While Lilies: Amazing beauty of Hanoi in April

Lily flowers blossom in April. Being carried by vendors along all streets in Hanoi, the flower makes a while, gentle and unobtrusive beauty for Hanoi and signals the transition between spring and summer.

In the sunlight of early summer, these pure while flowers with green leaves have stirred hearts of many poets and romantics. Its perfume is subtle among alleys or in crowds.

Let enjoy the natural beauty of lilies in Hanoi April

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Amazing beauty of white lilies Hanoi in April

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Amazing beauty of white lilies Hanoi in April

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Amazing beauty of white lilies Hanoi in April

 

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The 36 Streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi’s oldest district is actually the soul of ancient city and most bustling area of the capital. If you want some excitement, just simply go for a walk along the narrow streets with aimless wandering, no destination, no pre-planned route, just left, right and go ahead. You will see so many comings and goings on the street including vendors, motorbikes, cheap hotels, clothing stores etc. Otherwise,  you can take a cyclo tride for a slower sedate trip.

The Old Quarter of Vietnam origins as early as 13th century when the skilled craftmen migrated to the city with each craftgroup claiming their own street and naming them after their traditional handicrafts after King Ly Thai To built his palace there in 11th century. The commerce center was purposely located close to the Citadel where the Kings and mandarins lived. Then, in 20th century, the Old Quarter was formed with original 36 streets. Today, there are 50 streets existing and it is still the commercial center to a large extent.

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Old Quarter in the old days

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Hanoi is brightened up at night

The 36 old streets in the Old Quarter includes

  1. Hang Bac: Hang means merchandise or shop, Bac means silver – the street selling jewelry
  1. Hang Thiec: selling metal products
  1. Hang Bo: selling haberdashery
  2. Hang Bong: selling cotton and clothes
  3. Hang Cot: selling bamboo lattice
  4. Hang Dao: selling clothes
  5. Hang Chieu: selling mats
  6. Hang Dau: meaning beans, selling fish, fish tanks, fish food
  7. Hang Dieu: meaning pipes, selling Vietnamese teas
  8. Hang Ga: meaning chickens
  9. Hang Dong: meaning copper, selling gates, brackets, blending metal
  10. Hang Gai: selling Vietnamese silk
  11. Hang Khoai: meaning sweet potatoes, selling things to cook at home such as pans, kitchen utensils etc
  12. Hang Giay: selling shoes
  13. Hang Ma: meaning voive papers, selling lanterns, cards, paper, tinsel, decorations
  14. Hang Non: meaning trasitional Non conical hats
  15. Hang Ruoi: selling artificial flowers
  16. Lo Ren: meaning Blacksmith, selling stainless steel racks, coat racks, bird cages etc
  17. Ma May: meaning rattan, the street is full of hotels, reataurants, souvenirs, travel agents, etc
  18. Hang Buom: meaning sails
  19. Hang Manh: meaning bamboo screens
  20. Hang Luoc: meaning comb, selling toys, fashion, pots etc
  21. Hang Khay: meaning trays, selling all kinds of souvenir
  22. Hang Giay: selling shoes
  23. Hang Hom: meaning cases
  24. Hang Dau: selling shoes
  25. Hang Vai: meaning cloth, selling bamboo products such as ladders, imitation bamboo trees etc
  26. Hang Ngang: selling clothing
  27. Hang Ca: meaning fish, selling clothing
  28. Hang Be: meaning rafts, the street is full of hotels, coffees, galleries, pubs
  29. Hang Quat: meaning fans, selling all the things to worship ancestors
  30. Hang Thung: meaning barrel

 

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Hanoi – the elegance of these old days

Hanoi - the elegance of these old days

Welcome to Hanoi and Hong Ngoc hotels. Our duty is to bring an exquisite Hanoian experience to every single guest

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