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Hà Nội mùa thu, the most romantic time of the year

Hà Nội mùa thu, the most romantic time of the year
Hà Nội mùa thu evokes a stirring sensation with its streets adorned in golden leaves, accompanied by the cool air and a hint of drizzle. As autumn arrives, Hanoi dons new attire, even more romantic and dreamy, yet equally gentle.
Hà Nội mùa thu gently unfolds, radiating romance and becoming a wellspring of inspiration for countless artists. The capital announces the arrival of autumn with its cool weather, streets adorned with golden leaves, and the subtle fragrance of milk flowers drifting through the air. Visiting Hanoi in autumn allows you to fully appreciate the romantic and dreamy beauty of this city.

In Hanoi, which month typically marks the autumn season, and how is the weather during that time?

Each season in Hanoi carries its own unique beauty. However, perhaps autumn is the time that captivates and moves people the most. Hà Nội mùa thu starts from September and lasts until November.
The transitional days between seasons in the capital are truly beautiful, prompting many tourists to visit Hanoi in September so as not to miss the city’s most beautiful moments as autumn arrives. During these days, every street and alley in the capital is bathed in gentle sunlight, creating a dreamy and beautiful atmosphere.
The autumn breeze brings a slight, gentle chill, transforming the usual bustling atmosphere into one that is calm and peaceful. By mid-autumn, Hanoi occasionally “gifts” you with gentle drizzles.
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What is it about Hà Nội mùa thu that leaves everyone enchanted?

It’s no coincidence that Hà Nội mùa thu leaves people so enchanted. The streets adorned with fluttering golden leaves, the pervasive scent of milk flowers wafting through every corner, and the simple delights of the season only serve to deepen one’s love and longing for the capital city amidst the changing seasons.

The autumn sky in Hanoi boasts a captivating beauty

Visiting Hanoi in September or October, you will be astonished by the heart-stirring beauty of Hà Nội mùa thu. The golden autumn sunlight remains incredibly radiant but loses its scorching heat. Sunbeams filter through the rows of trees and leaves, casting a fresh hue over the inherent gentle and ancient charm of Trang An.
The streets of Hanoi also become gentler and more peaceful as autumn sets in. The usual hustle and bustle fades away. Occasionally, a light drizzle will appear, accompanied by the unique, slight chill of the early autumn breeze.
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Streets covered with drifting golden leaves

One of the specialties of Hà Nội mùa thu is the streets covered with drifting golden leaves. On a chilly morning in the capital, quickly donning a light sweater and heading down Hoang Dieu or Phan Dinh Phung streets, you will fully experience the romantic and peaceful beauty of this city.
The entire street is shaded by trees and blanketed with golden leaves. Occasionally, you will encounter women in traditional white ao dai, capturing autumn moments under the canopy of golden leaves.
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The fragrant scent of milk flowers wafts through the streets of Hanoi

Hà Nội mùa thu is also characterized by the intoxicating fragrance of milk flowers. As autumn arrives, the scent of milk flowers permeates every street, stirring emotions in many.
Visiting Hanoi in October, you will encounter clusters of pristine white flowers that create a blanket of white against the sky. Just one blooming tree is enough to fill an entire street corner with its rich fragrance.
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The street vendors seem to embrace the entire autumn of Hanoi

If you haven’t yet experienced what Hà Nội mùa thu has to offer, try wandering through the streets, and you’ll encounter street vendors carrying the essence of “autumn skies.” These vendors bring autumn flowers of Hanoi, such as yellow daisies, white daisies, lilies, and asters. You’ll also find vendors carrying autumn specialties like Vong village green rice, dracontomelon, and green bean cakes.
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The beautiful locations for sightseeing and photography in autumn in Hanoi will truly captivate your heart.

Explore Hà Nội mùa thu, and if you want to capture stunning Instagram-worthy photos, don’t miss out on these extremely popular spots below!
  1. Phan Dinh Phung Street

Phan Dinh Phung is hailed as one of the most beautiful streets in the capital. It’s also an iconic symbol of Hà Nội mùa thu and a must-visit photography spot. The street is blanketed with leaves, flanked by ancient dracontomelon trees. On sunny autumn days, walking along this street, you can clearly see the sunlight piercing through the leaves. Along both sides of the road are rows of impressively designed French colonial architecture.
With its spacious, airy sidewalks and ancient trees shedding golden leaves, this street creates a tranquil yet dreamy backdrop for photography. When you visit Phan Dinh Phung Street in autumn, simply wear light dresses or don a white ao dai to stand out beautifully against the backdrop of falling golden leaves
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  1. Hoan Kiem Lake

As the symbol of the millennium-old capital, Hoan Kiem Lake becomes tranquil and mesmerizing during autumn days. In the early morning, the lake is veiled in ethereal white mist, with the Turtle Tower faintly visible in the distance.
Whether you visit Hoan Kiem Lake at dawn or dusk, you’ll feel the essence of autumn and Hanoi. In the cool weather, you can stroll to admire Ngoc Son Temple, the gracefully arched The Huc Bridge resembling a shrimp, and the 36 ancient streets exuding a serene charm. Exploring these famous landmarks, you not only immerse yourself in peaceful scenery but also capture magnificent photos.
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  1. West Lake

When enjoying the beauty of Hà Nội mùa thu, one cannot overlook West Lake. With its vast expanse, this place is likened to a giant mirror. In the autumn evening, as dusk descends, the setting sun casts a fiery red glow upon the water’s surface, reflecting the entire twilight sky, creating a breathtaking scene. Don’t forget to bring your camera and capture some stunning photos with this ideal backdrop.
One enjoyable activity that many tourists experience when visiting West Lake is cycling around the lake. Don’t forget to stop and check in at the scenic spots along the lake such as Thanh Nien Street, the Japanese Pier, and the Korean Pier. Afterward, you can visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Tay Ho Temple, and Quang Ba Flower Market to explore more of the beauty of the capital city during autumn.
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  1. Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge stands as a historic witness deeply marked by time. If you wish to capture nostalgic photos or delve into the history and architecture of this ancient bridge, it’s best to visit in the early morning or when the city lights up.
During these times, traffic is less congested, allowing you to freely check in for photos or admire the panoramic view of the city from above to feel the autumn atmosphere spreading throughout the alleys and streets of the capital. Next to Long Bien Bridge is also an extremely popular Instagrammable spot you shouldn’t miss, which is the rocky bank of the Red River. Here, you can freely take photos of various autumn flowers such as daisies, asters, and more.
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  1. Hanoi Old Quarter

When it comes to beautiful photography spots in autumn in Hanoi, the Old Quarter cannot be overlooked. With streets like Hang Bac, Hang Dao, Hang Chai, Hang Dau, Hang Thung, Hang Ma, Hang Buom, Hang Luoc, Hang Cot… Hanoi’s Old Quarter offers an extremely authentic backdrop with its ancient streets and houses.
Located within the Old Quarter is Dong Xuan Market, one of the largest markets in the capital. You can visit the market to buy souvenirs as gifts for your family and friends.
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  1. Thang Long Imperial Citadel

As an architectural complex bearing the imprint of many historical periods, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel is recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. Here, you can delve deeper into the ups and downs of history and capture impressive virtual photos.
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It can be seen that Hà Nội mùa thu is a season that easily evokes nostalgia and leaves one longing when away. If you’ve already secretly cherished the dreamy, romantic beauty of the capital every autumn, then it’s best to plan early for a journey to explore the land of Hanoi.
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