Thứ Sáu, 18 tháng 10, 2013

DISCOVERING 1000- YEARS HANOI IN ONE DAY.




What do you do with three days in Vietnam's chaotic, colorful, scooter-infested and 1,000-year-old city?Today, viet wind travel will suggest some must-done activities if you only travel Hanoi in one day.


1. Wander around the Old Quarter. 

There’s an old Vietnamese saying, “Hanoi has thirty-six streets and guilds – Jam Street, Sugar Street, Salt Street…”. Inside a modern and dynamic city, there appears an antique quarter, the Hanoi’s Old Quarter – the represented eternal soul of the city. 

Most tourists are eager for exploring the old streets well-known for each one’s specialized industry. Hang Gai Street offers silk clothing ready-made and tailored, embroidery, and silver products. Hang Quat, the street that formerly sold silk and feather fans, now stuns the visitor by its brilliantly colored funeral and festival flags and religious objects and clothing.

Coming here, you may feel as if you were in a classical-styled area in terms of both architecture and product types!

To fully explore the Old Quarter in Hanoi, prepare your feet for a day of walking street to street and taking in the locals' daily life, the old-style narrow streets and houses, the colorful souvenir shops, and of course trying some of the tastiest traditional foods of Hanoians.

All manner of foods, creatures and scooters can be found in the Old Quarter.

2. Try the local coffee




A small coffee shop in Hanoi 

Coffee is not strange in any city in the world. However Hanoi coffee is unique, it becomes the culture of Hanoian or any people who like to try coffee in Hanoi.

Coffee was introduced into Vietnam by French colonists in the late 19th century. Vietnam quickly became a strong exporter of coffee with many plantations in the central highlands. The beverage was adopted with regional variations. Because of limitations on the availability of fresh milk, the French and Vietnamese began to use sweetened condensed milk with a dark roast coffee. Today, Hanoians like to drink coffee in the morning time. In fact, sitting on small chair in pavement with a glass of coffee become the popular image of Hanoian.
Besides a cup of coffee with sweet milk or a spoonful of sugar, Hanoians creates new ways to enjoy coffee in Hanoi that are egg coffee and yogurt coffee. The egg coffee is made with normal black Vietnamese coffee and egg yolk with milk and sugar. It states a bit like tiramisu on the top, very creamy and rich.

3. Catch a Water Puppet show

Water Puppet show 

Water Puppet is a unique art which has origin in the delta of the Red river in the 10th century
Located at 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang street, nearby Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is a familiar address for both domestic tourists and foreign ones, who want to enjoy water puppet show and discovery the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art.Today, visiting the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is almost as interesting for tourist watching as it is for checking out the traditional puppet performance.

4. Try the street food.


Street food in Hanoi 

Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, along with other famous destinations worldwide, was listed in the top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies by lonelyplanet.com in April. Hanoi is renowned for its street food, with some calling it the best in Vietnam, and potentially even in Asia. There are street food vendors all over the city, with a large concentration in the Old Quarter and around Hoan Kiem Lake. You shouldn’t miss the chance to enjoy the delicious Hannoi specialties with famous dishes like La Vong grilled fish pie, Pho ( Vietnamese noodle), roll cake ( banh cuon), Bun thang… 

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