Marvellous places include the One Pillar Pagoda (built in 1042), the Temple of Literature (built in 1070), Hanoi Citadel, President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum & Museum (inside the beautiful Ho Chi Minh Park), the National Fine Arts Museum, the Quan Thanh Temple and the Hanoi Opera House.
Hanoi’s unique beauty is improved by 18 charming lakes such as Hoan Kiem Lake, ... More West Lake, and Truc Bach Lake that really deserve a visit.
Many traditional handicrafts are also practiced in Hanoi including bronze silver carving, lacquer, and embroidery.
The city is located on the right bank of the Red River, in the centre of North Vietnam.
Hanoi is the heart of a thriving modern, country and its economic, cultural and political centre.
For about a thousand years, the capital was called Thang Long, then changing to Dong Do, Dong Kinh, and finally, in 1831, to Hanoi, in 1831 which means “the hinterland between the rivers”.
The city became the Vietnam capital in the 7th century. It was occupied by ... More the French in 1873 and passed to them ten years later. From 1902 to 1953 Hanoi was the capital of French Indochina.
In 1940, the city was occupied by the Japanese and was liberated five years later when it became the seat of Vietnam's government. From 1946 to 1954, it was the scene of heavy fighting between the French and Viet Minh forces. After 1954 Hanoi became the capital of North Vietnam and following the 1975 events it became the capital of the unified country.
Today, Hanoy is a modern city full of charm, with remarkable colonial architecture, large shady avenues, and numerous lakes and gardens.
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