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Visit Hanoi's historic neighborhood and commerce center where artisans have produced goods for centuries. Each street is named after a good sold. Longtime resident Steve Christenson peruses streets selling sleeping mats, ceremonial paper offerings, and tin crafts.
Chef Tin visits the building where Hanoi's famous fish dish originated to feed soldiers 130 years ago. Cha Ca La Vong Restaurant only serves one menu item. Tin prepares her own version of the dish.
Hanoi beer tour guides Brett McDowell and Tan Woo educate visitors on the city's brewing history. Ta Hien Street is home to bia hoi, a traditional beverage for workers, and a growing craft beer scene.
Van Ahn Tran Ti grew up exploring Hanoi's tree-lined "plant" street; she buys house plants from a local shop. Residents commonly keep caged birds as a reminder of nature. Visit an underground antique marketplace.
Hanoi's neighborhood displays French colonial architecture. Local students give free tours in a program providing English speaking opportunities. Visit the Hanoi Opera House, the Metropole Hotel containing a celebrity bomb shelter, and an iconic ice cream shop.
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Explore the historic city of Hanoi from a new perspective, discovering pieces of history and new twists at every turn, the stories of the streets told by those who know them best.
Length: 24 minutes
Copyright date: ©2018
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