Places to See in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam, Hanoi Guide (B): Places to See in Hanoi, Vietnam

From as early as the 11th century, Hanoi has been the political center stage of Vietnam. The city, located on the western bank of the Red River, was only briefly overtaken by the imperial capital at Hue (central Vietnam) during the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945). Consequently, Hanoi is home to a diverse populace with rich centuries-old cultures and architecture styles.

With Vietnam’s adoption of the “open-door” policy in the mid-1980s, Hanoi has undergone much transformation in both culture and ambiance. It is in this transformative backdrop, that foreign visitors start to cast their sights on this exotic and bustling city.

In this travel blog, we’ll help you to understand more about Hanoi and what are the places to see in your next visit!

Ask any tourist visiting Hanoi what is the city’s most interesting area, and the likely reply would be the Old Quarter. With a history stretching as far back as the 13th century, Hanoi’s Old Quarter commonly refers to the central district sandwiched by Hoan Kiem Lake in the south and Long Bien Bridge (Cầu Long Biên) in the north. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Places to See in Hanoi, Vietnam
Guide Location: Vietnam » Hanoi
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Old Quarter   Hanoi Night Market   Dong Xuan Market   Hoan Kiem Lake   Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum   Ho Chi Minh Museum   One Pillar Pagoda   Presidential Palace  
Author: Allan See Toh
Read it on author's website: http://www.balukootravel.com/places-to-see-in-hanoi-vietnam/