Hanoi Old Quarter is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots where you can find many houses in traditional architecture, good food and local people’s lifestyle.
Located in Hoan Kiem Distric, the Old Quarter was the major commercial centre during the Ly, Tran Dynasty. Now, This area has been preserved so that local and foreign tourists can come and visit it everyday.
Visitors can find many ancient commercial streets which are named after their original businesses, enjoy some of the original goods as well as get a feel of rich old Vietnamese customs.
Fascinating attractions in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Hoan Kiem Lake
Located on the way to the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake has got Turtle Tower and Ngoc Son Temple with amazingly legendary stories which make this place the top tourist hot spot.
Besides, wandering around Hoan Kiem Lake, tourist guests can view as well as capture the moments at the Pen Tower, Ink Stand and The Huc Bridge.
The Ancient House in Ma May street
Located at 87 Ma May Street, the ancient house has been renovated and preserved as one of cultural relics of capital. Visitors can admire the typical architecture of ancient house, Hanoian’s local lifestyle and ancient artifacts since the 19 century.
Dong Xuan market
Located in the old quarter of Hanoi, Dong Xuan market is the oldest and largest market in Hanoi. This market is also a place for wholesale shipped to surrounding areas. However, travelers still are able to find wide ranges of retail stall models.
Quan Chuong Gate
Built in 1749 and restored in 1804, Quan Chuong Gate was officially as a historic relic site. It exhibits a typical architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty and made of brick and stone in big seize.
The Old Quarter Cuisine Discovery.
Bun Cha in Hang Manh street
Being one of famous dishes of the old quarter, Bun Cha Hang Manh has its own special flavour. It’s served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. You are usually satisfied with this cuisine whenever tasting.
Banh Cuon in Hang Ga Street
If you have tried Banh Cuon (steamed rice pancakes rolled with pork and mushroom) in Hang Ga Street, you would never forget its special flavor of seasoned ground pork, mushrooms, and shallots. You can try Banh cuon in many places, but only in Hang Ga, you can enjoy at its best.
If you want to try Hanoi Cuisine, 26 Hang Manh Street is your destination. Combo Noodle Soup is made of Vietnamese Ham, salted eggs, sweet and salty preserved radish, dried shrimp, chicken,…… dipped in simmered bone water.
Cha Ca La Vong
You’ll find fried fish – the special dish in La Vong restaurant on Cha Ca Street. Fish is seasoned and grilled on coal, then fried in oil. The restaurant is decorated with wood; it looks like an ancient house.