HanoiOn the first day of vacation, the parks in the city were full, many people were tired and wasting time queuing and people-watching.
At 8:30 a.m. on April 30, after a half-hour drive, mother and daughter Le Tu Linh arrived at Bao Son Paradise Park in Hoang Mai, Hanoi. What struck her was that the traffic was scattered on both sides of the road, in the parking lot and in front of a long line of people queuing to buy tickets.
After waiting in line for almost 30 minutes to buy tickets and enter the gate, Ms. Linh continued to be frustrated because each game had a long line of people who had to wait about 20 minutes before their turn was. Also, the aquarium tunnel was full of people, which caused the mother and daughter to move step by step, feeling it as suffocation and difficulty breathing.
Restaurants and bars along the park are also full, many people have been waiting for 30 minutes and still have not been served. Crowds sat on stone benches and lawns to eat ready meals or shop for groceries. Linh said she had to keep queuing until noon to buy tickets for the meal swap. The sun was hot and tired, so the mother and daughter went out to eat snacks and then returned.
“When I first went on vacation, I met crowds like ants and the heat and fatigue like torture. I will never go on vacation again,” Linh said.
Similar to Ms. Linh, Mr. Thanh Truong in Cau Giay encountered the situation of “people-looking” in Thu Le Park. He said that this year he was monitoring information that the gates of Hanoi were clogged, so he decided not to return to his hometown and to take his two young children to the city with his wife to play.
“Although it was early, there were still many people, the crowds that filled the small street of the park, wanted to see or feed animals, had to stand very far and wait a long time for their turn. Playgrounds like trains, There were people on the swings. Because we were tired, we all left early,” he said.
According to statistics from Bao Son Paradise Park, the number of visitors is estimated at 8,000 today, up 30% from late last week. With a large number of people pouring in in the morning, the park has set up a traffic flow to support visitors. Thu Le Park will be closed during the holiday season from 30.4. until 1.5. welcome an estimated 150,000 visitors.
This morning, the Hoan Kiem Lake pedestrian street is crowded. Around 10:30 am, thousands of people flocked to Dinh Tien Hoang Street for a walk, focusing on children’s entertainment and tourist gift festivals. By noon the number of people had shrunk.
West Lake Water Park has reopened with many activities including the hot air balloon festival and an art exhibition. It is estimated that the park welcomed 2,500 visitors this morning, with up to 6,000 visitors expected throughout the day.
On the first day of vacation, Hanoi is sunny and suitable for many families to go out and have fun. In Sa Pa, central destinations like Hoi An, Da Nang, Da Lat… It rained this morning so the number of visitors wasn’t too big.
Lan Huong – The Quynh