Thao Dien night Street is crowded with customers on opening day

HO CHI MINH CITY – Thousands of people have fun and enjoy food at Thao Dien night Street, Thu Duc City, on the opening day, the evening of January 19.

On the evening of January 19, Thao Dien night street, Thu Duc City went into operation, attracting thousands of participants.

This is the first night street in Thu Duc City, directly managed and implemented by the ward. The neighborhood is organized in a part of Xuan Thuy street adjacent to Quoc Huong and Nguyen Van Huong, operating from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. every Friday and Saturday, with programs such as street art performances and cuisine.

Just coming into operation, Thao Dien night street has attracted a large number of tourists to visit and enjoy the cuisine. During the 6-month pilot period, the night street will organize cultural and artistic activities such as the music Welcome Spring 2024, amateur music, Jazz and Rock music performances on many themes.

Thao Dien is one of 34 wards of Thu Duc City, located in the north of the city, surrounded by two rivers Saigon and Rach Chiec. As a place where many foreigners live, Thao Dien Night Street is expected to contribute to the development of culture, tourism and commerce, meeting the entertainment, entertainment and shopping needs of residents and tourists.

As soon as she presented the octopus cake for sale, Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Thai (second, left) could not rest. “On the first day, there were so many people going, I felt very excited,” Ms. Thai said.

Many people gather with their families to enjoy street food. Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoa, Binh Thanh district, went to the city at night with her family and said that the upcoming neighborhood will be even “more fun”.

The items sold on the night street are mainly fast food, coffee, milk tea, jam, beer and wine.

The stalls are still simple but attract many people to shop.

The estimated cost to implement the project is about 1.2 billion VND and does not use capital from the budget but from voluntary socialization contributions of businesses and business households along the route, as well as units and businesses. Strong sponsors in the ward area.

A stall selling Tet clothes on a night street.

Groups of foreign tourists come to visit and enjoy the cuisine.

Tourists take photos with the sunflower mascot at the entrance to the city at night.

The area entering the street at night is closed to vehicles. The main entrance and alleys are fenced to make room for pedestrians.

Thao Dien Night Street Management Board also arranges free electric cars to serve the travel needs of tourists.

In the night city, there is Thao Dien market and the riverside park at the foot of the Saigon bridge. In the near future, this place is expected to open a river bus route. The area is also where the locality will promote the development of the night economy. The Tet market area along the Saigon River is still being completed to serve tourists.

Night Street will be piloted within 6 months, from January 19 to July 19. After this time, the locality will evaluate the needs of tourists and residents and evaluate impact factors to make adjustments and have solutions to improve operational efficiency.

Ho Chi Minh City has 8 night streets including two walking streets Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue (District 1), 5 culinary streets including Ho Thi Ky and Quang Trung (District 10), Vinh Khanh (District 4), Hau Giang (District 1). District 6), Nguyen Thuong Hien (District 3), Phan Xich Long (Phu Nhuan District). Recently, Binh Chanh district proposed to open Trung Son night street, operating 18-24 hours a day, with 252 stalls, investing in the form of socialization.

 ( According to vnexpress )
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