The pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounding areas in downtown Hanoi will be put into operation from January 1, 2020, after three years of trial operation.
The creation of the pedestrian street has become a magnet for both domestic and foreign visitors with some 3,000-5,000 arrivals during daytime, and 15,000-20,000 in evening.
The creation of the pedestrian street has becomea magnet for both domestic and foreign visitors with some 3,000-5,000 arrivalsduring daytime, and 15,000-20,000 in evening.
The pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lakeincludes Hang Buom, Ma May, Dao Duy Tu, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, TaHien, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Hang Duong, Dong Xuan, Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Thai To,Hang Khay, Hang Bai, Trang Tien, Dinh Le, Nguyen Xi, Le Lai, Le Thach, TranNguyen Han, Lo Su, Luong Van Can, and Bao Khanh.
The streets are open from Fridaynight to Sunday night, from 7pm to 12pm in summer and from 6pm to 12pm inwinter.
The Hanoi People’s Committee hasassigned Hoan Kiem district to expand the pedestrian zone to thesouth of the Old Quarter.
In the short-term, this will cover DinhLiet, Gia Ngu, Cau Go, Hang Be, Hang Dau, and Trung Yen, in a bid to reduceovercrowding in the current pedestrian zone./.VNA