Vietnam 2009 Hanoi (36 images)

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Hanoi is the capital and second-largest city of Vietnam. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Hue during the Nguyen Dynasty as the capital of Vietnam, but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam. The city is located on the right bank of the Red River and has an estimated population of 4 millions inhabitants. Due to the economic boom in Asia, Hanoi is...
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