Hanoi: Walking street gains popularity

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HANOI, 18 October 2017: Hanoi’s Department of Transportation has made adjustments to traffic and transportation in several areas around Hoan Kiem Lake to improve pedestrian street space during weekends as more travellers and residents visit the lakeside attraction.

According to the latest regulations,  all vehicle transport is banned 1900 to 2400 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on Hang Gai and Cau Go streets (from Luong Van Can street to Dinh Liet street).

On Hang Bai street, cars are prohibited from Ly Thuong Kiet street to Hai Ba Trung street; and taxis are banned from Tran Hung Dao street to Ly Thuong Kiet street. Read more

Bangkok’s shrines feature in walkabout

June 2, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 2 June 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) are jointly promoting  new walking tours in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong shopping district.

The first in the series is the Ratchaprasong Shrine and Culture Walk, which encourages people to discover eight  Hindu shrines.

TAT executive director of events Department Thapanee Kiatphaibool said: “The Ratchaprasong Shrine and Culture Walk will encourage tourists to discover local experiences… These walks show that even in the most modern areas of Bangkok, there is something for everyone from shoppers to seeking the more spiritual side of the city.” Read more

HCMC street bans vehicles

February 19, 2015 by  
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HO CHI MINH CITY, 19 February 2015: HCMC authority will ban motor vehicles, next month, on Nguyen Hue Street during the evenings on weekends and public holidays,  making it the first pedestrian-friendly street.

Local media reported that the city transport department will make the street vehicle-free between 1800 and 2300 on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. Trucks serving commercial premises on the street will need to apply for special permission.

The transformation of Nguyen Hue into a pedestrian-friendly street will turn nearby streets into parking areas for cars that cannot enter Nguyen Hue.

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