Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, which is directly under the control of the central government. Located in then central part of Red River Delta which is the birthplace of the Vietnamese people, Hanoi is the largest city in Vietnam with a long history. It is as large as a big province in Vietnam. Hanoi has many other names in history. As Hanoi is situated in the semi tropics zone, which is quite near the sea, Hanoi has a mild climate and a lot of rainfalls. It is like spring all the year round. With verdant forests and colorful flowers, Hanoi is also celebrated as the spring city of flowers.
Hanoi is one of the tourist cities in Vietnam. In this city, lakes are scattered all over the city just like stars in the sky or chessmen on the chessboard. The green trees and the flowers in full bloom can be seen all the year round. There are more places of interest in Hanoi than that in other cities of Vietnam. The famous places of interest include Lang Chu Tich Ho Chi Minh (the mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh), Bac Ding Square, mansion of the president, Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, Hoan Kiem Lake (meaning retuning sword lake),West Lake, Halais Lake(Hồ Thiền Quang in Vietnamese),Bay Mau Lake, The Temple of Literature(Văn Miếu), One Pillar Pagoda(Chùa Một Cột);Flag Tower of Hanoi(Cột cờ Hà Nội) and so on. The large Bac Ding Square is the place where President Ho Chi Minh read out the Declaration of Independence and announced the founding of The Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Nowadays, there is a Lang Chu Tich Ho Chi Minh in the center of the Bac Ding Square. Hoan Kiem Lake, which is located in the central part of Hanoi, is pellucid and rippling, making the city look much more enchanting.