Tourists from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City go to the street to play the New Year 2021

The number of visitors at the attractions in central Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is not as large as in previous years despite the nice weather.

Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square seen from Ham Ca Map at 10am on January 1. A parking attendant in this area said that the number of passengers is not much larger than a normal weekend.

Customers queue to buy tickets to Ngoc Son Temple and The Huc Bridge.

Ly Thai To Flower Garden is a gathering place for many tourists. Mr. Hoang Nam, a visitor from Ho Chi Minh City, shared: “This is the first time I come to Hanoi on the occasion of the New Year. It was cold, so we enjoyed walking on the pedestrian street, the air was fresh, different from every year in Ho Chi Minh City ”.

A cafe on Dinh Tien Hoang Street with views of Hoan Kiem Lake across the table at 11am. Visitors to the famous Pho Thin restaurant also have to wait at the coffee shop next door.

Many families and children on Ho Guom pedestrian street enjoy games such as wooden folding, statues, electric cars. Items such as ice cream, soap bubble guns, and balloons are also popular with children.

The St. Joseph’s Cathedral area concentrates many visitors to take check-in photos, most of them young people.

Guests check-in at West Lake Flower Valley. Reception here assumes less guests than weekends due to cold weather. Admission fee is 120,000 VND per adult and 80,000 VND per child.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the group of sights at Notre Dame Cathedral begins to have visitors around 9am, and gradually crowded from noon to afternoon.

Tourists walk, take pictures at the church, post office, book street and some surrounding spots.

Minh Dung and Phuong Uyen (Thu Duc city) edited their appearance at the post office to take pictures. “Although not strange and not far from this attraction, we have to wait for the opportunity to take a few days off before we can take time to dress well, go out and eat all day comfortably. New photos to show off on social networks to give the atmosphere “, the couple said.

The most bustling is on the sidewalk next to the church, where the typical pigeons shelter here. The bird feeding experience especially attracts children, after buying a bean or paddy for 10,000 VND. During 3 days off, visitors can come to feed the pigeons from 6am to 6pm.

Nguyen Van Binh Book Street has rows of tall trees shady trees, which is the reason many tourists stop to rest. There is a cafe, a fast food shop, a covered children’s play area, and lots of seats. Some guests choose to buy new books on New Year’s Day.

As for the Zoo and Botanical Garden, the number of visitors is not as crowded as the last September 2 holiday , said the park guard.

From January 1, 2021, the entrance fee to the Zoo and Botanical Garden increases from VND 30,000 to VND 40,000 for children, and from VND 50,000 to VND 60,000 per adult, children under one meter are still free.