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Layered with French and Chinese influence, Hanoi has emerged as a cultural capital that's 100 percent Vietnamese
Hanoi, the country's charming capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside. The city may have shrugged off several former names, including Thang Long, or "ascending dragon," but it hasn't forgotten its past, as sites such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison attest. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards, and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.
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- BySCMP48 hours in Hanoi: the best Vietnamese street eatsFrom ‘commoner’s rice’ to the delights of the city’s famed Chicken Street, there are many street food dishes you simply can’t miss when you visit Hanoi. Hanoi is a street food wonderland. Follow almost any lane in this vivid, motorbike-clogged city and you will find a cacophony of food stalls with colourful signs shouting the names of mysterious Vietnamese dishes. Behind them, scores of people slurp, munch, drink and chatter, huddling on the city’s iconic miniature plastic stools. You can spend two weeks in this burgeoning city and never eat the same meal twice. So when all you have is two days in between, say, visiting the well-trodden northern Vietnam tracks of Halong Bay and Sapa, the choices can be overwhelming. How can you get the most taste out of your stay? Our list has you covered: https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-leisure/article/2151617/48-hours-hanoi-best-vietnamese-street-food-eat-breakfast6 items
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