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Midnight motorbike racing scares residents in downtown Hanoi

Illegal motorbike racing has been happening on and off for years in Hanoi despite authorities’ attempts to stop it.

Hanoi celebrates 20 years as ‘City for Peace’

The capital city is bustling with cultural events this weekend to mark the ‘City for Peace’ title conferred by UNESCO.

Dancing’s the way to keep problems at bay: Hanoi seniors

Senior Hanoians are keeping body and mind in shape by busting some moves at a ‘hip-hop dancing’ club.
June 15, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7

A spiritual retreat in the heart of Hanoi

The millennial city of Hanoi has several centuries old pagodas that offer peace of mind even when they are crowded.
April 11, 2019 | 08:19 pm GMT+7

Hanoi seeks to flout building height regulations near Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi is seeking to license two buildings near Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake whose height will exceed the maximum permitted height for buildings.
January 06, 2019 | 03:50 pm GMT+7

New Year celebrations trash Hanoi pedestrian zone

Trash littered on streets and sidewalks across the Hoan Kiem Lake area greeted Hanoi on the first day of 2019.
January 01, 2019 | 01:31 pm GMT+7

Hanoi named among top destinations for ‘every type of traveler’

Hanoi has made it to Time magazine’s list of “best destinations for every type of traveler”.
December 07, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Hanoi vendors jailed for robbing Italian tourist

A Hanoi court Monday sentenced two Vietnamese women to six months in prison each for stealing $300 from an Italian man.
November 27, 2018 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Nine gang members detained for harassing, cheating foreigners in Hanoi

Hanoi police have detained nine street gang members who were ripping off foreign tourists around the Hoan Kiem Lake.
November 02, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Dos and don’ts for the Hoan Kiem Lake metro station

Georgetown and Paris show what should and shouldn’t be done to preserve the Hoan Kiem Lake area’s unique charms.
October 30, 2018 | 10:56 am GMT+7

Two Vietnamese locales get autumn stars

The Sword Lake and Mu Cang Chai are among 15 best places to enjoy the autumn in Asia.
October 04, 2018 | 09:48 am GMT+7

Hanoi among nominees for leading city destination award

Hanoi will compete in the World’s Leading City Destination category for a prize at the 2018 World Travel Awards.
October 02, 2018 | 10:18 am GMT+7

Hanoi high up on Asian backpacking list

A U.K. magazine which focuses on royalty and celebrities has named Hanoi among seven best backpacking destinations in Asia.
July 25, 2018 | 02:08 pm GMT+7

Heart of Hanoi proposes limiting pedestrian zone to weekend evenings only during summer

Although the zone has been a big hit among tourists, they tend to shy away from the daytime heat during summer.
July 20, 2017 | 10:52 am GMT+7

Hanoi plans four-month cleanup operation to revive legendary lake

The emerald waters that enchant locals and visitors are slowly fading as Hoan Kiem Lake suffocates.
May 31, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7
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