As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam, where every dynasty has left behind their imprint. Located in the centre of the Northern Delta with a population of 6.2 million people and an area of 3,398 square km, Hanoi is an ancient city which had been established and developed for more than 1,000 years since 1010. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike. Historians liken the life-giving Red River with its banks crowded with green rice paddies and farms to the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; a cradle of civilization.
Stroll through the old quarter of Hanoi with an expert on Vietnamese culture and religion in accompany for your in depth knowledge about Vietnam as a whole and about Hanoi in particular. Wrap up your tour with a bowl of Pho and a cup of local coffee, the two most popular specialties of Hanoi.