Hanoi's Art Street
Hanoi's Art Street

With the hustle and bustle all around, Hanoi appears to be a destination that still preserves the old-world charm and tranquility at certain corners. And as they say that the best things in life sometimes come for free – you’d completely get to relate to this while walking down the fabulous art street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Phung Hung Street, located at the heart of Vietnam’s capital, has been revived with beautiful mural paintings, depicting the older times and making it seem as though the past is walking with the present.

Art Street hanoi
Art Street hanoi

The murals on Phung Hung street highlight fine traditional and cultural values of thousand-year-old Hanoi, narrating tales of local vendors, women carrying flowers, tinkling trams with passengers, and more.

Under a community art exchange project funded by the Korea Foundation, UN-Habitat, and the Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee, Vietnamese and Korean artists and Nguyen The Son painters group drew mural paintings on the walls along the street and it was opened to the public in early 2018, it is now one of the most ‘gram-worthy places in the city as well as a hub for cultural exchange.

Undoubtedly, the artwork here at Phung Hung Street helps in preserving and promoting the heritages of Hanoi and enabling the locals and visitors to learn more about Hanoi’s culture.

Hanoi's Art Street
Hanoi's Art Street
Hanoi's Art Street
Hanoi's Art Street

For me, it was a pleasant walk down the 200 meters stretch, soaking in the beauty of the intricate artwork on one side of the lane and enjoying the cacophony unfolding on the other side. If you’re in Hanoi, make sure to stop by Phung Hung Fresco Street – if nothing else, you’ll surely get a glimpse of Hanoi’s cultural quintessence.

Hanoi's Art Street

Have you been to Hanoi and discovered some hidden gem? Let me know about that in the comments below, and in case you’re planning to go there, you must definitely add this to your travel bucketlist.

Riyanka

An absolute foodie and a die-hard ‘mountain-aholic’, I love to read and write! (Give me a book and I’ll love you all the more!)

This is me – Riyanka, an ordinary urban-middle-class Bong, living my extraordinary dreams of exploring the world! I believe in the miracles of destiny and want to travel to places, near & far, spend time with the natives, binge on local food, and absorb their culture. Life is like a book to me and whatever we do adds more chapters to it. Needless to say, I enjoy writing about my experiences, and whatever comes my way, for I believe that each and every bit helps in making the chapters more colorful. I want to have the most amazing stories in my book of life so that by the time I turn 60, I can sit back, relax, and enjoy flipping through my own pages.

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