Hanoi Old Quarter

In the beautiful destinations in Hanoi, the old town - 36 streets is one of the most popular destinations. The old town attracts visitors by the ancient old beauty on each tile roof, street lane... The moss of time has covered the streets of this old but still do not blur the beauty of the land of the period. Thang Long Ancient. For a better view of this exciting destination. Please refer to the article About Hanoi Old Quarter that Origin Vietnam share the following as below.

Hanoi Old Quarter

About Hanoi Old Town

Hanoi Old Quarter is considered one of the prominent destinations of Hanoi tourism. Old Town is located in the central area of the city - right next to the Sword Lake with 36 streets. So to visit the old town, visitors can easily to go.

However, in order to facilitate the journey to explore the old town. You should choose to ride a motorcycle, bike or walk by road in the small and narrow arches. Many roads are one-way and do not allow traffic. Therefore, if you are not clear, you are very easy to get lost or accidentally violate traffic law.

The old town is located in the east outside of Thang Long. Now the 36 streets in the district of Hoan Kiem with more than 36 streets in 10 wards, including Hang Dao, Hang Bac, Hang Bo, Hang Bo, Hang Bong, Hang Gai, Hang Ma, Dong Xuan East, Ly Thai To.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Book records, the old town was formed from the 11th century, that is around the Ly - Tran. At that time, this area was considered the busiest area of Thang Long capital with trade activities. So the old town almost concentrated on middle-class people in the upper society.

Especially, the old town is known for its famous traditional streets such as Hang Bac, Hang Ma, Hang Tre.

People call life old town - 36 streets. Old poetry also said that Hanoi has 36 streets. However, this is an interesting thing that has not been answered satisfactorily. In fact, the old town of Hanoi is more than 36. But from the past 36 streets are a familiar way to be recognized by everyone.

Hanoi Old Quarter features classic architecture. The houses in the old town are almost the same style. It is a small tube house, tilting roof, color paint color time... In addition, the old town has a number of old houses, temples and pagodas with typical architectural imprints - Buddhism.

Old Town with streets named "Hang"

The old town has streets with the name "Hang" becoming an interesting thing for many curious tourists. Hang Dau, Hang Than, Hang Bac, Hang Ma, Hang Thiec ... What do these names mean, originated, invite you continue to learn.

The names of the Old Town usually begin with the word "Hang", followed by a series of names indicating the merchandise and production. For example, the sale of potatoes is Hang Khoai Street, selling the Hòm Hàng Hòm, selling silver, tin, code is Hang Bac, Hang Thiec, Hang Ma... With the "rule" in "36 streets" of Hanoi was formed.

According to some researchers on Hanoi culture, the name of the old town is actually the place where it is sold. Besides, not only Hanoi but some other areas as Hai Duong, Hai Phong with many streets starting with the name "Hang".

Although there are now many streets no longer selling items like in the past, it reminds of a very special period of Vietnamese history.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Many visitors visiting the old town will feel overwhelmed by the small town with a very characteristic space. Even many people feel surprised before the streets "small" but extremely crowded, bustling. But when you know this is a thousand years old, associated with the culture - history of Vietnam, everyone is feeling love and pride.

To the old town, you can also explore a typical cuisine of Hanoi. They are noodle soup, pho - the traditional dishes of the city to the burden of street vendors, attractive pavement snacks ...

Old houses as evoked ancient, classic of a Thang Long - Ke Cho. In the house, in the breath of the old town as seen the old soul of a far away.

Hanoi 36 streets are like an ancient space reflecting the cultural - historical - economic - political of the city in the past. Through many ups and downs, the old town still retains the classical architecture along with the old way of Trang An (Thang Long).

Full Experiences at Hanoi Old Quarter

Speaking to Hanoi, everyone knows "Hanoi 36 streets" or "Hanoi old streets", with roads that have kept historical memories of the capital. The Old quarter are attractive tourist attractions that visitors can not ignore when coming here.

1: Where is the old town of Hanoi?

Hanoi Old Quarter is located in the west and north of Hoan Kiem lake. Specially with 36 streets, each street is focused on selling a different item. The northern part of the city is Hang Dau street, the west is Phung Hung street, the south street is Hang Bong, Hang Gai, Cau Go street and Hang Thung street, the east is Tran Quang Khai street and Tran Nhat Duat street.

2: How to go to Hanoi Old quarter?

How to go to Old quarteri? There are many options for you to go to Hanoi Old Quarter. Such as bus, xe om, motorbike, taxi ... If you go by bus, you can choose the route: 09, 14, 36 To Hoan Kiem Lake or 03, 11, 14, 18, 22, 34, 40 to go to Quan Chuong.

