Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital and second largest city by population (behind Ho Chi Minh City). It’s located in the northern part of the country,
It’s a fascinating mix of old and new Vietnam, with Chinese and French influences, ancient culture, colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards.
Hanoi has a humid subtropical climate, and unlike the southern part of the country, experience four distinct seasons. The city lies on the right bank of the Red River and is dotted with lakes, including the famous Hoàn Kiếm Lake.
The year 2010 marked the 1000th anniversary of the establishment of Hanoi.