Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hoàn Kiếm Lake Bridge

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Hanoi, Vietnam Alley

Hanoi Vietnam’s capital lies in the North of the country and is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. It offers French-colonial architecture, a rich food culture and a long history (the city celebrated its millennium in 2010.) The most well known and important districts in Hanoi are Ba Dinh District (aka the French Quarter) where the government offices are located and Hoan Kiem District (aka the Old Quarter) which is considered the city’s business hub and main tourist destination.

One of Hanoi Vietnam’s most common sights is that of streets packed with scooters, bicycles and cars swarming around pedestrians like a school of fish. Then there are the many sidewalk vendors and people simply out for a stroll and the popular Old Quarter is no exception so walking around this district is distinct from a leisurely stroll in the park. Visitors have no choice but to face the traffic in the local style but the experience of exploring the historical area is a must-do and truly well worth it.

Information provided by Vietnam Guide

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Hanoi by Vespa

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Hanoi Tourism

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Hanoi Street Scene

The most popular form of transportation is the motor scooter.  The Vespa shown above costs 68,800,000-VND, or about $3,100-USD.  Many of Hanoi’s major attractions are within or nearby the Old Quarter, including Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House, National Museum of Vietnamese History, Ba Dinh Square, a former Governor-General of French Indochina’s mansion, the One Pillar Pagoda, Bach Ma Temple,Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and Dong Xuan, Hanoi’s largest market.

In Hanoi Vietnam, French baguettes and coffee have something very much in common with pho rice noodles as the locals consume them in massive amounts daily, so they’re sold everywhere. Food choices in general are good and dishes come at cheap to affordable prices no matter where you prefer to dine.

When in the mood for the real deal (cha ca, banh goi and pho are among the top of the list) try out one of the many street stalls around the Old Quarter. You will be surprised by how delicious simple dishes taste.

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Hanoi Street Scene

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Hoàn Kiếm Food Street

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Hanoi, Vietnam Resident

Hanoi Vietnam’s lively capital city located in the north of the country and set amid the delta plains of the Red River. Compared to other Southeast Asian cities that have develop into modern metropolises at breathtaking speed, Hanoi could be described as being a provincial city.

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