Hanoi is the capital of the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam. Situated by the banks of the red river, Hanoi is a fast-moving city, which has preserved its past in its colonial buildings, ancient pagodas and a myriad of museums. The city supports a multi-cultural population that has influences from the Chinese, Russian and French influences. Full with vibrant nightlife, growing art scene and a mouthwatering cuisine, Hanoi offers everything that any other city offers along with its own twist.
The city is home to the resting place of the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is one of the must-see places in Hanoi. Tran Quoc Pagoda is another amazing place to visit in Hanoi. Itâ€™s an ancient Buddhist temple built in the 6th century. Visit the Hoan Kiem Lake to experience sheer serenity. Other must visit place in Hanoi is the temple of literature, which is home to Vietnamâ€™s first National University. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hao Lo Prison and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology are some of the most popular places to see in Hanoi. If you want to go shopping in Hanoi, head to the famous Dong Xuan Market. Here youâ€™ll find all kinds of things at unbelievable prices.
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