Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, is the oldest city in Southeast Asia with a more than a thousand-year-old history.
Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, has a long history and a rich cultural heritage that dates back more than a thousand years. The city was first established in the 11th century as Thang Long, which is Vietnamese for "ascending dragon," and throughout its history, it has served as the nation's capital for many dynasties and empires.
Hanoi was taken over by the French in the late 19th and early 20th century, and it was made the capital of French Indochina. Hanoi was chosen to serve as the capital of the newly minted Socialist Republic of Vietnam when the country attained independence in 1945.
Although the city has experienced significant modernisation and growth since that time, it has managed to preserve much of its rich cultural legacy, including its historic temples and pagodas, traditional buildings, and lively street markets.
A substantial part of contemporary Vietnamese history has also been played by Hanoi, including the Vietnam War and the nation's quest for freedom. Over 7 million people now call Hanoi home, which blends modern growth with traditional culture and heritage.
Vietnam's main city, Hanoi, has a lengthy and illustrious history that dates back more than a thousand years. It was first established as Thang Long in the eleventh century, and throughout its history, different dynasties and empires have used it as their capital.
Hanoi was taken over by the French in the late 19th and early 20th century, and it was made the capital of French Indochina. The city had substantial growth during this time, including the construction of its infrastructure and the introduction of buildings in the European style.
Hanoi was designated as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's capital after the country won its independence from France in 1945. The First Indochina War, also known as the French-Vietnamese War, and the succeeding Vietnam War, which concluded in 1975 with the unification of North and South Vietnam, both had a significant impact on the city.
Hanoi has rapidly developed and grown since the end of the Vietnam War. Over 7 million people now live in this thriving city, which combines modern growth with traditional culture and heritage. Hanoi is renowned for both its significant role in contemporary Vietnamese history and its extensive cultural heritage, which includes historic pagodas, temples, and buildings as well as vibrant street markets.