“French Quarter” in Hanoi is still known by many people as the “old” neighborhood to distinguish it from the “ancient” quarter, formed and developed mainly during the period from the late nineteenth century to 1954, bearing imprints, special lines and a precious heritage of the Capital’s culture.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The french quarter, Hanoi, VietNam|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive early 15 minutes, our guide will pick you up at your hotel|
These are areas primarily for the Vietnamese and French civil servants in Hanoi. The basic structure of a neighborhood is mainly for living with separate villas, buildings serving the government apparatus such as courts, offices, commercial shops …
The opera house in the French Quarter
In terms of structure, the French Quarter is based on a grid of grid lines. This structure is quite complete, so it is difficult to be broken. The East – West roads are emphasized by the North – South axes because of the larger and sidewalk roads, which are arranged with focal works as an urban highlight (Opera House, Hang Co Station, University of Pharmacy, Ngan State goods …). The North-South axes are valuable for connecting between large spaces (Hoan Kiem Lake, Thien Quang Lake) and the future development area (compared to that time) of Hanoi.
The government guest house
Visiting this unique historical area comfortably lying around Hoan Kiem Lake, tourists will get lost in a totally different world from the rest of the city and have the chance to discover the modest and energetic life of the local a hundred years ago.
PICKING UP AT YOUR HOTEL
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel, so please wait for us in the hotel lobby at least
Our Guide will show you the itinerary
Helping you prepare before the tour
Visiting The French Quarter
The Metropol Hotel.
Hoa Lo prison.
French Quarter (Pho Phap) is not only a cultural and historical symbol of Hanoi but also a favorite destination for foreign tourists who want to discover more about Vietnamese war as well as architecture when traveling to Hanoi.
In the master plan of the “French Quarter”, trees and lakes are important highlights. The streets on the North – South axis connect large space areas such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Thien Quang Lake. In the garden, all villas have trees. Many newly imported varieties (nacre, phoenix …) and planted along the streets in Hanoi, around Hoan Kiem Lake, Truc Bach Lake, West Lake, Thien Quang Lake … play an important role to balance by ecological environment and beauty for the city.
Taking a look in the Hoa Lo Prison
Hoa Lo Prison, also known as Hoa Lo Prison, formerly known as the Maison Centrale in French, means central jail, and the Vietnamese name is Hanoi Prison, is an old prison located on Hoa Lo Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. This prison was built in 1896 by the French in the area that was still the outskirts of the city, with the purpose of serving as the central prison for both Central and Tonkin, imprisoning mainly political prisons. and patriots against the colonial government.