Pedestrian streets at Son Tay ancient citadel ready to welcome visitors

May 04, 2022 | 13:16
From May, the pedestrian street of Son Tay's ancient citadel will come into operation with many entertaining cultural events, street art, and food stalls.
Pedestrian streets at Son Tay ancient citadel ready to welcome visitors
The street will be closed to traffic from 7pm on Saturdays to 12pm on Sundays

According to Nguyen Huy Khanh, Chairman of Son Tay People's Committee, Son Tay-Doai focuses on exploiting the potential of cultural tourism in combination with resorts and experiences.

Cultural attractions such as the Son Tay ancient citadel, Va Temple, Mia Pagoda, the ancient village in Duong Lam, and the Temple of Literature in Son Tay are relaxing destinations for tourists to visit. Along with these, the Dong Mo lake tourist area with its international standard golf course, the villages of ethnic groups, and the system of tourist attractions and resorts all draw visitors to the area.

Son Tay has one of the four pedestrian streets of Hanoi. With a total length of 820m and a usable area of 34,500 square metres, it extends from Pho Duc Chinh street to the Quang Trung-Nguyen Thai Hoc intersection.

The street is closed to traffic from 7pm on Saturdays to 12pm on Sundays, with the main activities including sports, art, and food.

The pedestrian street will create a modern, bustling, and lively community space, entertaining locals and visitors every weekend while promoting the development of trade, service, and tourism activities.

The town has repaired roads and sidewalks to improve the landscape of the streets, repainted road markings, installed information signs and signposts around the citadel, and built a welcome gate with decorative lights.

Tran Dinh Chien, deputy head of the Urban Management Department in Son Tay town, said that the preparation work has been completed and it is ready to serve tourists. The organisers expect that around 50-70 stalls will be allowed to do business in the pedestrian street area.

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