Our tour guide will welcome you in your hotel, then introduce an itinerary and start walking tour around old quarter to visit some famous food families or shops where they are doing business everyday, certainly you can enjoy and taste some of them which you prefer,"Suggested times, this trip should start from 11.30- 14.30 in the morning or afternoon from 18.00- 21.00"
Visiting to the old quarter in Hanoi should rank number one on any list of "should- do” Vietnam travel activities. Why ? the old quarter deserves this spot because it's unique, historical, fascinating, bustling with activity, it has rich aromas and its noisy.
The old quarter in Hanoi is over one thousand years old and today retains much of the old flavor that made the area special in earlier times. In the old quarter Hanoi each street was the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds) so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers and more.
Originally there were just 36 streets in the old quarter but today there are more than 50 streets. Although many of the streets are short, and the area is rather compact, I recommend visitors allow four or five hours to soak up the atmosphere and sights.
Food in old quarter Hanoi, today, for the tourist, there are plenty of places to stop for refreshments, and you will need it! Local food places, restaurants markets, bars, juice cafes, the local coffee and tea cafes all compete for a narrow corner of space in this bustling area of Hanoi.
Join with the locals as they shop for their days supplies at the local markets, buy a loaf of French bread and munch it as you wander the shady tree lined streets. What you won’t find in the old quarter Hanoi are the fast food chains so prevalent in many other tourist spots around the world.
Stopping awhile at a local café with tables which spill out onto the street affords travelers the opportunity to sit comfortably and watch the activity happening around you. You certainly see much more when you stop awhile and just observe
The ambience in the area is captivating and addictive encouraging visitors to return again and again. It's so interesting in this small corner of the world that I don't think you can see everything there is to see in one visit.
However, if your time is limited, take a stroll around the area and eat in one of the cafes with outdoor seating. You will have memories to treasure.The old quarter, Hanoi in my view definitely deserves to be the number one activity on any travel Vietnam itinerary.
Included: tour guide, introduced food and drinks.
Superior Tour: tour guide, introduced drinks, food, plus water puppet show (an hour): $5 added
Deluxe Tour: tour guide, introduced drinks, food, plus (can choose seafood if you like), massage (an hour): $10 added.
Your Review: Note: HTML is not translated!
Rating: Bad Good
Enter the code in the box below: