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Hanoi – The Rising Star In Southeast Asia

Posted on November 17, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment

Hanoi is not just developing but is standing up as the rising star in Southeast Asian continent. The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has an exotic blend of East and West, with Chinese influence from the years of dominance which they had over Hanoi. Here you will witness the French design from its colonial past. It is not much spoiled by modern architecture of the 1970s and 80s. Hanoi is one of largest city of Vietnam. It is smaller city and thus is less hectic and also it has been hanoi vietnamquite successful in retaining much of its old world attractions.

The city is located on the bank of the Red River. During 1010 and until 1802, Hanoi was supposed to be the most important political centre of Vietnam. Later, Huế during the Nguyen Dynasty was replaced it and was later declared as the capital of Vietnam, even then Hanoi was declared as the capital of French and Indochina during 1902 to 1954. More over from 1954 to 1976, it played the role of being capital of North Vietnam. From August 1, 2008 Ha Tay province, Vinh Phuc’s Me Linh district and 4 communes of Luong Son district, Hoa Binh all got together and formed the metropolitan area of Hanoi. Indirectly, Hanoi’s total area increased to 334,470 hectares which is further divided into 29 subdivisions with the new population being 6 millions.

Hanoi’s population is growing at a really faster rate at about 4 per year; this reflects that fact that Hanoi is not just the political capital of the country but is also a major metropolitan area. This population growth also puts a lot of pressure onto the basic physical and organizational structures which is quite old and dates back from the early 20th century.

When in Hanoi you will experiences the typical climate of northern Vietnam, where summer season is hot and humid, also in Hanoi the winters are quite cool and dry too. When studied under the Koppen climate classification, Hanoi stands out for having the warm humid subtropical climate. The summer months lasts from May to September. Also Hanoi receives around 1600 mm, which is the majority of rainfall in the year. The winter months lasts from November to March are much dry. Often spring brings light rains with it. The minimum temperature in winter in Hanoi can fall down as low as 6–7°C not including the wind chill, while the summer season can get as hot as 38–40°C.

Considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam, Hanoi has the imprint of every dynasty that has left behind by them. Even though some monuments have not survived through war time, even then city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for not only national but also international visitors. The city of Hanoi continued to flourish, even when it was taken away of its honor of being the state capital. The city’s rich heritage is the development the Hanoi lakeFrench made during their rule over Hanoi.

Hanoi is a city of lakes, pagodas and temples. Here you will french colonial mansions and also the busy street life of the Old Quarter. Important tourists attractions in Hanoi aren Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and a number of other such museums. Also parks, boulevards and temples add to the beauty of Manila. There are around 600 temples in Manila. The city is very much proud to have a history for more than 1,000 years and also that of the last few hundred years have been well preserved.

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