Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Location: Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Characteristics: Nguyen Hue Street is the most modern walking street in Viet Nam.

History

(TITC) - Under French domination period, Nguyen Hue Street was Cho Vai Canal from the bank of Sai Gon River (Bach Dang Wharf now) to Xa Tay Palace (People’s Committee Building of Ho Chi Minh City now). Cho Vai Canal was the inner-city waterway for merchant ships and military vessels. Along the two banks of the canal are two streets named Charner and Rigault. In 1887, French Colonial had the canal filled and the two streets merged into Charner Boulevard. The top of Charner Boulevard (in the front of People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City now) was the location, French navel band often performed on the solemn holidays. In 1956, Charner Boulevard was renamed Nguyen Hue Boulevard and became the most beautiful street in Sai Gon at that time.

 

Present Nguyen Hue Street

Currently, Nguyen Hue Street becomes the walking street including 2 areas with 670m in total length and 60m in width. The area of President Ho Chi Minh Statue Park (from Le Thanh Ton Street to Le Loi Street) is set Uncle Ho’s copper alloy statue with the height of 7.2m, facing to Sai Gon River. Behind Uncle Ho’s Statue, there is a stele inscribing the presentation of Southern Interim Administrative Committee before the city’s people after the success of August Revolution in 1945. The park also has the lotus pond, two lines of white fragipanes and a lot of colorful flowers and trees. The area of Nguyen Hue Square (from Le Loi Street to Ton Duc Thang Street) includes a walking street paved granite in the middle and two lanes for vehicles in the two sides. They are parted by tree lines and flower beds. Misting system is arranged in the tree lines to cool the air, prevent dust and create humidify for trees. The square is also installed modern art lighting and water music systems, the two basements with public toilets and the monitoring and controlling centre of cameras, lighting, water music…

 

Cultural Activities

Nguyen Hue Walking Street is the place to organize parades, meetings, street and flower festivals, exhibitions, culture and sports activities, art performances… of Ho Chi Minh City. Especially, the street art performance program named Ho Chi Minh City Street Show is held in the evenings of Saturdays and Sundays.

 

The street provides free Wi-Fi 24/24 to serve visitors with the speed of 1Gb/second, ensuring many people can access the internet at the same time.

 

Thu Giang

 

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
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Cu Chi Tunnels

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Ho Chi Minh City

WHERE TO STAY
Ngan Ha Hotel

Add: 190 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 3283/ 3829 2786

Ngoc Trinh Hotel

Add: 120/6 Tran Dinh Xu St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 1732

Hoang Dung Hotel

Add: 86 Nguyen Trai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 6275

Hoang Gia Hotel

Add: 12D Cach Mang Thang Tam St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 3799

Hotel Pullman Saigon Centre

Add: 148 Tran Hung Dao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 8686

Anh Phuong 2 Hotel

Add: 295 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 9248

Lac Vien Hotel

Add: 28/12-14-12/4 Bui Vien Str, Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 4899

Ky Uyen Hotel

Add: 28 Nguyen Van Ty St., Cu Chi Dist.

Tel: (84-28) 2218 5666

Tien An Hotel

Add: 22 Truong Dinh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 4834

The Reverie Sai Gon Hotel

Add: 22-36 Nguyen Hue St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 6688

Bich Duyen Hotel

Add: 283/4 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 4588

Nhat Ha 1 Hotel

Add: 252B-252C Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3824 6369

Cititel Central Saigon Hotel

Add: 247-249 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3521 8532

Lafelix Hotel

Add: 287-289 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 6975

Hai Van Hotel

Add: 69 Huynh Thuc Khang St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 1274

Truong Thinh Hotel

Add: 224 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3824 5830

Thuy Tien Hotel

Add: 359 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 6594

Anh Kim Hotel

Add: 310 Co Bac St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 0631/3837 7443

Le Meridien Saigon Hotel

Add: 3C Ton Duc Thang Str., Dist 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 0303

Binh Minh Le Lai Hotel

Add: 112-114 Le Lai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 6618

WHERE TO EAT
Thai Village

Add: 38 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3825 6704

Non La Restaurant

Add: 19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3910 4012

Cung Dinh Rex Restaurant

Add: 146 Pasteur St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 2185

Song Ngu Restaurant

Add: 70 Suong Nguyet Anh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3832 5017

Quan An Ngon Restaurant

Add: 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3825 7179

Kinh Bac Restaurant

Add: 30 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 1364

Liberty Restaurant

Add: 80 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3824 8249/ 3829 9820

Thanh Nien Restaurant

Add: 35 Hai Ba Trung St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 5909

Yeebo Restaurant

Add: 1 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 0368

The Sushi Bar

Add: 2 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 8042

Ashoka Restaurant

Add: 17/10 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 1372

Malee Thai Restaurant

Add: 37 Dong Du St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 3029

Amigo Restaurant

Add: 55 - 57 Nguyen Hue St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 0437

Gerten Stadt Restaurant

Add: 34 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 3623

La Taverne Restaurant

Add: 76 Suong Nguyet Anh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 2616

Good morning Vietnam Restaurant

Add: 197 De Tham St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 1894

La Camargue Restaurant

Add: 191 Hai Ba Trung St., Dist. 3

Tel: (84-28) 3520 4888

Sama Restaurant

Add: 35 Dong Du St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 4814

Château Restaurant

Add: 160B Tran Hung Dao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 0079

Bo De Nguyen Thuy Restaurant (Bohi Tree)

Add: 175/16 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist.1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 1910