Advent calendar 2020 – 20: Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. While it had been an ancient capital with the name Thăng Long (rising dragon), it became the capital of French Indochina in 1887. It later became the capital of North Vietnam and, after the Vietnam War, of all Vietnam.

Hanoi is notable for traditional Vietnamese architecture like the Temple of Literature, French colonial heritage like the opera house, and very narrow townhouses. It’s also called the “Paris of the East”, due to the French influences that still gives the city a unique flair.

Explore a part of Hanoi with Metrunner below: