Lying on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. In many ways, Hanoi is closely knit with the long and complicated history of this country which makes it a great spot for re-living Vietnam's past while also exploring its present. It encompasses the medieval and modern aspects of this old Asian city. Hanoi is the second largest city in Vietnam, which first served as the capital of French Indochina and then later was chosen as the capital of reunified Vietnam after the war. Because of its past, Vietnam sees a cultural blend of the French and the Asian. This city truly gives a historic feel and its old-city-charm is very hard to find elsewhere.
Hanoi is a budget traveler's dream. In 2012, it was named the cheapest city to visit and was listed in the top 25 destinations to visit in 2013. Hanoi's popularity has risen greatly after it was announced as the host of the 2016 Asian Games. Another reason Hanoi should be THE destination in Vietnam is that it serves as a great base for tourists to not only explore a major part of Vietnam but also connects the tourists to the neighboring sights of the Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoalu Tamcoc.
This full day tour in Hanoi tries to weave in all aspects of Vietnam. Also called 'City of the Soaring Dragon', Hanoi still projects its colonial past through French styled parks, boulevards, mansions, etc., with a mix of the local Asian heritage. This trip is taken through the streets of Hanoi to capture the essence of the city and includes sights of both historic and natural wonders. We visit various museums, temples and lakes and eat a lot of local delicacies. The itinerary consists of some the best things you can do with one full day in Hanoi, Vietnam.