A brand new pedestrian street has just opened to the public along Hai Ba Trung Street in Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province – making it the third of its kind to be established in this vibrant central Vietnamese city. With its opening, visitors and locals alike can now enjoy an array of attractions, such as restaurants, cafes, and shops, all within a safe and pedestrian-friendly environment.
The Hue government held an opening ceremony on Sunday evening for the third pedestrian street, a move designed to attract more tourists to the city on the weekend. The event was presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and attended by leaders from Thua Thien Hue Province.
The pedestrian street – which is located on the banks of the Huong River – features a range of restaurants, shops, and cultural activities. The street will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The Hue government held a grand opening ceremony on Sunday evening for the third pedestrian street, which is situated along the banks of the Huong River. The event was presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and attended by leaders from Thua Thien Hue Province.
The pedestrian street will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and offers a range of restaurants, shops, and cultural activities for tourists to enjoy. It is hoped that the street will become a popular destination for visitors to the city on the weekend.
The ceremony attracted thousands of visitors who came to partake in traditional folk games and savor a diverse selection of culinary delights.
This one-kilometer-long Hai Ba Trung Pedestrian Street cost approximately VND97 billion (US$4.1 million) in investment.
The stone-paved route boasts various flora and fauna and a sophisticated lighting system.
Throngs of people flocked to the newly-opened Hai Ba Trung Pedestrian Street in Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, central Vietnam. The picturesque street was filled with visitors, all taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling area. Visitors were seen strolling and taking pictures of the vibrant street, which was decorated with colorful lights and vibrant decor. The area was also filled with shops, restaurants, and street vendors, offering a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. With its inviting atmosphere and diverse offerings, the Hai Ba Trung Pedestrian Street is sure to be a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
|Throngs of visitors stroll along the newly-launched Hai Ba Trung Pedestrian Street in Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, central Vietnam. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre|
Nguyen Hoang Minh, a resident of Hue City in Vietnam, expressed his enthusiasm for the newly inaugurated pedestrian street. “I’m really pleased with the way the entire route is paved with stones instead of asphalt,” he said. “It adds a touch of elegance and character to the area.”
“This pathway after dark will be as bustling as Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City,” he declared.
Vo Le Nhat, Chairman of the Hue City People’s Committee, expressed optimism that the operation of Hai Ba Trung Pedestrian Street on the weekend will help promote night tourism in Hue, known as the ‘City of Festivals.’ He said this is a great opportunity for the city to further boost its appeal.
The municipal administration has further established numerous stalls that display traditional handicrafts along this pedestrian street, the official noted.
The Hue administration had earlier launched an ambitious initiative to create a pedestrian street inside the Hue Imperial Citadel and another one in the backpacker area, linking Chu Van An, Vo Thi Sau, and Pham Ngu Lao Streets. This project has been well-received by the local community, as it provides a safe and convenient way for locals and visitors alike to traverse the city.