Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is located on the bank of the Red River in the northern section of the country. While not the largest city in the country, Hanoi has had a rich history.It has been inhabited since 3000 B.C., and has served as the seat of government for nearly a thousand years. Today, as South and North Vietnam have been united, the city is the capital of the entire unified country.
Many people who visit Vietnam choose to visit the city of Hanoi. The city is nicknamed the “city of lakes 河内,” and the lakes are one of the attractions that many tourists visit. History buffs love visiting Hanoi as the city has more cultural and historic sites than any other in the country. Temples and pagodas are found on nearly every street within the city.