September 25, 2016
The Hoan Kiem District is the city’s major commercial hub and a main tourist destination. Also known as Hanoi’s Old Quarter, it the oldest neighborhood in the city. The shop-houses lining its ancient commercial streets were constructed over a century ago in colonial architecture. Visitors can find plenty of cafés, bars, restaurants, bakeries, boutique shops and art galleries in this popular historical area.
It is located near Hoan Kiem Lake and the streets are packed with motor riders, sidewalk vendors and strollers out for a feel of the rich old Vietnamese customs and traditions.