Hanoi is the second largest city of Vietnam and is referred as the cradle of culture. The capital of Vietnam is a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks. The Old Quarter is a maze of narrow streets evolved from an archaic craftsmen village where workshops were organized by trades or guilds. Hanoi still retains the charms of the past mixed up with the buzzing urban lifestyle. However, you will be surprised not only because of it’s art and history but also deeply impressed by the everyday life, which often takes place on the street.