1000 years of Thanglong-Hanoi
Thang Long-Hanoi, has a history of thousands of years, is the home of culture, civilized crystallization of Vietnam.Located in the Red River delta with fertile land, it was early a center of politics and religion since the beginning of Vietnam history.
AncientThang Long citadel was formed from the villages, bamboo dusts, small gardens, ponds ... Today, "village" that still exists somewhere in the Old Quarter, with quiet traditional villages, many winding alleys, in the heart of a modern and busy city. Thang Long-Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is also the place of interference of cultures. The culture is often expressed through language, costumes, traditional cuisine, entertainment activites ... They still retain the elegant pleasures like growing flowers, ornamental plants and birds ... though the city today has become cramped. THe costumes of Hanoian, although changed over time,still seen as elegant and graceful. In modern life,Thang Long-Hanoi is still very mysterious and glamorous by the historical evidences, the hallmark of man through the legends, historical sites,old houses, old walls, old street ... The ancient architecture of Hanoi evokes a spiritual civilization, a cultural family life in the warm breath of many generations. Hanoi Old Quarter is still the most crowded area. Over the years, the residents living through crafts, trade formed the characterized streets with names such as Hang Bac, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Hang Dong, Medicines North ... Besides, the rest of the neighborhood was characterized by the old French architecture, large, long roads and covered with trees. History of Thang Long also made an attractive area for tourism, with historic sites and cultural well-known places as Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, the complex of Literature-Quoc Tu Giam, Turtle Tower- Ngoc Son Temple, One Pillar Pagoda,... Tourists will also enjoy the Od Quarter streets on foot or cyclo.
As the cultural center of the northern, we can find and enjoy the cuisine of many other places, but the city cuisine also has special features. Coming to Hanoi, tourist should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the typical dishes such as Com, Pho, La Vong grilled fish, shrimp cakes Westlake.
There are also many other typical dishes such as bun thang, fried noodles,spring roll noodle, tofu , douhua An Phu.
The flow of Hanoi’s history of 1000 years old, Hanoi Opera House proudly stands at the heart of central Hanoi as one of its most famous architectural, cultural and political symbol. Built by the French in 1901 - 1911 and renovated in the late 1990s.
Ho Chi Minh Museum is a museum of the largest in Vietnam. Museum focuses mainly on showcasing artifacts and materials on human life and Ho Chi Minh. Museum building is a square and chamfering block that's symbol of a white - ethereal lotus.
The Viet Nam Military History Museum, set up on 17 July 1956, is one of seven national museums in Vietnam. It covers 12,800 m2. It is situated in central Hanoi, opposite the Lenin Park and near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
Lunar New Year's feast usually have 4 bowls, 4 plates represents the four pillars, the four seasons and four direction of the Earth. But each one is only present in a small bowl or plate so the feast becomes diversified, harmonious and beautiful.
Hang Ma street is the center of Hanoi Old Quarter, specializing in votive, paper crafts and home decorations. Thousands of products sold in the street.