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More pedestrian streets to open in Hanoi
  • | | August 16, 2016 05:11 AM
Hanoi will open more streets around the Hoan Kiem Lake for pedestrians at weekends from October.

Visitors on Ta Hien pedestrian street in Hanoi

The information was announced yesterday by chairman Nguyen Duc Chung at a meeting of the municipal People’s Committee.

The streets around Hoan Kiem Lake including Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Lai, Le Thach, Dinh Le, Nguyen Xi, Trang Tien (from Ngo Quyen to Dinh Tien Hoang), Hang Khay, Le Thai To, Hang Trong (from St. Joseph’s Cathedral to Le Thai To), Nha Tho and the Cathedral square will be closed to traffic from 19:00 - 2:00 am in summer and 18:00 to 2:00 am in winter from Friday to Sunday and on some holidays.

The inauguration ceremony is set to be held on October 1 as part of activities to mark the 62nd anniversary of the capital's Liberation Day (October 10, 1954).

Ten pedestrian streets have been launched in the Old Quarter of Hanoi since 2004, which has become popular places for visitors to experience the street life in the capital.

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