The car – free streets take place from January 31th to February 1st and February 7th to 8th along the roads skirting Mekong river.
After making trial, the authorities have proposed to turn Chao Anou and Francois Ngin into permanent car – free streets on Saturdays and public holidays. This idea of walking streets has been widely welcomed by both tourists and local residents.
The proposal is still under consideration and if granted, the activity will be organised in the same place again.
According to Mr Chanthasack, the trial attracted 7,200 local and foreign visitors during 31 January to 1 February and almost 20,000 during 7 to 8 February.