Hanoi Spa Paradise in Ma May street (review)

This is my review about Hanoi Spa Paradise in Ma May street in Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Spa Paradise Ma May
Hanoi Spa Paradise Ma May. Photo: Tripadvisor

Hanoi has many good spas for both foreign tourists and the people in Hanoi. However, foreign tourists usually go to Hanoi Spa Paradise and I suggest you can choose this place to relax during visit Hanoi.

The best spas in Hanoi Old Quarter

Best spa in Hanoi Old Quarter
Best spa in Hanoi Old Quarter

Here are the best massage - beauty and spas in Hanoi and Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam for your reference:

Hanoi airport bus shutte & airport bus No. 17 and 86 route

Hanoi airport (Noi Bai airport) bus 17 and 86 route & Hanoi airport bus shutte (Hanoi airport transportation)

Hanoi bus station on the road from Noi Bai airport to center
Hanoi bus station on the road from Noi Bai airport to center

I'm really glad to see you've arrived in Vietnam or looking for some useful information for your journey to go to our beautiful Vietnam.

The first place where you will put your foot in our country is Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi capital or Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh city. If you've arrived at Noi Bai airport, a place is away about 27km from the center of Hanoi capital to the north, and the first thing that you need to do is to do how to move from this airport to the center of Hanoi, where you have booked a hotel room.

TOP 12 good - best - famous foods in Hanoi Vietnam

Here is a list of the best and famous foods in Hanoi, Vietnam which you shouldn't miss the chance to enjoy these dishes...

Vietnam Hanoi food guide
Vietnam Hanoi food guide. Photo: Lam Anh

Travelling to anywhere, I believe that you don’t miss to taste unique foods while visiting there. Through the foods you take one more chance to know more about the cultural and customs of the local people.

Tours from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island - Town & National Park

Tours from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island - Town & National Park

Tours from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island - Town & National Park
Go to Cat Ba Island, please do not overlook the Kayaking experience to sightseeing or exploring the wild islands. Photo: Gabor tokes

Northern Vietnam has 7 places that Vietnamese we like best. We came these places and want to come back. As for people who never ever visited  these places, they wish they have a chance to arrive in these places in order to contemplate the beauty of nature. These  places are:

Hanoi famous souvenirs - things must buy in Hanoi Vietnam

Here are 11 things must buy when you visiting Hanoi

If you visit Hanoi Vietnam and want to buy anything as souvenir, you should buy one of 11 things that is mentioned in this article.

Hanoi famous souvenirs
Hanoi famous souvenirs. Photo: Duong Thanh

On the major newspapers of Vietnamese, I’ve read hundreds of articles saying that souvenirs and crafts of Hanoi (as well as Vietnam) for foreign tourists is still few and not interesting.

Shopping streets in Hanoi Vietnam - shopping centre at Hanoi old quarter

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and it is located to the north of Vietnam. Hanoi centre is Hanoi Old Quarter, it is near by Red river. Around the Hanoi Old Quarter is new urban areas that are being developed and continuing to be enlarged.

Shopping streets in Hanoi Vietnam - shopping centre at Hanoi old quarter
Hang Gai Street in Hanoi Old Quarter. Photo: vietnam-guide.com

When you arrive in Hanoi, I’m sure that you want to find out a hotel or a hostel and both of them are very cheap in this  street. This is the place that tourists from everywhere like best, not only because it is still preserved old architectures but also because it is the rare old quarter in the world.

Up to now, Hanoi Old Quarter is a shopping centre and it is a small business place of Hanoi people and  people in the north Vietnam. All of them gather this area.

Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit

Hanoi, as well as the North of Vietnam, has a humid tropical climate, characterized by monsoons which has hot summer with plenty of rain (called the rainy season) and cold winter, rare of rain (called the dry season).

Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit
Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit. Photo: Hoai Lam

In addition, it also has two interference periods between the rainy and dry seasons thus forming the spring and autumn in Hanoi.

Travel experience, distance and buses from Hanoi to Halong Bay

How to travel from Hanoi to Ha Long city, can I go to Halong bay from hanoi airport? And how long is from Hanoi to Halong bay? You can find all of them in this travel blog...

Journey from hanoi to halong bay
Journey from Hanoi to Halong bay. Photo: Hai Doan

In the North of Vietnam, there are 4 places where foreign tourists usually want to visit when they go to Hanoi. They are:

1. Sapa in Lao Cai, 340 kilometers from Hanoi to the Northwest

2. Dong Van - Meo Vac Plateau in Ha Giang Province (there’s also known as Vietnam’s Pole North, 440 kilometers from Hanoi to the North)

3. Trang An- Tam Coc Bich Dong- Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh Province, 90 kilometers from Hanoi the South

4. And Cat Ba Island in Hai Phong City being far 160 kilometers from Hanoi to the East.

From Hanoi to Ha Giang Vietnam by motorbike

Ha Giang is a poor and disadvantaged province in the North of Vietnam and it is contiguous to China. This province locates in the first place on the S- shaped Vietnam map. So, we reckon Ha Giang is "north pole" of motherland.

From Hanoi to Hagiang Vietnam by motorbike
From Hanoi to Hagiang Vietnam by motorbike

However, the thing I want to tell you that Ha Giang is a beautiful and majestic land. In my opinion, Ha Giang is the most beautiful region to the north of  Vietnam.

