Hà Nội extends Hoàn Kiếm pedestrian spaces during holiday

September, 01/2022 - 12:51
The walking-only space around Hoàn Kiếm Lake and in neighbouring areas will be open from 7pm on Thursday (September 1) through midnight on Sunday (September 4), instead of only weekends as usual.

 

Hoàn Kiếm pedestrian area. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt

HÀ NỘI — The pedestrian spaces in Hà Nội’s historic Hoàn Kiếm District will be open from September 1 through September 4 to serve local residents and visitors during the National Day (September 2) holiday.

The municipal People’s Committee agreed on the extension, proposed by the Hoàn Kiếm District, on August 31.

In particular, the space around Hoàn Kiếm Lake and in neighbouring areas will be open from 7pm on Thursday (September 1) through midnight on Sunday (September 4), instead of only weekends as usual.

Meanwhile, the pedestrian streets in the Old Quarter will be available from 7pm to midnight during the holiday, but open for vehicles in the daytime.

Vice Chairman of the Hoàn Kiếm People’s Committee Nguyễn Quốc Hoàn said local pedestrian spaces have attracted millions of visitors since they were reopened earlier this year after a COVID-prompted shutdown.

The extension during the National Day holiday will not only serve visitors’ recreational demands but also help recover local services, trade and tourism, he added. — VNS

 

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