Accordingly, the pedestrian zones at Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounding areas will be open from 7am on September 1 until the end of September 4.
The move aims to provide more entertainment space for residents and visitors, and stimulate trading, service and tourism activities.
Opened officially in September 2016 after a two-year pilot trial, the pedestrian street area around Hoan Kiem Lake is now accessible every weekend, starting from 7 p.m. on Friday and ending at midnight on Sunday.
The walking street passes through downtown streets including Trang Tien, Dinh Le, as well as Hoan Kiem Lake itself. In conjunction with a night market and street food area, it extends into streets such as Hang Duong, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Hang Buom, Ma May, and Hang Giay, ending at Dong Xuan Market.
At the end of 2020, the city's expansion plans also include additional streets south of the Old Quarter, connecting the northern region of Hoan Kiem Lake.
After seven years of operation, the walking pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem Lake has become an iconic destination, drawing both domestic and international visitors.
Each weekend, an average of 25,000 to 35,000 people come to the walking street, with numbers surging to up to 50,000 during the Lunar New Year./.