About Thanh Nien street
Hanoi has many streets that were named after celebrities, many streets whose names relate to its residents’ traditional occupation. But Hanoi has only one street with the name of the young generation – Thanh Nien Street (The Youth Street).
The original name of Thanh Nien Street is Co Ngu Street. In 1960, young people from schools, universities, offices and firms were mobilized into improving and widening the street. For this reason Uncle Ho gave the name Thanh Nien to this street. At one bottom of it, Uncle Ho grew a banyan tree beside Ly Tu Trong statue in Tay Ho flower-garden. This is one of the most beautiful streets of Hanoi.
Thanh Nien Street is about 1km long from Quan Thanh Street to Yen Phu descent. It separates West Lake and Truc Bach Lake – two very famous and beautiful lakes of Hanoi. On this street, there are two very well-know historic places of Hanoi: Quan Thanh Temple – one of the Four Scared Temples of the capital and Tran Quoc Pagoda – the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam Đe.
Every morning and night, many people come to this street to walk under the shade of trees, to enjoy a colorful picture of red flamboyant flowers and violet Queen’s flower salient in the green background of leaves, to feel fresh natural wind from the two lakes. This street is also known as a famous love space for young couples to meet, confide and date with each other.
The most exclusive address of this street is Hanoi Lake View at No. 28 where you can enjoy beautiful gentle waves of West Lake. Not far from this hotel is West lake shrimp cake restaurant where you have chance to taste shrimp cake – one famous specialty of Hanoi.