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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 local daily life in modern times. Get off the tourist trails to delve into exquisite local street food, go on a shopping spree, and enjoy yourself to the fullest with ample leisure facilities that the 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, bordering other central districts in Hanoi 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 with lots of green space, the Cau Giay District also provides the ideal living space for many expats in Hanoi.

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 by taxi, which costs around USD 20. You can also find shuttle services online and book a bus ticket before you arrive 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 by car or motorbike. There are several buses from the central part to Cau Giay, most commonly bus numbers 1,2, 27, and 10.

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

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 museums to visit in Hanoi – with 3 exhibitions (2 indoor and 1 outdoor), the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology showcases 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

The outdoor exhibition of the Museum of Ethnology
The indoor exhibition of the Museum of Ethnology

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

Cau Giay Park

The Cau Giay Park is literally and metaphorically the heart of the Cau Giay District in Hanoi since the lake in the park’s center is heart-shaped. If you’re visiting Hanoi with little kids or even the elderly, the park is an excellent 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 for your loved ones.

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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 the Cau Giay District, boasting a wide collection of restaurants with different cuisine styles. There are fast foods such as fried chicken and burgers, as well as 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

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

Ho Tung Mau Street

Located near three major universities in Hanoi, Ho Tung Mau Street is a gathering spot for college students in Cau Giay District. Here, you can find more upscale food, such as Korean food 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


  • Most eateries require you to sneak into the alleys and nooks of 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 with many customers in the shop. This is a sign that they probably serve good food.

Shopping in Cau Giay District in Hanoi

Cau Giay has a wide range of shops, selling clothing, household items, electronic devices, and gadgets at much more reasonable prices than 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

Xuan Thuy “Clothing” Street

A whole street dedicated to cheap yet fashionable local clothing brands

Cho Nha Xanh Market

Phan Van Truong, Dich Vong Hau, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

A favorite spot of local students for apparel and street eats

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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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