Hanoi is the capital of the socialist republic of Vietnam. It lies 100km from the sea along the Red river in the plains and has over 3 million inhabitants. It is a city built around several lakes, with many tree lined boulevards and a rich, very well preserved colonial heritage. Hanoi hasn't yet experienced the run-away development typical of many Asian capitals. The area around Hanoi has been inhabited for at least 5000 years, while the first defensive citadel was established in the 8th century. With a few brief interruptions, between 1010 and 1802 it was the political centre of an independent Vietnamese state. Between 1887 and 1954 it served as the capital of French Indochina. In 1954 it became initially the capital of North Vietnam, since 1976 it is the capital of Vietnam.

01 Lake and trees 02 Tree along lakeshore 03 Red flags on street lantern 04 Lake and Ngoc Son pagoda 05 Ngoc Son pagoda 06 Red Huc Sunbeam bridge to Ngoc Son temple
07 Red Huc Sunbeam bridge to Ngoc Son temple 08 Gate to Le Thai To monument 09 Le Thai To monument 10 Street and motorbikes 11 Tree lined pavement
12 General post office building 13 Turtle pagoda shrine 14 Water puppet theatre 15 Water puppet theatre 16 Red Flags at night
17 Gate of Ngoc Son pagoda at night 18 Thap But (pen tower) at night 19 Gate of Ngoc Son pagoda at night 20 Panorama view at night
21 Panorama view at night 22 Turtle pagoda shrine at night 23 Statue of emperor Ly Thai To at night 24 Statue of emperor Ly Thai To in Indira Gandhi park at night 01 Restaurant and shops north of lake
02 Square with roundabout north of lake 03 Cafe restaurant with balconies and sunshades 04 Cafe balconies 05 Cafe restaurant with balconies and sunshades 06 Restaurant balconies
07 Bread seller 08 Street with hotels and shops 09 Hotel boards 10 Chuong Vang theatre 11 Bicycle rickshaw 12 Motorbikes parked on pavement
13 Side alley with restaurants 14 Cleaning dried mushrooms on street 15 Cleaning dried mushrooms on street 16 Cleaning dried mushrooms on street 17 Narrow alley 18 Groceries shop 19 Colonial era building with shops
20 Furnished interior of house in 87 Ma May street 21 Furnished interior of house in 87 Ma May street 22 Furnished interior of house in 87 Ma May street 23 Furnished interior of house in 87 Ma May street 24 Door in house in 87 Ma May street
25 Door in house in 87 Ma May street 26 Door detail - house in 87 Ma May street 27 Door detail - house in 87 Ma May street 01 Ba Dinh square and mausoleum 02 Government building
03 Street lanterns on Ba Dinh square 04 Ho Chi Minh mausoleum 05 Vietnamese flag 06 Ho Chi Minh mausoleum 07 Guards in white uniform at Ho Chi Minh mausoleum
08 Yellow government building 09 Yellow government building 10 Vietnamese soldiers walking on the street 11 Vietnamese soldiers walking on the street 12 Yellow colonial era building 13 Cot Co flag tower
14 Cot Co flag tower 15 Fighter jet in military museum 16 Cannon in military museum 17 Bronze statue of Lenin 18 Presidential palace
19 Presidential palace 20 Presidential palace 21 Danish embassy 01 Fruits shop 02 Fruit vendor with baskets
03 Hapro shopping complex 04 Street 05 Street traffic and shop 06 Red flags 07 Red flags 08 Green pears
09 Apparel fashion shop 10 Avenue and shops 11 Policemen on motorbike 12 Clothes shop 13 Flags shop 14 Colonial era building 15 St Joseph cathedral
16 Inner court and parked motorbikes 17 Colonial era building 01 Hanoi towers 02 Hoa Lo prison 03 Guillotine in Hoa Lo prison
04 Memorial in Hoa Lo prison 05 Yellow French colonial era building 06 Vietnam airlines office 07 Vietnam airlines office 08 Motorcyclists on street
09 Trang Tien plaza shopping mall 10 Motorbikes parked on pavement 11 Motorbikes parked on pavement 12 French colonial era opera house 13 French colonial era opera house
14 French colonial era opera house 15 French colonial era opera house 16 French colonial era opera house at night 01 Getting a haircut 02 Main gate
03 Pavilion 04 Square pond 05 Inner court and temples 06 Inner court and temples
07 Roof detail with dragons 08 Temple interior with red pillars 09 Red and golden roof decorations 10 Temple interior with red pillars 11 Incense stick pot
12 Altar with statue of Confucius 13 Red and golden decorations 14 Row of stele 01 Main gate 02 Main gate bas-relief with tree 03 Entrance ticket counter
04 Inner court and temple 05 Inner court and temple 06 Flag on pole 07 Ornamental temple door 08 Door decoration 09 Temple interior with decorations
10 Temple interior 11 Richly decorated altar 12 Ornamental pillars 13 Ornamental pillars 14 Golden drawing on red pillar
15 Truc Bach lake and skyline 16 Truc Bach lake 17 Truc Bach lake 18 Swan boats on West  lake
19 Swan boats on West  lake 20 Swan boats on West  lake 21 Revolution memorial at Dong Xuan market 22 Dong Xuan market 01 Panorama view
02 Panorama view
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