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The Old Quarter of Hanoi

The Old Quarter of Hanoi

The vibrant and bustling city of Hanoi has found its future by appreciating its thousand years of history, we can see that all in its Old Quarter. Located in the northern part of the city center, the Old Quarter, or the 36-old-streets, is a traditional craft area where each street was named after the product it sells such as the silk street, bamboo street, noodle street and many other household-product streets.


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An Introduction to the Modern Hanoi

An Introduction to the Modern Hanoi

Located right in the heart of the Red River Delta, Hanoi is a sprawling city with lively Old Quarter and graceful colonial architecture. Been the capital of Vietnam since 1010AD, this charming city boasts an amazing blend of Indo-Chinese and French colonial influences. The modern-day Hanoi is a mix of ancient temples and pagodas, parks and lakes, broad tree-lined boulevards and narrow food alleyways. Incense Travel introduces some of the city’s best highlights.


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Interesting History of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel

Interesting History of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel

In the summer of 1901, the Grand Hotel Metropole Palace opened its doors to the curious population of Hanoi. In its first ever published picture, the hotel shows the proudly flying the French tricolor and sporting the initials HM in a rosette at the top of the central section. From that summer on, travellers had the best luxury hotel in Hanoi. Incense Travel introduces the literature of Mr. Andreas Augustin, who is author of over 50 books about famous and legendary hotels.


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Indochina and Incarnations of Hanoi

Indochina and Incarnations of Hanoi

Indochina (Indochine in French), an area covering the present-day states of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, was the name given to the French dependencies in Southeast Asia in the late 19th century. The name “Indochina” refers to the territory, which historically has the cultural influence of India and China, and physically bound by the India in the west and China in the north.


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Enchanting Luxury Travel in Vietnam

Enchanting Luxury Travel in Vietnam

The whole country is changing, and the friendly people with their wonderful cuisines are making Vietnam a real magnet that draws travelers from around the world. The very open of the Vietnamese government brings opportunities to everyone, and luxury vacations in this emerging destination have never been so enchanting.


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A Four Day Vietnam Tour with Incense Travel

A Four Day Vietnam Tour with Incense Travel

Just say the word “Vietnam” and my mind immediately conjures up images of rice paddy fields and limestone islands in Halong Bay. A recent four-day tour with Incense Travel, starting at the Noi Bai Airport and traveling through Hanoi and Halong Bay was far beyond any expectations I had. The wonderful nature and culture of Vietnam completely took my breath away.


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The 5 Best Places to See in Saigon

The 5 Best Places to See in Saigon

Saigon, which was changed Ho Chi Minh City since 1976, is the most well-known city in Vietnam due to the pivotal role it played during the Vietnam War, it’s also the country’s largest city by population. Ever since the war ended, Saigon is always a whirlwind of historical attractions, with historical and cultural sites at every turn and never enough time to see them all. Below is our list of the 5 best places to see in Saigon, you don’t want to miss them!


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Vietnam War

Vietnam War

To the US and South Vietnam government, this is a war between two ideologies: Communism and capitalism. The US came and fought the war in order to stop the communist expansion in South East Asia. The American public ideas remain divided; one side believed in government and supports the war against the communist in Vietnam, the other saw it an invasion and protested what the US is doing in Vietnam.


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Ho Chi Minh's Biography

Ho Chi Minh's Biography

Ho Chi Minh's biography, providing good line of Vietnam's greatest president, a true nationalist. Here a what you need to know about Ho Chi Minh- the founder of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the father of the nation.


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