Hanoi expands pedestrian areas in Old Quarter
Six more streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter have been pedestrianised every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 11pm.
The newly-expanded pedestrian zones include Hang Buom, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ma May, Dao Duy Tu, and Ta Hien.
Previously, the capital city had banned vehicles from driving on three streets namely Hang Dao, Hang Duong and Dong Xuan from 6pm to 11pm during the weekend.
Lanterns will be hung on these pedestrian streets and more traffic lights will be added to relic sites on Ma May street, including temples and ancient houses.
The Old Quarter is famous for serving many of Hanoi’s most famous traditional dishes such as Bun Thang (Rice vermicelli soup served with shredded chicken, fried egg strands, meat pie and mushroom), La Vong grilled fish, Pho (noodle soup served with beef or chicken) and Bun cha (rice noodle served with grilled pork).