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DESTINATIONS Friday, 28 October 2016

Hanoi with different angle in foreigners’ eyes

Hanoi has special things that nowhere else has. And those have made a unique Hanoi, the capital of thousand years of civilization.

The city is the mixture of modernity and ancientness like many other cities in the Southeast Asia but Hanoi still has differences. And those differences have been the special thing of “the heart of Vietnam” that nowhere has.

The street vendors

Hanoi with different angle in foreigners’ eyes

The street vendors are the simple beauty in the busy city. We can’t know exactly when the streets vendors appeared but there is only one thing for sure, they are the familiar and special beauty of Hanoi. We can meet a street vendor at every corner in Hanoi.

Hanoi with different angle in foreigners’ eyes

Nowadays, although more and more super centers are available, people still prefer the goods that street vendors sell. They are like a mobile shop serving people in every small lane. They are also beautiful photos in foreigners’ lens.

Different traffic

One of the things that surprise foreigners the most when visiting Hanoi is the traffic. Crossing road in Hanoi is a whole brand new experience with foreigners. Moreover, they don’t even dare to ride a bike on Hanoi streets.

Hanoi with different angle in foreigners’ eyes

“To cross the road, you have to be brave and pray a lot. Go straight ahead in the crowd and they will avoid you”, said Llewellyn King – an American journalist. He is also very impressive with the way people move and their skills on the street.

Beer on the pavement

Hanoi with different angle in foreigners’ eyes

Cheap beer, crowded atmosphere in the middle of Hanoi the old quarters are the things that foreigners want to try the most when visiting Hanoi. Like the speciality of Hanoi, beer stalls on the pavement are the place to gather foreigners. And the most famous beer streets in Hanoi are Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen.

Street food

According to the reviews of foreign magazines, Hanoi is in top 10 cities that have the most delicious street food in Asia.

Hanoi with different angle in foreigners’ eyes

In Hanoi, there are streets selling the same food and they make famous food streets like salad at Sword Lake, mixed fruit at To Tich St, grilled meat at Gam Cau, West Lake snail, Ngu Xa rolled noodles, Ly Van Phuc grilled chicken feet…It is the various cuisine that make Hanoi become an attractive destination.

French architectures

Hanoi with different angle in foreigners’ eyes

Hanoi still keeps many French architectures and they all become historic sites with ancient beauty. The palace of President, Hang Dau water tower, Hanoi Opera House, Long Bien Bridge…are the typical architectures that need conserving. 

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