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21 thoughts on “Hanoi French Quarter: A Little Paris in Vietnam”

    1. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? But in the 70s and 80s, this architectural style was considered as symbol of imperialism. Fortunately, the government didn’t destroy them πŸ™‚

      1. Food, people, hustle bustle and for a visitor the crazy traffic is fun … agree you would have a different perspective on that if you lived there. I am also into history.

  1. What a lovely post to read. I made note of your recommendations as I’ll be publishing an architecture guide of Hanoi at some point soon. Which is your favourite building of this period?

    1. Hm… I would say the Opera House. Its appearance is unique, much different than the other French architecture in the city. The nearby National Museum of Vietnamese History is also interesting: a combination between French and Chinese architecture. In term of interior, I think the Metropole is my favourite. Its terrace cafe and inner garden are also gorgeous πŸ™‚

  2. Oh it looks so charming. These little corners in an otherwise bustling big city must be such a nice thing to have for the residents. I must visit Vietnam one day! I have only heard good things!

  3. Thanks for this interesting post. I was considering visiting Hanoi and the northern areas this year but had to change my plans. Maybe next year. This will be good to visit.

    1. Hopefully next year πŸ™‚ late March or late September would be the perfect time to visit the region. Winter is a bit cold and humid, but I think you can stand that. I don’t recommend going there in summer because of the crowd and the bad weather.

  4. Vietnam I think us my fave country and Hanoi my fave city in Vietnam. I found the area and history fascinating , the people welcoming and serene and the food lovely 😊

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