Planning a trip to Vietnam either starts from Hanoi or ends there. Hanoi, the capital of the colonial Indo-Chinese country Vietnam, has undergone massive changes since yesteryears and the country but the city have adapted well to the alterations. Vietnam had been crushed to bits and pieces in the Vietnam War, but the country rose up from its own ashes like the Phoenix and today it is one of the leading tourist destinations in the Asian continent. There is a unique charm about Hanoi, which is difficult to ignore. The best thing about the city is that inspite of the changes taking place; the city has been able to maintain its original personality.