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Vietnam's former capital to ban vehicles from backpacker area on weekend nights

The central city of Hue is hoping the new pedestrian zone will tempt tourists to take a stroll.

Heart of Hanoi proposes limiting pedestrian zone to weekend evenings only during summer

Although the zone has been a big hit among tourists, they tend to shy away from the daytime heat during summer.

Backpacker walking street takes a step back in Saigon

Construction delays have caused a setback.
July 12, 2017 | 10:35 am GMT+7

Saigon backpacker street undergoes major makeover

Authorities are hoping that the work to turn Bui Vien into a walking street will make the popular backpacker area more attractive.
June 18, 2017 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

A look back at two years of Saigon's only walking street

Once just another downtown street, Nguyen Hue is now a top tourist attraction and a family-friendly venue.
April 23, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Hoi An once again expands walking zone for tourists

Saigon and Hanoi may need to consider taking a page from the small town's book.
April 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

Experts cringe at Saigon's plan for massive walking zone

Say tourists won't want to walk long distances to get to hotels and restaurants.
March 27, 2017 | 12:24 am GMT+7

Dressed up dogs prowl Hanoi streets

Temperatures plunged to a 'bone-chilling' 20C (68F) last weekend, inspiring Hanoi to rationalize a parade of dressed-up dogs. 
December 16, 2016 | 09:33 am GMT+7

Walk this way: Hanoi to extend pedestrian zone trial through first half of next year

The idea of banning vehicles in the city center appears to have been a hit.
December 14, 2016 | 02:59 pm GMT+7

Unmuzzled dogs banned from Hanoi’s pedestrian zone

The ban came after local authorities received complaints about a large number of dogs around small children.
October 24, 2016 | 08:20 pm GMT+7

6 coffee shops with the best view of Saigon’s walking street

Nested in some of the city's oldest apartments, the cafés overlook Nguyen Hue and offer a panorama of the main street.
September 20, 2016 | 11:14 am GMT+7

Four reasons to take a stroll down Saigon’s first pedestrian street

The vibrant and crowded Saigon offers an area for people to have fun and relax without being bothered by incessant traffic. Nguyen Hue, Saigon’s first walking street, is the ...
June 24, 2016 | 09:54 pm GMT+7