As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural centres of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike. Even when the nation's capital moved to Huế under the Nguyễn Dynasty in 1802, the city of Hanoi continued to flourish, especially after the French took control in 1888 and modeled the city's architecture to their tastes, lending an important aesthetic to the city's rich stylistic heritage. The city hosts more cultural sites than any city in Vietnam, and boasts more than 1,000 years of history, and that of the past few hundred years has been well preserved.
Hanoi has rich food traditions and many of Vietnam's most famous dishes, such as phở, chả cá, bánh cuốn and cốm are thought to come from Hanoi. Perhaps most widely known is Phở, a simple rice noodle soup often eaten as a breakfast dish in the home or at streetside cafes, but also served in restaurants as a meal. Two varieties dominate the Hanoi scene: Phở Bò, containing beef, and Phở Gà, containing chicken.
And here, just scroll down and take a look at some amazing analog pictures of street-life in Hanoi. Below are 10 images that you are surely going to love.
|Chiều ngoại thành by Thành Thế Vinh|
|quay đều, quay đều, quay đều.. by luci lucius|
|early market by Frozen Flame | fzflame.com|
|kí ức tôi by _blackscorpion_|
|Sống ở ngõ by nguyenanalog|
|by loanh quanh|
|March by hanoijazz|
|Don hang som by DUC_SLA|
|Chiều về by Thuvm|