Are you renting motorbike hanoi? Dont know where to rent a motorbikes? Here is the answer!!! This is a short guide on how to go about rental a motorbike in Hanoi. Keep in mind that things change with time, places or prices listed here were true at the time of writing.
Shoud you rent a motorbike in Hanoi
Don’t take this question too lightly. If you are not an experienced rider and want to ride around just for fun then be very careful. Exhaust pipe burns, scraped skin and hospital visits are not fun. Yes, the traffic in Hanoi is not as busy as in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi but riding here is still a challenge. It is even more challenging when it is wet, windy or when the roads are extra busy during national holidays.
The cost of motorbike taxis or even regular taxis are quite cheap so maybe you are better off letting someone else do the driving.
In the event of an accident your insurance may not cover you unless you are licensed to ride in Vietnam, some insurance companies consider motorbike riding an adventure sport and don’t cover it. Click this link >>> Cost motorbike rental Hanoi
How to rent a motorbike in Hanoi?
When you rent a motorbike in Hanoi you will need to provide your passport or for longer term rentals a copy of your passport. Most rental places will accept payment when you return the bike after your ride.
In most cases the rental place will not provide you with any paperwork, no contract / agreement and no registration for the bike. This could be a problem if you are stopped by the police which is very unlikely unless you have an accident.
Also note that most places will not ask for a driving licence, most foreigners in Vietnam are unlicensed but this is changing as getting a license is getting easier. If you plan to be here for more than a few months, get a licence. Check all the details on Best place motorbike Rental in Hanoi
Where to rent a motorbike from in Hanoi?
Most hotels and guesthouses provide motorbike rental services to their guests or anyone who walks in the door. Be aware that the majority of rental bikes available are not well looked after.
I recommend test riding your bike before agreeing to rent it. Pay close attention to the brakes and the tyres as the are the two things that you need the most when trying to avoid an accident.
Motorbike Rental Nguyen Tu strongly recommends renting your bike from a reliable bike rental service. We offers Motorbike rental In Hanoi specialises in providing rental bikes to foreigners both short and long term. Check all the details on Scooter Rental In Hanoi
What to Bring to Rent a Motorbike in Hanoi
Contact information, such as your Hanoi telephone number or address, or your hotel
Cash. Budget roughly 120.000Vnd to 200.000Vnd per day, 800.000Vnd to 1.200.000Vnd for monthly rental. Depending on your motorbike preference.
You shoud bring passport or if you dont want to deposit passport. Bring more money for deposit and sign contract. At least a little motorbike riding experience
Most motorbikes companies don’t ask to see proof of a driver’s license, and some don’t even ask if you’ve ever ridden a motorbike before. As long as you can drive away from their shop without toppling over or crashing into something or someone, you’re as free as a bird.
Keep in mind, though, that you are driving at your own risk (and others on the road) if you don’t have much experience! Check all the details on Semi Automatic rental in Hanoi
How to ride motorbikes in Hanoi?
CAREFULLY! REGARDLESS OF HOW EXPERIENCED YOU ARE, RIDING IN VIETNAM TAKES A BIT OF GETTING USED TO. USE SOME COMMON SENSE AND LEARN HOW THE LOCALS USE THE ROAD.
Always wear a helmet, not just for safety but also because it is the law and because it gives a bad impression of foreigners if you ride without a helmet.
Drive slowly. Things come out of nowhere so the slower you go the more likely you are to avoid kids playing in the street, buffaloes wandering along country roads or grandpa turning left from the right lane. Take your time and enjoy the experience. If you are renting motorbikes in Hanoi Please Contact
How to get to Hanoi?
One of the most difficult things to plan for when traveling abroad is how to get from one place to another. In the age of modern technology, there are heaps of options available for all kinds of travel needs.
> Getting to Hanoi by Flight:
There are plenty of international airlines flying to Hanoi on a daily basis. For the best flights to Hanoi do your research and book via Skyscanner or Expedia. We found the best rates with them, and they also include the low-cost airlines on their results, what is cool!
> Getting to Hanoi by Train:
Hanoi train station is big and busy. If you want, you can come all the way from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi by train, it’s not the fastest way, but it is doable. Hanoi is connected with all the major cities in Vietnam and it’s the best start point for a trip to Sapa Mountains.
It’s not so easy to buy the train tickets in advance. On the website Vietnam Railways you can check the timetable and fares, but they don’t accept all the credit card, and we couldn’t buy the tickets online. We went to the train station one day before the departure to buy our tickets and worked fine. You can ask the hotel reception to buy the tickets for you, or go to a travel agency, but they charge way too much for the service. Was cheaper to pay the taxi to the station and buy the tickets ourselves.
> Getting to Hanoi by Bus:
Travelling to Hanoi by bus is a nightmare. We did only two trips by road in Vietnam and they were enough to learn the lesson: don’t travel by bus in Vietnam and don’t go to Hanoi by bus!
The roads are unsafe, the traffic is crazy, and the worst part: they honk the bloody horn all the time. They are unstoppable, there are no earplugs strong enough to protect you from the noise of the road. Plus, the trains are more comfortable and safer.
Where to ride a motorbike in Hanoi?
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is located in the north of the country. Crowded (pop. 6,000,000+), a little polluted, and slightly run-down, it nonetheless is very quaint. Though I did not like Vietnam, I liked Hanoi. A lot. I thought it had a certain charm to it.
1, Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi
Hoan Kiem Lake is one of famous attractions in Hanoi not only for international tourists but also local citizens. The lake plays an important role for Hanoi citizens in many aspects. For example, in New Year Eve, people often gather here to see firework and wish others the good things.
Couples often choose the Lake as one of Hanoi attractions to take wedding photos. In the early mornings, people arrive here to walk around, enjoy the cool atmosphere and do exercise. The Lake is a favorite destination of tourists as well because of the harmony among nature, architecture, and people. Visiting Hoan Kiem Lake at any time of year, tourists can experience the peaceful beauty in the vibrant and crowded city of Vietnam.
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2,Tran Quoc Pagoda Hanoi
Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest of its kind in Hanoi. Dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty (544 – 548). The Buddhist shrine has undergone several changes throughout the years. Particularly its renaming from An Quoc to Tran Quoc (protecting the country) by Emperor Le Huy Tong in the 17th century.
Although it’s now set on an islet within West Lake. The pagoda was originally located on banks of Red River before it’s relocated in 1615due to the river’s encroachment. Surrounded by lush greenery, Tran Quoc Pagoda was a favourite amongst the kings and royal families for festivals, full moons, and Tet Festival.
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3, Hanoi Old Quarters
Located in the middle of Ha Noi, a rapidly developing city where changes take place every hour, Ha Noi Old Quarter with its old-styled narrow streets full of antique brick houses seems to nostalgically resist the flow of time while still actively trying to adapt to the dynamic atmosphere of the modern city.
Once a bustling area where merchants and artisans gathered to sell their products, Ha Noi Old Quarter consists of many small, meandering streets, each bears the name of the goods that was specifically traded there such as Hang Bac (Silver Product), Hang Ma (Paper Product), Hang Go (Wood Product), just to name a few.
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4, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square is one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi (albeit against his wishes). For visitors, a trip to Uncle Ho’s final resting place can be an extraordinary experience as it is not just an average attraction; it’s a part of a unique history.
Started in 1973, the construction of the mausoleum was modeled on Lenin’s mausoleum in Russia and was first open to the public in 1975. The granite building meant a great deal for many locals as it ensures that their beloved leader ‘lives on forever’.
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5, West Lake or Ho Tay
West Lake (or Ho Tay) is located in the very centre of Hanoi. The largest lake in Hanoi, its shore runs 17 km. Surrounding West Lake are well-tended gardens, high-end hotels, and villas. A popular place for recreation, West Lake has long been a central part of life in Hanoi. The Vietnamese have several legends surrounding the creation West Lake. Including a story of an evil, nine-tailed fox who wanted to harm local residents, and a giant whose bronze bell brought a rampaging golden buffalo to the area. In actuality, however, the lake was formed when the red river changed its course.
Throughout history, West Lake has been a key feature of Hanoi. Kings built palaces and temples around the lake, and today’s “modern palaces” of high-end villas, hotels, and restaurants continue that tradition. Points of interest for history buffs are the Tran Quoc Pagoda (the oldest pagoda in all of Vietnam), and the Quan Thanh Temple (one of ancient Hanoi’s Four Sacred Temples).
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6. Play In West Lake Water Park
Playing in West Lake Water Park is one of the best outdoor activities in Hanoi, Vietnam. This place is good for both children and adults. It has twelve tube rides and slides, a dive pool, wave machine, a hydrotherapy pool. Smaller kids can play in a lazy river while adults can play roller-coaster.
Sliding lanes is the most interesting activity in this water park. High-speed lanes are for one person; black thrilling lanes are for couples, and carpet sliding lanes, which are 14,5m high and create extremely excitement, are for brave people. Playing in West Lake Water Park is one among many Hanoi activities that you should not miss when you come to the city.
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7. Watch Movies At Megastar Complex
Megastar Complex has a modern cinema mainly to serve tourists. All the films shown here are in English, but subtitles are Vietnamese. There are also 3D movies, which make five-star comforts. Watching movies at Megastar Complex is also one of Hanoi activities that many young tourists love.
- Opening Hours: 9 a.m – 12 a.m
- Address: 6th floor, Vincom City Towers, 191 Ba Trieu Street
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8, Shop at Dong Xuan Market
Hanoi’s oldest market is located in the Old Quarter. The market is multi-storied and sells everything you could ever expect, especially a lot of knock-offs. The market is a bit of a Hanoi institution and probably the best place for low-cost shopping in the city.
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9, Visit the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts
The Fine Arts Museum is a must-see if you are interested in the various styles of Vietnamese art. There are fantastic exhibits of Buddhist art, folk art and silk and lacquer paintings. But the museum’s most impressive feature is Kouan Yin, the goddess of mercy who is depicted with a thousand arms and eyes. Admission is 30,000 VND per person. Discounts are available for students and children.
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10, Visit the Temple of Literature
Built in 1070, the Van Mieu temple is a great example of traditional Vietnamese. Architecture and is one of the oldest structures in the country. Originally dedicated to Confucius, what remains today of ancient Vietnam’s center of learning is five courtyards decorated with stelae which served as diplomas for the universities first doctorate students. Entrance is 30,000 VND per person.
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Is Hanoi Safe?
For us it was safe. We walked around the city late at night and no problem. Of course, you have to take care of your stuff. And don’t be too flashy with cameras and open bags on the streets and at the bars. Be aware of pickpockets and keep your bags and valuables looked in your room, especially in hostels. We use a money belt to carry our passport, money and credit card, a smart way to be safe!
Now you know all the interesting things to do in Hanoi, tourist attractions and local tips. Time to pack your bags and go!
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