A new pedestrian street is now open to the public along Hai Ba Trung Street in Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, making it the third of its kind to be launched in this central Vietnamese city.
The Hue government on Sunday evening held an opening ceremony for the third pedestrian street, which is aimed at serving tourists on the weekend.
The ceremony gathered thousands of visitors who came to experience traditional folk games and enjoy a wide selection of foods.
This one-kilometer-long Hai Ba Trung Pedestrian Street costs roughly VND97 billion (US$4.1 million) in investment.
The stone-paved route boasts various plants and a lighting system.
|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, said what he liked most about this new pedestrian street was that the entire route is nicely paved with stones, instead of asphalt.
“This route at night will be as busy as Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City,” he said.
Vo Le Nhat, chairman of the Hue City People’s Committee, said the operation of Hai Ba Trung Pedestrian Street on the weekend is expected to promote night tourism in Hue, which is dubbed the 'city of festivals.'
“The city’s administration also set up many stalls showcasing traditional crafts on this pedestrian street,” the official added.
The Hue administration had earlier launched 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.
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