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23 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 🙂

      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 🙂

  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 🙂 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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