E-book The 36 Streets of Hanoi Old Quarter published
On March 30, 2021, the e-book The 36 Streets of Hanoi Old Quarter was published. This e-book is a record of the ancient city of Hanoi taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is available on Amazon.
To the east of the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long * lies the Old Quarter.
The Old Quarter was formerly a large commercial hub with 36 guilds, and
some of the streets in this area still bare the names of their former trades.
It was designated a special zone for the purpose of preserving historic buildings,
so the original layout is still largely intact.
However, rather than simply being preserved, it was left to the necessities of business,and the whole area is always alive with hustle and bustle.
*Thăng Long (literally “rising dragon”) is the old name for Hanoi.