Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks - the capital of Vietnam and the city’s most interesting places for tourists are all relatively close to each other, which makes it easy to enjoy the best parts of the city on foot or by cyclo. In addition, Hanoi is known as "A City for Peace" with peaceful atmosphere and friendly people. Hanoi with a thousand years of history is one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprints so there are historic monuments and interesting places to visit.

Hanoi - an ancient and traditional city, the capital of Vietnam with lots of historical sites and beautiful landscapes. The city is one of the most attractions in Vietnam as its charming beauty. There are many famous landscapes in Hanoi to offer tourists such as: Hoan Kiem Lake, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Water Puppet Theater, Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi Old Quarter, Temple of Literature, The Perfume Pagoda . Come and feel the hidden beauty of the capital as well as the hospitality of Hanoi people.


Hanoi plays an important role in a crucial center of culture, politics, trade, and tourism all over the country. Hanoi offers an eye–popping introduction to Vietnam with late night beer joints, food stalls spilling out across the street and a peaceful lake for a morning stroll. Besides, it is incomplete when talking about the Vietnamese Capital without mentioning its natural charm, educated and hospitable residents and long proud history.

The bustling, narrow streets of the Old Quarter are the special characters in Hanoi. Businesses sprawl across the narrow paths, selling everything from flip-flops to locally grown coffee. In between it all you’ll find workers taking a nap on their scooters or locals cooking up treats over an open fire.

Food fanatics will find so much to love here. Don’t be put off by pulling up a child–sized chair at any one of the street side carts which dot the  Hanoi Old Quarter and the edges of the blissful Hoan Kiem Lake. Vietnamese food is unquestionably among the most delicious in all of Asia. Try Banh Mi (baguettes with cold cuts, chilli and fresh leaves) which marries Asian flavours with the fresh bread from the country’s French colonial past. Hanoi’s seafood is also legendary.

Although Hanoi has undergone lots of changes throughout a long history of thousand years included many destructions from wars and natural disasters, there are still many ancient architectural works preserved consisting of the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples. Of which are well-known sites such as the One Pillar Pagoda, which was built in 1049; the Temple of Literature built in 1070, Imperial Citadel of Thang LongHanoi Opera House, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, etc.

Beside those famous architecture works, Hanoi naturally comprises a numerous lake system, which is popularly known as the city’s lungs, about 18 lakes located around its area including Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, and Truc Bach Lake…combined with lots of green parks and trees around the city. The great amount fresh air from those lakes and trees plays very important roles that make Hanoi a green city.

In addition, Hanoi is also the land of traditional handicrafts such as bronze molding, silver carving, and embroidery. There are a lot of famous villages in which the whole residents make handicrafts as their careers for living. Some of villages are well-known in nationwide including pottery in Bat Trang village, bronze casting in Ngu Xa village, glossy silk in Yen Thai village

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