Hanoi Old Quarter and the sightseeing itinerary
Hanoi Old Quarter is a common name of a long-standing urban area of Hanoi. It is located outside of Thang Long Imperial Citadel. This urban area focuses on small-scale industrial and commercial activities. It forms the characteristic streets of the city and the capital.
Today Hanoi Old Quarter is an attractive destination for those who want to learn about Thang Long – Dong Do – Hanoi.
Hanoi’s ancient streets are not too wide, but the streets here are interwoven together like the chessboard. No matter how tired we are, we can not walk the streets.
Hoan Kiem Lake the first place
Starting at Hoan Kiem Lake, visitors should take a tram stroll around the street to easily orient and move to the point of the visit. The cost of each trip is VND 20 thousand for adults and free for children under 3 years old. When traveling to Hanoi, the ideal time is in September, November, and March, April because of the beautiful weather and cool weather.
On the tram, visitors will go through 28 streets and around the lake. The locations are Quan Quan, Bach Ma Temple, Dong Xuan Market, Le King Temple. These are the famous historical sites in Hanoi. It takes about 30 minutes to end the tram journey, visitors are returned to the base station at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc and now the tour of Hanoi old streets began to start.
Walking for a long time, visitors should prepare themselves comfortable outfits, sports shoes to help move less difficult and a little fast food, drinking water to supplement health. If you have time, visitors can also stop at some restaurants around the old town.
The next point in the tour is the Bach Ma Temple – one of the four towns of the old Thang Long in Hang Buom.
This place worships Long Do or also known as God Calendar Spirit. Bach Ma Temple is a large temple was renovated many dynasties embellished. The architecture of the temple today is a hallmark of the nineteenth-century architectural style. The unique architecture of the temple is located in the cave-shaped dome and jade well behind the temple.
Dong Xuan Market
The next is Dong Xuan Market – the biggest trading center of Hanoi Old Quarter with busy market space, bustling shopping scene. Here you can choose for yourself some items such as clothing or souvenirs, the items here are quite rich. Behind the market is the food is very good and cheap.
The next is the vibrant young town in the old quarter – the street is located in the first-class conservation area of the city at Luong Ngoc Quyen crossroad – Ta Hien, where many small lanes contain hidden values traditional Hanoi. Indeed, the alleyway is characteristic of Hanoi’s old town. The lane just 70 cm wide was formed about half a century ago. It is the bridge between the modern flush with the ancient culture, moss of the ancient Thang Long.
Here, visitors can stop, pick a seat, sip ancient beer, enjoy the traditional Hanoi food and street view. Its name is International Crossing. Because when you come here, you do not distinguish which country you come from, what language you use. We have the passion for the guide to tourists travel to Vietnam and love special for the city, Ancient Hanoi.
As a result, ending a one-day stroll on Hanoi Old Quarter, travelers can find a seat on the banks of Hoan Kiem lake to admire the scenery and enjoy the fresh air, take pictures to capture the unforgettable beauty here.