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La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc
Tran Hung Dao Street
Duong Dong Beach
Phu Quoc Island
Vietnam

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North of Vietnam

Area: 3,324.92 sq KM
Population: 6,448.900 (April 2011).
Administrative divisions:10 urban districts: HoanKiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung, Tay Ho, ThanhXuan, CauGiay, Long Bien, Hoang Mai, Ha Dong.1 Town: Son Tay
18 rural districts: Dong Anh, Soc Son, Thanh Tri, TuLiem, Gia Lam (Hanoi); Ba Vi, Chuong My, Dan Phuong, HoaiDuc, My Duc, Phu Xuyen, PhucTho, Quoc Oai, Thach That, ThanhOai. Thuong Tin, UngHoa (former Ha Tay province) and Me Linh (a former district of VinhPhuc province).
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Muong, Tay and Dao. 

Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the center of culture, politics, economy and trade of the whole country.

north of vietnamHanoi is arguably Asia's most charming capital city. Hanoi, meaning ‘embraced by the river', is a city of broad, tree-lined boulevards, elegant French villas and colonial-era buildings painted in muted hues of mustard and white. It is also one of Asia's greenest cities with an abundance of parks and lakes as well as a host of cafes and art galleries and an Old Quarter steeped in history. By day the city hums with commerce and moves at the speed of motorbikes; by night the city is an enchanting, a 19th century Asian village best experienced from the seat of a silent cyclo. Hanoi sits astride the banks of the Red River, Vietnam's second longest river. Beneath modern-day Hanoi, artifacts and relics of the early Bronze and Iron ages, dating back to 2,000BC are still discovered today. The city was officially founded by Emperor Ly Thai To, who in 1010 renamed the area Thang Long or Soaring Dragon. Soon after this, some of the city's most famous structures were built including the Temple of Literature, one of the oldest universities in the world.

History:
Hanoi is known as a sacred land of Vietnam. In the 3rd century BC, Co Loa (actually belonging to Dong Anh District) was chosen as the capital of the Au Lac Nation of Thuc An Duong Vuong (the residing King Thuc). Hanoi later became the core of the resistance movements against the Northern invasions. Located in the middle of the Red River Delta, the town has gradually expanded to become a very populous and rich residential center. At different periods, Hanoi had been selected as the chief city of Vietnam under the Northern domination. In the autumn of Canh Tuat lunar years (1010), Ly Thai To, the founder of the Ly Dynasty, decided to transfer the capital from Hoa Lu to Dai La, thereby renaming it to “Thang Long” (Soaring Dragon). The year 1010 then became an historical date for Hanoi and for the whole country in general. For almost a thousand years, the capital was called Thang Long, then changing to Dong Do, Dong Kinh, and finally to Hanoi, in 1831. This sacred piece of land thereafter continued to be the theatre of many fateful events.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the city experienced rapid growth due to the expansion of foreign trade. In 1786, the Tay Son Army from the south invaded northern Vietnam and united the country. During the Tay Son reign the capital was moved south to Hue, where it remained throughout the Nguyen Dynasty. Indeed Hanoi had to wait until 1831 to regain its former name, when Emperor Minh Mang established it as the capital of the Northern Province. The city's main period of growth stemmed from the arrival of the French in 1888. Fortunately, many of the old boulevards and residences have survived and today are used to house Foreign Embassies and Government institutions. From 1902 until 1953, the city served as the capital of French Indochina. In 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed in his independence speech in Ba Dinh square, that Hanoi would henceforth be the capital of Vietnam. Today, Hanoi is a bustling city of nearly 7 million people.

Geography:
north of vietnamHanoi is located in the Red River Delta, in the center of North Vietnam. It is encompassed by Thai Nguyen to the north, Vinh Phuc and Ha Tay provinces to the west and south, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Hung Yen provinces to the east and south-east.

Hanoi means "the hinterland between the rivers" (Ha: river, Noi: interior). Hanoi's territory is girth by the Red River (the portion of the Red River embracing Hanoi is approximately 40km long) and its tributaries, but there are some other rivers flowing through the capital, including Duong, Cau, Ca Lo, Day, Nhue, Tich, To Lich and Kim Nguu.

