New pedestrian and flower streets open in Hanoi

Located in the Mailand Hanoi City-Splendora Residence Area in Hanoi’s suburban district of Hoai Duc, the spring flower street was opened to the public on Saturday, to welcome the upcoming Lunar Year of the Tiger.

As well as a place for Hanoi residents to enjoy the spring ambiance with thousands of beautiful and exotic flowers, the street also promotes the cultural values of the city. With the theme ‘The Glorious Journey of Vietnamese Tet’, the street's main theme is an old and glorious Hanoi, full of vitality and creativity to usher in new optimism about the future. Among the key features of the flower street is a model of a train, passing by blooming flower carpets. People can also enjoy several cultural activities such as making chưng and dày (square and round sticky rice) cakes, writing calligraphy, creating dough toy figurines, printing wood-carving Dong Ho painting and making palm-leaf conical hats. 

A new pedestrian street named Pont de Long Bien has also been inaugurated in the area. Aiming to revive the ambiance of the old Hanoi, the pedestrian street has been enhanced by images of stone arches, French-styled houses, and traditional-decorated booths offering traditional products.

The opening of both flower street and the pedestrian street was organized by the Phu Long Corporation under the Sovico Group, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hanoi’s Department of Culture and Sports, UNESCO, and UN-Habitat, aiming to make it an annual event that offers a creative and cultural space.

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