This book is one of the works published to commemorate 1000 years of Thang Long - Hanoi (1010-2010). The inscriptions on the steles are a very valuable part of Thang Long millennial civilization. More than 1,000 stelae engraved in the old Thang Long Center (in the districts of Ba Dinh, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem today) contain so many documents, so many souls of brilliant civilization of Thang Long Citadel. In more than 1,000 epitaphs in the inner city (if including the inscriptions on bells, couplets, etc., the number reaches over 10,000), the writers choose to translate and annotate 123 epitaphs, bell texts, wooden tables, etc., show the unique and cultural diversity of Hanoi people. All are notes about interesting and strange events and stories of beloved Thang Long - Hanoi.