Bat Trang ceramic village (Hanoi Vietnam) half day tour (wiki & address)

Just need a half-day tour to discover the beauty of Bat Trang handmade pottery village in Hanoi capital, Vietnam

Bat Trang pottery village Hanoi Vietnam 7
Bat Trang pottery village Hanoi Vietnam. Photo: tapchinhiepanh 

In Hanoi Old Quarter and many streets in the Western Quarter of Hanoi, there are a lot of tourist companies ready for the tour if you have a plan for visiting, taking photos at Bat Trang ceramic village.

Travel to Hanoi - average temperature in Hanoi in July

Weather in Hanoi during July. Trave to Hanoi - average temperature in Hanoi in July

Trave to Hanoi - average temperature in Hanoi in July
Hanoi West Lake in July

June is the climax of the summer with consecutive heat wave; temperature risen at high level; stifling and muggy air in Hanoi as well as in the North of Vietnam.

Hanoi West Lake attractions & West Lake Hanoi cafe, bicycle

Hanoi West Lake - if you travel to Hanoi Vietnam, you can not miss visiting here

West Lake Hanoi
West Lake Hanoi in the sunset. Photo: Tran Dzung

I haven’t yet gone to many capitals in the world so I don’t know that any else has lakes as much as in Hanoi.

There is a book written by researcher on the formation history of Hanoi capital. In this book, he wrote that “Hanoi, where I’m living now, was only marshlands near Red river 2000 years ago".

Hanoi weather and temperature in June

Hanoi weather and temperature in June

Hanoi, as well as Vietnam, has a tropical climate, many rainstorms and no snow as Japan, Korea, Europe and American...

Hanoi weather and temperature in June
Hanoi weather and temperature in June: Free bottled water

Hanoi has four clearly seasons, including spring, summer, autumn and winter, while June is the climax of tropical summer. If you ask when the highest temperature is in Hanoi and in the North of Vietnam, surely answer is in June.

What is the weather like in Hanoi in August?

The weather in Hanoi during August is really pleasant. If you are planning to to travel to Hanoi, you should start your journey in August.

Hanoi average temperature august
Hanoi average temperature august: 26-32 degrees Celsius. Photo: zing

August is a specially month in the year in Vietnam's capital because it is the beginning of autumn in Hanoi.

In the first period of August, the weather is still hot with the highest temperature is 33 – 35 degrees Celsius and it is about 26 to 27 degrees Celsius at night because of the effect of the summer in July.

Hanoi weather and temperature in May

Hanoi has four clearly seasons, including: spring, summer, autumn and winter. And May is the beginning of summer in the Hanoi capital as well as in the North of Vietnam.

Hanoi May Weather and Temperature
Hanoi May Weather and Temperature. Photo: Hanoimoi

In May morning, if you are in Hanoi streets, you will feel that the sun appears earlier than usual. The sun rises at about 5 to 6 A.M. And you can enjoy the beauty of dawn at Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi, where has the famous Turtle Tower.

Hanoi summer lasts from May until August. Then, sun lights will be weaker and Hanoi weather will begin to gradually turn to the autumn.

Where is Tran Quy Cap Train Station?

Tran Quy Cap Station in Hanoi capital has another name that is "Station B" or "B Station". It is the second gate of Hanoi Train Station which is on the Tran Quy Cap street.

Tran Quy Cap Train Station
Tran Quy Cap Train Station

This train station is just for the trains which depart from Hanoi to the northwest provinces of Northern Vietnam or Hai Phong, a city in the east of Hanoi.

Hanoi to Sapa Vietnam: how to get there and how far

From Vietnam capital, where I am living, I’ve been to Sapa about 8 times, at many different times a year. Each time gives me different feelings about the magic beauty of this small town - Sapa.

Sa Pa - How to get there
Sa Pa - How to get there. Photo: Viet Ha

Sapa is a small town and located about 340 kilometers from Hanoi to Northwest of Vietnam. Please read more: Distance from Hanoi to Sapa and How long does it take from Hanoi to Sapa. Every time I come back here, I also try to find something new and exciting.

I will meticulously recount the times I have been to Sapa for you. However, I understand that you're looking for the most basic information about Sapa, example what compelling is? How much total cost is? Or how to be able to get there without any travel company, ect…

So, before telling you the journey of discovery Sapa, I want to share to you the most important information so you can plan for your trip.

Night bus (sleeper bus) to Ha Giang from Hanoi

How to go to Ha Giang Province by night bus (or sleeper bus)

Night bus (sleeper bus) to Ha Giang from Hanoi
Night bus (sleeper bus) to Ha Giang from Hanoi. Photo: Ngoc Hang

In my previous article on this website, I shared some informations about how to move from Hanoi to Ha Giang by motorbike (you should read it). However, you can also go to Ha Giang Provice by bus, especially night bus from Hanoi.

So, how do you go to Ha Giang Province by night bus? Where do you get bus tickets in Hanoi and Hagiang?

Hanoi Train Station Map & Address

If you take a taxi from Hanoi Old Quarter to Hanoi Train Station, you need to ask clearly to the taxi driver that you need to go to the north gate or south gate of Hanoi Station. 

Hanoi Train Station Map & Address
Hanoi Train Station Map & Address

#Where is Hanoi Train Station?


Hanoi Train Station is a central position located right in the center of Hanoi capital. From Hanoi old quarter, you can walk to here. It is about 2km from Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Turtle Tower and very near Hanoi Hilton Prison