is the capital of Vietnam and its second largest city. It is smaller and less hectic than its southern counterpart - Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon ) and retains much of its old world charm.
Hanoi is a city of tranquil lakes, ancient pagodas and temples; charming French colonial mansions and boulevards; and the bustling street life of the Old Quarter.
Hanoi highlights include Hoan Kiem Lake , the Temple of Literature , Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and a number of museums housed in fine colonial buildings. More Read....