Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River. The city is very quiet due to the peace that the lake gives it Hoan kiem, located in the center. North of the lake, you'll find the bustling streets of Casco Viejo. Each street is named after the different shops to which the stores located there are dedicated. Much of the city was transformed by the French when it became a French protectorate in 1880.
There are wide avenues and large colonial buildings from that French era, which are now home to government departments and embassies foreign. The inhabitants revolted and had a long fight with the French until 1954, the year in which Hanoi became the capital par excellence. Years later the war between the United States began. and Vietnam which would last until 1975, year in which the Americans retired.
For many years, Hanoi maintained the reputation of being a city austereBut yes, he took great care of his visitors. Life was hard for the residents of the city. He thinks that the country should be rebuilt after so many years of fighting. The city had been continuously bombarded by the Americans during the war of Vietnam.
After years of high inflation, poverty and repression, the government introduced an economic reform in 1986, which allowed the inhabitants to have their own business. Nowadays Hanoi has been completely transformed and tourists are spellbound by the city and its inhabitants. Hotel prices have increased quite a bit in recent years due to high demand.
36 Hours in Hanoi, Vietnam | The New York Times (August 2020)