Climate:
Hanoi is situated in a tropical monsoon zone with two main seasons. During the dry season, which lasts from October to April, it is known to be cool with light rainfall. The wet season, from May to September, is hot with heavy rains and storms. The average annual temperature is 23C (74F) and the average annual rainfall is 1,800mm. The average temperature in winter is 170C (63F), but can go down to 8C (46F). The average temperature in summer is 29C (84F), but can reach up to 39C (102F).

Tourism:

north of vietnamThroughout the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples. Famous sites include the One Pillar Pagoda (built in 1049), the Temple of Literature (built in 1070), Hanoi Citadel, Hanoi Opera House, President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, to name a few.

Hanoi also characteristically contains 18 beautiful lakes such as Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, and Truc Bach Lake, which are the lungs of the city, with their surrounding gardens and trees providing a vital source of energy. Many traditional handicrafts are also practiced in Hanoi including bronze molding, silver carving, lacquer, and embroidery. Hanoi has many famous traditional professional handicraft villages such as Bat Trang pottery village, Ngu Xa bronze casting village, Yen Thai glossy silks and many others.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NORTH

Ho chi minh mausoleum
Visiting Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum is an unforgettable experience. Inside an imposing building lies the embalmed body of the founder of modern Vietnam. When visiting the mausoleum the following rules need to be observed: No short sleeves, shorts or skirts are allowed. Silence should be observed when entering the tomb and definitely no photographs (in fact all bags have to be left outside). It’s quite an experience as you queue with many Vietnamese, some of whom have traveled many miles to make the pilgrimage. The mausoleum is a unique opportunity to reflect upon the life of one of the 20th century's more revered historical figures. Next to the mausoleum is a replica of "Uncle Ho's" wooden house on stilts.

    • Address: Hung Vuong Street, Ba Dinh District
    • Location map: Map
    • Opening hour: Every day except Monday and Friday, 7.30 am – 10.30 am
    • Entrance fee: Free
    • Recommend: Do not wearing clothing such as shorts, singlet etc.

Temple of literature
Dating back to 1070, the Temple of Literature was the site of Vietnam's first university and was
used to educate the sons of the mandarin class. The complex consists of five separate courtyards with different paths that would originally have been reserved for the Emperor and his mandarins and highlighted by the Khue Van Pavilion. One of the courtyards contains the statue of Confucius guarded by two beautiful bronze storks standing on turtles. Another feature of the temple is the steles. Between 1442 and 1779, hundreds of stone tablets, or steles were erected to record the names and achievements of the graduates. Eighty-two of the steles remain and are considered the most valuable artifacts at the temple. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education.

    • Address: 58 Quoc TuGiam, Dong Da District
    • Location map: Map.
    • Opening hour: Everyday, 8.00 am – 5:30 pm
    • Entrance fee: Around VND 20.000/guest
    • Recommend: Do not wearing clothing such as shorts, singlets etc.

One Pillar Pagoda
Emperor Ly Thai Tong built one of Hanoi's most famous landmarks, the One Pillar Pagoda in 1049 in honor of the Goddess of Mercy. The pillar was destroyed in 1954, but the pagoda was quickly rebuilt. The design of the pagoda reflects the Buddhist belief that the world was created much as a lotus flower emerges from the water. The pagoda is built above a small pond covered in lotus blossoms.

    • Address: Hung Vuong Street, Ba Dinh District
    • Location map: Map
      Opening hour: 7.30 am – 10.30 am everyday except Monday and Friday
    • Entrance fee: Free
    • Recommend: Do not wearing clothing such as shorts, singlets etc.

Hoan Kiem lake
north of vietnamHoan Kiem Lake is at the heart of Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam.  In the morning, local residents gather and jog around a peaceful lake ringed by trees; or simply support each other to complete Tai Chi practices.  In the evening, more people would gather in lakeside cafes and ice-cream parlours to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and share their daily events.  The Lake also has a rich and colorful history. In the 15th century, after Emperor Le Thai To had driven away the invading Chinese with a magical sword, a giant tortoise seized his sword whilst he rowing in a canoe in the lake. He took this sign as an intervention from above to signify that peace shall be restored. Thereafter, he renamed the lake to Ho Hoan Kiem or translated to “Lake of the Restored Sword”.  Giant tortoise still live in the lake today and cause a flurry of attention with each rare sighting.

