Authorities in Hue City have agreed on a plan to open a pedestrian-only area on weekend nights at backpacker streets in Phu Hoi Ward. This walking street is expected to become a gathering place for tourists in Hue.
As the plan, vehicles will be banned from Pham Ngu Lao, Chu Van An and Vo Thi Sau streets from 18.00 until 02.00 AM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting in late September.
Businesses in the area will be reorganized by city’s authorities to suit pedestrians. Free parking outside walking zone is applied for local citizen living on the three streets.
After opened the Imperial Citadel to tourists at night earlier this summer, the pedestrian area is Hue’s latest plan to boost tourism. Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street along the southern banks of the Huong River (Perfume River) also was transformed into a walking street in 2015.
Meanwhile, famous Bui Vien Street is transforming into walking street on weekend nights by local authorities of Saigon, following the success of Nguyen Hue Walking Street.
In the central region, the ancient town of Hoi An is its expanding its walking area, which it first debuted in 2004. Da Nang is also considering pedestrianizing some downtown streets and roads along the Han River.0