Da Nang, Vietnam at night credit Mohammad Imran on Unsplash
Plans have been announced for a new 9 hectare central square as a centrepiece for tourists and local events.
The plans would see the square built in the area home to the Dien Hai Citadel near to the River Han. The citadel is a national relic site reflecting the fight against French colonists.
The Dien Hai Citadel was built as a military outpost during the Nguyen Dynasty’s (1802–1945) King Gia Long reign near the mouth of Han River to control access to Da Nang Port and serve as an important defensive position.
The plans are part of a master plan for Da Nang and also include the pedestrianisation of an area between the Tran Thi Ly and Thuan Phuoc bridges. Vehicles may also be banned between the central square and the pedestrian zone.
Da Nang is a popular tourist destination especially for domestic tourists although recent years has seen an increase in foreign visitors. The city is home to long, sandy beaches, the world famous Golden and Dragon bridges, the Marble Mountains and the Ba Na Hills Resort.
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