Hanoi Old Quarter
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If you are foreigners, sure, you will love to enjoy the air of Hanoi Old Quarter, the great harmony of the pass and the present. Located near Hoan Kiem lake, the ancient streets lie inside a very dynamic and modern city.
Normally, before and after Vietnam motorbike tours, you will stay in the hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. You can find modern-day commodities and services with many restaurants, bar, hotels in this Quarter when walking through small and narrow streets, however, the Hanoi Old Quarter is also famous for tunnel, or tube, houses and shop-houses that lie along these streets built a little over a century ago with French architecture and a lot of pagodas and temples.
The Hanoi Old Quarter is often called "36 Old Streets" but in fact, there are more than 36 streets, it is up to 70 streets in Hanoi Old Quarter. The number 36 perhaps came from 15th century when there might have been 36 guild locations, which were workshop areas, not streets. Each street was dedicated to one special ware and start with "Hang". The name of the street is also originated from the products people sold in the pass, some remain selling this kind of the product in the present, but some not.
For example: Hang Bac Street, “Bac” means silver and from 13th century up to now, this street appears with many shops selling silver jewelry of different types: engravers, smelters, polishers, and gold-leaf makers. Hang Mam Street: “Mam” means fish sauce which made from fish, but now, it is hard to find any shop selling fish sauce in this street.
Come here, you feel that the life of the people here are so busy from early morning to late evening with thousands of shops and street food stores side by side. Relax yourselves with best street food such as Pho, Bun Cha, Bun Thang…drink draught beer at Ta Hien beer street or dance in some famous bars.
Beside many great destinations that you can reach by joining our vietnam motorbike tour, you can discover Hanoi culture, cuisine and a thousand of choice for souvenir with just an hour walk around Hanoi Old Quarter.