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Hanoi has been chosen to be the capital city of Vietnam many times and it is still the capital city nowadays. There are many sites in the city you can learn about the history of Vietnam and the Vietnamese culture such as Thang Long Citadel, history museum, military history museum, ethnology museum,... Hanoi is certainly among the top cities in Vietnam which offer the best food in the country. Those of you who love travel photography will find Hanoi among the best in Asia for photography and you'll find useful information in Hanoi travel section too.

  • The Charming Ha Noi of Vietnam Hanoi is the elegant capital city of Vietnam sprawling its way along the Red River banks. There are many lakes, parks and leafy quarters which make the city just freshly green all year round.

  • The Hang Be Market is nestled smack in the heart of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, 5 minutes walk from the Hoan Kiem Lake. Hang Be Market offers all kinds of goods that might be of need by the people of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, be it uncooked meat, cooked meat, fruits, dry food, worshiping items... Hang Be Market offers an interesting approach to the life of the people in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Having a walking tour of Hang Be Market after the visit to the Hoan Kiem Lake or before the water puppet show is recommended to all travelers to the capital city.

  • Hanoi is among the most interesting cities in Asia for the visitors. For photographers, you will find  many opportunities of taking great photos in the city. The growing economy has been just good enough to add new varieties to the lifestyle of local residents, while the traditional way of life has basically remained unchanged for several years...

  • 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 the Vietnamese: Tet.

  • Hanoi is a city with a special character: the chaotic traffic with millions of scooters and motorbikes, skinny shop houses, tiny dark alleys, busy sidewalk cafes, smoky street restaurants... It may sound crazy but Hanoi is a pedestrian-friendly and a very walkable city, too. It seems that Hanoi happens to be made for great photography. And photographers will find it just easy to walk about and capture amazing scenes just around the corner...

  • Hanoi is the elegant capital city of Vietnam sprawling its way along the Red River banks. There are many lakes, parks and leafy quarters which make the city just freshly green all year round. Hanoi was first built in 1010 by King Ly Thai To who checked and found out that Fengshui of Hanoi was exceptionally good for the prosperity of the kingdom that time; Hanoi was called Thanh Long meaning "the city of ascending dragons" then.

  • The One Pillar Pagoda (also known as Dien Huu or Lien Hoa Dai) is located near Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum in Hanoi. The site was originally in the Royal Garden when the pagoda was first built.

  • When it comes to December and January the spinach fields on the outskirt of Hanoi start blooming. If you plan to travel to Hanoi during this time and if you love photography of flower fields and farming life, then you may like to contact Paradissa for a photography tour to one of these lovely fields.

  • 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.

  • Quan Thanh Temple was built during the rein of King Ly Cong Uan – Ly Thai To (1010-1028) dedicated to a magician or a patron saint who helped the locals against the bad spirits who often haunted their life. The temple is in a leafy compound located to the southeast corner of the West Lake.

  • Saint Giong Temple, also called Soc Son Temple, is located in Soc Son District of Hanoi, 40km from the city center. The temple is built at the foot of the Horse Mountain which was believed to be the place where Saint Giong stopped for a rest after fighting off the invaders restoring peace to Vietnam... It is said that Saint Giong rode the horse to the top of the Horse Mountain, then ascending into heaven. A temple was built right at the mountain to remember Saint Giong for the great service to the country.

  • 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.

  • The French Quarter of Hanoi  was built to the south of the Old Quarter and the Hoan Kiem Lake from 1883, right after the French arrival in the city. The French Quarter of Hanoi is characterized with wide tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafes, fine-dining restaurants, luxurious hotels and French-styled villas.

  • Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword) located in the center of Ha Noi, south of the Old Quarters and North of the French Quarters with nice setting, with surprising Vietnamese culture and with the wish for peace of the Vietnamese.

  • Hanoi Old Quarter is chaotic, hustling, bustling, full of noise days and nights. Hanoi Old Quarter has an exceptional atmosphere that many would like to hang around the whole day. There are many markets in the Old Quarter such as Dong Xuan, Hang Da, Hang Be...to name a few. Besides, the Old Quarter is the place to try some local culinary specialties such as Bun Cha, Cha Ca, Bun Thang, Mien Luon....

  • 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.

  • 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 Tran Quoc Pagoda (Nation-Protecting Pagoda) is located on the Golden Fish Peninsula (Kim Ngu) in the West Lake (Ho Tay) of Hanoi. Having typical Vietnamese Buddhist architecture and surrounded by amazing natural landscape, Tran Quoc Pagoda is popular a pilgrimage point and a tourist attraction in Hanoi.