There is a current proposal to establish a designated pedestrian zone in District 1.
From a canal to the first pedestrian-only street in Saigon, Nguyen Hue has become a phenomenon since it was opened last year. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy. Photos by Bao Zoan
Nguyen Hue, one of the most successful military commanders in Vietnamese history, and an emperor of the Tan Son Dynasty, has a major street in almost every Vietnamese city named after him. Yet the one in Ho Chi Minh City is perhaps the best known.
Located on the first floor of a building on Nguyen Hue, Ollie’s Kitchen is a modern and cozy joint equipped with simple wooden tables and chairs.
After taking advantage of the closure of Nguyen Hue to do a short period of renovation, Saigon’s oldest Italian restaurant has reopened with a promotion to match.
Construction of the four-floor below-ground section of the first station of the first metro line in Ho Chi Minh City began at the intersection of Le Loi and Nguyen Hue Streets in District 1 on Friday.
The Quiet American is the first book you buy off the plane, and its portrayal of wartime tragedy is just romantic enough to let nostalgia creep in. But the glimpse that Evan Hudson has gotten is more of colonial depredation than bygone grandeur