As usual, walking streets in the Old Quarter like Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Dong Xuan are getting more and more crowded when the day gives way to the night. Tourists come here to buy souvenir-things spaciously displayed on hundreds of stalls, enjoy traditional art performance, taste mouthwatering dishes served in little wards, or simply wander around to savor the bustling atmosphere of the night market.
However, a limited number of small food stalls whose foods does not match the hygiene standard and service quality is poor. A change is needed.
With the aim of diversify types of dishes offered to tourists, as well as boast Hanoi cuisine, Do Xuan Thuy, the director of Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company said that the walking area will be expanded to Hang Buom, Ma May, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ta Hien and Dao Duy Tu from the Old Quarter’ core, and there will be more restaurants and food shops along the streets. Thanks to expansion project, pedestrians could certainly lose their way in the world of gastronomy. Tourists, especially foreign travelers, stand a golden chance to challenge their taste with an array of specialties of three regions in Vietnam, which are well-prepared and intimately served.
The expanded pedestrian area, which covers prominent sites like Bach Ma temple, Huong Tuong temple, Quan De communal house, ancient house at 87 Ma May Street and many 18-19th century architectural works of art, also promises a more exciting walk for tourists.