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    Discovering night market in Ha Noi Old Quarter

    Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the center of downtown Hanoi; it is the most historic district and also an importance tourist area. Spending one night walking on the night market in the old town, visitors will not only enjoy folk music, but also admire a vibrant dance of the young people and get very special gifts on the sidewalk. Old Quarter is located in Hoan Kiem Dictrict Ha Noi, near the Guom Lake. The night market in Old Quarter is organizes only on 3 weekend days. This route is almost 3km from Hang Ngang Street to Hang Dao Street, walking through the busiest shopping district of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. After 5 years, the night market has become the destination for many fans of Vietnam traditional culture.

    There are many cultural activities are held Old Quarter. Especially on Saturday night, two streets will start organizing cultural performances of traditional folk arts like opera, gray, quan ho, ca tru, etc. It is attracted both foreign tourists and Vietnamese.
    Now, the ancient folk melodies are not strangers to the young people in Hanoi anymore. Beats, lyrics of the traditional songs has come deeply to the heart of many citizen.
    The long rows of motorcycles, taxi and crammed full of dust or the crowded crossroads are replaced by images of children playing, groups of young people dancing, tourists chatting and eating.
    Walk along Ma May Street, at heritage house, many people are attracted to a modern dance group of young people. They perform not only vibrant American, European and Korean melodies but also soothing, deep-based Vietnamese folk dance music.
    In daytime, Old Street is just for going. In night, it becomes a real cuisine center. Thus, everywhere in the Walking Street are also restaurants, from pavement restaurants to luxury restaurants behind the windows.
    The brasserie, coffee and pavement restaurants, hot pot restaurant, barbecue grills, vermicelli noodles, noodle soup … are mixed together, spilling down to the street. Tourists can feel deeply the tradition of Ha Noi through the food. Many foreign visitors want to comeback Ha Noi just to taste noodle again.
    Currently, the number of business households in walking streets and night market had risen to nearly 4,000. It is creating a true shopping place which attract to people with a very affordable price.
    The items of the Hanoi old villages is participated fully, contribute to promoting Hanoi cultural and creating particular charm to the old town. While shopping for souvenirs and consumer goods in the building blocks of street stalls, people can discover the ancient beauty of Ha Noi.

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