Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets

Hanoi allows bars, karaoke parlours and discos to reopen from 0:00 on September 16 after the city has gone four weeks without new local COVID-19 cases. 

Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets
Nightlife on Ta Hien street is now bustling once more. Photos: Minh Hieu/Vietnam+
Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets

Ta Hien street is crowded as if COVID-19 had never happened.

Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets
Though Hanoi People’s Committee has recommended people to seriously abide by COVID-19 prevention instructions by the health sector, many people seem a bit neglected.
Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets

Photos: Minh Hieu/Vietnam+

Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets
Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets

Ta Hien street is dubbed as ‘Westerners’ street’. Now there are some foreigners showing up here indeed.

Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets
Many youngsters say they come here only for keeping up with the bustling nightlife here after a month of its closure.
 
Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets

Ta Hien street was a thriving social destination before the implementation of the social distancing period, particularly at night and during the weekend.

Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets
Minh Tu, 24, a Hanoian living in Dong Da district tells reporters ‘It’s been a long time since I experienced such wonderful moment. I hope the pandemic will soon be fully contained so everyone could get their normal life back.
Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets

Some restaurant welcomes only few customers. Photos: Minh Hieu/Vietnam+

Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets
Though bars, karaoke parlours, discos and pubs can now open, this street is not as crowded as it was before. Business owners here voice their expectation that arrivals will be increased sharply by this weekend.
Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets

Bars, karaoke parlours, discos and pubs on Ta Hien and nearby streets can now reopen.

Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets

‘I’m so delighted that my pub can resume operation. Of course we must ensure safety for our customers. Everyone entering my pub has to undergo temperature measurement and hand sanitizing,’ says Duy Cong, manager of a pub on No.12 Ta Hien street, Hanoi.

Hanoi,Ta Hien Street,hanoi pedestrian streets
Photos: Minh Hieu/Vietnam+


VNA

Return of foreign tourists breathes energy back into Ta Hien street

Return of foreign tourists breathes energy back into Ta Hien street

Following a brief lull in business as a result of the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Ta Hien street in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter has become increasingly busy due to the return of foreign visitors.