Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG —The central city plans to turn An Thượng quarter in coastal Ngũ Hành Sơn District into the first tourism area catering to late night shopping and entertainment.
Deputy director of the city’s tourism department, Nguyễn Xuân Bình, told Việt Nam News the project would be bounded by four main streets – Võ Nguyên Giáp, Hoàng Kế Viêm, Châu Thị Vĩnh Tế and Ngô Thì Sĩ.
Bình said the area would reserve five streets for pedestrians – An Thượng 1, An Thượng 2, An Thượng 3 and An Thượng 4 and Trần Bạch Đằng. An international shopping centre will also be located in the quarter.
An Thượng quarter has a busy tourism scene. It has 141 travel agencies, 64 hotels and guest houses and home-stays, 43 restaurants and 12 shopping centres.
It also hosts around 1,400 tourists a day during the high season (between April and September) and 650 visitors each day in the low season.
Nearly 300,000 tourists, of whom 74,000 were foreigners, stayed in the quarter in 2017.
Two years ago, Đà Nẵng launched its first downtown shopping centre on Lê Duẩn Street, with a 1.1km section from Ông Ích Khiêm to Trần Phú junction, and a night food centre in Huỳnh Thúc Kháng Street.
Đà Nẵng hosted 6.6 million tourists, of which 2.3 million were foreigners, last year.
However, the city has been lacked of international night entertainment service for tourists while spending long vacation. — VNS