Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the second largest city in the country. The city used to be the capital of French Indochina during the French domination. Later, when Vietnam became independent from the French, Hanoi became the capital of North Vietnam. The French past is still visible in the city. These influences are most present in the wide boulevards and ancient villas.The city is bustling with life and is full of eateries with delicious Vietnamese food.