Hanoi - Peaceful capital of Vietnam


Hanoi - Peaceful capital of Vietnam

Hanoi is exciting and peaceful capital of Vietnam, located in the center of the Red River Delta, the center of culture, political, economy of the country. Its name has changed several times, the capital was first called Thang Long, then Dong Do, Dong Kinh, and finally, it has been called Hanoi since 1831.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter

Unlike other capitals in the world, where rapid development has often been done to the detriment of the local historical heritage, Hanoi is also fast moving forward but without destroying what gives it such a strong character and charm: its French colonial buildings, centuries old temples, narrow, long and tall traditional houses, Soviet-style government buildings, etc..

Hanoi still maintains many ancient architecture. Including : The old quarters and over 600 pagodas and Temples. One of the famous places is The one Pillar Pagoda, The Quoc Tu Giam temple Literature, Hanoi Opera House, Hoan Kiem lake, Precedent Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. And now, there’re a lot of big famous buildings as My Dinh stadium, Ho Tay water park, National conference center...

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison

Hanoi is the best place to experience traditional Vietnamese arts such as opera, theater, and water puppetry, shows that feature traditional music and depict Vietnamese folklores and myths. The city also has a variety of pleasant little watering holes. For a vivid taste of local street life, Hanoi style, pull up a little plastic squat stool on a street corner or in one of the many cozy, open-air bars serving the local brew "bia hoi".

Hoan Kiem lake

Hoan Kiem lake

Hanoi has problems with traffic and pollution. Only over 6 million people but there are 4.5 million motorbike and car. Traffic jams occur. There’s a lot of smoke and dust in the air. For the first-time pedestrian, crossing the road is a daunting experience, but, amid all the apparent chaos, the "system" works. The trick is to just walk when you can, and let the torrent of bikes flow around you. Don't look left, don't look right. Just walk.

Hanoi Weekend Night Market

Hanoi Weekend Night Market

However, Hanoi is still a beautiful place to live and to work and I like living here. To visit Hanoi, please check out our Vietnam Tours.



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  • Posted by: John
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  • Posted on: 2018-11-14

Thanks for your great article!