A music and art programme will light up HCM City's Nguyen Hue walking street every weekday from 5.30pm to 11pm.
Nguyen Hue walking street welcomes thousands of visitors every day. Photo zing.vn
A fountain worth VNĐ23 billion (US$992,000) at the Nguyen Hue-Le Loi intersection has been functioning since the end of October.
Shaped as a glass lotus flower with surrounding sprinklers, it symbolises people’s solidarity in developing the city and taking it to greater heights, authorities said.
More facelifts are planned for the wide pedestrian area of the boulevard in the coming time, including lighting of the entire street. Viet Nam’s first walking street is 670 metres long and 64 metres wide.
The main stretch of Nguyen Hue Boulevard hosts major street festivals, parades and an annual Lunar New Year celebration. — VNS
After three years of launching, the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake has been the venue of 410 significant cultural events.
The People’s Committee of Hanoi has assigned Hoan Kiem District to expand the pedestrian zone to the south of the Old Quarter.