It is not natural that the children of Hanoi love Hanoi so much. Especially for those who love the quiet and the ancient, Hanoi is really a place to remember and love for a lifetime. And it is not only Hanoi people who love Hanoi, but in the eyes of foreign tourists, Hanoi is also very beautiful – a unique beauty, nowhere else can be found. Here are the top things that make Hanoi beautiful in the eyes of foreign tourists.
The peace, the ancient of the old town
No matter how developed and modern, the colors of serenity and nostalgia seem to be intertwined and blended in every corner of Hanoi . This is most evident in the Old Quarter. This place seems to be fully encapsulating the soul of old Hanoi , where ancient Hanoi appears in every color, every corner, clearly appearing on the architectural pieces that have been tinged with time.
All bring the sad look of the time. But it is surprising that foreign tourists say that it is the sadness that makes them feel strangely peaceful and calm. Sipping a cup of coffee, watching the ancient blend with the noise, bustle and bustle of the old quarter, you will see a beautiful, peaceful, and strange Hanoi.
Autumn in Hanoi
Any foreign tourists who have the opportunity to visit Hanoi in the autumn must recognize that Hanoi’s autumn is very beautiful. The beauty here is not a majestic beauty, but beauty comes from the most simple and small things.
” Autumn in Hanoi !
The yellow rice tree and the red-leaf eagle are next to each other
Old street with brown tile roofs.
Milk flower season is fragrant with every wind.
The season of green nuggets has arrived, fragrant little hands
The sidewalk milk street smells like you’re walking through.”
Musician Trinh Cong Son felt the autumn of Hanoi in a simple way but left a very deep impression. Hanoi’s autumn is beautiful in every moment. Beautiful in the early morning sunlight on the porch, beautiful in the scent of milk flowers, beautiful in every rain, beautiful in every cold weather that makes people have to temporarily put away their blazers, bring the atmosphere cool, comfortable for any visitor.
Indeed, to visit Hanoi must come in the autumn – to be immersed in the sadness bearing the mark, immersed in the dream. Many visitors have shared that they can sit in an old cafe in the heart of Hanoi, watch each clear ray of sunlight shine through the leaves, quietly enter the doorway, take a sip of hot coffee, listen to a With the music without lyrics, you can feel the peaceful and clear beauty of Hanoi’s autumn. That is why every autumn, the children of Hanoi who far away bring so much nostalgia for Hanoi.
Flower Market in the early morning
Located on Nghi Tam dike, Quang An flower market (also known as Quang Ba flower market) is the only night flower market in Hanoi. When all the streets of Hanoi were in the dark and the houses were asleep, Quang An flower market was more crowded than ever, especially during the holidays.
Quang An “sleepless” flower market is open all night, but the busiest is probably between 2am and 4am, when the flower stalls are beautifully displayed. Not only do traders from all over the world flock here but this is also voted by young people who love to move as a must-visit place when traveling at night in Hanoi.
Under the high-pressure lights, each flower stall is covered with bouquets of flowers that still have the dew of a new day, in full bloom. There are all kinds of seasonal flowers, which are shipped from famous flower growing areas near the city such as Tay Tuu, Gia Lam, Dong Anh, …
On Tet holidays, the flow of people into the market area makes the whole space around here full of life, even though the market is held when the dawn has not yet appeared. Perhaps the most impressive are the days approaching Tet. People jostled, crowded to choose for themselves a branch of red Nhat Tan peach, pots of kumquats laden with fruit, or bouquets of lilies, chrysanthemums, brilliant roses, … One can wait until tomorrow morning, When traders pour flowers into every corner of the city, many people are willing to wait until this time when the chickens have not crowed to find the flower market. Not only to choose for themselves the freshest and most beautiful bouquets at cheap prices, but this is also a hobby of the people living in this land of thousands of years of civilization.
From the past until now, even if you don’t like milk flowers, it is undeniable that Milk flowers are an indispensable feature of Hanoi when it comes to autumn . Small milk flowers form large clusters, blooming white in a corner of the sky, bringing with them a faint fragrance, reaching out to catch the gentle sunlight combined with the cool weather of autumn, creating a wonderful scene. equally romantic.
It is no coincidence that milk flowers become an attractive subject for photographers every autumn. Seeing milk flowers means seeing autumn in Hanoi . To feel the milk flowers, that is to feel the beauty of Hanoi’s autumn. Milk flowers express passionate love for the capital, with every corner of the street – the place imprinted with the history of the nation, between people and people, with love like its own scent.
Early winter chrysanthemum
In recent years, at the end of autumn-early winter, many tourists flock to Hanoi to once see the pure and clear beauty of Hoa Mi chrysanthemum flowers. The flowers are small, with a pure white color, not as brilliant as many other flowers, but they make people fall in love.
Many people liken the beauty of Hoa Mi chrysanthemum to the beauty of a Ha Thanh girl because the flowers have a gentle, slightly fragile beauty. Not too prominent but still attractive, no scent but still holding people’s hearts. Very close and very casual.
