HCM City streets crowded during Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

Luong Nhu Hoc and Nguyen Hue street in HCMC have been left packed with residents and tourists in recent days with people flocking to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Full-Moon Festival.

Crowds begin to form on Luong Nhu Hoc street, also known as lantern street, in District 5 from 5 p.m., peaking around 8 p.m., with the volume of people causing difficulty for people travelling in the area.
Crowds begin to form on Luong Nhu Hoc street, also known as lantern street, in District 5 from 5 p.m., peaking around 8 p.m., with the volume of people causing difficulty for people travelling in the area.
Locals head to the street in order to purchase lanterns or to pose for photos in order to capture nice memories of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Locals head to the street in order to purchase lanterns or to pose for photos in order to capture nice memories of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, many local stores have been forced to close.
Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, many local stores have been forced to close.
Sellers do a good trade in paper and electronic lanterns.
Sellers do a good trade in paper and electronic lanterns.
Sparkling lanterns prove to be popular among children.
Sparkling lanterns prove to be popular among children.
Plenty of local residents and tourists soak up the festive atmosphere on lantern street in District 5.
Plenty of local residents and tourists soak up the festive atmosphere on lantern street in District 5.
 
Some parents carrying their children stand still as they wander around the crowded street.
Some parents carrying their children stand still as they wander around the crowded street.
Young people enjoy taking selfies during the Full-Moon Festival celebrations.
Young people enjoy taking selfies during the Full-Moon Festival celebrations.
A store owner notes that lantern sales are slower compared to previous years, although the majority of customers are fond of taking photos.
A store owner notes that lantern sales are slower compared to previous years, although the majority of customers are fond of taking photos.
Parking areas around Luong Nhu Hoc street are left packed.
Parking areas around Luong Nhu Hoc street are left packed.
Many people head to Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1 in order to enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Many people head to Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1 in order to enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Nguyen Hue pedestrian street is usually packed each day, in contrast to the past when it was only crowded on the weekend.
Nguyen Hue pedestrian street is usually packed each day, in contrast to the past when it was only crowded on the weekend.

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