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Khue Van Cac in 100,000VND paper Hanoi Blogs

Khue Van Cac in 100,000VND paper

The symbol of the whole area of temple of literature and Quoc Tu Giam. Khue Van Cac is a roof of eight sides. It was built in 1805. Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam is one of 23 special national vestiges. The main architect is Van Mieu – temple of literature – where Khong Tu [...] Read more >>
Hoan Kiem Lake in fog Hanoi Blogs

Hoan Kiem Lake in fog

When the last leaves of autumn fall; when the thin mist of early morning fly on the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake; it is the time Hanoi enters winter. For Hanoians, Hoan Kiem Lake has its own beauty every season. In the winter, when thick fog remains until 7-8am, there are pictures of poetic Hoan Kiem [...] Read more >>
Ancient Co Loa gets a make-over Hanoi Blogs

Ancient Co Loa gets a make-over

Diu and her group are among the first visitors to the newly refurbished Co Loa Studios, which have just reopened for business following years in the wilderness. The studios were the first to be built in the country and were at the forefront of the domestic film industry for many years. Now they have been [...] Read more >>
History of Hanoi through recordings Hanoi Blogs

History of Hanoi through recordings

Participants joining the walk will start from the Hanoi Cathedral and stroll through the old streets of Hang Gai, Hang Vai, and Bat Dan for 60-90 minutes. With the aid of their smart phones and headphones they can choose which parts of the city to discover. As walkers move from one place to the next [...] Read more >>
Foreigners enjoy Hanoi pho  Hanoi Blogs

Foreigners enjoy Hanoi pho

Many foreign visitors to Vietnam find pho more enjoyable in Hanoi than in other places, and are happy to queue up at traditional pho stalls. Sue Slatter, a vocational teacher from the US, says she finally found out that Hanoi’s pho was wonderful for her. The dish is quite different in Hanoi from what she [...] Read more >>
Hoi An and Hanoi among best Asian destinations Hanoi Blogs

Hoi An and Hanoi among best Asian destinations

Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam and Hanoi continue be named among the top ten destinations in Asia this year by Hong Kong-based travel and trade journal, Smart Travel Asia. According to an online poll conducted by the magazine, regarded as a leading authority on the regional travel industry, Hanoi [...] Read more >>
Hanoi Capital – an ideal city to discover Hanoi Blogs

Hanoi Capital – an ideal city to discover

The Lonely Planet Traveller – the world’s leading tourist magazine that said that Hanoi is a “millennium-old capital of crumbling pagodas and labyrinthine streets, now undergoing a werewolf-like transformation into a 21st-century Asian metropolis.” The city’s Old Quarter, which covers nearly 100 hectares and includes almost 1,000 old houses, is extremely valuable to local people, [...] Read more >>
Many reasons to visit Hanoi Hanoi Blogs

Many reasons to visit Hanoi

Have Numerous reasons to visit Hanoi: From art to food, history and spas, Australian traveller Lance Richardson points out The Hanoi traffic is an alarming introduction to the Vietnamese capital, though locals are acclimatized to the chaos. Visitors should be wary of hiring a motorbike straight off the plane – instead, jump on the back of a [...] Read more >>
Hanoi: History, horror and heavenly spa treatments on a journey into Vietnam (Part 1) Hanoi Blogs

Hanoi: History, horror and heavenly spa treatments on a journey into Vietnam (Part 1)

In the last episode, we had a chance to experience the little Hanoi with JENNY COAD – reporter of Daily Mail to find out about Hanoi’s former and current features. Now be prepared for the new Vietnam in the South. Outside Saigon, an American woman at the entrance to the Cu Chi tunnels exclaims: “Those [...] Read more >>
Hanoi: History, horror and heavenly spa treatments on a journey into Vietnam (Part 1) Hanoi Blogs

Hanoi: History, horror and heavenly spa treatments on a journey into Vietnam (Part 1)

It is said that Vietnam is like Thailand twenty years ago. And that you should go now, because it’s easier than ever, thanks to Vietnam Airlines’ new direct routes to Hanoi and Saigon, which knock the journey down to 12 hours and save the faff of changing in Bangkok. Vietnam is exotic, but austere in [...] Read more >>
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