Tran Nhat Duat Street is a street of at least 800 meter in length. The street runs in the north-south direction along the Red River dyke from the end of Hang Dau Street (next to Long Bien Bridge) to the end of Tran Quang Khai Street.
The section from Long Bien Bridge to O Quan Chuong street which original was called Hang Nau street, in the area of Nguyen Khiet Thuong hamlet; the rest is in Nguyen Khiet Ha and Huong Bai hamlet. The three hamlets all belonged to Ta Tuc ward, the old land of ThoXuong district. The area nowadays is in the ward of Dong xuan and Ly Thai To, HoanKiem district, Hanoi
In the French administration, the area used to be a busy river port which was called the dock of Clemenceau. By the time the main current of the Red River flowed toward Hanoi instead of Gia Lam like it does today. The area was active with trade.
Here was the gathering spot of merchant boats and ships with three docks. The first dock was called Ky Buoi after the name of the most famous businessman in then Vietnam-Bach Thai Buoi. The second dock was reserved exclusively for merchant boats carrying goods for Chinese shops in town. The last one belonged to a shipping operator called Sova.
The area was much connected so naturally there was a big market of rice and grain at this very spot. Back to some decades before then, this spot had seen the gate of To Lich River- the river flew through Hanoi. Goods from everywhere had clustered in this spot. They were mostly river-borne goods such as fiber mats, earthen wares, limestone, salt and fish sauce.
Here when the French got to Hanoi, it took them no time to build a trade post to monitor and tax the active boats in the river.
The historic attraction post remains at the street are three shrines. The first is Nguyen Khiet Shrine at no.56 honoring the god village; secondly at no 90. Is the altar of Nguyen TrungNgan- a prominent mandarin of Tran dynasty. The last one at no. 148 is the shrine dedicated to Tran Hung Dao- a legendary mandarin who defeated the force of Mongolia.