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Imagine a city where the exotic chic of Old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia, where the medieval and modern co-exist.
Hanoi has an abundance of attractions from museums to tranquil gardens. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum are worth a visit to understand more about the history of the city.
Ho Chi Minh is probably the most popular leader of Vietnam and known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi (albeit against his wishes).
Vietnamese cuisine has many different dishes to sample and some of these dishes originated in Hanoi. In Hanoi you can enjoy traditional food in restaurants or road side stalls. Fresh ingredients are normally used which are brought from the market every morning. Rice noodle soup served with beef or ...
Tet Nguyen Dan, often abbreviated to Tet, is Vietnam’s Lunar New Year and an ideal time to visit Vietnam's capital, Hanoi. The city is usually quieter than usual during this period as many migrant workers return to their rural hometowns to celebrate the season with loved ones.
Coffee often seems to be the lifeblood of Vietnam — well, along with beer, tea, rice and pho. You really can’t walk far without the tempting aroma of coffee greeting your nostrils, and a hit of the particularly strong brew is enough to keep you going for hours.
Dong Da hillock festival takes place annually on the 5th of Lunar New Year. This is a victorious festival organized to memory of the King Quang Trung's great merit - the hero in national history of anti - invaders.
In recent years cycling has really taken off in Hanoi. For a city that is so obsessed with the motorbike this is perhaps a little surprising. Hanoi’s motorbikes are notorious.
If you're particularly enthusiastic about quality textiles, clothes and handicrafts, shopping in Hanoi will not disappoint. The city also has a good range of day and night markets, both indoors and outdoors and you'll find that night markets are more of a social than shopping occasion but that ...
Most visitors to Vietnam are impressed by the great beauty of the country’s natural settings: the Red River Delta in the North, the Mekong Delta in the South and almost the entire coastal strip is a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies tended by women in conical hats.