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
stayed 2 nights on return from Da Nang. Basic hotel and services. The staff are very friendly. Cheap alternative. Has a modern shower and toilet with warm water for one to shower at a time. Electric power cut occurred only one morning. I had brought my own towel, toiletries and linen, so the provision of this by the hotel was not my concern. ... more
Hey guys! I'm going to Hanoi on the 28th December and I'm looking to book my accommodation tonight but not sure whats the best area to stay in?? I like to party so will be looking for quite a lively area? Has anyone got any advice on places? It's new year I wanna parrrrty :-P ...
one expect to spend per day in Vientiane and Hanoi? Also, any comments/anecdotes/warnings on the Vientiane-Hanoi bus journey would be appreciated! And... does anyone know if it is possible to get the bus from Luang Prabang to Hanoi? Peace, Happy travels to all, Bwyty x ...
Hanoi to HCMC
Hi, does anyone know how long does it take to get from Hanoi to HCMC by bus? Ooh, and, is it possible to travel this route by train? We are in a hurry, because we have our flights back to Europe from HCMC, but Bkk to Saigon airplane tickets are quite expensive. Any ideas? Thanks alot... ...