Hanoi Vietnam and the Old Quarter of Hanoi is the common name of an urban area’s longstanding Hanoi Thang Long royal capital of Vietnam. Home to four million Vietnamese, offers unique colonial architecture, tree-shaded boulevards, and numerous gardens and lakes. Near the Hoan Kiem lake, Hanoi’s old town is an amalgam of 36 old streets which are concentrated handicraft activities and all trade, forming the characteristic city job. Hanoi Vietnam populated by hordes of hawkers and throngs of motorcycle-taxi and bicycle-rickshaw (cyclo) drivers. Today the Old Quarter of Hanoi is an attractive destination for those who want to learn about Thang Long – Dong Do – Ha Noi. Dong Xuan market is a strong draw here, as are the centrally-located (and lovely) Hoan Kiem lake and the Ngoc Son temple. Other attractions of Hanoi Vietnam include West lake, the Temple of Literature, the One-Pillar Pagoda, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, as well as the Quan Thanh Temple. If your time and schedule allow, we strongly advise a cruise along Halong Bay, with its spectacular karst outcrops. Otherwise, an absolute must is a day excursion to HoaLu | HoaLu – TamCoc (popularly dubbed “Dry Halong”) in Ninh Binh. See HoaLu temples and take a paddle boat cruise between the the karst valley the limestone mountain.