Welcome to Hanoi – the beautiful capital of Vietnam that has survived through Chinese, French, and Russian influences and has turned itself into a cultural wonder. Although it recently underwent modern development, it still preserved several historic and scenic monuments perfect to take in on your next Staycation, such as Lake Hoan Kiem, translated as the Lake of the Restored Sword, and the Co Lao citadel, which dates to the 3rd century BCE.
You can still walk through the Old Quarter, which has a history that spans over 2,000 years, and experience the past through its colonial architecture, Buddhist temples, and Buddhist pagodas. With more than 600 temples and pagodas and thousands of food stalls serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine, it’s no wonder Hanoi is a renowned destination for tourists all over the world.
However, it is not only for international tourists. It’s also a hub for Vietnamese citizens and local expats, and if you live in Vietnam, then you already know that heading into the big capital is a Staycation certain to be enjoyed.