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Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi

thanh-xuan-district-in-hanoi Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi

Thanh Xuan District is an urban district in Hanoi and is about 8 kilometers away from Hanoi Old Quarter. Although Thanh Xuan is not a central district and there are not so many tourists in this area, there are still endless experiences that you can try to explore here! Read on to our guide on Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi and fill in your to-do list!

Overview of Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi

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Location on Google Maps

  • Thanh Xuan District is in the Southwest of Hanoi
  • Population: 285,400 - the most populous district in Hanoi
  • It is bordered by Dong Da to the North; Hai Ba Trung to the East; Hoang Mai and Thanh Tri to the South; Ha Dong and Nam Tu Liem to the Southwest; Cau Giay to the Northwest
  • Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi houses multiple big universities such as VNU Univerisity of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi University, Hanoi Architectural University, University of Transport Technology,...

How to Get to Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi


Buses are the most economical means of transport, perfect for saving your budget. You can track your bus route here or follow some of our suggestions:

  • If you are in the Hoan Kiem area, go to Trang Thi Street and take Bus Number 02. 
  • If you are in Tay Ho District, take bus Number 55A to 18 Nguyen Khoai Street and then take bus Number 19 to go to Nguyen Trai Street

You may want to read our guide on What to Know About Bus Tours in Hanoi

Taxi/Motorbike Taxi

This is our recommended option due to its convenience and flexibility. You can easily book a taxi or motorbike taxi through a ride-hailing app such as Grab, GoViet or Be at a reasonable price. You can also just grab a taxi on the street, just remember to check the kilometer clock and its rate carefully in order not to be scammed!

What to Do in Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi

Strolling Around Shopping Centers

Shopping centers in Thanh Xuan District will be true paradises for you if you are either shopaholic or food-lover since they always offer the best selections of items along with a great array of dishes. Furthermore, these shopping centers also provide visitors with an amazing entertainment complex. If you love going to cinemas, do not worry, there is always a CGV Cinema situated inside these shopping centers.

Vincom Mega Mall Royal City

Address: 72A Nguyen Trai, Thuong Dinh, Thanh Xuan
Location on Google Maps
Opening hour:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Saturdays to Sundays: 10 AM - 10 PM

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Vinpearl Ice Rink Royal City is considered to be the biggest ice rink complex in Vietnam with all the professionally equipped gears and international instructors

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Royal City also has a great amusement area with modern facilities and exciting games to meet the demands of its visitors

Hanoi Centerpoint

Address: 27 Le Van Luong/4 Hoang Dao Thuy, Nhan Chinh, Thanh Xuan
Location on Google Maps
Opening hour: 8 AM - 10 PM

thanh xuan district in hanoi center point

Hanoi Centerpoint is known to have a great culinary diversity

Artemis Tower

Address: 3 Le Trong Tan, Khuong Mai, Thanh Xuan
Location on Google Maps
Opening hour: 9 AM - 10 PM

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Artemis Tower has the best underground shopping center, offering visitors with quality local beverages at the best prices

You may also like Our Guide on Shopping in Hanoi

Visiting Vietnam Air Force Museum Hanoi

Vietnam Air Force Museum houses an expansive collection of aircraft, pieces of machinery, and Vietnam war remnants, providing visitors with a look inside the history and development of the Vietnam Air Force.

Address: 173C Truong Chinh, Khuong Mai, Thanh Xuan
Location on Google Maps
Opening hour: 8 AM - 11 AM, 1 PM - 4 PM
Ticket price:

  • Normal visitors: VND 40,000
  • International students, people under 15: VND 20,000
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Photograph Fee: VND 30,000/camera

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Vietnam Air Force Museum indoor exhibition houses an extensive collection of wartime items

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This museum also exhibits a great number of aircraft and planes

Taking A BRT Bus

Hanoi BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) has been under usage since 2016 and is the only BRT Route in Hanoi. It is 14,5 kilometers long, connecting Kim Ma Station with Yen Nghia Station. The BRT has its own straight lane which reduces your travel time. From Thanh Xuan District, you can go to the BRT bus stop on Khuat Duy Tien or Nguyen Tuan street and take a BRT to Kim Ma Station, then go to Hanoi Old Quarter or visit the Temple of Literature.

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The BRT buses are the newly made foundation for the future quality public transport in Hanoi

What to Eat in Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi

Trill Rooftop Cafe

This cafe is considered to be one of the best rooftops cafes in Hanoi, with a great, panoramic view of the city. The decoration is thoughtfully arranged, creating such a spacious yet cozy atmosphere.

Address: 26th Floor, Hei Tower, 1 Nguy Nhu Kon Tum, Thanh Xuan
Location on Google Maps
Opening hour: 8 AM - 11 PM
Price range: VND 40,000 - VND 60,000


The terrace of Trill Rooftop Cafe has been an attractive check-in spot among the youth in Hanoi for a long time thanks to its photogenic view

Bun Bo Hue Thu Suong

This shop has been opened for more than 20 years and is a stable favorite for many residents in Thanh Xuan District. Their signature dish is “Bun Bo Hue”, a Vietnamese special beef noodles soup, served with crab cake, potatoes, blood sausage, and Vietnamese herbs.

Address: 107 Khuat Duy Tien, Thanh Xuan Bac, Thanh Xuan
Location on Google Maps
Opening hour: 6 AM - 9 PM
Price range: VND 50,000 - VND 65,000

thanh xuan district in hanoi bun bo hue

This place also offers other Central Vietnam’s specialties like “My Quang”, “Banh Bot Loc” or “Bun Thit Nuong”

Nem Nuong Thanh Xuan Bac

This place is the first to sell “Nem Nuong” in Hanoi and is known for the authentic and secret recipe. The seats are quite streety since they are located on the 1st floor of a tenement.

Address: Stair 3, A11, Nguyen Quy Duc, Thanh Xuan Bac, Thanh Xuan
Location on Google Maps
Opening hour: 6 PM - 11 PM
Price range: VND 4,000 - VND 25,000

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Our Take on Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi

There is a lot more to explore in Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi. A more local, less touristy experience can eventually be genuinely remarkable, so, make sure to check out our suggestions above and diversify your Hanoi experience.


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