Areas in Hanoi:
The French Quarter South of Hoan Kiem Lake is where in Colonial times the French created their administrative centre. Here you can find many old colonial French style buildings.
(The Hoan Kiem Lake is topic for many painters, poets, music composers and writers)
Hoan Kiem Lake is a good orientation point for the city of Hanoi. There are many budget hotels around the lake and from here it is easy to navigate the different areas in the city.
The Old Quarter of Hanoi can be found North of Hoan Kiem Lake. In the Old Quarter you will find many interesting sights. It is also famous for the restaurants and bars where you can taste great Vietnamese food and drink cheap beers.
Articles for Hanoi AreasHanoi Ba Dinh District
Hanoi French Quarter
Hanoi Hoan Kiem Lake
Hanoi Old Quarter
Hanoi Tay Ho District