Hanoi Old Quarter is one of the most famous tourist areas of the capital, attracting millions of domestic and foreign visitors each year. Hanoi Old Quarter is not only a place to preserve historical monuments, culture, and distinctive architecture of Hanoi but also a place where the beauty of tradition and modernity of the city intersect.
Hanoi Old Quarter has a history of over 1000 years, since the time of Ly Thai To chose Thang Long as the capital in 1010. Hanoi Old Quarter was formed from 36 streets, each street specialized in a craft or selling a type of goods. From there, the streets are named after their profession or goods, such as Hang Bac, Hang Dao, Hang Ma, Hang Gai, Hang Bong, etc. Hanoi Old Quarter has gone through many historical changes, but still retains its unique and unique features.
Prominent Tourist Spots
Hanoi Old Quarter has many attractive tourist spots, deeply imprinted with the history, culture, religion, and art of Hanoi. Some prominent tourist spots are:
Ngoc Son Temple: The temple worships Van Xuan Quan Vu, is a symbol of Hanoi, located on an artificial island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. Ngoc Son Temple has unique architecture, with The Huc bridge connecting the temple with the lake shore, and the Turtle stele placed on top of the stone tower in the middle of the lake.
The Grand Cathedral: The largest Catholic church in Hanoi, built in Gothic style, with two bell towers 31.5 meters high. The Grand Cathedral is a place to organize festivals, religious and cultural activities important to the Hanoi Catholic community.
Dong Xuan Market: The largest market in Hanoi, built in 1889, is a bustling place for people and tourists. Dong Xuan Market has many stalls selling a variety of goods, from clothes, shoes, souvenirs, to food, household goods, antiques, etc.
Pedestrian Street: The pedestrian street is an area including Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Thai To, etc. blocked traffic on weekend evenings, to create a space for entertainment for people and tourists. The pedestrian street has many attractive activities, such as music performances, water puppetry, magic, painting, photography, etc.
Hanoi Old Quarter is also a culinary paradise, with delicious, rich, diverse and diverse dishes. Some special dishes of Hanoi Old Quarter are:
Pho: The most famous dish of Hanoi, is pho noodles cooked with delicious broth, can be eaten with beef or chicken, herbs, lemon, chili, etc. Pho has many famous shops, such as Pho Bat Dan, Pho Ly Quoc Su, Pho Thin, etc.
Bun cha: A typical dish of Hanoi, is fresh noodles eaten with grilled pork, sweet and sour fish sauce, raw vegetables, fried spring rolls, etc. Bun cha has many famous shops, such as Bun cha Huong Lien, Bun cha Dac Kim, Bun cha Hang Manh, etc.
Banh cuon: A light dish, is thin rolled cake, pork filling, mushrooms, onions, eaten with cinnamon sausage, fish sauce, herbs, etc. Banh cuon has many famous shops, such as Banh cuon Thanh Van, Banh cuon Gia An, Banh cuon Ba Hoanh, etc.
Egg coffee: A unique drink, is coffee mixed with egg yolk, sugar, milk, creating a creamy layer, eaten with bread or pastries. Egg coffee has many famous shops, such as Giang coffee, Dinh coffee, Old Quarter coffee, etc.
Hanoi Old Quarter is a must-visit destination when coming to Hanoi, where you can explore, experience and enjoy the beauty of tradition and modernity of the city. Come to Hanoi Old Quarter to feel its attraction and uniqueness. Wish you a happy and meaningful trip.