travel Campaign” to boost tourism in the region. This campaign would involve integrating various autumn-themed tourism offerings from local enterprises into a specialized tour package for visitors to Hanoi. Moreover, Dat emphasizes the need to intensify promotional efforts to showcase the allure of fall tourism to both domestic and international travelers.

According to Dat, it is recommended that Hanoi schedules annual autumn events during a specific period of time in order to enhance tourist attraction, drawing inspiration from successful events such as the Danang International Fireworks Festival or the Ha Giang Buckwheat Flower Festival.

Golden light and clear skies of Hanoi in autumn. Photo: Yeu Hanoi

Dang Huong Giang, the Director of the Hanoi Tourism Department, announced plans to host several upcoming events as part of the Hanoi Autumn initiative. These events include the Hanoi Tourism Gift Festival 2023, Hanoi Culinary Space 2023, and the Hanoi Fall Festival, themed “Hanoi Autumn – Come to Fall in Love.” The festivities will take place at the Hoan Kiem Lake walking area and in various districts.

The Hanoi Department of Tourism is pleased to announce the upcoming second season of the Hanoi Travel Ao Dai Festival 2023. This event, which coincides with the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the capital, has become an annual autumn activity that showcases the city’s vibrant tourism sector.

This event strives to promote tourism in the capital during the autumn season by offering a variety of activities that appeal to both locals and tourists. Additionally, it aims to support the growth of Hanoi fall tour offerings by facilitating collaborations with tourism businesses. Giang emphasized the significance of this event.