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Nguyen Hue Street: Enjoy the walk of your life in the center of Saigon

19/02/2023 929 views

If you enjoy taking strolls then Nguyen Hue street is the place for you. This magnificently structured walking street is one of the city’s most exciting yet peaceful settings to be explored!

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Nguyen Hue street’s breathtaking beauty at night (Source: Collected)

Connecting the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and Bach Dang Wharf, Nguyen Hue street can be easily found in the central area of District 1. Let us let you in on a local secret, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street is set up with mist-emitting systems and vegetation which adds a touch of nature to the whole area and brings it to life!

1. About Nguyen Hue Street Ho Chi Minh

  • History:

Nguyen Hue walking street history goes way back to the 1800’s. Originally, the avenue was a canal linked to Saigon River and was called Kinh Lớn (The Grand Canal). It was completely transformed into a boulevard during the mid-late 19th century. After that, the city’s Government decided to reconstruct the entire boulevard into Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in 2014.

  • Location:

The bustling and vibrant Nguyen Hue Street is located in the heart of the most inviting and deluxe downtown area of Saigon!

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Nguyen Hue street aerial view (Source: Collected)

2. How to get to Nguyen Hue Street Saigon?

How can you get to Nguyen Hue walking street? A Piece of cake! You can either use Google or get Grab! Simply use “Nguyen Hue street map” or “Nguyen Hue street” and voilá! You have arrived at Nguyen Hue street!

3. Things to do on your excursion to Nguyen Hue Street

Nguyen Hue street is a wonderful place to visit for tourists as it provides a plethora of delectable cuisine, ranging from traditional Vietnamese to modern international fare. There is something for everyone! The street is also lined with many landmarks with an intriguing architecture. There are a great many attractions on Nguyen Hue walking street, to fully appreciate the charm and sparkling of Nguyen Hue walking street, we highly recommend you to go there at night.

3.1. Capture remarkable moments in photography

You can capture memorable instances of your trip at closely accessible sceneries such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Palace of Independence, Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Opera House and many more! Or you can just simply take a picture while posing to the background of the street’s quaint colonial architecture!

3.2. Spend time in the bookstore

Attracting local and foreign readers as well as tourists, Nguyen Hue Bookstore is well-known as one of the unique cultural emblems of the city. Book lovers won’t be able to overlook the Nguyen Hue Bookstore which covers an astounding area of over 2000m²! The bookstore has a pleasant appearance with modern facilities as well as enthusiastic and professional staff. Thousands of books are orderly arranged in shelves, making shopping easy for all customers. 

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Nguyen Hue’s prominent bookstore (Source: Collected)

3.3. Visit Apartment 42 Nguyen Hue

Neighboring the bookstore, the Apartment 42 Nguyen Hue is home to various cafes and boutiques inside with distinctly unique interior designs. Its one-of-a-kind design has even been internationally featured on the National Geographic channel! You are ensured to have a great time as each of the shops will have something special and unique to offer; ranging from unique designs and handcrafted products to the most appetizing of meals!

3.4. See street music performances

Imagine walking along the avenue and unexpectedly hearing some interesting sounds and seeing a crowd. Wouldn’t that make you feel curious? Once you come to see, you realize people are watching LIVE shows! Who wouldn’t say yes to a live performance? Well, Nguyen Hue street has something even greater to offer! And that is MULTIPLE live performances! Yes, you have read that right! Nguyen Hue Square is a place where countless people perform and present their talents to the public. Immerse yourself in the vigorous and high-spirited atmosphere and enjoy the beauty of not only Vietnamese, but also International culture! 

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Vibrant atmosphere of the Nguyen Hue Square (at night) (Source: Collected)

3.5. Enjoy delectable street foods

If you are a foodie, you don’t need to visit any other places because Nguyen Hue street food at night is full of mouth-watering regional and global dishes! From simple foods and desserts such to international meals, Nguyen Hue street food has nothing but all to offer! It’s a Super Buffet of attractive dishes!

Here’s a list of some of the most popular dishes:

  • Seafood at Binh Dien Market Seafood Restaurant (400.000 – 800.000 VNĐ/ $20 – $40 per person)
  • Hotpot and BBQ Buffet at Gogi House (300.000 – 500.000 VNĐ/ $15 – $25 per person)
  • Vietnamese Noodles at Noodle Noodle (100.000 VNĐ/ $5 per person)
  • Grass jelly and coconut milk dessert (80.000 VNĐ/ $4 per serving)
  • Tacos and Churros (40.000 VNĐ/ $2 per serving)
  • Hong Kong’s Egg tart (40.000 VNĐ/ $2 per serving)
  • Chocolate Volcano (50.000 VNĐ/ $2.5 per serving) – MUST TRY
  • Vietnamese skewers (25.000 VNĐ/ $1 per skewer)

3.6. Explore some stunning cafés nearby

After enjoying a nice walk and munching on some snacks, the best thing to do is to find a nice seat on the balcony of a coffee shop so you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Nguyen Hue pedestrian street while appreciating the company of your loved ones. There is an abundance of cafés, tea rooms and milk tea shops along the avenue for you to try!

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Spend time with friends at local cafés! (Source: Collected)

4. Tips on visiting Nguyen Hue Street Ho Chi Minh City

Here are some tips to have the best experience at Nguyen Hue Street:

  • Get a comfortable pair of shoes so you can walk with ease for a long period of time.
  • Make sure to always have cash with you as it will be your main way of payment for street food.
  • Nguyen Hue street usually quiets down from 11PM so plan your day well. 
  • For an effortless commute, booking an accommodation nearby is highly recommended.
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Nguyen Hue street awaits your arrival! (Aerial view the street during day) (Source: Collected)

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With an exceptional cultural diversity, Nguyen Hue street is a perfect reflection of Vietnam’s modernity and economic growth. The forever-lively street is also a great place to observe the local’s daily life and admire the architecture. Hopefully, the article above has helped with planning your trip to visit the wonderful Nguyen Hue street Ho Chi Minh City.

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