Intercontinental Hanoi is probably the best place to stay in Hanoi.
Hanoi skyline from Intercontinental Overlooking the West lake
Stepping Back in time : West Lake Honoi – Is a fresh water lake in the center of Hanoi created from the curved parts of red river which runs across Vietnam. The red river used to be a prominent trade route to Yunnan province in China and it remained the trade route for the French Indo China and Yunnan
Hanoi parks and lakes
Stepping Back in time :
Sword lake : This is the beautiful Sword Lake in the middle of Hanoi. Legend has it that it was named so by emperor Le Loi when the Turtle God appeared in this lake when he was boating and asked him for his magic sword which he had used in battles to defend from the Ming Dynasty.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are highly social events
Multipurpose ! Bed and Travel
Objects in the rear view mirror appear closer than they are
Traditional dress for women in Vietnam – Ao Dai
Ao Dai literally means a long piece of upper body clothing. It’s the national costume for women in Vietnam. The dress has had a political controversy with the erstwhile Communists in North Vietnam condemning the tight fitting westernized version and preferring the loose fitting one. The inconvenience of working while wearing this dress is also supposed to signify feminine behaviors of modesty, caution, and gentleness
Cycle ride is a must do especially around the sword lake and the bylanes around the city
People of Hanoi busy with daily work
With some References to Wikipedia