The Old Quarter of Hanoi has a history that dates back to 2,000 years ago. This vibrant place is the heart and soul of the city and a great base to experience Hanoi’s local culture.
When nighttime comes, colorful lanterns and lights magically transform the streets of the Old Quarter. Crowds of locals would gather around low tables and sit on small plastic stools as they feast on a bowl of Pho, spring rolls, Banh Mi and other local specialties. But the real highlights are the cultural street performances happening every weekend at the Old Quarter’s pedestrian streets. From traditional opera, classic drama to folk songs, local artists can be seen entertaining a crowd of locals in the streets. Most of the performances are in the local language, and your local guide can do some translations for you.