Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. Its population in 2009 was estimated at 2.6 million for urban districts, 6.5 million for the metropolitan jurisdiction. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế during the Nguyen dynasty as the capital of Vietnam, but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam. The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km north of Ho Chi Minh City. October 2010 officially marked 1000 years since the establishment of the city.
This post is part of the Challenge Walk In The Street meme.
More of my photos from Hanoi can be found here and here, and from Ha Long Bay here.
this is one place I'd like to visit... great photos!ReplyDelete
Cool photos, what a neat place to visit. I loved all the people shots, especially the children!ReplyDelete
Belle promenade dans cette rue, et plein de petites histoires, j'aime beaucoupReplyDelete
Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"
Awesome street scenes! Vietnam and Cambodia are on top of my list... as well as Botswana. :-)ReplyDelete
A fascinating look a Hanoi!ReplyDelete
Wow, you do a lot of traveling and know so much history! Great photos. My favorite is the one with the children, one of them with hands joined in prayer. Lovely!ReplyDelete
Very nice pictures, and very interesting place...;-DReplyDelete
Very nice photos.ReplyDelete
Regards and best wishes
Cool stuff. Want to get there myself - maybe next winter.ReplyDelete
Love the river scene but the street scenes make me feel claustrophobic!ReplyDelete