All you need to know about Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and is considered to be the country’s primary cultural centre. There are two very distinctive sections to the city where the imprint of different rule can be seen. The Old Quarter maintains the old architecture typical of the various Vietnamese dynasties, whereas, Colonial Hanoi displays the architecture typical of French Colonial rule.

The city has recently experienced a construction boom, with skyscrapers and new businesses rapidly appearing across the city. In 2013, the two tallest buildings in Vietnam were completed in Hanoi; the Hanoi Landmark 72 Tower and Hanoi Lotte Centre. Both these buildings are built around purpose built complexes that cater specifically for businesses. Both buildings contain the headquarters of several large companies including LG Electronics and KPMG.

There are several forms of transport by which you can traverse in Hanoi. The main means of transport are motorbikes, buses, taxis and bicycles. These all offer a fast, cheap and effective way to travel around the city. Hanoi is currently served by one airport, the Noi Bai International Airport, which is approximately 25 miles north of the city centre.