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UNESCO World Heritage Site, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Hanoi, Vietnam
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Dragon steps at Thang Long Citadel in Hanoi, Vietnam
Doan Mon, the main gate of Thang Long Imperial Citadel. UNESCO world heritage in Hanoi, Vietnam

Discover Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam

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Vietnam's capital of Hanoi showcases the combination of influences that make the country so unique. Dating back to the 11th century, Hanoi is dotted with buildings that tell its story. The rickshaw is an excellent way to discover the many facets of Hanoi. Ride around in the city's Old Quarter, which has 36 streets each dedicated to a different trade. This district is sure to delight and inspire, where you can find everything from medicinal herbs to musical instruments and typical conical hats.

If you want to trace the city's thousand-year-old origins, visit the One Pillar Pagoda (Chùa Môt Côt), which was built by Emperor Lý Thái Tông in the 11th century. The Emperor Lý Thái Tông also commissioned the Hanoi Temple of Literature, an impressive sanctuary dedicated to the teaching of Confucius and one of the city's most famous landmarks.

The city is organized around its many lakes, making Hanoi and its landscapes so original. One of Hanoi's attractions is a puppet show on the water, on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake—an unforgettable experience that will please both young and old.

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