"The City For Peace"
3 962 000
19 795 000
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2nd Largest City in Vietnam
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The Old Quarter is where most tourists will spend the majority of their time in Hanoi. It's a dense and lively area with old architecture and temples. West of the Old Quarter there's the Government quarters where you'll find, among other things, the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh (The President of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War).
Hanoi is a bustling city full of life.
Hoan Kiem Lake, a popular destination for relaxation.
Streets are narrow and scooters are everywhere.
This is one of the main intersections in the city, but I have never seen a name for it. Traffic goes in all directions and everything is just general chaos here!
A very common sight in Hanoi is the trees that cover the streets.
There's life in every building here. The street interaction of buildings is incredible.
A rather narrow street.
Everywhere you'll see people carrying goods in old-fashioned ways.
Hanoi Cathedral is an impressive building that should not be missed!
Walking the streets in Hanoi is a sight in itself.
Streets are often dirty but feel completely safe.
People live and eat by the streets so you're never alone.
A street where vendors are selling goods.
The railway is going right through the city and there are no safety barriers. This is however not the famous Railway Street (the background for this page shows that street).
A street in Hanoi
The streets are bust and you need to watch out for traffic that can pass you from any direction.
Traffic rules are optional in Hanoi. These girls do not seem to break any rules. You should however expect every motorist to not follow any of the traffic signs or rules.
If I had to guess, these guys are stealing copper from the railway track.