St. Joseph’s Cathedral in the Hoàn Kiếm district is a popular spot for portraits. Newlyweds and couples are often found posing for carefully composed photographs.
The next day, since Quest festival had got abruptly cancelled, was an aimless one. I had absolutely no idea how to consume it. So I got up late in the afternoon, visited few attractions, went for this lovely Long Water Puppet Theatre, roamed around the Hoan Kiem Lake and witnessed a never-before seen vibe there. It was unending and various street performances by musicians and artist and dancers, etc. The entire area was musically-driven and had a kind of romance in it.
The decor, the food, the service and the company were all wonderful. Post brunch, we took a walk through the French Quarter to see the Opera House and the Hoan Kiem Lake or the Lake of the Returned Sword, with the Turtle Tower.
The Hoan Kiem distict is where the old quarter is located. You are able to explore the area by foot but I would strongly recommend you have a map on hand because we got lost several times as the streets look the same. If you are looking for food, cafes, shopping and the night market, this is the place to be. Our hotel was located in this district and it was so convenient because you can get food pretty much at your door step.