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The Vietnamese nation was born among the lagoons and marshes of the Red River Delta around 4000 years ago, and for most of its independent existence has been ruled from Hanoi, Vietnam's comparatively small, elegant capital lying in the heart of the northern delta. The region is steeped in the past and, while it lacks the bustling river life and rich physical beauty of the Mekong Delta, there's a wealth of historical and spiritual sights to explore – despite innumerable wars and a sometimes hostile natural environment that's only partly been tamed by an elaborate, centuries-old network of …
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Top Hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Duc Thai Hotel

Hanoi is a charming city, awakening from its part, a fusion of old and new with all the chaotic traffic, the millions of motorbikes together with beautiful old French ...

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Hoan Kiem Lake

This small lake between the Old Quarter and the French Quarter is central to Hanoian folklore. A ghostly shrine (the Turtle Pagoda) standing on an islet at its center pays homage to a golden turtle. In the 15th century ...

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Al Fresco's

If the thought of more rice or noodles fails to get your stomach growling, Al Fresco's offers plentiful Italian fare and Tex-Mex standards, as well as such basic pub ...