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Phung Hung Mural Street: Where the memories of old Hanoi are kept

24/03/2023 809 views

Phung Hung Mural Street, with its nostalgic vibe, has been a top-recommended place to visit when people talk about street murals in Hanoi. If you have a chance to visit the capital city of Vietnam, make sure to come here and discover more about this interesting destination!

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Crowded Phung Hung Mural Street during holidays (Source: Collected)

Phung Hung Mural Street is one of the must-see art and cultural spaces for any tourists intending to have a Hanoi travel. With images of ancient Hanoi, the murals here vividly portray and accentuate the rustic and traditional qualities of Hanoi tourism – the capital city of Vietnam with a thousand years of civilization.

1. Where is Phung Hung Mural Street Hanoi?

Located in Hang Ma Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Phung Hung Mural Street extends from Phan Dinh Phung street to Hang Bong street. It used to be a moat running along the outside of the east wall of Thang Long citadel under the Nguyen Dynasty. 

The street runs parallel to the railway viaduct, with one side occupied by French-built houses leaning on the old moat wall of Thang Long Citadel, leaving intact traces of mossy tiled roofs, square chimneys, and attic room doorways that are as small as pigeon cages.

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The ancient vibe at Phung Hung Mural Street (Source: Collected)

Phung Hung Mural Street was established with the hope of creating a space that connects heritage, artistic, and community values. The astounding work of art, with 17 modern paintings on ancient bridge arches, was created in three months by Vietnamese and Korean artists.

2. How to get to Phung Hung Mural Street?

Phung Hung Mural Street is about 5 kilometers from the center of Hanoi, so getting here is simple.

  • By motorbike: Tourists can park their motorbikes at Gam Cau street near Dong Xuan market or Long Bien station for 10,000 VND each.
  • By bus: Tourists should make a note of the drop-off location, which is directly across the street from No. 16 Phung Hung Street. Some bus routes that stop here include bus number 01, number 18, number 23, number 36, and number 36CT. The ticket will cost about 7,000 VND/person/time.
  • By taxi: Getting a taxi is a great choice for tourists who want to be picked up right at their spot. The taxi fare is around 14,000 VND/km. Listed down are the hotlines of some taxi brands in Hanoi:

3. What are the highlights of Phung Hung Mural Street?

Phung Hung Mural Street paintings are created with a wooden background and golden acrylics; thus, they should have a high durability of 5–10 years. 

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Phung Hung Mural Street stands out with its magnificent paintings (Source: Collected)

Mural paintings on Phung Hung Street range from traditional to modern, but all feature images of Hanoi, such as general department stores, women carrying street goods, jingling trams, and so on. Those images are reminiscent of the beautiful memories of Hanoi. Despite undergoing great changes, Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, still preserves its traditional features, and that message is well-conveyed through paintings at Phung Hung Mural Street. It is undeniable that Phung Hung Mural Street truly holds significant cultural values of Hanoi city.

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Tourists should not forget to take photos with murals as backgrounds (Source: Collected)

On weekends or holidays, Phung Hung Mural Street becomes an entertainment space with various activities like painting and playing games (Mandarin Square Capturing, Parcheesi, etc.). Visitors to Phung Hung Mural Street can also buy souvenirs and traditional confectionery products as gifts for their loved ones.

4. Top 3 attractive destinations near Hanoi Street Art Phung Hung

Talking about things to do in Hanoi that tourists can try along with a visit to Phung Hung Mural Street, tourists can consider these recommended destinations below for a fulfilling experience:

4.1. Dong Xuan Market

Only 450 meters away from Phung Hung mural street, Dong Xuan Market is a tourism icon that any visitor cannot miss out on when visiting Hanoi. Here, tourists can find literally all items, from rustic to expensive, including specialties from many localities such as bamboo shoots, shiitake mushrooms, etc. Dong Xuan market also offers famous Hanoi delicacies such as bun rieu (the hearty crab vermicelli noodle soup), bun thang (rice vermicelli noodles with chicken and eggs), and bun oc (escargot vermicelli soup).

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Dong Xuan Market is one of the oldest markets in Hanoi (Source: Collected)

4.2. Hang Ma Street

Listed among the top must-visit Hanoi streets, Hang Ma Street is always appealing to visitors with its colorful lights, especially during holidays such as Mid-Autumn Festival, Christmas, and Lunar New Year. 

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Dazzling beauty of Hang Ma Street during holiday seasons (Source: Collected)

4.3. Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi Train Street is known for its old houses, which preserve the unique rustic beauty of Hanoi. Tourists come here to sit, drink a beer or coffee, and watch the train go by. This street is also a great place to capture moments of yourself with Hanoi’s signature vibe.

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Train Street in Hanoi Vietnam is a renowned destination for tourists (Source: Collected)

After exploring Phung Hung Mural Street and nearby attractions, you can continue your trip by visiting other destinations in Hanoi. And Vinpearl Aquarium and VinKE Times City is a top-recommended spot for you to try. 

Vinpearl Aquarium is a mesmerizing underwater world with over 30,000 freshwater and saltwater marine animals. Coming here, you can immerse yourself in the colorful marine life as well as get to know interesting information about various aquatic creatures.

On the other hand, VinKE is the perfect educational playground if you are traveling with kids. With an area of nearly 4,000 square meters, your children can experience many career-oriented games and explore their future job interests.

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Vinpearl Aquarium and VinKE Times City are ideal recreation areas for your Hanoi trip


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Phung Hung Mural Street is definitely among the most worth-visiting destinations in Hanoi City. This art place is an ideal spot for taking unique check-in pictures and a great place to grab a cup of coffee with a chilling view. It is clear that the street creates a calming and soothing vibe which impresses any visitors. Furthermore, with its remarkable cultural values, Phung Hung Mural Street is an unmissable attraction for tourists visiting Hanoi.


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