Hoan Kiem pedestrian zone – new attraction of Hanoi at weekends


Hanoi walking street around Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi Pedestrian Zone around Hoan Kiem Lake is gradually becoming one of the tourist destinations of Hanoi capital, a place for people to visit. Many streets near Hoan Kiem Lake have been used as pedestrian streets to serve the needs of Hanoi residents and foreign tourists. Hoan Kiem Pedestrian Zone (or being called by another name: Hanoi Walking Street) aims to promote Vietnamese culture and is truly a great place for both locals and visitors to relax and enjoy after a stressful time. Taking your weekend to explore Hanoi’s walking street will leave you with an impressive Hanoi.

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Hanoi walking street around Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi walking street around Hoan Kiem Lake

What is Pedestrian Zone?

Hoan Kiem pedestrian zone was officially opened in the Hanoi Old Quarter, creating a giant walking area in the ancient capital. Hanoi Walking Street is a special place to blow your mind and feel every breath of Hanoi. Walking streets include the route around Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart of Hanoi and from Friday 6pm to Sunday at 12pm.

Streets that are piloted as pedestrian zones include:

  • Dinh Tien Hoang Street
  • Hang Khay Street
  • Le Thai To (1/2 Le Thai To Street, next to Hoan Kiem Lake)
  • Le Lai (from Dinh Tien Hoang Street to Ly Thai To)
  • Le Thach Street, Tran Nguyen Han Street 
  • Dinh Le Street
  • Nguyen Xi Street
  • Trang Tien Street 
  • Lo Su
  • Hang Dau (Dinh Tien Hoang Street to Wood bridge Street)
  • Hoan Kiem Lake Street
  • Luong Van Can Street (from Hang Hanh Street to Le Thai To)
  • Hang Bai (from Hai Ba Trung to Hang Khay Street)
  • Bao Khanh Street.

Attractions of Hanoi Pedestrian Street

Traditional games 

The interesting thing about Hanoi’s Walking street is that although there are no modern games or services, it is attractive both locals and foreigners by traditional games. In some part of the pedestrian street, we will see a group of people playing umbrellas or tug of war, shuttlecock kicking, “Ô ăn quan”… People of all ages are attracted by those games and come here every weekend to join.

Portrait drawing 

Walking along Ho Guom Lake, it’s not hard to find a self-portrait made by the artists here. The entire artwork only takes about 20 minutes to 30 minutes to complete. Moreover, when sitting as a model, artists can tell customers a lot of interesting stories from soulful artists.

Tourists have just paid 50,000 – 100,000 VND per portrait on the walking street around Lake Guom.

Street music performance

Strolling along the Hanoi walking street, we can meet groups of artists of different styles and in different genres of music, from Latin rock songs to light music, orchestras, folk music. The scene of people standing shoulder to shoulder, swinging and singing together on the street without fear of cars or any other means of transportation is becoming one of the most beautiful images on the streets of Hanoi. All of them play an important role in the attractive walking streets in the eyes of foreigners.

Gorgeous place for photography 

Today, Hanoi’s pedestrian street is an increasingly popular place to take photos and even wedding photos because of the unique scenery of many symbols of the country of Vietnam, and better yet, it’s convenient when it is no longer available. disturbed by transportation. Around Sword Lake is always bustling and hustle, there are many people who come here to take photos, helping them save the best moments.

Explore Vietnamese Street Food 

Last but not least, what to eat in Hanoi Walking Street is always the top search when coming here. Of course, Hanoi’s walking street seems to be a culinary paradise, with countless sidewalk dishes not to be missed. You can try Trang Tien ice cream famous with childhood memories attached, familiar dried beef dumplings familiar to Hanoi people, or hot rolls, noodles, There are many street vendors along the way, And if you travel to Ta Hien or Hang Thung Pho, don’t forget to eat salted chicken feet, chips and beer.

Besides, many vending machines are available along the pedestrian street in Hanoi. Therefore, if you are tired or thirsty because of walking in hot weather, you may have no difficulty buying water and soft drinks, only from VND 10,000 per bottle.