Long Bien bridge

Long Bien Bridge, a nice spot to capture Hanoi life?

Long Bien Bridge was the symbol of Hanoian people for resilience. It is also one of the greatest accomplishments of the French colony in Hanoi. The bridge was built between 1899 and 1902 by Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame) to have better control over the Northern Vietnam region. The...

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Hoa Lo prison, unique war museum in Hanoi

Hoa Lo prison is the unique war museum of Hanoi to keep part of the memory of two wars in Vietnam, French colonial time and Vietnam – US War. This place itself was a prison but it is now displayed as a unique museum, where you can find many war evidence that happened in Hanoi,...

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Hanoi French Quater, What French people left?

If you tell me that Old Quarter – Hanoi is a bit ruined with all those old buildings, I would laugh and tell you that it is true but it is the most beautiful thing about Hanoi. For this special blog, I want to leave all the sorrow of war and the colonial domination behind,...

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A virtual tour of St. Joseph’s Cathedral Hanoi

St. Joseph’s Cathedral is the oldest church in Hanoi, located on Nha Tho Street, situated west of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter. The church was constructed in 1886, with the neo-Gothic architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first...

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