Fox Music is more than a CD shop, it is a Hanoi institution. The closet-sized operation acts as a listening booth, a meeting ... More
Fox Music is more than a CD shop, it is a Hanoi institution. The closet-sized operation acts as a listening booth, a meeting point and social club. Located a few doors from Hanoi's most frequented bars, The Polite Pub and 1the Golden Cock, it is a stomping ground for both locals and travelers. With a steady influx of backpackers, the selection of copied CDs (USD2.50 each) changes regularly. A strong world music section papers one of the three walls. You can take home a couple complimentary CDs if you provide a CD of your own to be copied.
This small showroom sells both contemporary and antique Vietnamese home furnishings. They range in size from ceramic chopstick holders to
ornately carved dining room sets. Most of the wooden items like chairs, chests and cabinets, conjure up images of ...
Sadly, the first One Pillar Pagoda was destroyed during the French War. The new Vietnamese government rebuilt the temple in
1955. It was originally constructed by Emperor Ly Thai Tong to commemorate the long awaited birth of an heir. ...
This small lake between the Old Quarter and the French Quarter is central to Hanoian folklore. A ghostly shrine (the
Turtle Pagoda) standing on an islet at its center pays homage to a golden turtle. In the 15th century, ...