is the capital of the Republic and has much to offer the visitor
with small narrow streets, French designed architecture and loads of
good restaurants and shops.
Halong Bay with more than 3,000 limestone islets (karsts) is one
of the world's must-see natural wonders.
Perfume Pagoda , 60km SW of Hanoi,
is a complex of pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the karst
cliffs of Huong Tich Mountain (Mountain of the Fragrant Traces).