Thuy Khue Street
Thuy Khue Street is a long street that runs parallel with the southern bank of the West Lake and it belongs to Tay Ho District
Thuy Khue Street is a long street that runs parallel with the southern bank of the West Lake and it belongs to Tay Ho District. It starts from Thanh Nien crossroad and runs about 2 kilometers to Buoi-Lac Long Quan T-junction.
Thuy Khue Street is well-known as “The street of village gates” because along this street are many village gates such as: Cong Gieng, Cong Hau, Cong Chua, Cong Dong, Cong Xanh…..Besides, there are some old temples, pagodas, communal houses. All of them create a distinguish beauty that no other streets in Hanoi have. These architectures bear typical cultural features of Vietnam such as parallel sentences on two sides and their names written in Han script. Some of them still remain intact while some have been repaired. In ancient time, many villages of Thang Long capital concentrated in this area. These architectures are cultural legacy of Ke Buoi – the common names of villages established on the southern bank of the West Lake.
Nowadays, along Thuy Khue Streets are villages: Yen Thai, An Tho, Dong Xa, Ho Khau and Thuy Khue. Besides ancient village gates, there are many other classical marks like antique tiled roofs, time-imprinted old doors of Hanoi’s old houses. It can be said that, Thuy Khue is the traditional wind blowing in the center of modern Hanoi capital.