Hang Bong Street is 932 meters long, one of the longest in the Old Quarter, and acquired its name about 100 years ago when the French merged many small streets into one. Before that it was divided into different segments, each with their own name
In the 17th and 18th centuries, Han gBong was a prosperous row of streets, so when the lords of the Trinh family ( who were in power from 1575 – 1787) and the Emperor Quang Trung, received Chinese ambassadors to Thang Long during the Qing dynasty, the would take the to visit this street.
In the early 20th centure Hang Bong had been dealing in refined cottong products for a long time and was an importants business hub for sellers of blankets, cushions and pillows.
Now the shops on Hang Bong sell many types of commodities and it is always very crowded and busy. The former workshops for cotton production have been almost completely replaced by luxury and fashion shops, and polished glass wardrobes are sold on either side of the street. There are also some small shops selling flags, fans and arm bands. During football season, young fans flock to this street to buy flags and shirts printed with flowers or red yellow starred Vietnamese flags to cheer on the national team.
- Hang Dieu Street ( Tobacco Pipe Street)
- Hang Cot Street (Bamboo Lattice Street)
- Hang Vai Street (Fabric Street )
- Hang Dong Street (Copper Street)
- Hang Ruoi Street ( Sand Worm Street)
- Hang Da Street ( Leather Street)
- Hang Ga Street ( Chicken Street)
- Lo Ren Street ( Blacksmith Street)
- Hang Ca Street ( Fish Street)
- Thuoc Bac Street ( Chinese Herb Street )