Posted on

Hanoi city

Hanoi city within the “River’s Bend” was founded by Emperor Ly Thai To in D 1010, near Co Loa, the city is lying in the middle of Red river delta and covering by the rive shore of Red river, Day river and Duong river. In the major part of city is the ancient capital structured by king Ly Thai To in year 1010 well known as Thang Long (ascending dragon).

Hanoi: Hoan Kiem lake
Hanoi@Hoan Kiem lake
  • Destination: Capital of Vietnam
  • Location: center of Northern
  • International airport: yes (Noi Bai International airport)
  • Domestic airport: yes (Noi Bai domestic airport)

To the east of this, a settlement of guilds was established to serve the needs of the royal court. By the 16th century, this area had developed into Hanoi’s celebrated Old Quarter. The arrival of the French in the 19th century marked a period of reconstruction, as they tore down parts of the citadel and some ancient temples to make way for the new European quarter. However, this cultural vandalism was compensated for, to a large extent, by the magnificent colonial architecture they bequeathed the city.


Today, Hanoi is emerging as an elegant, cultured, and affluent city, where museums and galleries coexist with chic shops and fashionable restaurants. One can wander, in a few minutes, from the narrow streets of the Old Quarter to the imposing mansions and buildings lining the leafy boulevards of the former French Quarter. Hanoi’s past has also ensured a superb culinary legacy, where French and Chinese cuisines blend marvelously with the Viet traditions. The same is true of Hanoi’s lively arts scene, which is among the most sophisticated in Southeast Asia.

Dong Xuan - night market
Dong Xuan – night market

Places to visit: in Hanoi city as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hoan Kiem lake, Ho Tay lake, Quan Thanh temple, The temple of Literature, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi Night Market, War history museum, Hanoi Opera house, Vietnam history museum, One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda…


Places to eat: in Hanoi city is large, famous are street foods as Pho Ga (chicken noodle); Pho Bo (beef noodle); Bun Cha, Cha Ca… and drinks as Bia Hoi (draft beer) and egg coffee…

Tour interests: All most of tours are start from Hanoi to North Vietnam’s destination as Halong bay or Cat Ba island, Sapa & Bac Ha market, Ninh Binh with Tam Coc boat tour or Cuc Phuong National park, connecting every road to North West Vietnam, North East Vietnam or getting around and also drive down south directing along Vietnam’s coastline.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *