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Walking streets in cities: how do we make them more attractive to tourists?

Update: May, 11/2015 - 14:29
Some people see traditional perfomances at walking streets at night in Ha Noi a special, memorable experience. But some others find them overcrowded, messy and noisy. — Photo vietnamnet.vn

At night you can see traditional art performances like Cheo or Xam at open musical theatres in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi. You can also buy, try and learn to cook traditional food. For some foreign tourists, it's a special, memorable experience. But some others find them overcrowded, messy and noisy.

Recently, HCM City introduced a walking street on Nguyen Hue. Cameras have been set up and disguised policemen are on patrol to prevent pickpocketing, protect the historic sites and keep people safe.

Tell us about your experiences on walking streets in Viet Nam. What are your suggestions on how to improve them? And what do you think about this new emphasis on safety and police presence?

In your country, how do authorities manage public cultural areas or walking streets?

Please reply by email to: opinion@vnsmail.com, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Viet Nam News, 79 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi. Replies to next week's questions must be received by Thursday morning, May 14, 2015. – VNS

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