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Hanoi festival to recreate trade streets of bygone era

A six-day cultural festival reviving the trade streets of old is set to get underway in Hanoi on 30 December.

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi.
The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi. Image by Alex Bir / CC BY-SA 2.0

During the festival, 36 streets in the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Ba Dinh district will be taken over with various vendors, including flower, tea and food shops. The area will also feature rickshaws, electric trains and music performances, with all events free to visit. Read more: thanhniennews.com