Night market at ancient street in Ha Noi

Though they have recently been in Ha Noi, night market partially contributes to making a nice picture of Ha Noi in the eyes of tourists.  Every evening from Friday to Sunday, at 7pm, from Dong Xuan (Đồng Xuân) market to Hang Dao, and then up to one end of Hoan Kiem lake (lake of the Restored Sword), the market is much busy and full of steps of tourists and passers-by.

With an aim of introducing traditional handy crafts of Vietnam to tourists, they may not only buy very Hanoian but very Vietnamese products such as Phu Lang (Phù Lãng) ceramic, Bat Trang (Bát Tràng) ceramic, the Do's wine at reasonable price but also experience typical life-style of the Hanoian. Tourists may stroll around ancient streets from Hang Ngang (Hàng Ngang), Hang Dao (Hàng Đào) if they want to freely buy clothes, and then to Hang Duong (Hàng Đường), Hang Buom (Hàng Buồm) to taste specialties of Ha Noi such as green rice flake cake, "ô mai" which has been well-known for years such as apricot, plum, dracontomelum, etc.

With "ô mai", you can either enjoy while strolling around Ha Noi at night or bring home as souvenirs to your family. Do not forget to drop by streets by sides of Dong Xuan market at night to enjoy really good foods such as: "bún ốc" (rice vermicelli with snail), "bún riêu" (rice vermicelli with sour crab soup), "xôi nóng" (hot steamed glutinous rice), "bún chả" (rice vermicelli with grilled meat), from boiling grilles dishes to jasmine-flavored sweetened porridge and particularly when you stop at Hang Vai street to enjoy sugar-cane juice which is also well-known for years. Hanoian night market is specially featured with "hát xẩm" held every Saturday night, special traditional songs performed by strolling blind musicians. This culture is being restored after being eroded for years.

Dropping by night market gives tourists chances to learn more about Vietnamese culture, customs and its people as well.

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