Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street is a bustling street located along the poetic Perfume River of Hue. Its prime location makes it an ideal spot for tourists to sightsee, stroll around, and enjoy the romantic view, especially at night.
1. Introduction to Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street
- Location: Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street is an ideal spot for tourists to wander alongside the poetic Perfume River and hectic Trang Tien Bridge. During specific times in the week, the street will be closed for vehicles and only pedestrians are allowed in to enjoy the many cultural activities here.
The walking street’s opening hours are as follows:
- Monday to Saturday: 4.00 PM - 10.00 PM
- Sunday: All day
Visitors can easily get to Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street by taxi, bus, motorbike, or even on foot. All the prominent sites in Hue are close to one another, and it only takes a short walk to reach Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street from the city center.
2. Inside Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street - A must-visit Hue night walking street
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street is a popular attraction in any Hue tour, especially if you want to explore the daily culture of the people here. It is also a frequent venue for a variety of local and international events.
2.1. The part from Phu Xuan Bridge to Phuong Nam Bookstore
There are food courts lined along the two sidewalks of the street, where you can enjoy a variety of street food and Hue specialties, such as beef vermicelli, mussel rice, banh xeo, banh khot, and more. Due to this feature, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street is a popular gathering spot for families and friends on the weekend in Hue. After a hearty meal, you can continue your journey to the other two parts of the walking street.
2.2. From Phuong Nam Bookstore to Truong Tien Bridge
This middle part of Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street is perfect for shopping. Here, visitors can find many shops selling unique souvenirs, such as conical hats, scarves, lanterns, handicrafts, embroidery products, all colorfully and beautifully decorated.
In addition, this part of the street often has performances by groups of talented young artists, acrobats, musicians, etc. Sometimes, there will be events and festivals. These activities have turned Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street into the busiest and most vibrant place in Hue.
2.3. From Truong Tien Bridge to Toa Kham Wharf
This is the most romantic part of Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street. Here, you may find many young couples who are having a chat or taking a stroll along the riverbank.
In particular, this part also has the famous Truong Tien banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) that almost all Hue students know thanks to its deliciousness and low price. This banh mi has all kinds of fillings for tourists to choose from, which will surely satisfy every taste bud.
3. Best things to do at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street
3.1. Contemplate the poetic Perfume River
The beauty of Perfume River is probably too familiar and symbolic for the whole city of Hue. Coming to Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street, you will once again admire the peaceful and poetic beauty of this romantic river. That is also the reason why this place has become a very popular spot for Hue people to visit and take photos.
3.2. Explore the ancient beauty of Ruong houses
Strolling around Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street, you can see many Ruong houses, which are a type of traditional houses that the ancient people of Hue used to live in. Ruong houses are also a great heritage, thus, you should definitely come to this street to see their beauty with your own eyes.
3.3. Enjoy the super tasty local specialties
On Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street, there is no lack of delectable treats for you to enjoy, including both street food and local specialties. Some must-try dishes here are:
- Bun bo Hue: Also known as Hue beef vermicelli, this dish includes vermicelli and beef served with a broth made from beef bones.
- Com hen: Also known as mussel rice, this dish consists of river mussels, rice, peanuts, pork rinds, shrimp paste, chili paste, along with herbs, vegetables, and broth.
- Banh khoai: A signature dish of Hue and the whole Central Vietnam region, it is a variation of the Vietnamese pancake (banh xeo).
- Banh Mi Truong Tien: Also known as Vietnamese sandwich (Truong Tien is the name of the shop), banh mi is a signature food of Vietnam, which foreign tourists absolutely must try.
3.4. Shop for souvenirs and handicrafts
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street has many souvenir stalls displaying various products from traditional craft villages in Hue. Here, visitors will be able to find a wide range of souvenirs for their beloved. They all have reasonable prices and were made by Vietnamese artisans with excellent craftsmanship.
4. Where to stay when visiting Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street?
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Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street Vietnam allows tourists to immerse themselves in a different side of the ancient Hue, where both the bustling vibe and romantic views can be enjoyed. Make sure you come to this street at night after exploring all the other cultural attractions in the day!
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