The modernization of Vietnam has changed its capital a lot in recent decades with bunch of skyscrapers, international brands in fancy shopping malls, busy roads and busy people. Yet Hanoi still choose to keep its own charismatic traditional beauty. Someone may say that Hanoi is the symphony of the tradition and modernization.
You can find this harmonious combination in the Old Quarter’s streets, where you see the two-story houses having a cutting-edge boutique on the first floor and the 70s architecture on the second floor. It is in Hanoi that you can find some antique French’s markings with the ancient French architecture like Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi post office, University of Hanoi, Saint-Paul Hospital, Long Bien Bridge and old villas in the Western streets. The strange but interesting thing here is how Hanoians reserve these ancient architectures as if they are constructed by their older generation. They are proud of these beautiful places, rather than consider them as relics of colonial time. Indochina tours Vietnam
It is also in Hanoi, if you want something more cheerful and refreshing on your trip, you can enjoy your night in fabulous bars and pubs with latest trendy music, or you can try Bia hoi – a special local famous beer in Ta Hien street.
In that 1000-year city, you can see Vietnamese women either gorgeous in their elegant modern dresses or alluring in the ao-dai – the traditional dress of Vietnamese women.
When it comes to cuisines, you can choose to treat yourself in the luxury restaurants and hotels, or you can simply enjoy the way a typical Hanoian have meals besides street-vendors. Either way you will be satisfied because the elite of Hanoi cuisine is what every chef and cook in that city wants to dedicate to their guests. Tours in Vietnam
Hanoi is amazing in that combination, keep growing, keep reaching out to the world but also keep maintaining its time-honored values. We cannot list down all that characteristics because it is hard to describe what our hearts fall for, but welcome all of you to the 1000-year-old capital with its hidden charm.