Dang Thai Mai Street
Dang Thai Mai Street is about 1 kilometer long
Dang Thai Mai Street is about 1 kilometer long. It starts from Xuan Dieu Street, runs through Tay Ho villas area to Phu Tay Ho. This street lies on Tay Ho village, Quang An precinct, Tay Ho district. In 1995, it was named after Dang Thai Mai – a famous teacher, historian, philosopher of Vietnam.
On this street, there are some famous Buddhistical places that attract both Buddhists and normal people to come there to do sightseeing and worship. They are Phu Tay Ho which are ranked as national cultural relic, Kim Nguu temple and Pho Linh pagoda (formerly Dia Linh pagoda) which was built since the 11th century.
Everyday, especially on the fifteenth day of lunar month; this street is crowded with visitors who enjoy the West Lake, worship in Phu Tay Ho or take a rest in resorts of Tay Ho villas area.
The extended part of Dang Thai Mai Street, which runs along the West Lake, is very popular to Hanoi youth. It is called a very cute name: “Japan Street”. Because of its nice and romantic view, everyday, especially in summer, many young people come here to get some fresh air and gather together. This is one of the most famous love spaces of Hanoi where young couples often declare their love and date with each other.
There is a beautiful café on this street whose commodious and romantic space has attracted many young people of Hanoi. This is Sumvilla café at No. 10 Dang Thai Mai Street.