Hanoi 36 Streets - The History of Cau Go Street

Cau Go Street is a quite old street, since Thang Long Citadel had 36 streets in the 15th century. The street was built on the ground of two old villages, Huong Minh and Nhin Thuong, all belonging to Huu Tuc, Tho Xuong district.
Hanoi 36 Streets - The History of Cau Go Street

The street was named Cau Go because the street has a bridge over a small creek connecting two Thai Cuc Lake (also known as Hang Dao Lake, which was filled by France to build houses) and Hoan Kiem together. In ancient times, this is the street for students living nearby for lunch or dinner. By the French colonial period, the street named Rue du Pont en bois (still meaning Cau Go), was the main street of ancient Hanoi. The houses on the street were all built in an ancient style, a floor and a attic.

In the 70-80s of the 19th century, Cau Go Street was small and narrow. Houses here have been built in the past, so most of them are built in the old style, one is roofed with tiles and there is a attic; two floors, matches, low, narrow width. Many basements are two to three steps below the road.

Cau Go Street sells many items such as live paint, paint used to make lacquer paintings, wooden crates, non-fishing diaphragm ... and all kinds of peanut oil, sesame oil supplied to Hanoi.



In addition, Cau Go also had a special job, especially in the construction of hand cars (towed by people) and thanks to it many houses became rich. After the August Revolution, these shops turned to cyclos, famous as Mr. Hai Chinh, Mr. An Thai.

In the early years of the 20th century, Cau Go Street was expanded into a main road. There is a tram station to Ha Dong and a locomotive changer is at the beginning of the street. Therefore, many water and gift items are opened to serve passengers waiting for the train.


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