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

 

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WHERE TO STAY
Binh Minh Le Lai Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3925 6618

A & Em Corner Hotel

Add: 280 - 282 - 284 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3824 2424

Tan Sinh Huong Hotel

Add: 157 Nguyen Du St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3827 4648

Ha Trang Hotel

Add: 90 Le Lai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3835 6755

Sunflower Hotel

Add: 11B Thai Van Lung St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 6291 8205

New Hotel

Add: 14 Ho Huan Nghiep St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 0656

Ngoc Hue Hotel

Add: 171/22 Co Bac St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 0089

Da Kao Hotel

Add: 26 Nguyen Van Thu St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 0720

Duc Vuong Hotel

Add: 195-205/1-205/3 Bui Vien St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 6991

Saigon Night Hotel

Add: 7 Nguyen Trai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3839 8479

Central Palace Hotel

Add: 39-39A Nguyen Trung Truc St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 0029

Nam Long Hotel

Add: 283/3 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 9695

Asian Ruby Center Point Hotel

Add: 46-48 Mac Thi Buoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3827 4179

Continental Hotel Saigon

Add: 132-134 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 9201/ 3829 9252

Crystal Hotel

Add: 70 Nguyen Trai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3832 2003

Aston Hotel

Add: 27-29 Bui Vien St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 9898

Camelia Hotel

Add: 19-21 Dong Du St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3824 5555

Thien Xuan Hotel

Add: 108-110 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 9160

New Sunny Hotel

Add: 232 De Tham St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 6838

Dien Luc Hotel

Add: 5/11 Nguyen Sieu St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 2220 0414

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