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Hanoi Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Hanoi Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Discover Hanoi’s picturesque lakes, limestone mountains and sea with this short guide for flight attendants.

What to do in Hanoi for 24h – 48h

Getting around in Hanoi

  • Hanoi’s ecofriendly Electric Bus tour is actually a pretty good way to get your bearings in the city. It traverses a network of 14 stops in the Old Quarter and around Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Hanoi has an extensive public bus system and the bus fares are extremely low
  • Taxis: Several reliable companies offer metered taxis. All charge fairly similar rates

Local currency: Vietnamese dong

Best places to visit for cabin crew in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake

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Legend claims in the mid-15th century Heaven sent Emperor Ly Thai To a magical sword, which he used to drive the Chinese from Vietnam. After the war a giant golden turtle grabbed the sword and disappeared into the depths of this lake to restore the sword to its divine owners, inspiring the name Ho Hoan Kiem (Lake of the Restored Sword). If you are lucky, you will catch sight of tortoises rising out of water.

Day trips from Hanoi

Trang An Grottoes

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Trang An Grottoes is a great day trip destination from Hanoi for those who are looking for some nature. Located in Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex, Trang An Grottoes has an area of 1,500 hectares including limestone peaks, valleys, caves, and rivers. It’s as beautiful as Ha Long Bay but less crowded and we get to see these hills and caves more up-close on a small boat.

Hoa Lu

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Hoa Lu is about two hours from Hanoi. Located near the town of Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. The mountains and sea combined to make Hoa Lu’s picturesque landscape. Hoa Lu lies in a flat valley surrounded by the Trang An lime stone mountains, which form a natural wall protecting the old citadel.

Cuc Phuong National Park

This national park is one Vietnam’s most important protected areas.Cuc Phuong spans two limestone mountain ranges and three provinces. Its highest peak is Dinh May Bac (Silver Cloud Peak) at 656m.

Where to eat in Hanoi

Chim Sao

Discover excellent Vietnamese food, with some dishes inspired by the ethnic minorities of Vietnam’s north at Chim Sao.

WOC travel tip: The sausages, zingy and fresh salads, and duck with star fruit (carambola) are a must try

Cha Ca Thang Long

Bring along your DIY cooking skills and grill your own succulent fish with a little shrimp paste and plenty of herbs. Try out the traditional Cha ca, an iconic Hanoi dish heavy on turmeric and dill.

Hanoi Social Club

On three funky levels with retro furniture, the Hanoi Social Club is the city’s most cosmopolitan cafe and an artist hub. Dishes include potato fritters with chorizo for breakfast, and pasta, burgers and wraps for lunch or dinner.

Thu Nga

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Thu Nga is the best dessert spot in Hanoi for those customers who would love to try traditional Vietnamese desserts. Among many delicious dessert delights are the kem xoi, a sweet sticky rice topped with delicious ice-cream and roasted coconut and the che thap cam, a glass filled with ice, taro, red beans, and coconut milk.

Shopping in Hanoi

  • Bat Trang, traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists.You can buy a lot of pottery products  for the household and for decoration purposes.
  • Visit Aeon Mall Long Bien for the latest collection of shoes and clothes.

Flight Attendants discounts in Vietnam

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Hanoi. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover !

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Any fun experiences to share from your layover in Hanoi?

How was your layover in Hanoi? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

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