The surrounding regions of Hanoi with diverse landscape and beautifully preserved traditional culture offer a chance to experience classic Vietnam in depth.
Out of the city centre, you will see captivating sceneries open immensely and enjoyably around: endless rice fields dotted with conical hats and odd shaped trees, winding concrete roads, small cottages and people going about their business. You will meet mothers washing clothes near the ponds, children playing around and grandma chewing betel nut on the doorsteps. All evoke a true Vietnamese community sense.
Around Hanoi, you can also visit several traditional handicraft villages to savor the skillfulness and creativeness of Vietnamese artisans.