Hanoi Old Quarter

"What better way to enhance your travel experience than to engage with local experts in the fine arts, history, culture, cuisine and more? Here is a selection of some of our special activities."
SUNRISE & SUNSET LONG BIEN BRIDGE
Inspired from a flying dragon, and designed by French Architect Gustave Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame, Long Bien Bridge was completed in 1902 when it was not only one of the longest bridges but also most beautiful designed bridge. A beloved Hanoi landmark, this cantilever bridge provides stunning views across the Red River and more dramatic at the sunrise or sunset.
THRIVING MARKETS & HANOI AUTHENTIC LIFE
One of the most little know street of Hanoi Old Quarter is Hang Khoai " Sweet Potato Street" formerly trading all vegetable, potato, sweet potato, and cassava. Today it is latest developed and a big markets of local are organize here; fruits, vegetable, and food are sold they all brought insight the city on bicycle by villagers from nearby Hanoi. Visit this place like exploring the authentic life of Hanoian and give you the images of local trading of the past.
QUANG BA FLOWER MARKET
Quảng Bá flower-market (in Tây Hồ district) meets year-round at 5am, it’s said to be the head-market where all species of fresh flowers are bought and sold by Hanoians. Flowers here are deemed to be most beautiful and fresh; moreover, going to the market by night is a touch of culture, an identity of Hanoians.
THANG LONG CA TRU FOLK SINGING SHOW
An unique heritage from the Red River region in northern Vietnam, Thang Long Ca Tru Folk Singing, is a famous, and highly traditional Vietnamese art with more than thousand years of history. The Thang Long Ca Tru Shows are predominantly in Vietnamese (language) and showcase the folklores and legends in Vietnam. The highlights is the show performed in an ancient house at 87 Ma May Street, you can talk and getting closed to folk artisans. Truly a heritage in a heritage.
MORNING TAI CHI AND ENJOY FAMOUS STREET COFFEE
Picturesque Hanoi Old Quarter offers a charming blend of new and old, sparkling lakes, wonderful temples and thriving local markets. The French-colonial era has left a legacy of stunning buildings and two-lined tree boulevard. Early in the morning at the sunrise the old quarter become quite; old people do morning exercise with beautiful Tai chi near Hoan Kiem lake. Enjoy a cup of famous coffee on the pavement encounter passer-by and flower sellers on bicycle giving you an experience of Old Quarter of its principle.
ART PRACTICING WITH FOLK ARTISANS
Hanoi Old Quarter is known as the culture center of the country. Little wonder then that there are more than 250 art galleries of Modern and Folk Painting. Meet famous artisans, talk and discover the traditional way of folk painting. Your children can do the practices with painting the masks made by folk paper.
MEET THE JEWEL SMITHS IN HANG BAC STREET
Hang Bac street nowadays still preserves its traditional characteristics as well as its gold and silver processing. The long history experienced craftsmen process the jewel masterpiece all hand down from one generation to other from family member. Visit them and discover their laborious works or order a hand-made jewel.