Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter

In memories of Hanoians, the Old Quarter is not only the representation of Hanoi’s cultural value, but also the concentration of many old jobs that were once part of the normal living days in the capital city.

Now, in a modern world, many tradition jobs have disappeared but there remain artisans who are trying to keep the tradition going in every corner of the Old Quarter, which helps ensure that the past is not forgotten but preserved as evidence of a city with history of thousands of years.

Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 Hang Dao – Cau Go streets section.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 Hang Chinh Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 Hang Ma Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 A stone portrays carving store in Hang Mam Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 Iron forger Nguyen Phuong Hung at Lo Ren (forging furnace) Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 Rebuilding old fan machine at Ta Hien Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
Making Pho, a traditional Vietnamese dish of noodles with beef and chicken.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
Bamboo and rattan weaving at Hang Vai Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 Making different products from bamboo at Hang Vai Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
Woodturning in To Tich Street.
 
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
Haircutting in the Old Quarter.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 Crafting products from sheet metal in Hang Thiec Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
Portrait painting in 24 Hang Ngang Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
Copper-smiths in action at Ngu Xa craft village.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
 Woodturning at 7 To Tich Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
Mr Hien, the last copper refiner, in Hang Dong Street.
Artisans keeping tradition running in Hanoi Old Quarter
Crafting metal products in 17 Hang Thiec Street.

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