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Hanoi The Capital

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In the fall of 1010, King Ly Thai To (Ly Cong Uan) moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Dai La.On the way, the king saw a vision of a golden dragon ascending from the Red river ( Song Hong). The King decided to change Dai La to Thang Long (Ascending Dragon). Thang Long remained the capital city until the end of the Tran dynasty when in 1397, the capital city was moved to Thanh Hoa -Tay Do (Western Capital) and Thang Long became Dong Do (Eastern Capital). Vietnam was invaded by China in 1407, and the city was renamed Dong Quan. In 1428, after ten years of fighting, Le Loi liberated Vietnam and renamed the city Dong Kinh. In 1527, the city was renamed Thang Long. In 1802 when King Gia Long (Nguyen Dynasty) moved the capital city to Hue, the name Thang Long remained but, Long no longer means dragon, Long in this case means prosperity. Ha Noi, was the name given to the city by King Minh Mang in 1831. Ha means river and Noi means within - Ha Noi means within the river.Nowadays, Ha Noi is center of politics, economy, culture of the whole country.

The tropical monsoon climate is divided into the rainy and dry seasons. The moats distinctive characteristic of Hanoi’s climate is the fluctuations between the cold and hot seasons. Hanoi has four distinct seasons. Winters can actually be quite chilly; although snow is foreign to Hanoi residents. Summers are hot and rainy. Probably the best time to visit is spring and fall.

Hanoi Highlights
 

Old Quarter

Less vibrant and more reserved than others capitals, Hanoi is a great place to explore on foot. Walking tour is nice chose when you want to go shopping in the Old Quarter where you should buy some find arts, silk and silver jewelry…along the narrow streets. Visitors can explore the Old Quarter by the walking tour or Cyclo tour. Cyclo is a traffic interesting and inexpensive.

Temple of Literature
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Hoan Kiem Lake or Returned sword lake

The Sword Lake is really an emerald jewel of Hanoi. For generations, the Vietnamese believed that deep in the green water of the Sword Lake, there is a sacred sword of their ancestors, which is carefully safeguarded by the golden tortoise. When the weather changes, the tortoise emerges on the water surface to take a sun bath, seeming to prove his existence and remind the young generation of their national history of defending their country from foreign invaders.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The final resting palace of the greatest hero of Vietnam at all time. Constructed in 1973 and opened in 1978. Thousand visitors both domestic and international pay home mage to Uncle Ho every day. This is a must see destination in the capital.

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