The central city of Da Nang will pilot the My An Night Beach project in the coastal living quarter of My An of Ngu Hanh Son District from April.
|A beach area in My An quarter is designed as a night beach entertainment zone in Da Nang. The city will pilot the zone for one year before expanding to the other areas. VNS Photo Cong Thanh|
Head of the city’s Son Tra peninsula and tourism beach management board Nguyen Duc Vu said the night beach zone would be bounded by four main streets – Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Ke Viem, Chau Thi Vinh Te and Ngo Thi Si – and cover the Sao Bien beach zone and two night outdoor beachfront bars at Holiday Beach Hotel and Danabeach.
Vu said the zone would host community cultural exchanges, music performances, cuisine, shopping, folk games, a kid's zone and a night beach area.
|A night cuisine and shopping area in Hai Chau District in Da Nang. The city plans to develop more night entertainment serving long stay visitors. VNS Photo Cong Thanh|
Visitors could enjoy swimming and beach activities at night under the light system for the first time when visiting the city in summer vacations.
Earlier, the city designed An Thuong quarter in the district to cater to late night shopping and entertainment in five streets for pedestrians – An Thuong 1, An Thuong 2, An Thuong 3, An Thuong 4 and Tran Bach Dang.
|Dancers perform at a carnival in Da Nang City. International night entertainment has yet developed in the city. Photo Nga Son|
According to the city’s tourism department, the My An Night Beach will be linked with An Thuong quarter in a busy tourism scene – which is home to 141 travel agencies, 64 hotels, guesthouses and homestays, 43 restaurants and 12 shopping centres.
In the high season (between April and September), the zone could host 1,400 tourists a day.
|Night view in Da Nang. The city will host night entertainment spaces on the Han River banks and beach, offering more entertainment activities at night. Photo Le Lam|
Da Nang – a tourism hub in central Vietnam – has opened night markets and shopping space on the east side of the Rong (Dragon) Bridge, the Helio Centre, night food centre in Huynh Thuc Khang Street, and a downtown shopping centre on Le Duan Street
However, the city has not yet developed a night entertainment service for tourists. VNS
Street carnivals have been planned to be organised in the central city of Danang every weekend until the end of this year.
Vietnam boasts multiple qualities for a night-time economy to grow, including a rich culture, superb foods, a young population and many deeply integrated cities.