A Gallery of Galleries
Trang Tien alongside the Metropole (see Accom.) is a street full of galleries. Start at the end with the Opera House behind you. At #11 is Thanh Mai Gallery / 3828 7304, then at #13 is Hanoi Studio / 3934 4433 / arthanoistudio.com.vn. Next is the main Green Palm Gallery at #15 / 091 321 8496 / green palmgallery.com / (see Shop./Hang Gai for all three); L’Espace at #24 in the Centre Culturel Français / 3936 2164 / vphanoilespace.com / is a spacious performance arts zone, and Thanh Binh Gallery at #25-27 / 3825 1532 / has well-known Vietnamese painters. Starvin’, Marvin? Zip around the corner to 3-5 Nguyen Khac Can and get your eats on at #3 Pane e Vino / 3826 9080 / for Italian, or at #5 The Sushi Tokyo (see Lunch). Back to Trang Tien and head to #39 Life Photo Gallery / 3936 3886 / for great B&W shots of Viet life.