If you are moving to Asia as part of a job relocation or retirement and require removals to Vietnam or shipping to Hanoi, here at Greens Removals we will do all we can to ensure your move goes smoothly. Greens Removals has more than 40 years' experience in international relocations and will provide stress free removals to Vietnam and shipping to Hanoi.
Removals to Vietnam
Greens Removals is a UK based company specialising in world-wide removals. We provide domestic and commercial moves to most Asian destinations, including removals to Vietnam and shipping to Hanoi, at the lowest possible prices. Our services include removals to most parts of Vietnam including the five principal municipalities of Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City.
With Greens you can rest assured that you will receive the best possible service for removals to Vietnam as we are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered and comply with their strict standards. Our services are designed to fit your requirements and can include the sale and supply of boxes and packing materials, storage, full or part load shipping to Hanoi and/or air freight. All of your possessions and valuables are handled with the utmost care and we also provide a range of insurance services for removals to Vietnam to give you complete peace of mind.
In addition to your household possessions, we also provide removals to Vietnam of specialist items and valuables such as antiques, collectables, artwork and bulky goods. To ensure your relocation is hassle-free we also help with the paperwork relating to your move including customs requirements.
Greens' team of staff are experienced in international removals including removals to Vietnam and shipping to Hanoi and provide an efficient service at very competitive prices. We have a superb reputation for overseas removals and our specialists are always happy to answer any queries you have. Either contact us by telephone or fill in our online form for shipping to Hanoi or other Vietnamese destinations.
Removals to Vietnam: Living in Hanoi the Capital
With modern skyscrapers and ancient monuments, Hanoi is a mix of old and new. It is a busy, noisy city, swarming with motorbikes; alongside the lively markets selling their wares, there are also areas of tranquillity dotted all over the city in the form of lakes, grand avenues and parks. While historic sites and temples can be found in the Ho Tay district, baguettes, coffee shops and the tree-lined boulevards of the French quarter provide moments of Paris.
Hanoi has a population of 6.5 million and there are almost as many motorbikes, sometimes carrying as many as three people at a time. These can also be piled with possessions in a way that seems to defy the laws of gravity. If you are crossing the street, cross with care and follow the local's lead if you can, for safety in numbers. The bikes or scooters will tend to swerve round you.
Weather wise, the rainy season is February through to the summer, which is also peak time for the tourist season, but autumn and spring are the best times to visit. Summers are hot as well as rainy and the winters can feel cold.
Removals to Vietnam: Main Attractions in Hanoi
Hanoi is divided into seven central districts called quon and suburbs (hyen). Many of the tourists and backpackers tend to head for the old quarter with its narrow lanes, street food and busy markets. The names of the streets indicate what is sold here and you can pick up good bargains if you are prepared to haggle. Be aware that haggling has been known to get heated on occasions and can leave you open to pressure if you decide not to buy, but it all comes down to experience.
Among the attractions in the old quarter, The Hoan Kiem district, is the lake where people go jogging or practice Tai Chi. Hoan Kiem lake is lit up in the evenings, which adds to its appeal. Other attractions in this area include the national museum and the opera house.
The French Quarter, known as the Ba Dinh district, has tree lined avenues, street cafes and upmarket hotels and restaurants and is home of the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum whose embalmed body is constantly under guard and is a major tourist draw and site of pilgrimage. The Ho Tay district is where you can find historic sites and temples and the Ho Tay Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi.
Removals to Vietnam: Getting out and about in Hanoi
Most of the streets begin with 'pho' and the bigger roads and avenues are called 'duong'. Traffic is hectic and the roads are teaming with scooters, motorbikes, cars, bikes, trucks, taxis and buses. There are junctions without traffic lights which make crossing the roads quite scary. Taxi cabs can be used for longer trips and journeys on the back of a motorcycle taxi or a cyclo are good for shorter trips.
Noi Bai International Airport is about 25 miles from the city and can be reached in about 45 minutes to an hour.
Removals to Vietnam: Accommodation for Expats
There is accommodation to suit all types of budgets in Vietnam and these can vary in price from renting a room for £123 a month, to a fully serviced apartment at nearly £2000 a month. Some of the hotels are also happy to negotiate for longer stays. Furnished apartments can be priced at around £440. Popular places for expats are the Hai Ba Trung or Hoan Kiem districts or in the Tay Ho suburbs.