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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WHERE TO STAY
Le Meridien Saigon Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3838 0303

Thang Long Apartment

Add: 53/1 Nguyen Khac Nhu St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 9436

Beautiful Saigon Hotel

Add: 62 Bui Vien St., Dist.1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 4852

Saigon Night Hotel

Add: 7 Nguyen Trai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3839 8479

A Va Hai Hotel

Add: 53-55 Co Bac St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 8645

Muong Thanh Sai Gon Hotel

Add: 8-8A Mac Dinh Chi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3827 9595

Liberty Hotel Saigon Greenview

Add: 187 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 9522

Nouveou Happy Inn

Add: 39 Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist. 1

Mai Hotel

Add: 212B/23E Nguyen Trai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 9410

Hong Vy Hotel

Add: 223 Hai Ba Trung St., Dist. 3

Tel: (84-28) 3820 3117/ 3820 3120

Nu Hotel

Add: 18 Bui Vien St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 5875

Edenstar Saigon Hotel

Add: 38 Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 6291 3371/ 6298 8388

Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel

Add: 59-61 Pasteur St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 5678

Sai Gon Asia Hotel

Add: 8A/1D2 - 8A/2D2 Thai Van Lung St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 4492

An Binh Tinh Hoa Hotel

Add: 175/8 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 0207

An Tam Hotel

Add: 22 Nguyen An Ninh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 5053

Kim Hai Hotel

Add: 17 Do Quang Dau St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 3651

Hai Van Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3829 1274

Asian Ruby Park View Hotel

Add: 98R, 100 Le Lai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 1555/ 3925 1666

Phan Lan Hotel

Add: 70 Bui Vien St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 9855

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