Is Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi?

Is Saigon in Hanoi?

Southern Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly Saigon, was the US base during the Vietnam War and since the country’s unification has transformed into a thoroughly modern, thriving metropolis. The somewhat less modern capital, Hanoi, runs at a noisier pace, with its lively Old Quarter full of winding lanes.

What is Hanoi called now?

In 1010, Vietnamese emperor Lý Thái Tổ established the capital of the imperial Vietnamese nation Đại Việt in modern-day central Hanoi, naming the city Thăng Long (literally “Ascending Dragon”).

Hanoi.

Hanoi Hà Nội
Country Vietnam
Region Red River Delta
Founded 257 BC
Founded by An Dương Vương

Which is better Hanoi or Saigon?

Hanoi is ideal for those looking to experience a more traditional lifestyle while Ho Chi Minh City’s urban landscape is best suited for luxury travellers. You can also explore the best of both worlds as domestic flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are available on a daily basis.

When should I avoid Vietnam?

Oct-Dec are warm, sunny months in the north; from March it is unbearably hot. May, June and September are the best times to visit Vietnam to avoid the crowds.

Is Hanoi more expensive than Saigon?

New data confirms Saigon and Hanoi are the two most expensive cities in Vietnam, the former dearer than the latter. According to the Spatial Cost of Living Index compiled by the General Statistics Office (GSO), Saigon was approximately 1.5 percent more expensive to live in than Hanoi in 2018.

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