At the beginning of winter, Hoa Mi chrysanthemum appears everywhere on the streets of Hanoi. Streets of flowers, flower shops, or you can go directly to the flower garden, take beautiful pictures and buy a bunch of them to decorate the house. For many tourists, visiting the street vendors to buy daisies is a very interesting and new thing. Because only Hanoi can get this “specialty”.
Coming to Hanoi , visitors should not miss enjoying a cup of Hanoi sidewalk coffee , to be able to see all the noise of Hanoi and clearly feel the flow of time.
Hanoi has no shortage of street stalls, so popular that it seems to have become a cultural beauty of the people of the capital. The sidewalks were crowded with people, people were reading newspapers attentively, others were laughing and talking, happily gathering with friends over cups of coffee and pretty chairs. Not an expensive restaurant, but just a few cups of coffee, a few plastic chairs, is enough to create a great afternoon.
Drinking coffee on the sidewalk is an activity that many tourists enjoy. Excited because only a sidewalk cafe can show them a friendly Hanoi, a bustling Hanoi, and feel exactly the cheerful atmosphere of Hanoi.
Hanoi street food
Just like sidewalk cafes, for a long time, Hanoi street food has become a very unique culture.
The characteristic of street food in general and Hanoi street food, in particular, is that the food is prepared very quickly, without too much attention to decoration and diners can enjoy it on the spot. Visitors from far away, when they want to discover Hanoi cuisine, are very surprised to see Hanoi’s street food culture. But then, from being unfamiliar, they also gradually turned to enjoyment when experiencing delicious, prepared foods in a new style.
Referring to Hanoi’s specialties, no one can’t help but remember the village nuggets, a rustic, ethereal but also very famous snack of the land of Thang Long – Hanoi with thousands of years of civilization. Like a quintessential gift, the green pearls of heaven and earth, Com Lang Vong has gradually become a beautiful cultural feature of Hanoians every autumn.
As the name suggests, in order to be able to make nuggets, the essences from young sticky rice need to go through many different stages. To make nuggets, one must use yellow flower glutinous rice grains – famous rice that is flexible, soft, and delicious. Then, when the rice was still young and the milk was still harvested, it had to be harvested to make nuggets. Rice for making nuggets is not crushed or pounded but must be plucked and roasted. As soon as the nuggets are still hot, gently pound the nuggets. Grind until the husk is peeled off, then throw it away and continue pounding. Each pound of 5kg, pounding 9-10 times is a batch of nuggets.
Immediately after pounding, the nuggets are wrapped in lotus leaves – a type of leaf that represents sophistication and purity. Along with that, when wrapped in lotus leaves, the nuggets will have a pleasant scent, intoxicating people. Any tourist visiting Hanoi wants to try the feeling of sitting in a quiet space, sipping little nuggets with a cup of tea, watching the West Lake view.
Hanoi – a land of thousands of years of civilization always has a very unique beauty – a beauty of simplicity and old things. and I don’t know since when, but old bicycles carrying loads of fresh flowers have become a very special point, only in Hanoi.
In the midst of the bustling and modern city of Hanoi, the fresh flowers are like the embodiment of Old Hanoi. In the eyes of tourists, Hanoi is beautiful, but it is not the beauty of modernity, but that beauty comes from the simple and peaceful things like the breath of this urban life. And flower beds are one of them. It still exists, exists as a cultural beauty of the capital of thousands of years of civilization.
Long Bien Bridge
Experiencing many times of renovation, but the span of Long Bien bridge still carries in it the ancient nostalgic beauty from hundreds of years ago. Built at the end of the 19th century, the historical symbol of Hanoi is still partially intact.
Perhaps the most perfect moment to admire the beauty of this ancient bridge is the time of sunrise and sunset. With the architectural interference between classic beauty and modern features, visitors from all over the world come here to admire and praise, especially those who are passionate about photography.
When the sun just dawned or when it gradually fell, the view of Long Bien bridge brings a sense of peace and quiet of the suburbs, completely separate from the urban bustle.
Every night, Long Bien Bridge is an ideal place for tourists or couples to date. On a few simple mats are rows of sunflower iced tea, lemon tea, smoothies, … bustling with laughter. What could be more wonderful than being in a place where the moon is cool and windy, sitting next to the person you love, chatting a couple of sentences and then silently looking at the peaceful night sky of Hanoi that you absolutely cannot admire in the inner city. ?
Hanoi New Year
The moment Heaven and earth turned to the sacred New Year’s Eve, the whole country of Vietnam put on a beauty imbued with tradition. On weekdays, the modern capital of Hanoi is so busy and hastily that Tet days become quiet, bringing a strange breath of the ancient capital.
Early in the early morning of the year, spring rain falls lightly, from the big streets in the center of Hoan Kiem Lake to every small alley, all of them are quiet and empty. The flag of flowers is in the sky, the colors of spring are blooming, but there is a Hanoi with a very different beauty in the early days of the new year.
