Hanoi Old Quarter Travel Guide - famous landmarks of the capital

02/03/2018 19:00

1. Where is the ancient capital of Hanoi?

Hanoi Old Quarter is located in the west and north of Hoan Kiem lake 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. 


1 corner of Hanoi Old Quarter (photo collection)


2. How old is the city?

How old is Hanoi? 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 from 09, 14, 36 routes. 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

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


Hoan Kiem Lake (photo collection)


  • Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple is located on Ngoc Island of Hoan Kiem Lake, where Van Xuong and Holy Trinity worship. 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.


Ngoc Son Temple (photo collection)


  • Dong Xuan market

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 as gifts.


Gate of Dong Xuan Market (photo collection)


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

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.


 Busy on the streets of Mid-Autumn Festival (photo collection)


  • Ma May ancient house

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


Ancient house 87 Ma May (collector photo)


  • 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 of many records has been recorded many real. This is the oldest and oldest cultural relics of ancient temples of the Thang Long citadel to date. 


Bach Ma Temple in Hang Buom (photo collection)


  • Tạ Hiện

This is a small street in the heart of Hanoi is always crowded people, this is the place to drink beer in Ha Thanh is very popular with young people. This place, also known as "international crossroads", was included in the list of "places to visit in Hanoi" when traveling by foreign tourists.


             Tạ Hiện in the evening (photo collection)


  • Quan Chuong

Quan Chuong is one of the five remaining cellars of the ancient Thang Long citadel, 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.


Ô Quan Chưởng (photo collection)


4. What to eat in Hanoi Old Quarter?

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

  • Food of Dong Xuan Market
  • Bun Buom - 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

 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 varied and rich from clothing to shoes, household appliances, handicrafts, souvenirs ... at affordable prices.


                                                           Busy shopping at Dong Xuan night market (photo collection)


On Saturday evenings, the two streets of the city have organized performances, traditional folk arts and cultural exchanges such as rowing, Quan ho, ca tru. This is a unique old town night market that attracts a lot of visitors, especially foreigners.


 The art of street music in the old town attracted a lot of participants (collectibles)


7. 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 . In the afternoon 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.

Hope the information will help you have the experience to explore  Hanoi's old town  fun and exciting.


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