VietnamCau Giay District in Hanoi

Cau Giay District in Hanoi

While the Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem District gives you a glimpse into Hanoi’s ancient cultural traits, the Cau Giay District in Hanoi will provide a more local perspective of the local daily life in modern times. Get off the tourist trails to delve yourself in exquisite local street food, go on a shopping spree, and enjoy yourself to the fullest with ample leisure facilities that Cau Giay District has to offer.

Overview of Cau Giay District in Hanoi

Cau Giay District is a densely-populated neighborhood with a total area of 12 square kilometers in the South of Hanoi, bordering other central districts such as Dong Da, Ba Dinh, and Tay Ho. As the district contains some of the city’s most selective high schools and universities, Cau Giay is a hotspot for the local youth with top-notch entertainment opportunities despite being far from the hustle and bustle. On top of that, being a large area and lots of green space, Cau Giay District also provides the ideal living space for many expats in Hanoi.

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The district from afar. The Cau Giay Park with a large pond lies in the center of the district

How To Get To Cau Giay District in Hanoi

From Noi Bai International Airport, it would take you about half an hour to get to Cau Giay District at around USD 20 by taxi. You can also find shuttle services online and book a bus ticket prior to your arrival in Hanoi.

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From the central districts like Hoan Kiem or Hai Ba Trung, it takes about 20 minutes to travel to Cau Giay, either by car or motorbike. There are several buses from the central part to Cau Giay, most commonly is bus number 1,2, 27 and 10.

You can always rent a motorbike in Hanoi to spend a day or two in different parts of the city!

Find out more about: Getting Around Hanoi

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The street can be quite busy during rush hour because of the large number of students in the area (View from the pedestrian bridge between the Nghia Do Park and the Museum of Ethnology)

Top Attractions in Cau Giay District in Hanoi

Cau Giay District in Hanoi is not the first name that comes to a foreign visitor’s mind, but it is a local’s favorite place to hang out. Therefore, besides the Top Attractions in Hanoi that you should not miss when visiting Cau Giay District, do join the locals also to experience the upbeat pace of life in Vietnam’s capital.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

One of the most recommended museum to visit in Hanoi – with 3 exhibitions (2 indoor and 1 outdoor), the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology showcase the diversity and unique customs of the ethnic minority groups in Vietnam.

Address: Nguyen Van Huyen, Quan Hoa, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Entrance ticket: VND 40,000/adult
Suggested time to spend: 2 – 3 hours

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Portraits of Vietnam’s diverse ethnic groups

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The outdoor exhibitions of traditional ethnic houses

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A visit to the museum will take up quite some time, but the beautiful nature in the premise makes the experience worthwhile

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Displays of the cultural traits from international ethnic groups

Nghia Do Park

Right across the street from the museum is the Nghia Do Park, a precious green space for the locals to exercise and unwind from the bustling urban scene.

Address: 55 Nguyen Van Huyen, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Free entrance

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Nghia Do Park has a huge kids’ playground

Cau Giay Park

The Cau Giay Park is both literally and metaphorically the heart of Cau Giay District in Hanoi since the lake in the center of the park is built in a heart-shaped. If you’re visiting Hanoi with little kids or even elderly, the park is a nice location to relax and enjoy the beautiful nature in the middle of the concrete buildings in the area.

Address: Duy Tan, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Free entrance

Vong Village

Come to taste the origin of Hanoi’s timeless snack – Com, or young glutinous rice. The irresistible aroma of the rice with its natural sweetness is a lovely treat with some hot tea. You can grab some glutinous rice cakes home as souvenirs from Hanoi to your loved ones.

Address: Vong Village, Dich Vong Hau, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

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Young glutinous rice is a staple of Hanoi’s traditional food

What to Eat in Cau Giay District in Hanoi

Cau Giay District gathers all kinds of Hanoi cuisines at extremely reasonable prices, as the most frequent customers are local students. Here are some of our suggestions!

To Hieu Street

To Hieu Street is known as the food street of Cau Giay District, boasting a wide collection of restaurants with different styles of cuisine. You have fast foods such as fried chicken, burgers; then there are also traditional Vietnamese dishes like Bun Bo Hue and Pho.

Recommended restaurants

Bun Bo Hue O Hien
Address: 106 C6 To Hieu, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 6:30 AM – 2 PM; 5 PM – 10 PM
Price: VND 40,000

Pho Bo Tran Toan
Address: 107 To Hieu, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 6 AM – 10:30 PM
Price: VND 40,000 – 150,000

More places to try Pho in Hanoi!

Nghia Tan Street

Nghia Tan Street is parallel to To Hieu, serving up incredible foods for cheap prices.

Recommended restaurants

Bun Ngan Ba Hang
Address: Kiosk number 3, Nghia Tan, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 7 AM – 11:30 PM
Price: VND 30,000 – 90,000

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Bun Ngan is vermicelli soup with duck meat

Vit 34 – Roast Duck
Address: 90 Nghia Tan, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Price: VND 80,000 – 150,000

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Don’t forget to order some fresh beer to go with Hanoi’s dishes

Ho Tung Mau Street

Located near 3 major universities in Hanoi, Ho Tung Mau Street is a gathering spot for college students in Cau Giay District. Here you can find more upscaled eatings such as Korean foods and bubble milk tea.

Recommended restaurants

King Dakgalbi (Korean-style fried chicken)
Address: 2 Ho Tung Mau, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 11 PM
Price: VND 90,000 – 200,000

LeeTee (bubble tea)
Address: 58 Ho Tung Mau, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9 AM – 11 PM
Price: VND 30,000 – 60,000


  • Most of the eateries require you to sneak into the alleys and nooks in Hanoi, so walking or riding a motorbike is the best choice for your culinary adventure in Cau Giay District.
  • Bring cash in Vietnam Dong.
  • Choose a vendor that has many customers in the shop, as it is a sign that they probably serve good food.

Shopping in Cau Giay District in Hanoi

Cau Giay has a wide range of shops, from clothing to household items, electronic devices, and gadgets – all marketed at much more reasonable prices compared to that in the central districts.

Indochina Plaza Hanoi
241 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

The all-in-one complex for shopping, entertainment, and treating yourself with international food and beverages chains

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IPH, short for Indochina Plaza Hanoi, at night

Xuan Thuy “Clothing” Street
Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay District

Cho Nha Xanh Market
Phan Van Truong, Dich Vong Hau, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

A favorite spot of local students for apparels and street eats

Read on about Shopping in Hanoi

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Don’t let the look fools you, many interesting items can be found in Cau Giay at a great price

Ready to Visit Cau Giay District in Hanoi?

Despite being far from the central part of the city, Cau Giay District hits tourists very differently with its atmosphere and diverse street-food styles. Need help navigating through Hanoi? Let us know in the comment.

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