Founded over 1000 years ago, Vietnam’s capital city is rich in history, with the streets of its rambling Old Quarter dating back to the 14th century. Wandering these tree-lined lanes past crumbling colonial facades will transport you back in time. However, today's Hanoi is about much more than the past. The ancient city is being invigorated with modern cafes, world-class restaurants, and cool art galleries. When the sun goes down, you have your pick of watering holes, from sophisticated rooftop bars to buzzing bia hoi. Ha noi is the capital of Vietnam and is a city of tradition, history and ancient culture. The old town and the ancient city attracts visitors to seem quaint streets of vocational characteristics and outstanding monuments such as Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam. Meanwhile, newer works like Sofitel Metropole stamp colonial era. French Quarter with the Opera House and the One Pillar Pagoda, the two famous attractions not to be missed when traveling Hanoi. Monuments and other sights in Hanoi include Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, West Lake, Pagoda and the famous museums like Museum of Ethnology.