The Book Street

Hotels in HanoiTrang Tien street at the lower end of Ho Hoan Kiem is the best place in Hanoi to purchase books. There are several bookstores that sell English books, although their choice is somewhat limited.

For travel guides, check out the dark, dirty and narrow lane at the upper end of the street: There are some people who sell copied travel guides (mostly Lonely Planet). If you barter well, you may obtain them for VND 40-60000. Sometimes, you'll run into these booksellers in the Old Town, too. For whatever reason their prices are much higher there and are not as easily to be forced down.

Another place to buy overprized books are some of the tourist cafes around the cathedral.

What to buy: If you plan to visit other countries in South East Asia I would recommend to buy travel guides for them in Hanoi. It may be cheaper.

What to pay: Depending on your bartering skills - $5 for a copied travel guide is enough!

Address: Trang Tien street

Where to stay

Hanoi Victory hotel is your best choice. Hanoi Victory Hotel is one of the greatest three stars hotels in Hanoi which is hightly  appreciated for the comfort and luxury. If you are going to Hanoi Vietnam in order to find out about Hanoi beauty, culture values,  or simply want to have a happy and useful Hanoi tour – Welcome to Hanoi Victory hotel, the best hotel in hanoi, where you can rest most comfortably with perfect services.


Address: 3 Hang Quat street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: + 84 4 3938 2666
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