The Inseasia Hanoi Travel Guide is the perfect resource on this amazing city. Use it to check out the great things to see and do in Hanoi. This is the capital of Vietnam and is in most ways much more an Asian city than its southern counterpart, Ho Chi Minh City. Both are popular destinations. Vietnam has had a long a chequered history, prior to the Vietnam War (known here as the American War) it was two separate countries. Upon reunification the North and the South joined and Hanoi became the capital city for both.
What’s in the Hanoi Travel Guide for me ?
Just about everything there is to know about this important and interesting city.
The city is situated in the north of the country on the banks of the Red River. It is a city of Lakes; the two most famous ones being Hoan Kiem Lake and The West Lake. The area around Hoan Kiem is known as the Old Quarter and is a fascinating myriad of winding streets and alleyways, packed full of cafes, bars, restaurants and old shop houses. This is the most interesting part of town and a great shopping location. Hanoi is also the starting off point to visit one of the country’s most famous resorts halong Bay.
Hanoi is serviced by Noi Bai International airport, who’s two runways are situated about 27 miles from the city centre. The new second terminal open at the end of 2014. The old terminal one, now operates as a domestic terminal.
The Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower is the tallest building in the country and second only to Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers as the highest in all of Southeast Asia. It will however soon be eclipsed by a new tower currently under construction in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is situated in an imposing square here. It is one of the top places to visit. Literally thousands of people queue every day to file past the glass sarcophagus to pay their respects to the man who built modern Vietnam, Uncle Ho, as he is affectionately called.
Hanoi is very much an old school communist city. Most of the bars and restaurants here close very early compared to other parts of the country. There is not much nightlife after midnight anywhere, although there are great places to eat and drink.
If you want to book a table at a restaurant or a bed for the night, use the Hanoi Travel Guide. Find the best hotels, bars and the music venues. Get the best out of Hanoi, whether you are living in Vietnam or just passing through. If you travel to Vietnam and are looking for things to do, this is the resource to help you fins a spa, book a tour and check out events and activities.