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    HOT HOT HOT: Bui Vien walking street to open on August 19

    Ho Chi Minh City’s famous Bui Vien Street, located in the heart of the city’s ‘backpacker area’, is set to become a pedestrian-only thoroughfare on weekend evenings.


    Bui Vien walking street is scheduled to finish the upgrade process on August 10 and it will be put into operation nine days later. This information was issued by the Chairman of the District 1 People’s Committee Tran The Thuan. 

    The walking street covering 1.4 kilometers designed with granite pavement, plastic carpet, tree tanks and water discharge system for the rainy season.  

    HOT HOT HOT: Bui Vien walking street to open on August 19
    Walking in  the  street,  pedestrians will enjoy free services as public toilet, Wi-Fi, information provision and other assistance.

    Chairing the gathering, vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen stated that the pedestrian road will be active from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am every Saturday and Sunday. During this time, vendors will be allowed to display their merchandise on the sidewalks, but not on the road.

    To give visitors the opportunity to experience a more artistic side of Vietnam, performances will be held on two stages on weekend nights between 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. However, the time reserved for certain shows will be shorter. What really matters is the quality of the performance.

    HOT HOT HOT: Bui Vien walking street to open on August 19

    The shows will themed in the spirit of street art, adding that tourists will also be permitted to perform.

    According to Ho Chi Minh City’s Vice Chairman Tran Vinh Tuyen, local authorities would do their best to make the pedestrian street attractive to both local and foreigner visitors.

    Because, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. It received 2.43 million foreign arrivals in the first half of this year, a 12% increase from the same period last year, official data show.

    So if in Hanoi, with walking street around Hoan Kiem Lake, Old Quarter area... In Ho Chi Minh Chi, there are Bui Vien Walking Street, Nguyen Hue Walking Street.

    This will be one of the attractions that attract foreign tourists to Vietnam !





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