Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. It is also known as the 'Paris of the East'. The city lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi features a warm humid subtropical climate. As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their marks. The city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments and the past few hundred years of history has been well preserved. Many of the colonial structures are a mixture of French and traditional Vietnamese architectural styles, many examples can be seen even today. Hanoi a city between the rivers, built from lowland, has many scenic lakes and it is sometimes called "city of lakes". Lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas which can be easily explored. A variety of options for entertainment in Hanoi can be found throughout the city, water puppetry a popular traditional form of entertainment is very famous, modern and traditional theaters, cinemas, karaoke bars, dance clubs, bowling alleys, number of art galleries exhibiting Vietnamese art and an abundance of opportunities for shopping and leisure activity. A cruise trip aboard a traditional junk boat to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed bay, dotted with more than a thousand limestone peaks rising up from the emerald waters. Visit the limestone Caves, sunbathe, swim and kayak in secluded lagoons. Play golf in 36-hole golf course. The golf course offers a lakeside or mountain spectacular and scenic view. Hanoi has rich food traditions and many of Vietnam's most famous dishes, are thought to come from the city. Local cuisine specialties as well as several clubs and bars can also be found here. Hanoi the city where the medieval and modern co-exist, a city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.