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Hanoi city walk (English): Nguyễn Công Trứ Street and surrounding area
June 18, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM70,000VND
Our walk starts outside number 5D Hàm Long street, where the first Communist Party Cell of Hanoi was established. Then along Lò Đúc Street to the Pasteur gardens, and outside the National Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology (originally the Pasteur Institute). Back up Lò Đúc and to Nguyễn Công Trứ Street. We will mention some of the buildings from the French era, which sadly have been pulled down to make way for various developments. Carry on to Hai Bà Trưng Lake and the temple complex opposite where we touch on the Hai Bà Trưng sisters’ era and their contribution to Vietnamese history. For the final part of the walk we will meander the lanes and alleys of amazing Cho Giời (sky market/Hoa Binh market), one of Hanoi’s huge and intriguing city markets specialised in one genre of goods. We end the walk where the market meets Phố Huế.
This eclectic walk touches on a number of influences that shaped Hanoi’s life. From the communist party to medical Hanoi, from Hebrard’s Indochinese architectural style to the alcohol industry, from the Hai Bà Trưng sisters and worship to the best market where you can find every possible type of tool and spare car parts.
We will visit a pagoda and temple complex but we are not allowed in – only in the temple grounds.
RSVP to Stella