    • Address: DinhTien Hoang, HoanKiem District
    • Location map: Map
    • Opening hour: 7.00 am – 6.00 pm everyday
    • Entrance fee: Around VND 20.000/guest   
    • Recommend: Do not wearing clothing such as shorts, singletsetc

The Old Quarter
A walk through the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 Streets offers a glimpse in to Vietnamese life from ages past. In the early 13th century, guilds and artisans clustered their shops around certain streets. As time went by the narrow lanes adopted the names of the particular goods sold there. Hence you can still walk from Fish Street to Tin Street to Bamboo Street. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities. There are also two ancient houses in the Old Quarter that are especially worth visiting.

  • Location map: Map

Ancient House
87 MA MAY STREET Built over 110 years ago, this house is one of the two ancient homes in Hanoi's Old Quarter, which were carefully restored as part of Hanoi's 990th Anniversary in 2000. The house is a typical Old Quarter "tube house" 2 meters wide and 60 meters long with open yards between rooms for air and light. The house is arranged strictly in accordance with "FengShui" rules and is vividly decorated in a traditional style.

  • Address: 87 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Around VND 20.000/guest

Water Puppet Theatre
Water puppetry is a remarkable Vietnamese art form combining traditional music, fireworks and elaborate puppets floating gracefully on the water. The stories depict Vietnamese legends, peasant life and local festivals. The art form dates back to the 10th century and originally these plays would have taken place on lakes and ponds during the monsoon season. The stories remain the same but now the production takes place in a specially designed theatre with a stage knee-deep in water. The puppeteers are hidden behind a bamboo screen and the whole experience is both entertaining and amusing.

  • Address: 57b DinhTien Hoang Street, HoanKiem District
  • Location map: Map
  • Show schedule: Every day at 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm – 9.15 pm
    and Sunday at 9.30 am
  • Ticket fee: Around VND 60.000 to 100.000 and can be purchase at doors or direct contact the theatre.
  • Website: www.thanglongwaterpuppet.org

Museum Of Ethnology
This is a must-see for anyone intending to visit either Mai Chau or Sapa, or indeed anyone interested in Vietnam’s cultural diversity. The museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the grounds.

  • Address: Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Nghia Do Ward, CauGiay District
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Every day except Monday, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • Entrance fee: Adult: Around VND 25,000, Child: around VND 5,000, Free admission to child under 6 years-old

Quan Thanh Temple
QuanThanh Temple was built during the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010 - 1028). The temple honors Saint Tran Vu, a legendary figure who helped King An Duong Vuong chase away demons during the construction of Co Loa Citadel. The central feature of the temple is a giant, black, bronze statue of Tran Vu cast in 1667.

  • Address: ThanhNien Street, Ba Dinh District
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Every day, 5.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Around VND 10,000

Tran Quoc Pagoda
With origins dating back to the 6th century Tran Quoc is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. The pagoda's unique design features a visitor hall, two corridors and a bell tower. Inside are numerous statues, the most notable of which is the wooden statue of the Shakyamuri Buddha. The oldest stele was built in 1639 and depicts the pagoda's history. Several burial reliefs in the garden are relics of one of the earliest Zen Buddhist groups in North Vietnam.

  • Address: Thanh Nien Street, Ba Dinh District
  • Location map: MapA
  • Opening hour: Every day, 7.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: free

Bat Trang Ceramics Village
north of vietnamBat Trang Ceramics Village (in existence for at least 500 years) is approximately 10km northeast of Hanoi and lies on the left side of the Red River bank.  It specializes in crafting ritual objects, and producing household utensils such as bowls, plates, vases, cups and pots.  Recently, the village has diversified its holdings and started to offer fine art ceramics and high quality porcelain.  The village artisans' skills in providing handicrafts remain unmatched and unrivalled.

  • Address: Hamlet Bat Trang, Gia Lam District
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Every day, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Free

Transportation:
- By road: Hanoi is 93km from Ninh Binh, 102km from Haiphong, 153km from Thanh Hoa, 151km from Ha Long, 474km from Dien Bien Phu, 658km from Hue, 763km from Da Nang, and 1,710km from Ho Chi Minh City.
- By air: Noi Bai International Airport, just over 35km from the city center, is one of the biggest airports of the country with various international and domestic routes. There are domestic flights from Hanoi to Da Nang, Dien Bien, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Nha Trang and international flights to many countries in over the world.
-By train: Hanoi Railway Station is Vietnam's main railway station. It is the starting point of five railway lines leading to almost every province in Vietnam.  

 

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