Mon, 04 May 2015. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:06
Happiness covered the entire square in front of Ho Chi Minh Statue and Nguyen Hue Street – the walking street in Ho Chi Minh City on the first opening day (April 29). On the day, a large number of locals gathered here. The figure boomed from the late afternoon. The city's residents, foreign tourists, and people from neighboring provinces came to the walking zone to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. Many of them took photos to save the most beautiful of the magnificent scenery. Smart phones were taken advantages to record the best moments.
Mr. Le Van Phat - a Vietnamese person living in Australia visiting Vietnam on the occasion of Vietnam Reunification Day shared that "The city changed so much. I feel very excited and surprised at the wonderful changes. Definitely, I will introduce the beauty of Ho Chi Minh City to my friends and neighbors in Australia." On Nguyen Hue Walking Street, the fountain system automatically turns occasionally, pops up colorful movements. When a song ends, the sprinkler system is temporarily turned off; hundreds of people left excitement and simultaneously applauded. Many children run into the center of the walking zone to play and dance. The darker it is, the more people come to the walking street. The parking lots are full. The locals had to move further to park their vehicles. Here is the biggest route in scale among walking streets in Ho Chi Minh City.
The project to upgrade and renovate Nguyen Hue Flower Street was officially commissioned in the celebration of 40 year anniversary of the liberation of the South, and Vietnam Reunification Day. The total capital of the investment is over 469.5 billion dong. To specify, all road surface and pavements are paved by natural stones with lines of lush green trees along two sides of road, art music water fountain system, underground control center, and public restrooms. According to Ho Chi Minh People's Committee, Nguyen Hue Walking Street has a length of 670 meters and a width of 64 meters. It has the total construction capital of nearly 430 billion dong, including Ho Chi Minh Statue Park (in front of Ho Chi Minh City Hall) from Le Thanh Ton Street to Le Loi Street, and Nguyen Hue Square from Le Loi Street to Ton Duc Thang Street near Saigon River.
The walking zone has two lanes for transportation circulation. In the center, it is the walking area of 27 meters. The walking street has a modern light system arranged along. Specifically, at the crossroads of Nguyen Hue Street - Le Loi Street and Nguyen Hue Street - Mac Thi Buoi Street, there are two music water lake combined with concentrated art light performance. The Nguyen Hue Walking Street is decorated by green color of many kinds of trees. Along the street, there are 122 vine plant trees to create cool shadow. Walking along Nguyen Hue Street, listening to long-lasting revolutionary songs of Vietnam bring a special feeling to both locals and tourists. Ho Chi Minh is an opening and serene city. It is making its attempt to serve its residents with the best things. Also, the walking zone creates a new appearance for development of Ho Chi Minh tourism.