Hanoi, with a rich history of more than 1000 years as the country’s capital, is where you will be able to come across some of the most ancient and iconic architectures of Vietnam.
Also, there are a number of old colonial buildings, telling important chapters in the history of the country. It was a rough time, but it also let the world know of the Vietnamese’s will to get back their freedom.
And then along the tree-lined streets of Hanoi, visitors will see how life unfolds before their eyes. The hawkers, the cyclo riders, the flower sellers, … all of them make up the beautiful image of vibrant life in this ancient city.
Stroll along the narrow lanes and get to know these people. Say ‘Hi’, talk to them, and you’ll may find yourself so fascinated with their life stories and their love for Hanoi. They are the ones who know the most about what had happened and what is happening in the city.
Alongside the aged architectures, Hanoi has also made room for modern developments. If you have some time to spare, go to a rooftop bar or find a coffee shop which offers incredible views of the city. It’s always nice to sit back and watch how the city transforms at twilight.