Places to have fun, visit the ancient streets of Hanoi

Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter with some interesting places to see and do.

  • Hoan Kiem lake

Hoan Kiem Lake

Or another name is Ho Guom, associated with the legend of the goddess sword for sword. Hoan Kiem Lake is located in the heart of the city, which attracts many domestic and foreign tourists. Beside the lake there are many other tourist attractions: Ngoc Son Temple, Pen Tower, The Huc Bridge... Here you can enjoy the famous Trang Tien ice cream. Hoan Kiem Lake is a place not to be missed when touring Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple is located on Ngoc Island of Hoan Kiem Lake, the place where worship of Van Xuong and Holy Tran Hung Dao. To enter the temple you have to cross the The Huc Bridge. The Ngoc Son Temple complex is classified as a national monument in Vietnam. Come here you will learn about the history of Hoan Kiem Lake or the history of Hanoi.

  • Dong Xuan market

Dong Xuan Market at night

Dong Xuan Market is one of the largest in Hanoi and also the largest market in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Coming here, you will see the busy, busy market, selling many items. You can go to Dong Xuan Market to buy gifts for souvenir.

  • Hang Ma Street - an exciting destination in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Hang Ma Street

Located in the Old Quarter, Hang Ma Street is considered one of the most colorful and colorful streets in Hanoi. Especially on the holidays, Tet, the street is decorated with lanterns, light toys, balloons make this place is not only filled with sound, color, light. But also bold spiritual mark of Oriental people.

  • Ma May ancient house

Ma May ancient house

As one of the attractive places in the old town, the ancient house in 87 Ma May is a traditional house that re-enacts the living space and features of the ancient Hanoi people. The house is open regularly for tourists to visit, admission is 10,000 VND.

  • Bach Ma Temple

Bach Ma Temple

Bach Ma Temple is one of the four towns of the ancient Thang Long. Located in the middle of Hang Buom, at the number 76-78. In the Temple of Long Do and the White Horse, the history books have recorded many real damage. This is the oldest cultural relics of ancient temples of the Thang Long citadel to date.

  • Ta Hien street

Ta Hien street

This is a small street in the heart of Hanoi. But it's always crowded people, this is the place to drink beer in Ha Noi. It's very popular for young people. This is also known as the "international crossroads" which has been included in the list of "places to visit" when traveling by foreigners to Hanoi.

  • O Quan Chuong

O Quan Chuong

O Quan Chuong is one of the five remaining cellars of the ancient Thang Long citadel. It's designed in the style of a long - a unique architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The name of the cell door is set by the people to remember the merits and heroic sacrifices of Changzhou during the anti-French period.

4: What to eat in Hanoi Old Quarter?

Cha Ca La Vong (Grilled fish)

When traveling to Hanoi Old Quarter, you will definitely not miss the food here. Here are some of themost famous dishes of the city with the most famous eating places here:

  • Food of Dong Xuan Market
  • Bun Bo - 43 Hang Buom
  • Pho Bat Dan - 49 Bat Dan
  • Vermicelli in the crab stairs noodles - 32 Cau Go
  • Dried tea, drum rolls at Mrs. Mai tea shop - 93 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem district
  • Prawn noodles at 31 Hang Khay street, Hoan Kiem district
  • Fried fish La Vong - 14 fish balls
  • Dry cow dumpling, filter cake in Hoan Kiem

5: Hanoi Old Quarter Market

Food in Hanoi Old Quarter Night Market

Hanoi Old Quarter Night Market is open from 18 to 23h on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It is one of the crowded places with a total of nearly 4,000 booths. The goods here are diverse and rich from clothing to shoes, household appliances, handicrafts, souvenirs... at affordable prices.

On Saturday evenings, the two streets of the city have organized performances, traditional folk arts and cultural exchange such as rowing, Quan ho, ca tru.

This is a unique old town night market that attracts a lot of visitors, especially foreigners.

6: Schedule Hanoi Old Quarter for your reference

- In the morning, you can visit Dong Xuan Market to enjoy the food here such as vermicelli, noodle... You can finish breakfast in the market to visit the booth. Then you can continue the journey to locations such as Quan Chuong, ancient Ma May, Bach Ma Temple

- In the afternoon you can choose to eat Bun noodle, rice noodle lent lent or rice island chicken roasted on Ma May. Then you continue to visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.

- In the evening, if you are on the weekend, you can walk in the walking street, explore the night market.Or you can go to Tay Ta Street to eat and see the bustle of the city.

Therefore, the old town is always one of the most popular tourist sites in Hanoi. Hope the information will help you have the experience to explore Hanoi's old town fun and exciting. Please contact Origin Travel for advice.

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