|Loaf of white bread||$0.78|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$1.70|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$60.49|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$1.69|
|Pack of cigarettes||$1.04|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$49.65|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$3.77|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$45.62|
One of the cities to visit in Vietnam is its capital, Hanoi. This city is located in the northern region of the country and it is the cultural, economic, transportation and political hub of the country. The city is comprised of several districts and one of the thriving districts in Hanoi is Son Tây. This district was once the capital of a province of Son Tây, but the province was dissolved as it was merged with the Ha Dong province way back in 1965 and Son Tây was incorporated to Hanoi. The district is about 35 kilometers from the city center of Hanoi. The locals also call this district as “soldier town” because this district has several military institutions as well as military barracks.
It is very easy to get in to this district. Your main point of entry as a foreign tourist will be the Hanoi Airport or Noi Bai International Airport is your main point of entry and you can find cheap flights to Son Tây easily through Hanoi since it is just 35 kilometers from Hanoi city center. It is very easy to find the right transportation to get here. You can take the airport taxi if you do not want any hassles, or go out of the airport and take the local buses. You can even arrange a transportation service from your hotel to pick you up from airport. The district is not that big and you can explore it by foot. You can also use xe om or motorcycles to tour around just make sure you will not bring big things around. Taxis are abundant, but expensive; however they are the most comfortable way to travel around.
In the district of Son Tây, there are few interesting places. You can start your tour of Hanoi here. Go to the Duong Lam, this is a village that has been in existence for more than a thousand years. Dong Cung or Va Temple is also a great site. Interesting workmanship and craftsmanship are abundant here. The place called Minh tri Luu is another interesting and beautiful place. You can complete your tour of this district in a day or two and then move on to the city of Hanoi.
In this district, there are several accommodations. Hotels in Son Tây are booming as efforts are put to make Son Tây developed like Hanoi. There are many cheap flights to Son Tây of Hanoi and you can find them using online booking sites.