Hanoi authorities are transforming the former military base of Son Tay Citadel into a new pedestrian zone that will open next month.
|The space in front of a sports stadium will accommodate 50-70 food stalls.|
|The pedestrian zone is scheduled to open from 7 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday with contemporary art performances, street music, folk dances, portrait painting, sketching, calligraphy, boat racing, fishing and water puppetry.|
|The area inside the fortress has also been renovated with new roads and lighting systems that will make the place more attractive to visitors.|
|New public toilets have been installed inside and outside the fortress area.|
|The new pedestrian zone will be the fourth such space in Hanoi. The other three are around the Hoan Kiem (Turtle) Lake; the Old Quarter and Trinh Cong Son Street near the West Lake.|