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
Cinnamon Hotel

Add: 74 Le Thi Rieng St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 5124

Duna Hotel

Add: 167 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 3699

Hoang Gia Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3829 3799

Thai Binh Hotel

Add: 1 Pham Viet Chanh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 6163

Sunflower Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 6291 8205

Muong Thanh Sai Gon Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3827 9595

Sanouva Hotel

Add: 175-177 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3827 5275

Halo Hotel

Add: 23 Thu Khoa Huan St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3827 9888

Liberty Central Saigon Center Hotel

Add: 177-179 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 0028

Northern Hotel

Add: 11A Thi Sach St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3825 1751/ 3825 1752

Ha My Hotel

Add: 120 Ly Tu Trong, Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 3981/ 3823 3982

Tien An Hotel

Add: 22 Truong Dinh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 4834

Sunrise Central Hotel

Add: 135-137 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 4370/ 3823 4371

Thien Xuan Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3822 9160

Mai Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3838 9410

Dai Nam Hotel

Add: 79 Tran Hung Dao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3824 2541 3824 2545

Ho Sen Hotel

Add: 4A- 4B-4C Thi Sach St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 2281

Hoang Phu Gia Hotel

Add: 19C Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 2555/ 3925 9342

Nhat Ha 1 Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3824 6369

Lavender Hotel

Add: 208-210 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 2222 8888/ 2220 2120

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