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​Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City residents fill streets on Christmas Eve

Monday, December 25, 2017, 17:00 GMT+7

People in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City took to the streets on Sunday evening to celebrate Christmas, causing bottlenecks on many routes.

In the Vietnamese capital, streets leading to popular churches, shopping malls, and entertainment areas were overwhelmed with vehicles since 6:30 pm.

Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District was one example. The road was heavily congested since 7:00 pm as a large number of people flocked to the Vincom Mega Mall Royal City to enjoy the festive vibes.

A serious traffic jam on Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi at around 7:30 pm.
A serious traffic jam on Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi at around 7:30 pm.

Despite the relentless efforts of traffic police officers and militiamen, chaos still broke out on multiple streets.

Improvised parking lots were opened on the sidewalks, while pedestrians walked on the roadways, exacerbating the traffic jams.

A flyover on Nguyen Trai Street is seen being filled with vehicles.
A flyover on Nguyen Trai Street is seen being filled with vehicles.

In Ho Chi Minh City, residents dashed to famous places in downtown areas such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon and Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street to immerse themselves in the festive spirit.

Nearby parking lots were crammed with vehicles from the early evening.

People walk toward the Vincom Mega Mall Royal City for Christmas celebration.
People walk toward the Vincom Mega Mall Royal City for Christmas celebration.
Motorbikes are parked on the sidewalk while pedestrians walk on the roadway.
Motorbikes are parked on the sidewalk while pedestrians walk on the roadway.
Young people take a selfie on Christmas Eve in Hanoi.
Young people take a selfie on Christmas Eve in Hanoi.
A young couple take a photo of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon on December 24, 2017.
A young couple take a photo of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon on December 24, 2017.
Residents rush to a parking lot in downtown Ho Chi Minh City in the early evening.
Residents rush to a parking lot in downtown Ho Chi Minh City in the early evening.
A large number of vehicles in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
A large number of vehicles in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
Residents enjoy Christmas Eve on Nguyen Hue Walking Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Residents enjoy Christmas Eve on Nguyen Hue Walking Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

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