Located in the heart of northern Vietnam, Hanoi lies on the banks of the Red River and is protected by a historic dyke system formed in the 9th century. The capital of Vietnam since 1010AD, the city is known for its centuries-old architecture and rich culture with Chinese and French influences. Once referred to as “Paris of the Orient”, Hanoi is truly full of charm with green tree-lined boulevards, colonial-era buildings and scenic lakes.
A sightseeing tour in this lovely city takes in vestiges of its past, and appreciates the hustle of the modern-day Hanoi. Explore the living of its people in the Old Quarter, experience the fresh taste of this foodie destination by sampling some of the best local food, and learn about the history of the city by visiting its famous temples and colonial buildings are just a few of many that Hanoi has to offer.