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Hang Gai Street

This boisterous street is renowned for silks, custom tailoring, colorful displays and hand-crafted souvenirs, all hanging from faded yellow façades.

Bustling Hang Gai Street, or Silk Street as it is known, is one of Hanoi's famed shopping areas. It is renowned for silk fabric shops and tailors who create outfits for your custom needs. See stalls, tailors, vendors and art galleries with a backdrop of traditional and modern Vietnamese architecture. Scooters zip by, traditional and contemporary shirts and dresses hang on storefronts and Vietnamese hats and paper lanterns line the walls.

Located in the Old Quarter, this area has a 1,000-year history. While many buildings were destroyed during the 19th-century wars, traditional architecture with fading yellow façades can still be seen. No. 85 is the Co Vu Communal House, once part of Co Vu Village. Outside of No. 85 is a large banyan tree. Notice the tangled roots and offerings of incense sticks and rice whiskey at this spiritually symbolic tree.

Have high-quality outfits custom-made by an expert in 48 hours. Meander along the street and browse through an abundance of colorful silks. In Hanoi, the Van Phuc village has the reputation for creating some of the best silks in Vietnam. Choose between printed silk, drawn silk or patterned silk. Bring a picture of what you want to ensure the best results.

Here you’ll also find locally made bags, handcrafted souvenirs of traditional Do Paper and Vietnamese embroidered cloths. Vietnam is home to over 50 different ethnic groups; the handicrafts and clothing sold here show many of their unique designs and weaving. Look for furniture with mother-of-pearl inlay, oil and watercolor paintings, prints, antiques, lacquered home wares, ceramic statues and sculpted sandalwood.

After exploring the stores, stop for a coffee and browse the art galleries dotted along the street.

Hang Gai Street is located north of Hoan Kiem Lake, on the border of the Old Quarter. The street is just 260 yards (250 meters) long and connects with Hang Bong Street in the west and Hang Dao Street in the east.


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Melia Hanoi $97
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
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Melia Hanoi

Melia Hanoi

44b Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
     
    4.4 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0

    Overall, we are very happy with the hotel. There is only one minor issue. The toilet seat cover in the lobby restroom needs to be changed. It is over-used.

    O'Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa $57
    Reviewed on May 23, 2019
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    O'Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa

    O'Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa

    122 Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      The customer service was incredible. The hotel was modern, clean, and clearly remodeled. We had to leave early for the airport, so they even made us a sacked lunch because we would be missing the normal breakfast time. It was a great experience, and so nice to come back to such a calm environment ...

      The Oriental Jade Hotel $91
      Reviewed on May 7, 2019
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      The Oriental Jade Hotel

      The Oriental Jade Hotel

      No. 92-94 Hang Trong Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Hanoi
         
        5.0 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0

        The property is new. Located at the heart of Old quarter and really convenient to get grabcar or taxi. Also a short 5min walk to lake and night market. Receptionist and staff were very friendly and helpful, able to converse in English. Hotel bed was comfy, variety of TV channels and toilet is clean. ...

        Helios Legend Hotel $18
        Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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        Helios Legend Hotel

        Helios Legend Hotel

        2D Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
           
          4.5 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Large room that was very good price. Location was great, closed to main food, beer area. They have really good breakfast. Friendly staff, they can book wherever you want, buses, tours , taxis, etc. We also rented automatic motorbike and staff recommended us a lot places where to eat, to drink as ...

          Hilton Hanoi Opera $82
          Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019
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          Hilton Hanoi Opera

          Hilton Hanoi Opera

          1 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
             
            4.2 of 5
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            Room was little bit stuffy and carpet needs upgrade.

            Hanoi Lotus Boutique Hotel $21
            Reviewed on May 14, 2019
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            Hanoi Lotus Boutique Hotel

            Hanoi Lotus Boutique Hotel

            2 Hoi Vu Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Hanoi
               
              4.4 of 5
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              It is an older building but the shower and restroom is renovated/clean. Sheets and towels were clean and neatly folded. It looks like a backpacker’s hostel but private. I think this place is excellent for the price I paid.

              Golden Cyclo Hotel $41
              Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019
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              Golden Cyclo Hotel

              Golden Cyclo Hotel

              36 Ha Trung Str, Hang Bong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
                 
                4.3 of 5
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                The staff were excellent, very helpful. The room was bright and clean. The location was good for access to the old quarter and the French quarter. A reasonably good choice at breakfast. Unfortunately the bar was not in operation during our stay and the mattress in my sister in law's room was very ...

                Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel $96
                Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019
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                Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel

                Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel

                29 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
                   
                  4.3 of 5
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                  Lovely Staff with great customer care, Fantastic Location it was close to restaurants, shops, landmarks. We used the hotel car for transfers to airport and the driver was the best.