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Go back to Hanoi in the past

“Hanoi bam sau pho Phuong” is the title of the famous essay. It is written by Thach Lam and it is written about Hanoi, a lyrical Hanoi. Let us take a walk around Hanoi to find the fragments of dusty memories, but always make people feel tormented.

The houses in this old quarter are still original French colonial architecture .Walking through the small streets in succession, we see the familiar image of the houses of red tile roofs, the wall of yellow color in time, there is a corner of some green moss or the army green wooden door. Hanoi Old Quarter as a place storing the soul of old Hanoi . The bustling old town still retains its traces to a dynamic and active center of the old days. 

The old houses here, looking over they seem quite messy, but the messy detail is a feature of the old quarter. Pictures of tall, old houses usually appear in poetry and art. The houses are next to each other, foliage covere in front of the porch, or wires interconnected back and forth, the burden of the white-haired women with palm-leaf conical hat always makes people Rise up a very familiar feeling. 

 

Hanoi Old Quarter is a unique architectural complex, bearing the Vietnamese national identity.

Hanoi Old Quarter is a unique architectural complex, bearing the Vietnamese national identity.

 

"Ha Noi bam sau pho phuong" is another name of the old quarter of Hanoi . The streets in this old town have names that are quite similar, but they are not random. Hanoi is famous for its traditional villages . These villages are the beauty of Hanoi. Each of the small streets in this old quarter has its own trade as the name of the street. Hang Dao Street, Hang Ma Street, Hang Bong Street ... are all names of products and intimate objects which isn’t so strange to people. Naming this will make it easier for people to remember a traditional old town , simple, friendly. 
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a relic complex associated with the history of Thang Long - Dong Kinh and Hanoi. The Imperial Citadel has a long history spanning 13 centuries, still preserving many historical and cultural relics rich and varied inside. The traces of ancient buildings and artifacts still exist inside the Imperial Citadel, as they are reminiscent of Vietnamese history through 13 centuries. 

The way in the Citadel is lined with lemon flowers bricks, built very sophisticated, sophisticated which is very aesthetic. With this highly aesthetic construction, the lemon flower ways appear to have become precious when the King's steps are set. From the imperial architecture of the Imperial Citadel to historic relics, or ornaments around the Imperial Citadel, they carry the breath of feudalism . Come here, we are like stepping back to Vietnam 13 centuries ago with many houses, stone lions with sculpture from Tran dynasty . 

In the past, there was existed Bao An pagoda in the most class of Ha Thanh

In the past, there was existed Bao An pagoda in the most class of Ha Thanh

 

Hoan Kiem lake

Come to Hanoi, people are no strange to Hoan Kiem Lake . Right in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake is Turtle Tower on a small island. The unique Turtle Tower in the heart of Hoan Kiem Lake is a typical image , most prominent when referring to Hanoi. Hoan Kiem Lake is also known as Ho Guom, the name derived from the legend from the 15th century when Le Loi King came to the lake to give the Magical Sword back to the Golden Turtle God.


Legend associated Hoan Kiem Lake as a pride of Hanoi people. There are also many historical traces around the lake. It is the Hoa Phong Tower, Remnant of Bao An pagoda; the brightly red The Huc Bridge across the Hoan Kiem Lake to go to Ngoc Son Temple which is always filled with sunshine. 

 

Temple of Literature is a famous monument complex in the capital of Hanoi.

Temple of Literature is a famous monument complex in the capital of Hanoi.

 

Temple of Literature

Imperial Academy (inside Temple of Literature) is the first university of our country, where nurturing talent, the future of the country. Temple of Literature has a history of more than 1000 years of culture and knowledge, which has become the pride of the people of Hanoi people in particular, the Vietnam people in general. Image of Khue Van pavilion symbolize for the Temple of Literature, as well as the image of the capital Hanoi. Temple of Literature is still intact architecture from the Ly dynasty , where formerly the school of the king and the noble, architecture is very sophisticated.


Imperial Academy is built behind the Temple of Literature , when passing through the entrance, we will catch Van Lake lies in front of the Temple of Literature. In the historical vestiges of Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam , there are stone carvings which have been born the names of Ph.Ds, poets, high priests were built on tortoise shell, to honor and for future generations to follow. This is a great pride! In addition, the relics also display historical relics of education, or stone turtle symbolizes the pride of Hanoi. Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam is also a place of origin, history and culture of the Vietnamese nation. Temple of Literature symbolizes the fondness of learning, high knowledge and success. Every year, many pupils and students come to the Temple of Literature to "pray for good luck". 

 

Built in 1898, Long Bien Bridge was one of the four longest bridges in the world and most prominent in the Far East in the 19th century.

Built in 1898, Long Bien Bridge was one of the four longest bridges in the world and most prominent in the Far East in the 19th century.


Long Bien Bridge

People often say, Long Bien Bridge is a witness of history . Long Bien Bridge is the first iron bridge in Vietnam built bythe French, connecting two large districts of Hanoi is Long Bien and Hoan Kiem. Long Bien Bridge has lived with the capital Hanoi for more than 100 years, witnessed the bloody struggle of Vietnamese people. This bridge is like a living diary about the history of splendor that does not fade away.


In the middle of the bridge is the track of the train, the other sides are the path of the other means. There is a plaque engraved with "1899 -1902 - Daydé & Pillé - Paris". Long Bien Bridge still traces its history when it has undergone two major battles and big bombardments, which are still visible in years on the bridge. Every trace, every piece of bridge is a great historical moment. The image of the Long Bien Bridge can’t help but reminds us of those moments of historical tragedy. 


In “Hai Dua Tre” of Thach Lam, there appeared a picture of a train that made  Lien and her brother remember about Hanoi. Perhaps it is the train often run across the Long Bien bridge, bringing the taste of Hanoi and  evoking fond remembrances of Lien and her brother. Sitting and drinking water while waiting for the trains to run with light sparkles became the most distinctive image when referring to Long Bien bridge.  


Old Hanoi always makes us pity when we remember. Hanoi capital now is  more modern, but the old reminiscences do not disappear, by the year it becomes even more profound. Looking at the streets, the lights of the ship  makes us remember the old days that is simple but happy. A Hanoi through the years of ups and downs has a nostalgic color. A peaceful Ha Noi , gentle warm, gentle very poetic lyric.