About Hoang Hoa Tham Street
Hoang Hoa Tham Street, also referred to as Bonsai Street is about 3.320 meters long. It starts from Phan Dinh Phung Street to Buoi market. Based on the map of Thang Long Royal City in Hong Duc map, it is one of the two northern city walls of Thang Long Royal City. This street was built on the land belonging to many ancient villages: Xuan Sơn village, Huu Tiep village and Vinh Phuc village. In the France domination period, it was called De Parreau – the first Hanoi city’s mayor. Nowadays, the street is named after Hoang Hoa Tham - leader of the famous Yen The Uprising against French.
The street runs through many political and cultural places of Hanoi such as Prime Minister’s Office, Bach Thao Park, Cinema Department office, Documentary Film Studio…
Nowadays, Hoang Hoa Tham Street is the meeting place of people who loves bonsai. There are many professional shops and local venders that supply Hanoians with hundred kinds of seasonal flower and bonsai. Local vendors often sell trees and flowers from their own gardens, therefore the prices are very competitive. In Tet holiday, Hoang Hoa Tham Street is one of the most ideal places to buy flowers and trees at reasonable prices. You have an opportunity to choose among numerous fresh and lively kumquat trees, cherry and apricot blossoms. In case you buy too much trees and flowers to bring home by yourself, do not worry because many motorbike taxi drivers are always available and willing to help you.