Not only that, if you have the opportunity, you should visit the capital on the days before Tet. Visit the streets of blooming flowers, the red Nhat Tan peach garden, bright yellow apricot branches, chrysanthemum flowers, roses, kumquat branches, … watching people busy preparing for the sacred moment of heaven and earth. . These days, people can look back at the typical things of the Vietnamese traditional New Year with the red dot and couplets, peach branches and kumquat branches, green Banh Chung, greasy pork rolls,…
Hanoi is not only famous for Hoan Kiem Lake, which has entered poetry for thousands of years, but also known for the poetic beauty of West Lake . As a sacred land converging the spirit of heaven and earth, bearing the lifeblood of the capital, West Lake is an indispensable part of the picture of Hanoi.
Rain or shine, in any season of the year, West Lake also brings with it the beauty that goes with the years. The lake surface is as calm as a mirror, winding around the windy Thanh Nien road. In the summer, there is a canopy of red-pink phoenixes, the color of a purple mausoleum in the sky, the winter is the fragrant milk flower scent with green willow branches, … West Lake is so beautiful, it is an ideal dating place. for the couple.
Around West Lake , the sidewalk shops are rustic but never empty. Sitting and sipping a plate of sunflowers, a cup of lemon tea, and iced tea on the sidewalk, looking out to the shores of West Lake with shimmering lights, letting the wind from the lake blow across your face is probably an indispensable hobby of the people here. especially the young ones.
Overnight in Hanoi
Coming to the land of thousands of years of civilization, besides the beauty mixed between the nostalgic ancient capital and modern buildings, Hanoi cuisine also attracts visitors equally. Hanoi has no shortage of places to eat and drink, it is not the luxury restaurants that are the corner of the sidewalk snack shops that hold people back.
At night, the street lights up, people crowded together to the street, relieve the pressure of a tiring working day. Thousands of shops compete to display stalls, if you want to eat anything, just take a car and walk around Hanoi . At the end of the day, we invite each other to Ta Hien to make some beer, eat sticky rice from Yen Hoan Kiem, make a bowl of Pho Ly Quoc Su to warm our hearts, … really just want to eat, go to every corner of Hanoi, there is no shortage of good night restaurants. .
Among the things that make up the shimmering picture of Hanoi night, the “sleepless” night eateries are interesting color highlights. Famous all-night restaurants such as Gam Cau grill that have not yet come to hear the aroma, the fragrant Phung Hung hotpot street, Loc sticky rice in Ta Quang Buu, or the shops of fish vermicelli, snail vermicelli, pho, … also attract visitors. Come here to admire.
night in Ha Noi
If you have never experienced the atmosphere of the capital at night, you have not known how beautiful this city is! During the day, Hanoi is so rushed, the flow of people is busy up and down to make a living. Even when night fell, the capital was still noisy. If you want to know how beautiful Hanoi is, go out with your loved one to the streets after 12pm!
It turns out that the old quarter of Hanoi is so beautiful, the old traditional roofs, the quiet streets. The bright yellow high-pressure lamp is not enough to illuminate the long road. Walking around the streets on a familiar motorbike, quietly watching the city fall into a peaceful sleep, the chilly night wind and a little taste of the city is such a wonderful thing.
Bored, you should try once to visit the night markets in Dong Xuan , or early morning flower market, Long Bien fruit and vegetable market, order Hang Dau fish vermicelli bowl, fragrant Yen sticky rice, bowl Pho, noodle bowls,… Perhaps you’ll find Hanoi tonight incredibly beautiful, idyllic, and more in love with life and the people of this land.
Exercising Sword Lake early in the morning
“Step down the street in the morning light, walk around the corner of the park. People greet the coming dawn, watching the old man practice nursing. Why do we feel peace in our hearts, a very familiar Hanoi? Hanoi is gentle, warm, and poetic.” Perhaps the lyrics of the song “Hanoi Hanoi” by singer Nguyen Duc Cuong have partly described the pristine beauty of Sword Lake in the early morning.
At 5am, when many people were still deeply asleep, the lakeside was bustling and crowded. Early in the morning, when the sun was just shining, the young ladies and gentlemen were excited to go to the shore of the lake to exercise . The air is fresh without any smoke and dust, the wind from the lake is cold, taking a breath to embrace the cool scent.
There are many ways to exercise around Hoan Kiem Lake, some people walk and jog around the lake, some people exercise on the spot, some people choose to ride bicycles, swing around, … voices, voices laughing, the sound of the radio playing music is so simple and so dear. Regardless of winter or summer, cold or hot, every morning people around here gather, exercise, nourish, … improve health, inhale the morning dew.
Hanoi capital is the heart of the country, here is not only the hometown of the children here but also the second home of the people of the four countries. Love Hanoi, love the small street corners, rows of green trees, love the roadside toad shops, and love the modern features of the hustle and bustle life here too. Try once to slow down, feel more, you will be surprised by the small but beautiful and simple things.
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