Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is the most popular and attractive city of Northern Vietnam where you will definitely end up visiting on your trip. In comparison to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi continues to try and retain traditional Vietnamese culture in all the corners of the city and therefore you will get a more authentic feel while you're here. Almost all parts of Vietnam are accessible from Hanoi because you have road, rail and air routes. Everything from agricultural fields to centuries old monuments, lakes, rivers, religious structures, museums, communication lines, universities, malls, it can all be found here. Be ready to indulge yourself in the rich history of this city that dates back at least 1,000 years.