Bat Trang Pottery Village has been located in Hanoi’s suburb as a handicraft village for over 5 centuries. The name “Bat Trang” was first called in Le Dynasty. The ceramics of this village has been well-known with its fine and polished glaze since the very first days.
Tet is coming real close, one more day to go. Have you felt it yet? Spring festive atmosphere has already filled every little corner of Hanoi. Streets are covered with reddish pink peach blossoms and orange kumquat trees. Only at this time can you see Hanoi in its purest: the city will be vacant, revealing its beautiful quiet old streets, ancient traditions, quality family time, just like Western Christmas.
Shopping in Hanoi is an opportunity to discover and relish the unique stores and products at reasonable prices. Unlike other cities and regions, Hanoi residents are keen on buying items on street shops rather than in supermarkets or shopping malls. The streets in Hanoi are filled with the locals’ tiny boutiques and almost any kinds of commodities are pretty reachable. Here are some suggestions for products that you can purchase in Hanoi.
1. Hanoi Street coffee
While young people prefer the noisy and busy atmosphere of modern and luxury or pavement cafes, old ones love cafes which have been around for a long time, located in old streets or inside deep alleys. Office workers like cafes with romantic and quiet styles like those in Phố Cổ (Old Quarter).
Though you won't find a Starbucks in Hanoi, there is no shortage of a variety in Hà Nội's cafes.