The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is bejewelled with the imprints of Vietnamese dynasties. With a past that is well preserved, the city boasts of hosting more cultural sites than any city in Vietnam. Its history dates back to atleast 1,000 years. The past tradition of the city unravels through its Old Quarters which had once housed several traders specialized in a particular trade, such as silk traders, jewellery etc. Today, this area buzzes with dazzling clubs and bars. Travelers, who want to see this area enveloped in glitz, should visit it during Night Markets with a variety of clothing, souvenirs and food to offer. People who want to delve into Hanoi’s French history can marvel at the architectural legacy which it has left behind- tree-lined boulevards, villas and mansions, Grand Opera House, State Bank of Vietnam, Presidential Palace, St. Joseph's Cathedral, and the historic Hotel Metropole. With a picturesque backdrop to beautify, Hanoi i has become a popular tourist attraction and one of only a few Asian capitals to retain its historic charm amid rapid modernization and population growth. There is no dearth of hotels in the city with a range of accommodation facilities that suit to all budget types. Some of the best hotels in the city are: Hotel Nikko, Daewoo, Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel, Grand Plaza, Pullman Hanoi Hotel, Sofitel Plaza, are to name a few.