Au Co Street
Au Co Street was originally one part of Red River dyke, stretching from Nhat Tan T-junction to Yen Phu Street
Au Co Street was originally one part of Red River dyke, stretching from Nhat Tan T-junction to Yen Phu Street. It is about 3 kilometers long. It runs through some ancient villages which are now Nhat Tan precinct, Quang Ba precinct and Tu Lien precinct. It was named after Au Co – the mother of Vietnamese civilization in 1999.
The mention precincts have been famous for their floriculture since olden days. On Au Co Street there is one famous flower market that is open only from night to the next early morning. In order to buy fresh you have to come to the market at 4 a.m., if you come late, there is only withered flowers left.
Another special feature of Au Co Street is the famous Nhat Tan Tet flower market. Beside typical kinds flower and tree of Vietnamese Tet holiday like peach blossom, apricot blossom, kumquat tree, there are numerous other kinds such as pomelo tree, Canh orange tree, orchids, rose, daisy…
In the precincts that Au Co Street runs through, there are many ranked historical monuments such as: Nhat Tan communal house belonging to Nhat Tan precinct, the communal house worshiping the national hero Phung Hung belonging to Quang Ba precinct, Van Ngoc pagoda belonging to Tu Lien village.
Beside the classical feature from these historical monuments, Au Co Street also has modern aspects. On two roadsides there are many multistory houses, restaurants, coffee houses…