Hanoi is one of very few capital cities in the world to have reached 1000 years of age. This long history explains why Hanoi's cultural treasures often make such a deep impression on the minds of visitors. Each of these places has a strong connection with one or another of the city's major historical milestones and the age-old traditions of its people.
Its old name, Thang Long, originates from a legend that the visionary King Ly Thai to want the country to become more prosperous likes an Ascending Dragon. So in 1010 he issued a royal edict transferring his capital from Hoa Lu (in Ninh Binh province) to present day Hanoi.
Favorably located at the centre of the fertile Red River delta, and occupied for centuries by an intelligent and elegant population, Hanoi is a beautiful city with a rich and unique tradition. Hanoians have created a great cultural heritage, preserving the sacred memories of the nation. This movie will show you the specific characteristics about Hanoi.