The night street on Xuan Thuy Street in Thao Dien Ward is 465 meters long. It is located in a popular expat neighborhood and is also home to many affluent Vietnamese residents.

It operates every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am.

In addition to the restaurants and shops along the night street, there will also be art performances and music shows during the trial period from January 19 to July 19.

The aim of the night street is to promote local culture, tourism, and trade, and to provide evening entertainment and shopping options for both locals and visitors.

The introduction of this night street is expected to greatly contribute to the growth of the city’s nighttime economy, which is a key strategy for the development of Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism industry.

Officials of Thu Duc City, an administrative district under Ho Chi Minh City, attend a launching ceremony of Thao Dien Night Street, January 19, 2024. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

Local officials visit a food stall at the newly-launched Thao Dien Night Street, January 19, 2024. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

In addition to Thu Duc, multiple districts in the city have also established night quarters where local cuisine and culture take center stage.

The Municipal Department of Tourism has suggested that each district consider launching a nighttime tourism product to boost the city’s economy and improve the incomes of local residents.

Previously, District 6 proposed the opening of Cho Lon Night Street, which would span the sidewalks of four streets: Nguyen Huu Thuan, Thap Muoi, Le Tan Ke, and Tran Binh, adjacent to Binh Tay Market.

An aerial view of a night quarter in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

Cho Lon Night Market, which is set to open daily from 6:00 pm, will offer local dishes made by the Hoa people (Vietnamese of Chinese origin), as well as souvenirs, fashion items, and tech gadgets.

In District 12, the An Suong Night Market opened in September 2023. It has 190 stalls and provides employment for over 600 people.

Another successful nighttime economy model is the Ho Thi Ky food street in District 10. This 300-meter-long street is a favorite spot for both locals and international food enthusiasts.

More night streets will be launched in Ho Chi Minh City in the future, such as the Trung Son night quarter in Binh Chanh District and the Phan Xich Long food street in Phu Nhuan District.

The An Suong night market in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

Visitors enjoying food at the Ho Thi Ky food street in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

Local residents visiting food stalls at an evening pedestrian street near the Quang Trung flag tower in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

The vibrant ambiance of a night street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre