Hanoi’s old bike lovers

Hanoi’s old bike lovers A corner of the Thanh Nien Street by Hanoi’s West Lake in Hanoi is busy every weekend as old bicycle lovers gather to share experiences or trade their bikes.  Bike lovers discuss about their bikes and experiences when they gathered at a corner of the Thanh Nien Street by Hanoi’s West […]

Phan Dinh Phung Street Hanoi

Phan Dinh Phung Street Hanoi Phan Dinh Phung Street Hanoi is about 1.5km long, starting from Mai Xuan Thuong Street and stretches to Hang Cot Street. It was once a trench running outside the northern wall of Thang Long Citadel in the Nguyen Dynasty (the 19th century) and a section of the former To Lich […]

Ly Quoc Su Street

Ly Quoc Su Street Ly Quoc Su Street is located in Hoan Kiem District, near the Church. Hanoi Ly Quoc Su Street starts from the intersection of Hang Bong and Hang Manh Streets and runs south to Nha Tho Street. This street is just about one minute walk from Hoan Kiem lake or ANZ bank. […]

Hoan Kiem Lake Street

Hoan Kiem Lake Street Hoan Kiem Lake Street is the short street being only 52 metres long, connecting Dinh Tien Hoang and Cau Go Streets. Few people know of Hanoi’s shortest street, that back in the days when the city was actually a collection of villages, Hoan Kiem Lake Street was part of Ta Vong […]

Hanoi Old Quarter or Hanoi 36 Streets

Hanoi Old Quarter or Hanoi 36 Streets Hanoi old quarter or Hanoi 36 streets is indeed an earea covering the north-east Hoan Kiem lake. There were 36 streets, each being closely attached to a traditional trade that is clearly shown by its name, such as Hang Muoi (salt) Street selling salt, Hang Manh (curtain) Street […]

Hang Thiec Street Hanoi

Hang Thiec Street Hanoi Hang Thiec Street Hanoi is a craft street of tinsmiths which has existed for a long time in the Old Quarter. In the past it was in Yen Noi Village, Tien Tuc Commune of Tho Xuong District (present-day Hang Gai Ward of Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi). Most of the houses in […]

Hang Ma Street Hanoi

Hang Ma Street Hanoi Hang Ma Street Hanoi has been one of Hanoi’s typically frenetic commercial areas since the medieval times. On the occasions of traditional festivities, the street becomes filled with sounds, colours and light, bearing the imprints of the spiritual life of Orientals. Starting from the intersection of Hang Duong Street and ending […]

Hang Duong Street

Hang Duong Street Hang Duong Street is located in Hoan Kiem District and still retains its typical flavour that made it famous in Hanoi, processing and selling all kinds of sugar and sweets. Every year when people prepare for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Tet (lunar New Year Festival), the street becomes most bustling and animated. […]

Hang Buom Street Hanoi

Hang Buom Street Hanoi Hang Buom Street Hanoi was located near the junction of the To Lich and Red Rivers. Prior to 1945, the street was known by the French name “Rue des Voiles” but after 1954 its name was changed to Hang Buom Street. In the past, different kinds of boat sails which were […]

Dinh Le Street Hanoi

Dinh Le Street Hanoi Dinh Le Street Hanoi is situated at the cross-road of Ngo Quyen street and Dinh Tien Hoang street in the center of Hanoi, Dinh Le is also called “Book street”. Dinh Le is the name of a small narrow street of 200 metres in length. This street is located just near […]