Hue City is working on a pilot plan to ban vehicle traffic on the
Truong Tien Bridge over the Huong (Perfume) River on weekends and make the
bridge a pedestrian-only area, local media reports.
This plan would be implemented when the renovation of the bridge is complete
late this year.
The landmark bridge would be closed on Saturday and Sunday nights to create an
area for residents and visitors to walk and admire the beauty of the romantic
Huong River at night.
Constructed in 1897 and finished two years later during the reign of King Thanh
Thai, the 400-meter bridge was designed by French architect Gustave Eiffel. It
is considered a symbol of the former imperial capital.
The city is making effort to lure more international visitors. It has recently
approved a plan to turn the backpacker quarter surrounded by Pham Ngu Lao, Chu
Van An and Vo Thi Sau streets in Phu Hoi Ward into a pedestrian-only area on
weekend nights, Vnexpress reports.
Meanwhile, the Hue Imperial Citadel, one of seven leading tourist destinations
of Viet Nam in 2017, is open to the public from 7p.m. to 10p.m. daily from late
April to September 20..