Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam
with a history dating back 1,000 years.
The Old Quarter is a maze of tiny streets
originally named for the traders that
occupied them and today it remains
a hive of activity. Here you can find temples,
traditional homes and local shops that seem
to sell anything and everything. There are
also many restaurants and bars, and a night
market at weekends, making it a great place
to visit in the evening. Immersing yourself
in the vibrancy of the Old Quarter may well
be your most enduring memory of the city.
There are many fascinating sights to
visit in Hanoi. Of particular historical
importance is the Temple of Literature,
Vietnam’s oldest university and a temple
dedicated to Confucius; and One Pillar
Pagoda, a tiny temple built atop a single
To understand more about the recent history
of Vietnam visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to
see the preserved body of the national hero
and also see the traditional Stilt House where
Ho Chi Minh lived and worked.
If you want to escape the buzz of the city,
we recommend a stroll by Hoan Kiem Lake,
a picturesque oasis right in the centre
Hanoi & Northern Vietnam of Hanoi.