Thien Sinh Valley, Y Ty, Bat Xat, Lao CaiParadissa Travel is staffed by dedicated travelers whose life-long passion is travel and whose life-long occupation is tourism. Our team venture into every corner of Vietnam to search for and collect information which may be useful for our travellers and web visitors. The section Vietnam Tourism is for information related to specific tourist attractions throughout Vietnam. The attractions could range from a temple, a former battlefield site, an old town, a national park or nature reserve... Each attraction would be presented with in-depth information gathered by the years of travel experience and tourism researches by Paradissa's team.

Saigon Images

 Officially named Ho Chi Minh City, the century-old name Saigon is still preferred and used more by the local Vietnamese. From the very first day when the city was founded, Saigon has remained the leading economic center of Vietnam.
 

The Independence Palace - Saigon

The Independence Palace (also called the Reunification Palace) was built from 1868 and completed in 1871 by the French after they had conquered the six provinces in  the South of Vietnam (Cocochine). The Palace had been meant to be the Residence of the Governor of South Vietnam and it was called Norodom Palace (after the King of Cambodia).

The West Lake - Hanoi

The West Lake of Hanoi has an area of 520 hectares. It was part of the Red River earlier, but when the river silted up, the West Lake along with many other lakes in Hanoi were created naturally.

The Temple of Literature - Hanoi

The Temple of Literature, which was The First University of Vietnam and which dates back to the 11th century, is the symbol of the Vietnamese learning tradition. The Temple of Literature (The Temple of Knowledge) was built in 1070 as the place for worshiping Confucius and his disciples, since that time Confucianism was the national ideology of Vietnam.

Thang Long Citadel - Hanoi

In the seventh lunar month of 1010, King Ly Cong Uan moved the capital city of Vietnam from Hoa Lu (in Ninh Binh Province now) to Dai La City which he renamed Thang Long or the City of Ascending Dragon, which is nowadays Hanoi. In the same year,  lots of work were started to build palaces and auxiliary buildings to house the royal family and the royal court.

Phu Dong Temple - Hanoi

The Phu Dong Temple is in Phu Dong Village, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam. The Temple was first built by King Hung Vuong VI, then rebuilt in the 11th Century A.D by King Ly Thai To, after he moved the capital city from Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh to Thang Long (Hanoi now). Phu Dong Temple is dedicated to  a Vietnamese National Hero - Saint Giong (Thanh Giong), who defeated the invaders and went back to heaven after the country was liberated.

Hanoi Photos

For just so many years, the photographer team of Paradissa Travel have been wandering Hanoi: be it the Old Quarters, the sidewalk cafes, the street restaurants, the open markets... We have never thought the city has become less of a charm for us; neither do we think we have got enough of this amazing capital city of Vietnam. The below photos were taken on one of our photographic tours during the traditional lunar new year of Vietnam: Tet.