Thanh Trì district

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Thanh Trì is a district (huyện) of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

Thanh Trì district
Huyện Thanh Trì
Đình Hoa Xá (also known as Hoa Xa) temple
Đình Hoa Xá (also known as Hoa Xa) temple
Thanh Trì district is located in Hanoi
Thanh Trì district
Thanh Trì district
Coordinates: 20°56′42″N 105°50′40″E / 20.945090°N 105.844452°E / 20.945090; 105.844452Coordinates: 20°56′42″N 105°50′40″E / 20.945090°N 105.844452°E / 20.945090; 105.844452
Country Vietnam
RegionRed River Delta
CapitalVăn Điển
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indochina Time)

Thanh Trì is located on the southeastern side of Hanoi, on the western bank of the Red River. It is adjacent to Thanh Xuân district in the northwest, Hoàng Mai district in the north, Hà Đông in the west, Gia Lâm district in the east (across the Red River), and Thanh Oai district and Thường Tín district in the south.

Thanh Trì's terrain is mostly low-lying, gradually descending towards the southeast in the direction of flow of the Red River. The Tô Lịch River flows into the Red River within the district, and the many ponds, lakes and swamps nearby no doubt influenced the district's name; "Thanh Trì" means "blue/green pond", and the district's historical name, Thanh Đầm, means "blue/green lagoon".

Thanh Trì district is composed of one town (Văn Điển) and 15 communes: Thanh Liệt, Đông Mỹ, Yên Mỹ, Duyên Hà, Tam Hiệp, Tứ Hiệp, Ngũ Hiệp, Ngọc Hồi, Vĩnh Quỳnh, Tả Thanh Oai, Đại Áng, Vạn Phúc, Liên Ninh, Hữu Hòa and Tân Triều.

On April 8, 2008, an Antonov An-26 aircraft on a training mission crashed into a field in Thanh Trì, killing five Vietnamese military pilots. It had taken off from Gia Lâm Airport, and crashed on its way back. The cause of the accident was unknown. A Vietnamese military official who declined to be named said the plane belonged to Vietnam's 918 Air Transport Regiment.[1]

Thanh Trì is famous for its variety of the rolled rice noodle dish bánh cuốn, called bánh cuốn Thanh Trì.[2]


  1. ^ "Vietnam military plane crash kills five". Agence France-Presse. 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  2. ^ Đình Hoà Nguyễn From the City Inside the Red River: A Cultural Memoir 1999 Page 16 "... the steamed rolls (bánh cuốn) from Thanh-trì, the glutinous rice cakes (bánh day) from Quan Ganh, ...