Summer in Hanoi is the hottest season of the year within the average temperature of around 320C to maximum of 400C in recent years. It starts from the first days of May to the end of August especially July is the hottest month of all months. This is because of the reason why global warming has become a more and more seriously not only in Vietnam but also around the whole world. Even some summers are dry while others may be extremely wet with high humidity. One of the most interesting of summer is that the heavy rain is one feature of Hanoi’s summer so just remember to bring an umbrella or just a raincoat when the weather forecast predicts the coming raining of the day.
May is the first month of the summer when the weather seems not to be so mild as it is nearly as hot as the others in summer. The temperature usually reaches between 250C and 310C that makes people feel quite tired both in the morning and evening. Then when it turns to evening and midnight, the weather becomes soft and let people feel comfortable to be outside the street for their own activities.
Sometimes it looks so unpredictable that heavy showers may occur anytime of the day. The kind of rain doesn’t end so long but that makes the temperature decrease a few degrees. While some people like wearing the raincoat for the walk along the street with family and friends. And remember to check out the weather forecast everyday. Frankly, there are not many interesting events happening in Hanoi without the Labour Day celebration with parading, art shows and firework night sometimes. But you can let yourself feel more attractively about Hanoi just because of the views both inside and outside Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum especially in the evening.
What about June and July? Hanoi in these months are the hottest months of the year where most outside activities does not make people feeling relaxed after the hard working. This is the reason why July is the best time for beaches and sunshine, not smog and overwhelming heat. But June and July will not let you down thanks to the taste of “Tra Da” (as ice-tea) which has becomes one of the special cuisine of Hanoi culture in recent years. There is no specially about this drink but people still try it because of the atmosphere sitting around the corner of the street where most teenagers spend much time for chatting with friends at the weekend.
Moreover, Trang Tien ice-cream as well is worthy for trying not only of the unique taste but also let you feel how interesting you must queue for purchasing ice-cream for you and for your family and friends. So don’t hesitate for experience.
And the last one is August. The weather is much milder than both June and July when the temperature just decreases when it breaks 400C is no longer existed. It is the good time for trying atmosphere around Hanoi Old Quarters about the cuisine as Pillow Cake or Nhan Café or Giang Café, … and lifestyle as well. But remember to bring a raincoat or an umbrella because it suddenly rains without expectation.
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Ta Hien Street nowadays has been famous for its new cuisine called Pho Mai Que (as cheese sticks). It becomes the new crazy one addicting to teenagers all around Hanoi while maybe not contributing to a balanced or gourmet diet that costs inexpensive snack option, especially becomes so hot in the summer – the hottest weather of the year. If you plan for your own tour, cheese sticks at Ta Hien Street should be the perfect choice for your experience.
Everything about cheese sticks is so easily described containing as well as the stick of cheese, coated in breadcrumbs which is crisply fried and enjoyed with chilli and tomato dips. Its origin starts from Italian cheese but has been mixed skillfully to fit the teenagers cuisine demands. Moreover, by many processes, the cheese, which is the main material of cheese sticks, does not tastes of anything. However, when dipping it into the hand-made sauce, it let you feel so addicted and fills a hole.
The atmosphere of gathering for enjoying around cheese stick small shops at Ta Hien becomes more noisily especially in the afternoon that can fill up young teenagers for snacks. It must be the interesting thing in your tour around Old Quarters. The new one appeared for a short time is both strange and attractive and each cheese stick has reaches inexpensive cost of about 10,000 VND. Not only you will be served cheese stick as well but also Tra Chanh – a soft drink would be the best choice let you not feel fatty about the main dish.
If you have a chance walking across Ta Hien street, why don’t you spend little time for your tour about Hanoi cuisine and take a look around the place in Old Quarter. It would be the interesting experience for you and your family by the unique cuisine in Hanoi. As my trying with friends in Old Quarters, essensetravel.com suggest you tasting the drink as coffee at Giang Cafe (39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street) or Lam Cafe (60 Nguyen Huu Huan) which are the most famous existing coffee store in many years. It, therefore, is also known by not only Vietnamese people but also lots of foreigner all round the world. This should be your best trying to understand how attractive the two coffee stores really are especially in the summer weather.
Lam Cafe is famous for its paintings made of famous artists as Bui Xuan Phai, To Ngoc Van, Duong Bich Lien, Vo Tu Nghiem, Nguyen Hong, Nguyen Sang. All these pictures are the productions of the mixing by various colors and sizes that make you feel strange but peaceful. The coffee is also treated as the special one by the own salty, bold and passionate smelling that will let you never forget. Everything about the small coffe store will let you experience why both adults and teenagers in Hanoi find it easy breath here. You can find interesting information about Lam Cafe in here.
What about Giang Cafe? It also has own history that Hanoi generations are unforgettable. But the special one which is different from Lam Cafe is just the egg coffee drink. It smells good as the egg flavor, fatty, fragrant and bold. You can try it every time, but as my experience, the weather like spring in the morning will let you catch the best one. Hope you will have the great tour of your time.