A Guide for Traveling from Siem Reap to Hanoi
Hanoi Capital (Vietnam) has a fascinating history of more than 1000 years. This is a place where ancient Vietnamese culture is felt most keenly by travelers, and progress wrestles with tradition in different districts of the city. If you are staying in Siem Reap and Hanoi is your next destination, you can book flights from Vietnam to Cambodia (and vice versa) to travel between these two places.
Flights from Siem Reap to Hanoi
Flights to Cambodia are quite expensive due to lack of competition. However, as the distance from Siem Reap to Hanoi is around 893 km, traveling overland will be a long trip which can take you up to 48 hours (not factoring in connections between different buses/trains). Therefore, unless you intend to stop along the way at various places, this is not a wise choice.
The most comfortable and fastest way to get from Siem Reap to Hanoi is to travel by plane. The average flight price for this trip is $313. Airlines often offer cheap flights from Siem Reap to Hanoi in November and March. The flying time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Currently Cambodia Angkor Air is offerring cheap flights from Siem Reap to Hanoi (round trip) with the price of only $155. The offer is valid until 31 March 2018.
When is the best time to visit Hanoi?
Summer in Hanoi lasts from May to September and brings heat and humidity, with average temperatures of 32°C accompanied by short bouts of heavy rain. Despite being wet, summer months have the highest number of hours of sunshine. Winter is cooler and can bring fog and clouds but little rain, and the average temperature is 17°C. The best time to visit Hanoi is October and November when days are not too hot with less rain and plenty of sunshine.
Top things to do in Hanoi
Make sure you visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh’s preserved body is now laid to rest in a glass case; The Perfume Pagoda; Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple where you can find the peaceful and quiet atmostphere; and don’t forget to buy tickets to a water puppetry show – an interesting form of Vietnamese folk art.