Nghi Tam Street

Nghi Tam Street is 1.4 kilometers long. It starts from Au Co-Xuan Dieu T-junction and runs to the descent of Thanh Nien Street. This was the new section of dyke which was embanked after Lien Mac dyke was broken in 1915; therefore, it was called De Ngoai (Outer Dyke). It runs parallel with inner Yen Phu street which was originally the old dyke. It was named Nghi Tam Street in 1986. In fact, only the first stretch of this street is on Nghi Tam village’s land, the rest is mainly on Yen Phu village’s land.

As an ancient village, Nghi Tam is famous for two historical monuments: Kim Lien Pagoda and Nghi Tam communal house built in Ly dynasty. The gate of Kim Lien pagoda contains a stone stele carved a couple of dragons with Ly dynasty’s style and this pagoda is also a beautiful spot of Tay Ho district. Nghi Tam communal house worships 6 tutelary gods including Quynh Hoa princess. Through many generations, the two vestiges have been considered common spirit of the whole village; therefore they are carefully preserved by villagers.

Beside Ngoc Ha, Nhat Tan, Quang Ba, Tu Lien; Nghi Tam is also one of the most famous flower villages of Hanoi. Every year, just before Tet holiday, Nghi Tam village is crowded with people from all over Hanoi. They come here to buy flowers for decorating their house during Tet holiday. Especially, this is the gathering place of young people. They come here not only to buy flower but also to take photographs with their friends and record the beauty of hundreds kinds of pretty and colorful flowers.

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