Hanoi which is the capital of Vietnam is an ancient city, it originated from a small village by the Nhi river. Remaining thousands of years of national development and fighting against the invader, Thang Long or Hanoi has become a sacred land hosting a variety of cultural festivals. Hanoi is a harmonized and fascinating blend of the architecture of East and West, with Chinese influence from one thousand years of dominance, and French design from the colonial past as well. It is largely unspoiled by the modern french architecture of the 1970s to 1980s. Hanoi is now going through a modernization which is making it a rising star in Southeast Asia.