Hanoi has become the latest destination in a series of reportages “36 hours discovery” of one of the most famous newspaper in the world - New York Times.
After 36h travel around Hanoi, correspondent Robyn Eckhardt described here is a special city, with tree-lined streets, the houses moss ancient, traditional culture and great street food great, the store has a unique style and nightlife is extremely delicate.
1. Coffee & view street at 05:00 pm
Rush hour in Hanoi is the ideal time for sightseeing streets from above. Just find a quaint cafe and choose a seat in the balcony to watch the crowded roads and motorcycles run around Hoan Kiem lake.
2. Dinner as subsidy period at 07:30 pm
Prior to the reform era in 1986, the Vietnam living under the subsidy regime. At restaurants, people can look the part of past with whitewashed walls are decorated with items leftover from ancient times and music from the 70s is emitted from a the old radio.
The restaurant’s menu is mostly northern dishes, most notably are roasted meat with shrimp sauce and mussels cooked tomato soup. Reporter Robyn extremely impressed with the food “fried rice” of restaurant, “elderberry” taken from the bottom of the pot, eating with shrimp sauce. It’ really crispy and tasty
3. Music and dance at 10:00 pm
On a quiet street, Hai Ba Trung district, with the bars regularly invite international bands and DJs to perform. Cocktails here are diverse both in terms of taste and price.
Also, at the West Lake has an interesting Bar serving almost all entertainment needs, from karaoke to dance. Live music is served until late at night.
4. Enjoy street food at 8:30
Besides “Phở”, Hanoi has many street food interesting, so visitors shouldn’t take meal at the hotel to visit streets and tasted a few dishes. Through the small streets and rickety stairs, visitors will find the “gems” like vermicelli stir-fried eel, crab soup noodles, bun cha barbecue …
5. Learn the history of the capital at 01:00 pm
Want to learn the history of the capital, thousands of years of civilization, go to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, a location in the city center is still a military camp until 2010. The most intriguing here is Imperial Citadel that was built in the 11th century and has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Guests can also scroll through Hanoi flagpole and Military History Museum
6. Discover the art when resting at 03:00 pm
If you want to admire the artwork, going to the gallery which showcases the artwork of emerging artists as well as the famous artists
7. Dinner at 08:00 pm
Dinner at a restaurant is decorated with rough brick wall, concrete and soft skin, elegant style and enjoy seasonal dishes.
8. Go out for the evening at 10:30 pm
Let’s find a cozy bar, meeting place of artists in Hanoi to be heard reciting poetry and viewed other interesting art items.
9. Breakfast with western style at 09:00 am
The rapid rise of an Australian citizen in Hanoi led to the emergence of Western-style cafes appear more. Breakfast food such as quinoa grain eat with porridge, dried apricots and cream, but visitors can also choose chocolate cake instead.
West Lake with the most romantic street in Hanoi
10. Walking around the West Lake at 11:00 am
Want to see the West Lake fullest, visitors use bicycles, walk around and experience leisurely . At the lake, visitors can rent a bike or an electric bike at a reasonable price to start the journey. At Phu Tay Ho, visitors can enjoy “specialty” such as snail noodle, boiled snails … was delicious. Walking around the West Lake, visitors will certainly discover a lot of the beauty of Hanoi.
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