Hanoi Travel Guide, Tourist Attractions

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. King Ly Thai To moved the capital city from Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh Province to Hanoi in 1010 A.D.. It is said when the King arrived in Hanoi, he saw a five-colored dragon flying into the sky. Thinking it was a good holy sign, the King chose to build a new city in Hanoi. At the time, the King named the city Thang Long meaning the City of Ascending Dragon.