Hanoi’s Old Quarters now and then

  • by VNBUSINESS
  • October 13, 2014

As time goes by, 36 streets and guilds in Hanoi’s Old Quarters almost remained unchanged in their architectural styles that were designed decades ago.

The capital city is known for 36 streets and guilds in the Old Quarters that traded in special goods made from craft villages nearby.

Despite war devastation, today it is not difficult to identify major streets in the Old Quarters, such as Hang Bong and Hang Dao, and Dong Xuan market with their original architecture.

Some photos of the Old Quarters taken in the past and at present:

 

 

Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Cho Gao Street was destroyed during the 60-day fierce fighting in Hanoi, from December 19, 1946 to February 17, 1947

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Cho Gao Street in 2014

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

In 1946, many houses in Hang Gai Street were ruined

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Many houses in Hang Gai Street still maintain its ancient architecture

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Hang Chieu Street in February 1947

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Hang Chieu Street nowadays

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Cross-road connecting Hang Bong, Phu Doan and Duong Thanh streets seized by French troops

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

The cross-road 60 years later

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Hang Dao Street in 1954

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Hang Dao Street is a busy trading venue today

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Dong Xuan market in 1947

 Hanoi’s Old Quarters

Dong Xuan market currently

Hanoi’s Old Quarters 

Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in 1954

Hanoi’s Old Quarters

The square at present

 

 

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