Sprawled along the banks of the Red River, Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. Originally founded in 1010 by King Ly Thai To as Thang Long (city of ascending dragons), the city has since become a fascinating combination of East and West as strong Chinese and French influences have merged with the Vietnamese way.
From the Hanoi Travel Guide
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We were 2 middleaged women staying at Jasmine Hotel for 3 days at the beginning of our Vietnam trip. We booked online several month in advance and they answered with a lot of helpful informations. Rooms are spotless clean, we found everything we needed and some we did not (hairdryer or additional blankets. ... more
Great location overlooking a relatively quiet old quarter street, we had a good view of the back of St Joseph's cathedral. Easy walking distance to the Hoan Kiem lake, and the Sunbeam Bridge, right in the heart of the old quarter. ... more