Huong River in Hue
After Phnom Penh, Singapore, Kuching in Malaysia and Hoi Han, the next city in Southeast Asia with a pictorial riverwalk will be the old imperial city of Hue in Central Vietnam.
Officials in the central province of Thu Thien – where Hue is located- propose to build a promenade along the Huong River starting in July. The US$6-million project is to be funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). It will include a four-meter wide wooden walkway projecting into the river in its most beautiful section between Truong Tien Bridge and Hue Central Hospital.
The 380-meter long walkway will be in a tourism zone that will include Ly Tu Trong Park, a tourist quay and the Nguyen Dinh Chieu walking street. The street is a popular venue, particularly in the evening with a night market selling local handicraft as well as popular snacks and drinks.
Hue Riverwalk Project
The new promenade will integrate a restaurant, a coffee shop, a lotus garden and a mini entertainment stage would be built, authorities said.Nguyen Dinh Chieu will be stone-paved and decorated with colorful lighting.
The details of the project, which will take around 10 months, will be on display on the walking street in a few weeks’ time to seek public opinion before the work is finalized. The project will add to the popularity of Hue, one of the most pictorial cities in Vietnam.
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