The Hanoitimes - Nguyen Hue walking street will have more fountain areas, public toilets, trash cans, water stalls, street food area, etc. Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has assigned the city's Department of Planning and Architecture to propose a plan to upgrade Nguyen Hue walking street with more fountain areas and lighting system. Nguyen Hue walking street. In addition, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture is requested to do more research to re-arrange the locations for sanitation, garbage, shopping, street cuisine, paking lots, etc to serve visitors during large-scale events. The department is also asked to propose a plan to connect the walking street space with the park in front of Opera House and Le Loi street, Nguyen Hue street with Ton Duc Thang –Ham Nghi streets as well. In addition, to prepare for the upgrading and repairing project, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has asked … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City wants to upgrade landmark pedestrian street
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The Hanoitimes - Trinh Cong Son walking street, scheduled to open in mid May, is Hanoi’s second public space not for vehicles, following the first near Hoan Kiem Lake. Tough begining The idea about a project to turn Trinh Cong Son street into a pedestrian one was initiated by the People's Committee of Tay Ho district in 2015 and started to be implemented in 2016. It had once been expected that the street named after the talented music composer would soon become a walking space at weekends, at the end of August 2017 when vendor kiosks were set up and the surrounding landscape was also adjusted. A parking lot for motor vehicles was anticipated; the two public squares alongside the lake were expected to be utilized for community cultural activities. The 2017 Capital Liberation Day had been set to mark the inauguration of this walking street. However, the fixed kiosks, modeled after the ancient house of Hanoi and Hoi An, became the cause of the delay of the expected implementation of … [Read more...] about The second walking street in Hanoi: Worth the long wait?
A walking tour by the FVH on June 10 will discover the Hoàn Kiếm Lake area. — Photo muonmau.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Friends of Vietnam Heritage will organise two English-speaking city walks during the weekend. The first walking tour on Saturday, June 9, will visit the Thăng Long Imperial Citadel. The walk will start in front of the Flag Tower with a brief introduction to the citadel. The group will then proceed into the citadel to learn about and discuss its architecture and history. The tour will start at 9am and last for about 1.5 hours. Maximum of 14 people. Fee: VNĐ70,000 + entrance fee VNĐ30,000 Meeting point: in front of Highlands Flag Tower, 28A Điện Biên Phủ Street. The second tour on Sunday, June 10 will discover the Hoàn Kiếm Lake area – the heart of Hà Nội, starting at 9am until 11am. The walk will start in front of Lý Thái Tổ Statue with a brief … [Read more...] about FVH to host city walks
The second pedestrian street in Hanoi - a space for art and street food - was officially opened on May 11 at the lotus lake area, Trinh Cong Son Street, Nhat Tan Ward and adjacent areas. Hanoi inaugurates new pedestrian street along West Lake The pedestrian street will be open from 7:30pm to 11pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The street aims to provide more recreational space for the local people and tourists, and help lessen the burden on the pedestrian area around Hoan Kiem Lake which has been suffering from congestion. The new walking street has 50 booths offering the traditional crafts and signature foods of Tay Ho and Hanoi such as Phu Thuong sticky rice, West Lake shrimp pancake, snail noodles, lotus tea, and Vong green rice flakes. A 2,000 square meter outdoor stage for live music performances was set up in the area to provide weekly entertainment with different kinds of music, ranging from traditional to modern Vietnamese. Theo NDO … [Read more...] about Hanoi inaugurates new pedestrian street along West Lake
A group of junior models pose for a photo at a casting for the EllieVu Fashion Show in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of event organiserViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A section of the walking street by Hoàn Kiếm Lake will turn into a modelling ramp for 100 children showcasing the latest fashion trends. The junior models will adorn different collections of the Hà Nội-based children clothing brand, EllieVu, including Resort, Boutique, Spring-Summer and Haute Couture. Anh Triệu, the brand’s founder and creative director, has found endless inspirations for her creations from her young daughter. “Like any other mother, I have always wanted to offer the best to my ‘little angel’, from a nice outfit to soft shoes and cute accessories. The EllieVu Fashion Show is not just about fashion trends but also reflects parents’ care for their children. The event will help to inspire confidence in the children as they walk … [Read more...] about Children to walk the ramp in Hà Nội