Vietnam Area Guides: Hanoi

Dong Anh Area Guide

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Dong Anh
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One of Hanoi’s 17 rural districts, Dong Anh is located north of the Red River and just 30 minutes from the city centre, and 10 minutes from Noi Bai International Airport. This is a quiet, low-key neighbourhood that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old and French Quarters. Dong Anh offers a much more traditional way of life compared to other districts, although the recently opened Concordia International School has attracted more expats to the community.


Van Tri Golf Club

Transport
Residents tend to travel mostly on motorbikes or cars and, while there is only a basic public transport system here, you can hail a motorcycle taxi or bus to travel anywhere within Hanoi. Use the Nhat Tan Bridge for quick and easy access to central Hanoi and expat neighbourhoods such as Tay Ho.


Schools
Concordia International School Hanoi.

Healthcare
Dong Ang General Hospital and Bac Thang Long Hospital.

Attractions
While there’s little in the way of entertainment here, sporting facilities include the popular Van Tri Golf Club and you can take a cruise along the Red River.

Shopping

All your retail needs are covered under one roof at the Trang Thi Cho To Centre.

Bars and restaurants
There’s a wide choice of local cuisine in this corner of Hanoi, ranging from street vendors to fine dining options.

Dong Anh Ratings

Schools

1.5

Entertainment

1.5

Family Friendly

2.5

Transport Links

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Dong Anh Pros & Cons

Pros

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Quiet, close-knit community
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Close to the airport
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Good transport links into the city centre

Cons

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Only one international school
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Lack of attractions and amenities

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