Explore Hanoi with Elegant Resorts
Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, is a bustling mix of pavement bazaars, Colonial villas, spluttering traffic, French baguettes, noodle soup and T'ai Chi adepts unwinding in slow motion.
• A visit to Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is a visual-musical spectacular not to be missed; live musicians complement folk legends and wooden puppets that dance and splash about on the face of the water
• The gleaming-white Ho Chi Minh Museum, intended to symbolise a lotus, resides in direct contrast to the solemnity of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Head to the third floor for the main exhibition - integrated into the story of Ho Chi Minh's life and his country's struggle, you'll find several post-modern pieces, including cars crashing through walls to represent the chaos of post-war American capitalism