The new Hanoi’s old quarter Night market and Walking Street space

Hanoi’s Old Quarter Walking street with its recent expansion (formerly Hang Dao – Dong Xuan walking street) is the Hanoi biggest walking street and an amazing  place for both locals and foreigners to explore and enjoy Vietnamese culture This new space  runs north to south through the Old Quarter, include Hang Buom, Ma May, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ta Hien and Dao Duy Tu located in Hoan Kiem District.

Hold on weekend evenings (from 6-11 pm) in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi, Dong Xuan Night Market is a 3 kilometers long pedestrian street from Hang Dao street to Dong Xuan market. In this time, all the vehicle don’t get through. With the target of promoting Vietnamese culture in tourist’ eyes and Vietnamese new generation, the night market symbolizes Hanoi’s cultural life and activities in the past. This walking street public open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and include of over 3000 stalls from numerous small foods vendor, clothes, accessories, daily goods, souvenirs handicrafts, and especial brocades. All the items are pretty cheap here, however, the bargain is still an interesting aspect in Vietnamese market culture so make sure to do it when you are about to purchase something.

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Along the street, you can easily catch many freelance artists who are able to sketch a portrait. Just pose your style for a few minutes, with a reasonable price; you will receive a perfect picture of yourself drawn by a street artist. Strolling in new Hanoi’s old quarter night market, visitors must taste several types of Vietnamese street food along the street (Fresh juices, sweet soup (che), sweet rice cake, spring rolls (nem cuon) and Vietnamese salad (nom) as well many popular other country’ beverage and food such as Korean food, kebab, Taiwanese bubble tea and French cakes in Hang Buom Street), and enjoy cultural activities while having fun in the market. Hanoi’s old quarter night market is ideal place to meet foreigners and locals from all ages in this crowded market as they all come there to experience real Hanoi’s sense with the images of antique architecture, the sounds of Vietnamese folk music, the gentle taste of delicious food and the atmosphere of Hanoi’s old market

Vietnamese traditional music concerts can also be seen at walking street. Ca tru, which is on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of Urgent Safeguarding, Cheo, Hat xam, Chau van are executed along the street and in front of small temples by professional artists. For both locals, especially youngsters, and foreigners who like to discover the traditional folk music, it is a great opportunity to experience various types of Vietnamese traditional art and of course, these concerts are all free entrance.

For parking around The new Hanoi’s old quarter night market and Walking Street space, Hanoi People’s Committee has also licensed seven parking lots measuring some 648m² in total in the Old Quarter. Tourists can also park their bikes at 12 other official lots which have been in use for the Hang Dao, Hang Duong and Dong Xuan walking streets.