Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment

Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment.

Until now, Hanoi's pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem Lake has gradually become one of the tourist attractions of the capital, a place for people to date, have fun, and slow down amidst the bustling, crowded streets.

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Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment

1. Sword lake Walking Street, Hanoi

Since September 1, 2016, many streets around Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) have been organized to become a walking street to serve the needs of residents and visitors. Below is a Hanoi walking street map for your reference:
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Walking street map around Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem - Hanoi) (Source: collective)
The piloted streets for pedestrian streets include: Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hang Khay, Le Thai To (1/2 Le Thai To Street on Hoan Kiem Lake, the section from Hang Trong to Hang Khay), Le Lai ( the section from Dinh Tien Hoang to Ly Thai To), Le Thach, Tran Nguyen Han Street (the section from Dinh Tien Hoang to Ly Thai To), Dinh Le Street, Nguyen Xi Street, Trang Tien Street (from Ngo Quyen to Hang Bai) , Lo Su Street (Dinh Tien Hoang to Nguyen Huu Huan), Hang Dau Street (Dinh Tien Hoang to Cau Go), Ho Hoan Kiem, Luong Van Can (from Hang Hanh to Le Thai To), Hang Bai Street (section from Hai Ba Trung to Hang Khay), Bao Khanh (from Ngo Bao Khanh to Le Thai To).

2. What days do walking streets work?

Hanoi Walking Street officially operates every weekend. Walking Street starts from 19 pm Friday to 24 hours every Sunday in the area around Hoan Kiem Lake and the surrounding old quarter.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Ho Guom Walking Street bustling on the weekends (Source: collective)
In order to serve people to visit and play on the pedestrian street, the Hanoi People's Committee has set up 78 parking spots with a total area of 17,380m² with a capacity of thousands of vehicles at the same time. Some parking spots you can park: Hai Ba Trung Street has 15 points, Ly Thai To 5 points, Ngo Quyen 8 points, Quang Trung 4 points, Le Phung Hieu 1 point ...

3. What is attractive about Sword lake pedestrian street?


3.1. Folk games

The interesting thing about Hanoi's pedestrian street is that although there are no games or modern technology services, it is attractive by the games with bold traditional identity and Vietnamese cultural spirit. Every part of the pedestrian street, we will see a group of people playing mandarin square capturing or tug of war, playing badminton or shuttlecock ... many community activities taking place here are attractive and drawing attention. So many young people join in.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Tug of war game.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Mandarin square capturing.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Bamboo dance.
Not only bring exciting experiences, but these folk games also act as a bridge, connecting people together, helping us feel like returning to innocent childhood days, forgetting all worries in everyday life.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Play badminton in Hanoi walking street.

3.2. Street art music

Along the streets in the pedestrian street zone, we can easily see groups of performers with different styles and types of music. From vibrant Latin American music to pop music, young music, orchestral music, traditional art forms such as xam singing, amateurs opera that you are occasionally caught. The scene of people standing shoulder-to-shoulder swinging and singing along to the music freely in the middle of the street without having to avoid cars is becoming one of the most beautiful images on the streets of Hanoi. Perhaps this is also one of the things that make Hanoi's pedestrian street so attractive to people.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Performing arts music in the pedestrian street.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment

3.3. Portrait in the pedestrian street of Hanoi

Right on the edge of Hoan Kiem Lake, it is not difficult to get a portrait of yourself made by artists who set up painting booths here. The art paintings only need about 20 minutes to half an hour to complete. Besides, if you talk to the artists who draw pictures for you, you can also hear a lot of interesting stories from these rich soul artists.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Drawing portraits by Sword Lake.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment

3.4. Take beautiful photos

In recent days, the yearbook and wedding photography services on Hanoi's pedestrian street are becoming more and more popular because it not only has beautiful scenery, associated with many symbols of the Vietnamese people. , but it is more convenient when the streets are now empty. Around the lake, which is always crowded, there are many people who come to take pictures often. Since the walking street opened, people can be more free and comfortable to save beautiful moments.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Take a picture in Hanoi pedestrian street.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment

4. Shopping at Hanoi Walking Street

If you intend to buy some things for yourself or souvenirs, travel gifts for people, you can walk to Hang Ngang and Hang Dao streets, which are also the night market. There are all kinds of extremely diverse items that you can freely choose such as clothes, shoes, watches, jewelry, souvenirs .... But you should bargain because maybe the seller will challenge a bit.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Souvenirs at the night market.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment

5. Eating and drinking at Hanoi Walking Street

Of course, walking around the street around Hoan Kiem Lake is a multitude of delicious sidewalk foods that you should not miss. You can enjoy the dried beef salad familiar to the people of Hanoi, the famous Trang Tien ice-cream associated with childhood memories or hot oil-fried pastry, spring rolls and vermicelli ... There are a lot of food along the road if going to Streets like Hang Thung or Ta Hien, do not forget to try and eat salted chicken leg or drink beer with nem ( fermented pork roll) and chips.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Ta Hien street.
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Moreover, there are many vending machines along the walking streets. So if you walk tired or thirsty due to the hot weather here, you can also buy water in these machines, only from 5,000-10,000 VND / bottle. Very convenient, right?

6. Use free wifi in Hanoi walking street

To access this free wifi system, residents and visitors can access free wifi from smartphones or handheld devices to the network named "Freewifi_UBNDHANOI".
Hanoi Walking Street is the ideal place for weekend entertainment
Free wifi in walking street.
After 10 seconds of introducing the walking street banner and the sponsor's logo, people continued to enter their personal phone numbers and used within 30 minutes. When the wifi expires, it will automatically disconnect, if you want to access and continue using, you just need to repeat the steps above.

Hopefully, all of this useful information will help you have moments of relaxation and fun on the weekends of Hanoi Walking Street!

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