The Capital’s Shortest Street
Being only 52 metres long, Hoan Kiem Lake Street is more like an alley
connecting Dinh Tien Hoang and Cau Go Streets.
Few people know of Hanoi’s
shortest street, that back in the days when the city was actually a collection
of villages, Hoan Kiem Lake Street was part of Ta Vong Village, Huu Tuc Ward,
Tho Xuong District.
Regardless of its size, the street has contributed to the
beauty and soul of Hoan Kiem Lake . Much of the charismatic old architecture has
been maintained on this boulevard that was home to some of Hanoi ’s lower middle
Hoan Kiem Lake Street clearly reflects the culture of soon to be
“Thousand-year-old Hanoi ”.