The journey continues, Hanoi

So previously i stopped at the beginning of visiting the Confucian Temple. So lets continue the journey of Confucian! lol

Group photo of the day~



Tablets of ancient scholars


This is made by flowers!beautiful!


There's quite nice bonsai here!
  

This creature definitely catch my eye!

it was said that you will be smarter by touching it. I think i almost carried the whole thing back, lol!
(can you see how desperate I'm trying to be smarter and wiser here? lol)

The famous water puppets! we gonna go for a show later~~ ^_^

Giant chess board, human is the chess? lol


The giant bell

Aww.. that's all with the tour with Daniel and Bob the couples~~ T_T I already miss them much!!

(I dont look pretty here, coz the weather is so damn hot and it melts off my makeup! fml)
so Daniel sent us back to our hotel, we took a lil rest den head out to water puppet museum for the Water Puppetry! Vietnamese: Múa rối nước, lit. "puppets that dance on water" is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Today's Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition

Beautiful musicians!

These water puppets are controlled by human in the water, they are made of special wood or material so they can function properly in the water.
The water puppet artist, The whole show last ard 45 mins if not mistaken (coz I actually dozed off somewhere in the middle of the show, I'm just too tired!)


After the show, we took an electric car tour to go round Hanoi's Old Quater and Hoan Kiem Lake area. The ticket stall is located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, right opposite the water puppet museum. The route is about 7km with 10 stations. The itinerary contains up to 28 commercial streets, 13 old streets, 3 pagodas, 8 historical sites, Hoan Kiem Lake area, and Dong Xuan Market.
But out of all, this is the one and only favorite spot of mine in Hanoi!!!
Saint Joseph Cathedral (Hanoi)
Saint Joseph Cathedral (Vietnamese: Nhà thờ Lớn Hà Nội, Nhà thờ Chính tòa Thánh Giuse) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Hanoi,Vietnam. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi.

The church was built in 1886 in the neo-gothic style. It holds several masses throughout the day and is usually crowded on weekends and religious holidays.
How can one not love such a beautiful building? I am deeply in love with it for sure!
It was hot and humid out there, but once I enter the church, I felt peace and calm.


The journey continues~ it was actually Vietnam's National day today 2/9, therefore its really PEOPLE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE SEA!! (in case there's foreign readers here, this actually means its super crowded)

Duno who's there for the concert (right in the middle of the main road for god's sake! its super traffic jam!!) lol. but its definitely crowded!!!

Just smile and wave (the couple above)
The whole ride takes around 45 minutes, and its 15,000 vnd per person. It is free for kids age 5 and below. Remember, no bulky luggage is allowed. They drop us back where we hopped on, and we took a lil walk back to our hotel and wash up, prepare to head out again for dinner!!

I called Lai & Daniel up again (I just love them! haha) to seek for recommendation for dinner again! (Daniel must have hated me for asking free recommendation instead of taking a whole day food tour with him, lol!) So, We headed to the awesomely famous Cha Ca Thang Long! (There are many fake ones out there, make sure you go to the right one! ^_^)
Cha Ca Thang Long (also known as Chả Cá Lã Vọng and Chả Cá Hà Nội) is a famous Hà Nội dish. At it’s originating roots from the 100+ year old Chả Cá Lã Vọng restaurant, turmeric marinaded fish is first grilled and then fried table-side. It’s served with tons of fresh dill, other herbs, crush peanuts, and rice noodles, and with Mắm Nêm—a very pungent, fermented anchovy sauce.

The waitress actually cooks for us, as I think she knows we are foreigners and do not know what to do with all the stuff~ lol


There's even a note to let foreigners to understand whats Cha Ca Thang Long~~ nice and sweet!


I can't wait to eat, coz it smells damn nice!!!!

Tadah!!! its super duper awesomely finger licking good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I miss it so much now, someone cook it for me please! >_<

so If you ever visit Hanoi, Never ever left this out! its truly one of the best food I ever had in Hanoi!

Address to the restaurant:
Nhà hàng Chả Cá Thăng Long
Địa chỉ: 21 -31 Phố Đường Thành - Quận Hoàn Kiếm - Hà Nội
Website: http://chacathanglong.com/

ENJOY! Tons of Love, MUACKS!




Precious Readers