Trang Tien Street
This is one of the most visited streets, simply because of its proximity to the Old Quarter.
This is one of the most visited streets, simply because of its proximity to the Old Quarter. It is even a must for those who love books. There are all kinds of books, in English and Vietnamese, fiction and non-fiction, to be found in the well-displayed book store or the vendors on the street. If you do not buy it from one of the more settled places like Trang Tien bookstore of Foreign Books, negotiate the price before opening your wallet.
Besides books, Tràng Tiền is also known for its prestigious ice-cream. Tràng Tiền ice-cream is a famous trade mark and popular among all Hanoians. Days and nights there are plenty of people making it to the ice-cream shop from all over the city. Look for the crowd and you will see where the ice-cream comes from. Make sure you try kem cốm (young green rice flavoured ice-cream) and kem đậu xanh (mung-bean ice-cream).