Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital and second largest city by population with over 8 million inhabitants. The city mostly lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is 1,720 km north of Ho Chi Minh City and 105 km (65 mi) west of Haiphong. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. From 1883 to 1945, the city was the administrative center of the colony of French Indochina. From 1940 to 1945 Hanoi, as well as most of French Indochina and Southeast Asia, was occupied by the Japanese empire. On September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). The Vietnamese National Assembly under Ho Chi Minh decided on January 6, 1946, to make Hanoi the capital of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam, and it became the capital of a reunified Vietnam in 1976, after the North’s victory in the Vietnam War. 2010 officially marked 1,000 years since the establishment of the city.
Attractions and Opportunities
No accessible bus service.
There is also lack of wheelchair access to rail stations. The government is actively looking into these issues and have started to take actions. Wheelchair access will gradually be addressed over time, and the system is likely to attract more passengers.
Private Vehicle Rental
You can rent an accessible vehicle, with the option of a driver as well. Contact Ethnic Voyage Vietnam for details.