Hanoi the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since 1976. It is known for its centuries old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. The city is located on the banks of the Red River this is one of the most ancient capitals in the world. Travellers can find well preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city centre. This French-colonial city is also known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multi cultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences.
Hanoi has a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long, first constructed in 1011. Hanoi was the only Asia-Pacific locality to be granted the “City for Peace” title by the UNESCO. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Water Puppet Theatre, The Perfume Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi Old Quarter, Ba Vi National Park, Hanoi Opera House and Temple of Literature are the most famous place in Hanoi.