Hanoi 36 old streets

Posted On 7:18 am August 4, 2014 | by Vietnam Cambodia Travel | under Vietnam Travel Guides

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, has attracted so many tourists over the years is its Old Quarter (36 old streets and guilds). It is an area well-known for the history, the architecture, the enormous amount and diversity of products and ven the everyday life of its residents(Hanoi 36 old streets )

Hanoi 36 old streets

Hanoi 36 old streets – Hang Buom street

In 36 Streets Old Quarter or Pho Co Ha Noi,  on which we are working, proud of their long history and have distinctive characters of traditional culture. When considering architectural conservation, it is indispensable to present authenticity of the designated area(Hanoi 36 old streets ). This study will examine it based on these tree points: structure of shop house, formation of city block, and architectural figure in the streetscape(Hanoi 36 old streets )

For the names’ origins; Due to their long-lasting age, they are called “Old Quarter” or “36 Old Streets” (as consisting of 36 member streets). “Ha Noi’s 36 districts” is Vietnam’s version of the guild concept. In the past, as artisans moved to the capital city to do business, they gathered together in this area to share the resources. As a result, many of the streets were named after the crafts sold at that individual street. Pho Hang Bun (Vermicelli), Pho Hang Ma (Paper Product), Pho Hang Bac (Silver), etc. are examples of the streets carrying the name of the products sold there(Hanoi 36 old streets ).
The phrase “36 pho phuong” often causes much confusion for most people; “Phố” means a street or a place for merchants to gather to do business, while “Phường”, a district or a guild of artisans specializing in a particular trade (phuong cheo, phuong tho, etc.). Yet, in any case, both are right to some extent(Hanoi 36 old streets ).

Hanoi 36 old streets

Hanoi 36 old streets – Ma May street

Most tourists are eager for exploring the old streets well-known for each one’s specialized industry. Hang Gai Street offers silk clothing ready-made and tailored, embroidery, and silver products. Hang Quat, the street that formerly sold silk and feather fans, now stuns the visitor by its brilliantly colored funeral and festival flags and religious objects and clothing. To Tich Street connects the above two and is still the wood turner’s street(Hanoi 36 old streets ). Hang Ma glimmers with shiny paper products, such as gift wrappings, wedding decorations and miniature paper objects to burn for the dead(Hanoi 36 old streets ). Lan Ong Street is a sensual delight of textures and smells emanating from the sacks of herbal medicinal products: leaves, roots, barks, and powders, etc. Coming here, you may feel as if you were in a classical-styled area in terms of both architecture and product types!(Hanoi 36 old streets )

Hang Ma street - Hanoi 36 old streets

Hang Ma street – Hanoi 36 old streets

Although many of the streets no longer sell the products after which they were named, some still do(Hanoi 36 old streets ). Today, the Old Quarter has become the unique classical feature of Hanoi, and the inspiration of numerous writers, poets, and painters, and one of the desired tourist destinations in Hanoi(Hanoi 36 old streets ).

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