In Photos: Memories of Hanoi Old Quarter

I stayed in Hanoi for 4 days. I stayed in the old quarter of Hanoi. You already know about that. I took a few day’s retreat to Sa Pa and Ninh Binh from the bustling city but came back to Hoan Kiem Lake again, for the city is blissfully beautiful. here are few snapshots from Hanoi which will (hopefully) inspire you to take a take there and soak in the glory of days of yore.

 

The President's palace
The President’s palace

 

Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi Royal Guest House
Such a regal Telephone at the Hanoi royal Guest house Old Quarter

 

Old Propaganda posters, as seen in one alley of the old Quarter, Hanoi
Old Propaganda posters, as seen in one alley of the old Quarter, Hanoi
The Ma May House, old quarter, Hanoi
The Ma May House, old quarter, Hanoi
A weekend party going on among the locals by Hoan Kiem Lake
A weekend party going on among the locals by Hoan Kiem Lake
The temple of literature
The temple of literature

 

Also read the 4 days itinerary in Hanoi

 

Dragons are one of the four revered creatures from Vietnamese folklore
Uncle Ho
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
A show piece in the shape of a carp fish, a staple of the land
Scorpion wine, drink responsibly. On sale were snake wine too.

 

Want to feast of the great cuisine of Hanoi? Read this article.

 

 

Remember?
A wet market at Hanoi, look at the red chillies
This is how Hanoi mornings greet you.
Fall In Hanoi

 

 

Empty

 

And, I shall end the post with a poem dedicated to hanoi by Alison Jesson.

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Balcony in Hanoi

Whether it is the slap-slap of sandalled feet
of women who bear baskets of dragon fruit,

or the creak of bicycles carrying bundles
of greens and limes to market,

the road outside my window never sleeps.
Pale apricot sun diffuses morning mist

as motor cycles weave through blaring horns,
laden with chickens or pigs, dried fish or fridges.

Rickshaw-drivers lounge, waiting to pedal
tourists down other dusty streets.

In noon heat, a dog pants in the shadows
and laughing schoolgirls ride past like slender storks.

At dusk, families gather round pavement cook pots,
share noodle soup, and talk

of dollars, Hondas, mobile phones,
farmers who sell paddy fields for factories.

 

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