Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi old quarter, once the Western tourists for the ancient Venice, until today or still is a unique ancient city in Vietnam.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter is often called the 36 Streets is located in downtown Hanoi, Hoan Kiem district, an area of ​​100 hectares, is limited to the north is the way top, the south is the street Hang Bong – Hang Gai – Cau Go and Hang Thung; east of Tran Nhat Duat – Tran Quang Khai Street, west of the road Phung Hung.

Here, the ancient craft guilds. Each street is named for the goods: Hang Non, Hang Chieu … In the old quarter of Hanoi, mixed with traditional houses are constructions of culture, history, religion and cuisine restaurant. Quarter retained architectural appearance of the people of Vietnam and Asia – constitute a unique architectural ensemble – built-up, crowded streets. Many activities in the daily life of urban residents crowded place: activities, sales, manufacturing, entertainment, lodging, festivals, creating vitality to neighborhoods exist and development repeatedly.

Hanoi ancient split into two distinct areas: a forbidden area for kings, mandarins and downtown for the people – the old town today. In the past, the old town is formed by a network of river traffic to the network of canals formed by the tributaries of the Red River and To Lich River. These skilled craftsmen selected court has established villages near the port area citadel. XI century, it has become a neighborhood bustling with craftsmen isolation ward as a commodity specialist. Therefore, until today, the city still called Hanoi – 36 streets. Each ward starting with “Item” as Hang Dao, Hang Bac, Hang Tin Hang Giay, Hang Ma, Hang Giay … “Goods” means the Vietnamese stock merchandise, and the neighborhood is named certain types of items sold. Some neighborhoods today still sell traditional goods there.

Old town is very attractive area for visitors to explore. The houses “tube” in this area is the narrow width of the house and extends to the rear. To see our depth, maybe down the alleys between buildings, or visit one of the shops on Hang Gai.

Life on the current old town still vibrant place. Right from the morning, the streets were crowded: employees, vendors, people go out … The man doing the craft passed down by his father, the church lady look after them, care of their grandchildren or tobacco sales, custodians house … Even in the cold winter night, people of Hanoi still habitually congregate, enjoy a meal together.

Hanoi Old Quarter is facing enormous changes and complexity of adaptation to social life develops, makes some house, street section was replaced by a new building blocks, modern. But the old town is still full of charm with small tube houses, lovely and moss, looming nestled in blue smooth and sweet fragrance of leaves. Old town never fade pure beauty, ethereal.