Think it's all tin hats and Jane Fonda? Think again. Though it’s not the quiet, tranquil capital of yore, this enchanting historic gem is bursting with French colonial architecture, Confucian values, Buddhist temples, socialist art, romantic atmosphere, great food (besides Fido) and fabulous shopping. Just watch those motorbikes!

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Knee-weakening historic archi impresses at this lovely hotel in the former French Quarter.
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Eat & Drink
Right this way, s’il vous plait, for cuisine à la française in Hanoi!
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InterContinental West Lake Hanoi
Fashion designer and longtime Hanoi resident Diego Cortizas shares his top spots for business in the Vietnamese capital.
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Mekong Quilts
Tucked away little store on hactic Hang Bac for fab quilts handcrafted by rural weavers.
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