The Bicycle Is Still a Transport Option, for Now
If Hanoi is like the other rising Asian cities of Taipei and Beijing, the bicycle as a transportation mode is fading fast. While I saw plenty of bicycles in the steets, the predominant conveyance was the motor scooter, and the older people sticking with their bicycles clearly seemed out of place -- literally being passed by the new era.
Ba Kieu Temple
When we were there in November 2004, the temple had the Hanoi Fine Arts University Painting Exhibition. They have beautiful paintings there. You can buy some small oil paintings for about $4-$6 USD a piece. They also sell hand painted cards, some were 8 cards including envelopes for $1. These will make nice framed arts.
Address: 59 Dinh Tien Hoang St
vietnam real authentic apaintings
NGUYEN ART GALLERY is one great gallery in Hanoi, where you can find differently art style from most others gallery in Hanoi, main artworks are representing in there is modern contemporary fine art of vietnam, we can trust with thier brand name. NGUYEN follow the chinese mandarin characters mean is original and happy, NGUYEN with wave mark above stand for biggest vietnamese family name in cross the country. The manager in there he is speaking very good english and so keen in on vietnam fine art, he said the gallery direction is focus on discovering the young and telant artists and for sure they will be emerging artist in near future, absulately worth to stand for vietnam contemporary fineart, that also can aviod from copy.
every single piece of art you buy they isue the authencity certificate, for sure they are very reliable address to trust for valuable art you buy. if you intend to collect some authentic vietnam contemporary fineart such as abstract, impressionism, feguritive, expressionism, with material of oil paintings and abstract lacqure ware paintings NGUYEN ART GALLERY is trustable let check it out from 100,00 USD to 2500,00 USD
Motorbike ride around Hanoi city is always VND10,000 to VND15,000 not more.
Make sure which Pho=Street you wanted to go.
Hanoi Bus is around VND3,000
Further trip to outer of Hanoi city, with mini bus may go up to VND40,000
Only sells the one dish. Restaurant is a little warm, probably due to the dish "cooking" on the table. Fish comes with fish sauce, peanuts, chilli and a vege. Can opt to cook all the vege together with the fish but that would make it a little too oily later on.
Fish eaten with noodles served, vege, peanuts & fish sauce.
Paid VND 90K per person, excluding drinks upon shown the price on a piece of paper before having our meal. Has the impression that tourist are charged more than locals.