To attract more tourists, Hanoi’s administration had an announcement in recent meeting that Hanoi will open more walking streets for foreign tourists, Vietnam tourists and local people. These expanded streets will be around Hoan Kiem Lake area that includes: Hang Khay, a part of Hang Trong street, Nha Tho, Dinh Tien Hoang, Dinh Le, Nguyen Xi, Trang Tien street that last from Ngo Quyen to Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Lai, Le Thach.
Following that, traffic will be blocked in 7 hours (19h00 – 2:00am) in summer and 8hours in winter. Walking streets only apply on weekend from Fridays to Sunday evening and some special holidays.
The opening ceremony is held on 7th October. This activity is considered one part of the capital’s Liberation Day.
The administration will pilot this program until Tet holiday.
Therefore, increasing of walking streets will create more spaces for local people and tourists to experience Hanoi night life. It is same that more interesting activities will take place on these streets. Administrators hope that tourist will stay at Hanoi longer during their Vietnam tours.
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