Night street in Hanoi

Night street in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Hanoi, located on the right bank of the Red River, is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city. Its population was estimated at 3 million. From 1010 until 1802 it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Hue during the Nguyen dynasty period (1802-1945), but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam, and it became the capital of a reunified Vietnam in 1976.