Senior British official visits Hanoi’s Outdated Quarter, Imperial Citadel

Senior British official visits Hanoi's Old Quarter, Imperial Citadel

UK Dwelling Workplace Everlasting Beneath-Secretary Matthew Rycroft (C) and his entourage drink at a street-side cafe inside Hanoi’s Outdated Quarter, August 15 2022. Photograph courtesy of UK Embassy in Hanoi

U.Okay. Dwelling Workplace Everlasting Beneath-Secretary Matthew Rycroft on Monday visited Hanoi’s Outdated Quarter and Thang Lengthy Imperial Citadel throughout his two-day go to to Vietnam.

The U.Okay. Embassy in Hanoi posted some photographs on its Fb web page, displaying Rycroft and his entourage having fun with drinks at a street-side café in Cau Go Alley close to Dangle Be Market.

The store is designed with many imprints of outdated Hanoi. There’s a row of Vietnamese flags exterior whereas the yellow wall inside is embellished with Dong Ho work. It serves drinks comparable to egg espresso, tea, juice, and beer.

The Outdated Quarter was a residential, manufacturing and business heart consisting of guild streets, every specializing in a selected commerce and is now a nightlife image within the capital dotted with an array of cafes, eating places, avenue meals stalls and bars.

Rycroft additionally visited UNESCO heritage web site Thang Lengthy Imperial Citadel the place he admired artifacts of Vietnamese historical past. Constructed within the eleventh century below the Ly Dynasty, the citadel was the middle of political energy for a lot of feudal dynasties.

“Fairly an expertise to go to the Imperial Citadel right this moment in Hanoi, also referred to as the Forbidden Metropolis. Steeped in over 1,000 years of Vietnamese historical past,” Rycroft wrote on Twitter. “An exquisite go to.”

He’s in Vietnam to strengthen U.Okay.-Vietnam migration cooperation. On Monday, the primary U.Okay. – Vietnam migration dialogue was held in Hanoi to enhance cooperation and forestall human smuggling.