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Zoning plan to preserve beauty of central Hanoi

The implementation of zone planning for four historic inner districts of Hanoi will make an important contribution to preserving the historical and architectural values of the capital, and improve the quality of life of the people of the Old Quarter.

Hotels throughout Hanoi fall quite due to COVID-19

The majority of hotels located in the capital have been left virtually deserted in recent months despite remaining open, largely due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 which has stopped foreign visitors entering the country.

Old Quarter relocation plan yet to begin after two decades

Nguyen Dinh Hai's life in a small house on Hang Bac Street in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District isn't easy at all.

Unique century-old house in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Until now, the house has become a must-visit cultural site when foreign visitors arrive in Hanoi.

Traditional customs for Tet in Old Quarter

Traditional cultural activities will be hosted by the Đình Làng Việt (Vietnamese Communal House) group and the Hanoi Old Quarter management board on January 18 in downtown Hanoi.

Great actions to conserve Hanoi’s heritages amid urbanisation

In the face of strong urbanisation, the preservation of unique cultural and architectural heritages in Hanoi is more urgent than ever.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter hosts strings of events for Liberation Day celebration

The moments when Hanoi was liberated on October 10, 1954 are being revived through a programme entitled ‘Memory of Hanoi – 65 Years’, which started on October 5 in the capital’s Old Quarter.

Have a bite of nostalgia with cháo sườn

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi’s Old Quarter is considered the top tourist destination in the capital, and for me, Ly Quoc Su Street is the soul of the Old Quarter.

Old Quarter hosts cultural programme to celebrate Liberation Day

 VietNamNet Bridge – Various cultural activities including fashion shows, music performances, handicraft displays and folk games will be organised in Hanoi’s Old Quarter with the theme of "Ha Noi Autumn".

Summer fruit cups offer tasty fun

 VietNamNet Bridge – When pedestrians stop at To Tich Street, they are immediately captivated by the colours and scents of fruits.

Investors hunt for street-front houses in old quarters in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - The number of investors seeking to purchase houses in the old quarter in Hanoi has soared since September. 

CNN releases My Hanoi Trailer

 VietNamNet Bridge – CNN has recently released a trailer featuring the beauty of Ha Noi, Viet Nam’s ancient capital.

No-name shop in Hanoi aims to promote honesty among customers

 VietNamNet Bridge – There’s a new shop in Ha Noi with no sales clerks and no name. Anyone can come in, choose a chocolate, ice cream or drink, among other items, and leave their payments in a box.

How to get rid off the dilemma?

The collapse of an old house at 43 Cua Bac Street, central Ha Noi, that claimed two lives and injured three others early this month, has added to the dilemma of old houses and the management of buildings in cities

Traditional folk music program “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”

Ca Tru, Chau Van, Xam, Luc Cung Hoa Dang and many other folk melodies from Vietnam’s Northern Delta Region have been restored, performed and introduced to audiences through a program called “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”.

Hanoi to lift curfew this weekend

VietNamNet Bridge - Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said Hanoi will decide the curfew time for bars and entertainment centers in Hanoi on August 20.

King of the road, king of the sidewalk

VietNamNet Bridge – Much has been said and written about the travails of crossing the street in Viet Nam. Hotels hand out tip sheets to nervous tourists about navigating the endless swarms of seemingly unstoppable motorbikes clogging the streets,

Hanoi authorities make efforts to crack down on tourist scams

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi needs a long term-plan to tackle tourist scams – an effort that will require the entire society’s involvement, a local tourism management official said.

Hanoi Old Quarter threatened by high-rise construction

 VietNamNet Bridge – High-rise construction increasingly threatens architecture and urban planning in the Old Quarter.

Sampling Hanoi’s pho, one bowl at a time

 VietNamNet Bridge – Sweet, savoury and steaming hot are just some of the features of Ha Noi’s most esteemed bowls of pho. Ha Nguyen learns that the broth is what makes or breaks a dish.