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Dong Da District in Hanoi

Besides Hoan Kiem District with endless experiences for international visitors, Ba Dinh District with historic, French-designed architecture, or Tay Ho District with great tranquility, Dong Da District in Hanoi with its signature urban atmosphere is a must-visit destination. If you love an authentic Hanoi experience, read on to our take on Dong Da District and have a day like a local!

Table of Contents

  • Overview of Dong Da District in Hanoi
  • How to Go to Dong Da District in Hanoi
  • Dong Da District in Hanoi – Must-visit Attractions
  • Dong Da District in Hanoi – Must-try Food and Drink
  • Where to Stay in Dong Da District in Hanoi

Dong Da District in Hanoi – Overview

Dong Da district in Hanoi map

Location on Google Maps

  • Dong Da District is one of the four central Districts in Hanoi and is named after the victory of Tay Son insurgent army in the Spring of 1789
  • Highest populated density District in Hanoi with 420,900 people
  • Bordered by Ba Dinh to the North, Hoan Kiem to the Northeast, Hai Ba Trung to the East, Thanh Xuan to the South and Cau Giay to the West
  • Dong Da District is home a lot of famous universities such as Foreign Trade University, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi Law University 

How to Go to Dong Da District in Hanoi

The easiest ways to go to Dong Da District are taking a bus and grabbing a taxi:

1. If you choose to take a bus, it takes about 25 to 30 minutes to go from Hoan Kiem District to Dong Da District (Route 09 from Le Thai To-Hang Trong Three-way crossroad to 142-144 Nguyen Luong Bang; Route 02 from 6-8 Trang Thi to 276 Ton Duc Thang)

2. If you choose to grab a taxi, Mai Linh Group, and Sao Hanoi are two brands we suggest, or you can book motorbike taxis and taxis via the Grab app

From Noi Bai International Airport, we recommend you grab a taxi if you’re in a rush since the bus route may take up to 2 hours.

Where to Visit in Dong Da District in Hanoi

Dong Da District is full of authentic local experiences. It is the hustle and bustle that brings a signature urbanized vibe to the district. Most of the attractions in Dong Da are quite modernized, but there are still some historic destinations to visit.

Temple of Literature

Address: 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entrance fee: VND 30,000 (Children under 15 and visitors with severe disability: Free)

Dong Da district in Hanoi temple of literature

The Temple of Literature attracts visitors with historical values and breathtaking architecture

Dong Da district in Hanoi temple of literature 1

Paying a visit to the Temple of Literature will provide you with an insight into Vietnamese traditional fondness of learning

Dong Da Mound

Address: Dong Da Culture Park, 4 Dang Tien Dong, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Entrance fee: Free

Dong Da district in Hanoi dong da mound

Dong Da Mound commemorates the merit of National Hero Quang Trung – Nguyen Hue who defeated the Manchu Qing Army in the Spring of 1789

Dong Da district in Hanoi dong da mound 1

Dong Da Mound’s Festival is held under the statue of King Quang Trung – Nguyen Hue

Phuc Khanh Pagoda

Address: Nga Tu So Overpass, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: All Day
Entrance fee: Free

Dong Da district in Hanoi phuc khanh pagoda

Phuc Khanh Pagoda was built centuries ago 

Vincom Centers

Vincom Nguyen Chi Thanh: 54A Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dong Da, Hanoi
Vincom Pham Ngoc Thach: 02 Pham Ngoc Thach, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Dong Da district in Hanoi vincom nct

Dong Da district in Hanoi vincom pnt

Vincom Center Nguyen Chi Thanh (upper picture) and Vincom Center Pham Ngoc Thach (lower picture) truly are paradises for shopaholics

Students’ Streets – “Pho Sinh Vien”

Chua Lang Street: Chua Lang, Dong Da, Hanoi
Chua Boc Street: Chua Boc, Dong Da, Hanoi

These two streets are surrounded by many famous universities and also house a great number of clothing shops, cafes, and restaurants with reasonable prices; which make them favorable for university students.

