If Hanoi has a crowded Hoan Kiem Lake walking street with lots of activities on weekends, then HCMC. Ho Chi Minh City also has an equally busy Nguyen Hue pedestrian street. For a long time, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street has become an attractive destination not only for tourists but also for locals, as the heart of this dynamic and bustling city.
The street is located at the arterial road connecting the center of Ho Chi Minh City with the districts along the Saigon River, with many outstanding sightseeing items, attracting people and tourists, contributing to creating a vibrant life rhythm for the city. city.
The following article will provide some information so that if you have the opportunity to travel to Saigon , you can visit Nguyen Hue walking street!
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Some features of Nguyen Hue walking street
Where is Nguyen Hue walking street?
This busy street in District 1 is located on Nguyen Hue Street , in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, connecting the City People’s Committee Headquarters with the banks of the Saigon River and Bach Dang Wharf.
Previously, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street was Nguyen Hue Boulevard with 4 lanes of traffic. This is also one of the biggest and most beautiful streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
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The birth of Nguyen Hue pedestrian street
The project was inaugurated on April 30, 2015, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the South and the reunification of the country. The street is 670m long, 64m wide, one end connects from Le Thanh Ton street, one end connects to Ton Duc Thang street on the Saigon river side.
In the project, there are many items to mention such as: the statue of President Ho Chi Minh in front of the City People’s Committee or the underwater music control center … has helped this place have many impressive and extremely modern highlights.
Previously, this area was a canal leading water from the Saigon River to Gia Dinh citadel, also known as Cho Vai canal; later renamed the Cherner channel.
Due to the excessive exploitation of the canal, causing the water flow to be heavily polluted, the French colonialists filled the canal and called it Cherner Avenue. In 1959, it was renamed Nguyen Hue Boulevard and used that name until today.
Opening time of Nguyen Hue pedestrian street
Unlike Ho Guom pedestrian street, which is open on weekends, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street operates most days, from Monday to Sunday, but the busiest and busiest is still on weekends. Important events and activities are held on these days to serve the entertainment and entertainment needs of visitors.
However, at this time, the Covid-19 epidemic is complicated, in order to ensure the safety of people and visitors as well as join hands to prevent the epidemic, a number of activities, exhibitions and tours on the street have been carried out. walking Nguyen Hue temporarily closed.
An experience not to be missed when coming to Nguyen Hue walking street
Watch music performance
On weekends, on Nguyen Hue Street, there are often groups of young people who are passionate about the art of exchanging and performing with many genres such as modern hip-hop to gentle guitar songs, youth songs…
Sitting coffee watching the pedestrian street from above
The cafes around the pedestrian street often choose places with impressive views, allowing visitors to fully cover this bustling street.
“Breathe” the cool space of the pedestrian street
The street is completely paved with clean granite tiles, with modern fountains, a system of trees and flowers are arranged everywhere… no waste, entangled electrical wires always make the atmosphere here always airy. , cool. You just need to sit in a certain corner, enjoy the wind, watch the flow of people passing and chatting, relax extremely comfortably or you can play with the white water columns, feed the pigeons…
Explore the pedestrian street in the middle of the night
Nguyen Hue pedestrian street is bustling at night, especially on weekends, but you should experience the feeling of being on the street after 11pm, the space is quiet, peaceful, and the traffic is sparse – a rare thing in the city this “no sleep”.
check-in points on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street should not be missed
Monument to President Ho Chi Minh
Statue of President Ho Chi Minh in front of the City People’s Committee, cast in copper alloy, 7.2m high, facing the Saigon River. There are two lotus ponds on either side of Uncle Ho’s monument, reminiscent of his homeland. Around the area, there are flower beds and ornamental plants designed in harmony with the street and urban space.
Saigon Garden Complex
Saigon Garden – a beautiful and extremely luxurious complex located next to the pedestrian street. In front of the shop is a line of green trees, inside are modern restaurants, cafes and shopping areas with many attractive entertainment services and the place to take very “so deep” photos.
Nguyen Hue apartment building next to the pedestrian street
“Revived” after the pedestrian street appeared, the old apartment No. 42 with the wall paint that had peeled off according to the ravages of time suddenly became “popular”, becoming a place loved by young people. “hunting” bucket. Here, there are many coffee shops, milk tea shops, delicious restaurants… especially the “virtual living” corners that are on fire.
A small note when visiting Saigon pedestrian street is to pay attention to protect your belongings and property to avoid pickpockets and robberies because this is a place that attracts a lot of people, young people and tourists. ./.