Tien Yen pedestrian street - walking in the ancient atmosphere
Having been launched since 2017, Tien Yen pedestrian streets provide visitors with an exceptional sense of being immersed in the indigenous culture of ethnic people in the northeastern area of Quang Ninh province.
Historically, the town of Tien Yen was established in the beginning of the 20th century. There remains about 40 ancient houses and facilities showcasing the mixture of Chinese and French architecture.
As a move to preserve and uphold cultural values, the first walking street opened in Tien Yen in August, 2017 and has currently become an appealing attraction and excellent cultural products of the ethnic minority people in the locality. Operating on every weekend and during holidays, the walking street includes 3 main areas including a folk culture region, a merchandizing space and a range of traditional cuisine stalls at Ly Thuong Kiet road and Hoa Binh road.
Visiting the walking street, locals and tourists will experience interesting folkgames such as stilt walking, bamboo dancing, skipping, pot breaking and special art performances. The district has invested in building tourism infrastructure such as a road to get Pac Sui waterfall, Tay ethnic culture village, experiential tourism models in Hai Lang and Dong Rui mangrove forests...
Tourists to Tien Yen often visit the ancient house No. 73 at Hoa Binh street where Mrs. Dinh Thi Cuc’s family are living and have been preserving the tradition of making gat gu cake, which is shaped in a long roll and made from rice powder (similar to the materials used to make pho), for 40 years.
Since its first introduction in 2017, the walking street of Tien Yen has already lured around 690 thousand tourist arrivals including more than 110 thousand foriegn ones. The attraction reached the highest point of over 300 thousand touris arrivals in 2019.