Dong Da district in Hanoi chua lang street

There are two major universities located on Chua Lang Street, therefore, during rush hours, the street is always packed with students

What to Eat in Dong Da District in Hanoi

Being one of the central districts of Hanoi with a staggering population, Dong Da District offers a great variety of appetizing food and beverage, with beautiful cafés to cater to its dwellers. 

C’est si Bon

Address: 276 Thai Ha, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Price range: VND 50,000 – VND 120,000

Dong Da district in Hanoi cest si bon

Besides coffee and drinks, C’est si Bon also has delicious, elegant home-made cakes that definitely lighten up your mood

4 Spring Tea House

Address: 9 Hoang Cau, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Price range: VND 55,000 – VND 70,000

Backyard Coffee

Address: 33A, Alley 41, Thai Ha, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Price range: VND 45,000 – VND 55,000

Tropical Forest Coffee

Address: 89, Valley 298, Tay Son, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Price range: VND 45,000 – VND 60,000

Foglian Coffee

Address: 56, Valley 298, Tay Son, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Price range: VND 40,000 – VND 60,000

Dong Da district in Hanoi coffee shop

Foglian Coffee’s design is inspired by a treehouse with expansive space, plants, and glass windows

“Mien Luon” (Rice noodles with eel)

Address: 42 Thai Ha, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 6:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Price range: VND 40,000 – VND 60,000

Dong Da district in Hanoi mien luon

“Mien luon” is a combination of fresh rice noodles; grilled eel; and a light broth

“Mi Van Than” (Wonton noodles)

Address:

107E2 Thai Thinh, Dong Da, Hanoi
136 Dong Cac, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Price range: VND 35,000 -VND 55,000

“Thit Xien” Hoang Duc (Grilled Pork Skewers)

Address: 55 Chua Lang, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 11:00 AM -1:00 PM; 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Price range: VND 20,000 – VND 55,000

Dong Da district in Hanoi thit xien

“Thit xien” Hoang Duc’s famous among students in the city

Grilled honey bread

Address: 31A Ho Dac Di, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 12:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Price range: VND 7,000 – VND 20,000

Dong Da district in Hanoi grilled bread with honey

Grilled bread with honey combine sweetness and crispiness for an afternoon delight

“Bun Ca” Long Rau (Vermicelli with Grilled Fish)

Address: 89, Alley 298 Tay Son, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Price range: VND 30,000 – VND 40,000

Dong Da district in Hanoi bun ca

“Bun ca” Long Rau is popular for the mouthwatering fish broth and spicy bamboo sprouts

Where to Stay in Dong Da District in Hanoi

Pullman Hanoi Hotel

Address: 40 Cat Linh, (Entrance 61 Giang Vo), Dong Da, Hanoi

Dong Da district in Hanoi pullman

Pullman Hanoi Hotel is a five-star hotel with excellent credibility and amenities (Check price and availability)

Dong Da district in Hanoi pullman 1

An overview of the Superior Room at Pullman Hanoi Hotel

Bao Son International Hotel

Address: 50 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dong Da, Hanoi

Dong Da district in Hanoi bao son

Bao Son International Hotel has been under operation since 1995 and is still living up to its name
(Check price and availability)

Hanoi View 2 Hotel

Address: 48 Ngo Si Lien, Dong Da, Hanoi

Dong Da district in Hanoi hanoi view 2

Dong Da district in Hanoi hanoi view 2 1

Hanoi View 2 Hotel is located within easy walking distance to many famous attractions and is very favored for their services (Check price and availability)

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Our Summary on Dong Da District in Hanoi

Dong Da District in Hanoi is definitely worth a visit whether you’re in town for a layover or a full-on tour. It’s bustling, vibrant, and full of local experiences that you don’t want to miss out on. So what you’re waiting for? Pack up and book the first flight to visit Dong Da District right away!

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