Ha Noi announces nine more pedestrian streets

Ha Noi announces nine more pedestrian streets

Ha Noi authorities plan to open nine more pedestrian areas in the Old Quarter in October this year. People gather at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, Hoan Kiem lake in the newly-opened pedestrian zone The proposed streets are Hang Chieu, Nguyen Sieu, Dao Duy…

Hanoi to lift curfew this weekend

Hanoi to lift curfew this weekend

Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said Hanoi will decide the curfew time for bars and entertainment centers in Hanoi on August 20. Hanoi’s Ta Hien Street, which is dubbed “Pho Tay” or the street for foreign backpackers. At a meeting with Hoan Kiem district’s residents…

Tucking into my van than in Hanoi

Tucking into my van than in Hanoi

Ha Nguyen takes a trip to a famous my van than eatery in Ha Noi with her father, a veritable textbook of knowledge about the soup shop’s long history. Although it originated in China and has been in Viet Nam since the 1930s, my…

A former guide gives Ha Noi travel tips

A former guide gives Ha Noi travel tips

Get lost in the Old Quarter, mingle among the many street food stands, and other ideas for how travellers can make the most out of a first visit to the crazy but cozy capital, Nguyen Van reports. Ever been a first-time visitor intimidated by…

Aromatic noodles fill bellies in Old Quarter

Aromatic noodles fill bellies in Old Quarter

Banh da noodle dishes full to bursting with fish, pork, beef, herbs and bean sprouts please patrons who sit on small stools and happily eat a bowl – or two. Hoang Hung reports. Ha Noi, Old Quarter, banh da tron ingredients, mien xao dishes…

Hanoi’s old quarter street food

Hanoi’s old quarter street food

Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Bun Cha Hang Manh (rice noodle with grilled pork), Banh Duc Le Ngoc Han (cake made from ground rice and peanuts) and Banh Cuon Hang Ga (steamed rice pancakes rolled with pork and mushroom) are just a few…

TripAdvisor names 95 attractions in Hanoi

TripAdvisor names 95 attractions in Hanoi

TripAdvisor, the US’s premier travel website, has rated the best 95 attractions in Hanoi in 2014 based on the reviews from people who have visited the capital city of Vietnam. The Hanoi Ca tru Club tops the list with most reviews saying they had…