The 20th session of the ninth tenure People’s Council of HCMC on July 11 agreed that Dinh Tien Hoang Street stretching from Bong Bridge to Phan Dang Luu Street will be renamed Le Van Duyet Street.

Towards the far end of Dinh Tien Hoang Street there are big old trees on both sides – PHOTOS: THANH HOA

On one end of the street is Lang Ong Ba Chieu Temple where the tomb of Le Van Duyet, a historical figure, is located. Le Van Duyet (1764-1832) was a high-ranking mandarin of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). He contributed to the development of the southern region of Vietnam.

The following photo essay features some scenes on the current session of Dinh Tien Hoang Street which is about to change its name.

The section of Dinh Tien Hoang Street which will become Le Van Duyet Street soon seen from above

The near end of the wouldbe Le Van Duyen Street viewed from District 1. Notice Cau Bong Bridge, which links District 1 with Binh Thanh District

A part of Cau Bong Bridge, which still retains its old structure

A close-up of the part of the street which links to Cau Bong Bridge

The far end of the existing street which meets with Phan Dang Luu Street

On the left of this photo is Lang Ong Ba Chieu Temple where the tombs of Le Van Duyet and his wife are


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