Danang to open night market

DANANG, 8 May 2017: Danang will open Son Tra night market with a walking street, next month, to offer attractions for locals and international visitors.

Vietnam Net Bridge media reported the city would open Son Tra night market and a shopping zone on the east side of the Rong (Dragon) Bridge by 12 June.

The city’s People’s Committee vice chairman, Ho Ky Minh, was quoted saying the city has assigned stretches of Ly Nam De, Mai Hac De and Phung Khac Khoan streets for the night market and walking street that will have 150 pavilions selling souvenirs, food and specialties of Danang and the central region.

The market will open from 1800 to 0000 daily.

It will be the first regular night market located at a pedestrian walking zone in the central city.

The city also launched its first downtown shopping centre on Le Duan Street, with a 1.1 km section from Ong Ich Khiem to Tran Phu junction last year.

Earlier, the city opened a night food centre in Huynh Thuc Khang Street, the report noted.

The city also plans to build a 4.4 ha Central Square project in the city’s downtown that will serve as a landmark tourist attraction, shopping and public entertainment site including Bach Dang, Phan Chau Trinh, Nguyen Thai Hoc and Hung Vuong streets, Le Duan and Pham Hong Thai.

Last year, Danang attracted 5.6 million tourists, of which 1.67 million were foreigners.