You can learn about the process of making traditional toys such as star-shaped lanterns and ‘To He’ (toy figurine) at Dong Lac temple at 38 Hang Dao street. There are some Puppeteers from Te Tieu puppet village from My Duc district, at the Information Centre at 28 Hang Buom Street and you might be able to get some insight in the art of torn paper pictures by young Hanoi artists at the Ancient House located at 87 Ma May Street.
If you like to enjoy ‘Ca Tru’ (ceremonial singing) there are possibilities at Kim Ngan temple every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings, and at the Ancient House every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as well in the evening.
And there is certainly one other thing: Crowded streets
Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival) is apart from Tet (New Year) one of the most important festivals in Vietnam, especially for children. Preparations are already under way for some time and you can find the Vietnamese flock to Hang Luoc, Hang Ruoi and especially Hang Ma streets for shopping toys for their children while the youngsters like to go there for picture taking. Apart from the really crowded streets there is as well a lot to enjoy about this atmosphere.