Old Quarter

Location: In the north of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi.

Characteristics: The Old Quarter was founded from the 11th century as crowded trade area where artisans and traders concentrated to work and set up specific trade streets.

Outstanding Characteristics

The artisans from craft villages around former Thang Long Citadel gathered in areas which specialized in their work. This reason made the trade streets develop more and more. Every streets were noisy, animated in trade and work as miniature craft villages.

 

The street names were begun with "Hang" and originated from names of types of merchandise produced and traded such as Hang Gai (Silk), Hang Duong (Sugar), Hang Muoi (Salt), etc. Therefore Vietnamese people usually call Ha Noi as Ha Noi 36 streets - guilds, of which street means concentration place of artisans or traders who specialize in same merchandise.

 

Nowadays, the Old Quarter includes 76 streets and covers an area of 100ha.

 

 

Destination of Old Architectural Works

The highlight of the Old Quarter is the tube shape old houses with slopping roofs, mainly built since the 18th, 19th centuries. Besides, visitors will also be attracted by about 100 old architectural works as communal houses, temples, pagodas... typically Bach Ma (White Horse) Temple on Hang Buom Street – one of four defense temples of the ancient Thang Long Citadel.

 

Especially, to Old Quarter on weekends, visitors will have the opportunity to walk and discover night market.

 

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
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Ha Noi Capital

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Ma May Ancient House

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Duong Lam Ancient Village

Ha Noi Capital

WHERE TO STAY
Hang Nga Hotel

Add: 18 Hang Hom St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 5385

Kinh Do Hotel

Add: No 3 , 120 lane, Hang Bong St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 1943

Duy Tan Hotel

Add: 20 Tong Duy Tan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 7307

Continental Hotel

Add: 24 Hang Vai St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi

Tel: (84-24) 3828 2897

VIOLET Hotel

Add: 18 Cau Go St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 7386

Thang Long Hotel

Add: 52 Cau Go St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 5712

Hoang Cuong Hotel

Add: 15 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 9927

Ngoc Mai III Hotel

Add: 32 Hang Vai St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Hoang De Hotel

Add: 42 Lo Su St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 3804

Thuy Lam Hotel

Add: 17B Hang Ga St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 0468

Tri Thuc Hotel

Add: 65 Hang Bac St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 0860

Son Hung Hotel

Add: 120 Pho Hue St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3943 0182

Hoang Hai Hotel

Add: 79 Tho Nhuom St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 9485

Ngoc Mai II Hotel

Add: 7 Cua Dong St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 6236

Nhat Phuong Hotel

Add: 39 Le Duan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 0376

Long Hung Hotel

Add: 32 Ly Thai To St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 2794

Bong Hong Hotel

Add: 56 Ngo Huyen St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 0471

Phuong Bac Hotel

Add: 5 Tam Thuong lane, Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 5030

A Dong Hotel

Add: 5 Cua Dong St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 8269 007

TIME Hotel

Add: 6 Cau Go St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 9498

WHERE TO EAT
Thuy Ta Restaurant

Add: 6 Le Thai To St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 6290

Nam Phuong Restaurant

Add: 19 Phan Chu Trinh St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 0926

Paradise Restaurant

Add: 19 Han Thuyen St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 7697

Nang Tam Vegetarian Restaurant

Add: 79A Tran Hung Dao St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3942 4140

Verandah Restaurant

Add: 9 Nguyen Khac Can St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 7220

A Little Italian Restaurant

Add: 3 - 4, TT4, My Dinh apartment block, Song Da

Tel: (84-24) 3787 6969

Mother

Add: 6C Phan Chu Trinh St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 2168

Khazaana Indian Restaurant

Add: 1C Tong Dan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3934 3513

Tandoor Restaurant

Add: 24 Hang Be St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 5359/ 3824 2252

Avalon Restaurant

Add: 73 Cau Go St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3926 0801

Viet Thai Restaurant

Add: 4 Nam Ngu St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3942 0812

Hoa Long Restaurant

Add: 92 - 94 Hang Trong St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 8542

Le Beaulieu Restaurant

Add: Sofitel Metropole Hotel - 15 Ngo Quyen St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 6919 (ext. 8206)

La Salsa Restaurant

Add: 25 Nha Tho St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 9052

Press Club Restaurant

Add: 59A Ly Thai To St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3934 0888

Le Petit Bruxelles Restaurant

Add: 58B Tran Quoc Toan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3942 5958

La Verticale Restaurant

Add: 19 Ngo Van So St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3944 6317

Uu Dam Vegetarian Restaurant

Add: 34 Hang Bai St., Hoan Kiem Dist

Tel: (84-24) 098 134 9898

Hanoi Hanoi Restaurant

Add: 43 Trang Tien St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3936 7688 / 3936 7698

Angelia Restaurant

Add: 56 Ly Thai To Str., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3938 6999