The city of Hanoi.
Hanoi, located in the north of Vietnam is currently its capital, one of the most populated cities with a metropolitan area of more than 8 million inhabitants, is known for its traditional architecture from ancient and early centuries its rich culture with influences from France, China and Southeast Asia.
Hanoi Presidential Palace.
This palace built in the early nineteenth century, French colonial architecture is located in the district of Ba Dinh, was initially residence of the highest representative of France, the subsequent royal residence of the successive empires that reigned in the area, However, by the year 1954 when the Vietnamese expelled the French, they wanted to use this fabulous building as the residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, a position held by Ho Chi Minh at the time, however, this rejected comfort and the luxuries of the Presidential Palace and only used three modest rooms of servants to live. Later Minh, left these rooms to live in the so-called Zancuda house, a modest house on pillars where he lived until his death.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
The contemporary history of Hanoi is marked by the famous Vietnam War and the final liberation after the struggle led by Ho Chi Minh. In this Mausoleum rest the remains of the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. It is a tourist site and one of the main points of interest in Hanoi.
The Vietnam Military History Museum of Hanoi.
If you want to know the history of the Vietnam War, you must visit this museum. It is a huge building located in Dien Bien Phu Street No. 28, where you can find different rooms with the most diverse objects, such as manuscripts, newspapers, helmets, bullets and all kinds of relics that you can imagine related to a war. Its main door is guarded by 2 immense cannons.
The old quarter of Hanoi.
Located north of Lake HoanKiem, undoubtedly one of the busiest areas of the city, is composed of 36 streets that in the thirteenth century were occupied by the old 36 guilds, here you can find diversity of crafts, most of the streets have the name of the merchandise (Hang), although some do not carry the Hang as ThuocBac street (of medicinal herbs).
Dong Xuan Market.
Built by the French at the end of the 18th century, it is the largest and busiest market in the city. Right at the end of the old quarter of Hanoi we can find this market, where not only wholesale textiles are sold, but also any kind of retail item.
The Cathedral of Saint Joseph of Hanoi.
The little Notre Dame, as it is also known, is the oldest church in Hanoi, built by the French at the end of the 18th century. It has 5 bells, 4 small and a large main bell and its dimensions are: (length 64.5 meters, height 31.5 meters and width 20.5 meters).