Hoi An ancient town opens new walking street hinh anh 1Nguyen Phuc Chu street (Source: tuoitre.vn)
Quang Nam (VNA) – Hoi An, a UNESCO heritage site, has designated Nguyen Phuc Chu street a walking street where only pedestrians and non-engined vehicles are allowed.

The street is located to the south of the Hoa river along Hoi An statute park and Nguyen Hoang night market, which attracts a large number of tourists.

At night visitors can enjoy cultural and art performances and traditional folk games here and buy fine arts products on the 500m street.

Since 2004 Hoi An has earmarked several streets for pedestrians and non-engined vehicles to reduce noise and ensure people's safety.

Located in the central province of Quang Nam, the ancient town has many temples, pagodas and old houses. Hoi An was a leading trading port in Southeast Asia in the 17th and 18th centuries.

According to the latest report, Hoi An hosted more than 1.7 million tourists, of which 740,000 were foreigners, over the past nine months.

In 2014, a survey showed that 11.2 percent of total international tourists returned to the city on their second visit.-VNA