Along the narrow Vietnamese territory to the capital of the Vietnamese Communist Party, a city full of political color, feel that they are at least 20 years behind us, traffic chaos, no high-speed elevated subway and high-speed rail, cars and motorcycles are running on the same road, each does not give way, because the country is not closed, so the Vietnamese people's love for leaders is not as fanatical as that of North Korea. We have also gone through detours. Thank Xiaoping. Only the Chinese model is successful in socialist countries.
In fact, I thought the national image of Vietnam might have been in the past, but now it should be a transitional period. In Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, this kind of imaginary image has not caught my eye. Although there are no tall buildings in most places and the infrastructure is weak, it is still relatively clean, neat and modern. From the ATM ATM machines all over the streets, we can feel that: here is not backward, here is not backward in economy and commerce. When we talk about Hong Kong, we think of the narrow roads in Causeway Bay and the densely erected neon signs over them. When we talk about Beijing, we think of the crisscrossing hutongs and the imperial Forbidden City. When we think of Shanghai, we will think of the Wanguo Architecture along the Huangpu River and the tall buildings in Lujiazui Financial Zone. The sky criss-crossing wires, the old and slender Street houses with European style, the small businessmen occupying the street stalls and the chaotic city appearance are my imaginary Vietnamese national image.
Thirty-six-row Street is the old city of Hanoi, located near the scenic area of Huanjianhu Lake. Because each street in the city is concentrated on doing the same business in a certain line, it is commonly known as the 36th Street. This old city is like Fan Wu Lao Street in Saigon, and it is also the favorite of free-walking backpackers. Of course, this is also the place where the Tour team must go. There are many shops along the street. The goods are inexpensive and inexpensive. For this reason, our lens is more focused on the old buildings.
There are many handicraftsmen wearing Vietnamese top hats in Hanoi's old street, which is full of humanistic feelings. Sales slippers, straw hats, roasted corn, strawberries, pineapples, fresh horseshoes and other small things. If you come here, you can take a rickshaw, go around for 1 - 2 hours, stop at any time, then take some photos and eat some delicious local snacks.
Shopping in the old street, that is, 36 streets, used to run an industry in one street, so every street is called hang, now there are more than 50 streets, and every day the street does not run a business like before. Hanoi's buildings are characterized by narrow doorways extending longitudinally, because they pay taxes according to the width of the doorways, so the houses are slender!
Very typical Vietnamese flavor. Every street here in ancient times was an industrial gathering place. Now it is still busy and has fireworks. The whole block is on the Bank of Huanjian Lake, winding and winding, and galloping vertically and horizontally. You can take a battery car tour (without explanation) to experience the busy but not chaotic street traffic. Many delicacies and shops in 36th Street are also visited by local people, and the prices are not expensive. There are also quite a number of temples and ancestral halls with Chinese characters hanging at the door.
This is Vietnam's hottest commercial street. The streets are intricate. Every street has its own business. It sells only the same kinds of goods, such as shoes, hats, silver, leather, cooking utensils and so on. Every street can find a unique handicraft shop. This is absolutely the best place to buy companion gifts. All kinds of handicraft and tourist souvenirs in Thirty-Six Hang Street are almost the cheapest in Vietnam, and the variety is also complete. Small craft shops can be found in every street. An A4-paper-sized painting of Adventures of Tintin starts at $3. Other crafts are of varying quality. The prices vary greatly, and there are three comparisons between them. There are many studios of local artists in the street. Although the facade is simple, the works are full of personality.
Very Vietnamese characteristics, but it will give people a little dirty and messy feeling! __________