Hanoi’s Old Quarters now and then

(VOV) -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:

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

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Cho Gao Street in 2014

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In 1946, many houses in Hang Gai Street were ruined

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Many houses in Hang Gai Street still maintain its ancient architecture

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Hang Chieu Street in February 1947

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Hang Chieu Street nowadays

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

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The cross-road 60 years later

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Hang Dao Street in 1954

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Hang Dao Street is a busy trading venue today

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Dong Xuan market in 1947

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Dong Xuan market currently

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Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in 1954

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The square at present

Photos by VNExpress