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Numerous Streets In Downtown Saigon To Close For Tết Festivities

As if it weren’t challenging enough navigating downtown Saigon with the construction of the pedestrian promenade and metro station, numerous streets in the area will have been or will soon be closed to traffic to accommodate Tết festivities.

According to The Saigon Times, Hàm Nghi Street became off limits last Friday as the construction of Flower Street commenced. Starting February 16, the day celebrations kick-off, the sections of Phó Đức Chính, Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Pasteur, Tôn Thất Đạm, Hồ Tùng Mậu and Hải Triều Streets that intersect with Hàm Nghi, in addition to the bus station in front of Ben Thanh Market, will be restricted to traffic.

Things will return to normal on February 22, the day after the holiday ends.

Here’s a map of the streets that will be affected by the closures (courtesy of Thanh Nien):

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