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Hang Bac Street, located in the heart of the Old Quarter in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district, has preserved many of the architectural features and traditional ways of life of the old craft village through the centuries. 

Though Hang Bac Street is only about 500 meters long, it boasts hundreds of shops engaged in jewelry crafting and gold and silver handicrafts.

For over five centuries, Kim Ngan Temple on Hang Bac Street has been the centre of traditional jewellery crafting in Hanoi.

Developing tourism products focused on craft streets is among the priority directions for Hanoi’s Old Quarter, connecting its craft streets with craft villages in local areas to create an attractive and novel tour offering for visitors.

In addition to sightseeing, visitors to the Old Quarter can also pick up unique Vietnamese gifts. Luong Van Can Street is associated with the craft of tailor-made ao dai, with many international visitors choosing to have an ao dai made as a souvenir from Vietnam.

The Old Quarter has changed somewhat but still attracts tourists with its distinctive craft streets. Its 36 streets see Hanoi remain as a key cultural destination for tourists exploring Vietnamese culture./.