Mural Street Hanoi: Breathtaking Street Art in the Capital City

Hanoi Mural Street Vietnam

The historic Hoan Kiem District is where you’ll find many of the best things to do in Hanoi. It’s filled with endless restaurants and the charming old town, but also Phung Hung Mural Street! The first time we experienced Mural Street Hanoi we couldn’t believe the colors and imagery painted on the walls of the capital city. Here’s all you need to know and why it’s the must-see street art of Hanoi Vietnam.

How to Get to Mural Street Hanoi

Phung Hung Mural Street is located in the heart of the Hoan Kiem District, and just minutes away from other famous sites in the area. The Hoan Kiem District is our favorite part of the city where all the action is. It’s within walking distance of almost everything you’ll want to see during your stay.

If you decide to get a hotel in the Hoan Kiem District you can easily walk to see this special street art in Hanoi. Still, if you’re a little further away it’s not a problem either! Just jump in a grab taxi or motorbike and you’ll be there in no time.

One of the coolest parts about Mural Street Hanoi is that the art is actually painted on the base of the 120 year old Long Bien Bridge. Each of the arches on this portion of the train tracks have their own mural taking you back in time for a look inside Hanoi’s history. 

Phung Hung Mural Street Location

Hoan Kiem District

The Story of Hanoi Mural Street 

While there’s so many great historic things to see in the capital, Mural Street Hanoi is actually very new! This unique Vietnam artwork was started in 2018 as a project by both Korean and Vietnamese artists.

It was created as a celebration of 25 years of political relations between the two countries. Now the bright murals line the sidewalk, and lanterns fill the sky in this once random street along the bridge. 

Hoan Kiem District Hanoi Vietnam

Best Art on Phung Hung Mural Street Hanoi

Each painting on Hanoi Mural Street tells a story of the history of the city and Vietnam as a whole. Yet, what makes this Vietnam artwork so cool is that the paintings were not done in one set style. The murals range from 3D paintings to old photographs, and even colorful carvings in the walls.

Next to each mural is a small plaque that explains a little bit about the individual piece. This combination of amazing art and history makes it one of the very best things to see in Hanoi! Below our some of our favorite selections from Mural Street Hanoi.

Phung Hung Mural Street in Hoan Kiem District

Vietnam Artwork

Vietnamese Street Art

Vietnamese Art

Hanoi Street Art

Mural Street Hanoi

Hoan Kiem District Street Art

Long Bien Bridge

Exploring Mural Street Hanoi

Exploring the Hoan Kiem District 

Still searching for more things to see after Mural Street Hanoi? After you stop at Phung Hung Mural Street you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many great local restaurants in Hoan Kiem District. Also, if you’re thirsty there’s a place that sells fresh beer for just 10,000 VND at the end of the street!

Aside from that you can walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, go shopping, or grab a seat at a rooftop cafe to take in the beautiful architecture of Hanoi. Be sure to check out our article all about Hanoi Old Quarter before your visit!

→ Hanoi Old Quarter in Vietnam: 12 Awesome Tips For Your First Visit

Best Things to See in Hanoi Hoan Kiem District

Where To Stay In Hanoi Vietnam

Ultra Luxury – Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel – Amazing luxury property with a rooftop swimming pool overlooking Hanoi.  

Fun Vacation – Scent Premium Hotel – Located in the center of the Old Quarter and just a quick 2 minute walk to the lake. 

Budget Travel – Nova Luxury Hotel – Right next to the Hanoi Old Quarter with a beautiful chic design.

Hostel Life –Little Charm Hanoi Hostel – Clean rooms, soft beds, and in the heart of Hanoi. Great budget option in one of our favorite places to visit in Vietnam.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Have any questions about this article or want to share your own experience at Mural Street Hanoi?  Leave us a comment below!

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

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2 Comments

  1. June 16, 2020 / 9:57 am

    Love your post! I was in Hanoi in 2017, and this is just one more reason for me to go back! I have a post that I wrote about my top things to do in Hanoi. I am going to back to this.

    • Brigitte & Jake
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      June 18, 2020 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks Courtney! Yes it’s definitely worth a visit. We loved how they told the history of the city through these colorful murals ( :

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