Ho Chi Minh City last night officially opened Bui Vien walking street in Pham Ngu Lao ward, District 1.
Thousands of local and foreign tourists flocked to Bui Vien Walking Street in the popular backpacker area of HCM City’s District 1 as it officially welcomed walkers at its grand opening last night.
The street will be reserved exclusively for pedestrians from 7pm to 2am at weekends.
During this time, vendors will be allowed to display their merchandise on the pavement, but not on the road.
Two stages for live music performances will also be set up at the two ends of the street, promoting both Vietnamese folk songs and international music.
In addition, tourists will enjoy free Wi-Fi services, public toilets and other tourist-related services.
At the opening ceremony, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen said that the opening of the second walking street in the city aims at attracting more visitors to the city and creating new attractive amusement places for them at night.
According to the city Department of Tourism, Pham Ngu Lao ward receives about 500 short and long stay foreign visitors a day, which increases to 1,200 during peak time, together with thousands of domestic visitors to Bui Vien street.
So if you are going to have a vacation in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. Do not forget to enjoy the great road this weekend. You will find it very interesting.