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Hanoi— 5 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Old Quarter. Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and West Lake. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, look for gifts at Indigo Store, admire the masterpieces at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, and examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum.
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If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Noi Bai International Airport. In May in Hanoi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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