HANOI, VIETNAM


Images of Hanoi

Images of Hanoi

Hanoi served as the capital of French Indo-China from 1902 to 1954.Then when North and South Vietnam were separate, Hanoi was the capital of North Vietnam. Following the prolongued Vietnamese war (1954 to 1976) after which North and South were consolidated, Hanoi became the capital of the unified Vietnam.

Hanoi with a population of 2.6 million, remains the second largest city, after Ho chi Minh, formerly Saigon.

Located in northern Vietnam, there are stronger Chinese influences than its southern counterpart. This is not surprising though as Hanoi had been ruled by the Chinese for over 1000 years.

Rapid expansion has seen the rise of skyscrapers but the old quarter still exists even if in street name only. Each street housed a particular trade, and the street name reflected that trade. Now of course this is not the case, but the old street name reflecting the artisans’ trade still lives on.

Places to visit include the Dong Xuan night market, the Temple of Literature which is the site of the oldest university of Vietnam from 1010, Sword Lake, Flag Tower of Hanoi, One Pillar Pagoda and the central square called Ba Dinh Square.

From the French Indochina era, the French left their influence too. Check out the tree lined boulevard of Phan Dinh Phung street, the Grand Opera House, the Presidential Palace, the State Bank of Vietnam, St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Hotel Metropole.

Vietnamese are superstitious people and often believe in magic and the spiritual world. Hence the buddhism religion here has its mingled flavour of Vietnamese which incorporates these beliefs.


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TONY
Hanoi

Tony is a 21 year old student. He is currently studying accountancy and does part-time guide work. Tony is particularly proud of his foodie tour, introducing guests to a whole range of Vietnamese food. Try the goi cuon (translucent spring rolls with greens, coriander and various combinations of minced pork, shrimp or crab), banh mi (baguette with salad and paté or omelette) and banh xeo (sizzling pancakes). Tony knows where to take you. He is also available for night tours.

Tony’s English needs improvement and he is keen to do this by speaking with foreign guests.


Tony is 21 yrs old, is a non- smoker and speaks fluent Vietnamese and English.

Total cost for 1 full day (8 hours) with Tony = deposit of US45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS 1,000,000 Vietnamese Dong (approx. US45)  in cash to Tony after his services. Total approx. US90.

This does not include any entrance fees, food&beverage or transport costs.


 

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