-- Hanoi
  -- Hanoi Bus Stations
  -- Hanoi Highlights
  -- Hanoi Hotels
  -- Hanoi Dong X. Market
  -- Hanoi Map
  -- Hanoi Mausoleum
  -- Hanoi Ngoc S. Temple
  -- Hanoi Night Market
  -- Hanoi Old Quarter
  -- Hanoi One Pillar
  -- Hanoi Perfume Pagoda
  -- Hanoi Railway Station
  -- Hanoi Theatre
  -- Hanoi Train Street
  -- Hanoi Tran Quoc


 -- Climate

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 -- Festivals

 -- Foreign Embassies

 -- Minorities

 -- Tet/ Vietnam New Year

 -- Travel Documents

 -- Vaccinations

 -- Vietnam Buses

 -- Vietnam Map

 -- Vietnam Trains

 -- Vietnamese People

  North Vietnam


  Cao Bang

  Cat Ba

  Dien Bien Phu

  Duong Lam

  Ha Giang

  Ha Long Bay

  Hai Phong

  Hoa Binh

  Lai Chau

  Lang Son

  Lao Cai

  Mai Chau

  Ninh Binh


  Son La

  Vinh City

  Central Vietnam

  Buon Ma Thuot

  Cham Islands

  Da Nang

  Dak Lak

  Dong Hoi

  Hien Luong Bridge

  Hoi An


  Kon Tum

  My Son (temple complex)

  Nha Trang

  Phong Nha - Ke Bang


  Quy Nhon

  Thien Mu Pagoda (Hué)

  Tuy Hoa

  Vinh Moc (tunnels)

  South Vietnam

  Ho Chi Minh City

  Ben Tre

  Can Tho

  Chau Doc

  Con Dao Islands

  Cu Chi (tunnels)


  Floating Markets

  Ha Tien - Phu Quoc

  Long Xuyen

  Mekong (by bike)

  My Tho

  Nam Du Archipelago

  Phan Thiet/ Mui Ne

  Phu Quoc Island

  Rach Gia - Phu Quoc

  Vung Tau

  The Rest







City Center

"Yesterday I took the walk through the old quarter of Hanoi with Anne which is in my National Geographic travel guide. This is a 1.6 km route, passing 7 cultural sites. The starting point of the hike was north of Hoan Kiem Lake. Then we entered a small street, Hang Quat. According to the book, there had to be a guild temple here. We looked around in the street but could not really find the temple.
After looking at the map several times, we saw that it had a house number. There was a very small door that you could enter. Then we came to another door, which was ajar. Behind the door was a huge collection of ceramics. Unfortunately we were not allowed to enter. I think they were doing renovations because it smelled a lot like glue and paint."

Map of Hanoi City Center

The capital city of Hanoi is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located 1,760 km (1,090 miles) north of Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon).
October 2010 was officially 1000 years ago since the city was founded. On this occasion, Hanoi was named one of the world's top "Top Destinations" by Frommer's travel guide.
As the capital of Vietnam for nearly a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the most important cultural centers of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their mark. While some relics have not survived the wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historical monuments for visitors and residents alike. Even when the country's capital moved to Hue in 1802 under the Nguyen Dynasty, the city of Hanoi continued to thrive, especially after the French took control in 1888 and shaped the city's architecture to their liking, bringing the rich stylistic heritage of the city gained an important aesthetic.
The city is home to more cultural sites than any other city in Vietnam, and has more than 1,000 years of history, well preserved over the past hundred years.


It's narrow with the train through Hanoi

From a travelogue:

"Hanoi's old town is a colorful hodgepodge of colonial houses, narrow alleys, scooters and street vendors. This old-fashioned piece of Hanoi is more than 1,000 years old and used to be a lively place where merchants and traders gathered to do business.
It is the most atmospheric part of the city, and cozy guesthouses hide behind the colorful facades where you can stay for a small price.
Definitely take half a day to see this pleasant district. Take in random side streets, browse the souvenirs and order a delicious Vietnamese meal from one of the street stalls."






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