Situated opposite the lush green Hoa Binh Park and proximity to the iconic West Lake, the area is known as the new commercial and cultural hub of the capital city, mere minutes away from the Pham Van Dong highway, which connects the city centre, Noi Bai International Airport and key business areas.
EAT & DRINK
37th STREET RESTAURANT (19-min drive)
Savor a dazzling array of Vietnamese delicacies, 37th Street is a good spot if you are looking at a hearty spread of Vietnamese food, including local favourites like Pho and Spring Rolls.
PHO THIN 1995 (9-min drive)
Located in the heart of the Old Quarters, this gem is literally a 'hole in the wall', dishing out wholesome-flavoured broth and noodles that are cooked to perfection. Set in a dark dining room with stainless-steel table tops and wooden benches, it might not look like much, but prepare to be blown away by the traditional flavours of the closely guarded family recipe.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
CENTRAL SECTOR OF THE IMPERIAL CITADEL OF THANG LONG
Just a 20-minute ride by car, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to artefacts that signify the historical and cultural importance of Vietnam and its history.
VIETNAM MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY
Offering insights into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote sociology-cultural diversity within the country.
HOA BINH PARK (5-min walk)
Hoa Binh Park was completed on October 8, 2010, on the occasion of marking the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long (Thăng Long). It is renowned for the unique symbolic architecture which can be found around the park, starting with the Lac bird at the northern gate, flying pigeons and the 30 metre statute of Peace.
NGHIA DO PARK (10-min walk)
Affectionately known as the green lungs of the city, be prepared to be overwhelmed by 47000 sqm of open space, just a 10-minute drive away.
O QUAN CHUONG (Old East Gate)
15-17 O Quan Chuong, Dong Xuan, Hanoi
O Quan Chuong (Old East Gate) is Thang Long citadel’s last entrance left until now. In the past, there were 5 other entrances constructed as the entrance to Thang Long (Hanoi in the past) and they were only opened during the daytime. However, people now can go through O Quan Chuong at any time they want as it is just like a free gate on the street.
A "Do You Know?" moment. Experience the destination like a local.
BEYOND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
HOAN KIEM LAKE
Located right by the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake is a must-visit spot in Hanoi. Its name translates to “Lake of the Returned Sword,” referring to the legend of an emperor receiving a sword from a magical turtle on this very lake.
LONG BIEN BRIDGE
The Long Bien Bridge is a landmark of significant historical and architectural values, built by renowned Parisian architects. Perfect area to bike or stroll, with rewarding views of the Red River.
PHỞ LY QUOC SU
Unlike the bustling pho restaurants that can be spotted along the streets of Hanoi, Pho Ly Quoc Su manages to retain the traditional method of cooking pho, retaining the balance between the sweetness and the spices in the broth, bringing out the best and best pho bowls.
Take time to wander and soak into the rustic and beautiful streets, 36 in total! The vibe of this historical yet ever-bustling neighbourhood is contagious.
QUÁN ĂN NGON
Ngon Restaurant is a must-go for traditional Vietnamese food.
After a whirlwind day exploring Hanoi’s sprawling historic and cultural attractions, relax amdist the serenity of this vast space at sunset is a real treat.
DECEMBER 2022 / JANUARY 2023