Hoi An expands walking street area

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Hoi An expands walking street area

8/31/2016 9:35:21 PM

Vietnam’s World Heritage town, Hoi An, will extend walking streets to create more space for tourists and ease the congestion in the historic quarter.

The added walking streets are Hoang Dieu and Hoi An market – outside of the original old quarter.

The city’s People Committee vice chairman, Nguyen Van Son, was quoted saying the pedestrian area, which was established in 2002, was congested with tourists and it created a burden on traffic, trading, shopping and tourism services.

“The city assigned Hoi An market as a cuisine center and night market for tourists and streets around the market are now designed as pedestrian areas only.”

Walking streets open from 8:00 to 11:00 in the morning and from 15:00 till 22:00. Vehicles are allowed access for just four hours per day and late at night time to service shops and commercial establishments.

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