Ham Nghi Street – the place to shop for electronic items
Da Nang’s Ham Nghi Street runs from the intersection between Hoang Hoa Tham and Ly Thai To streets in the north down to the crossroads of Nguyen Van Linh and Le Dinh Ly streets in the south.
The street was opened to traffic in 1999 and it was named after Emperor Ham Nghi, the eighth emperor of the Nguyen dynasty. He ruled for only one year (1884 - 1885) and, together with Thanh Thai and Duy Tan, he fought against the French colonists. In 1885, he led the large-scale Can Vuong uprising, but his movement failed. Ham Nghi was then replaced by Emperor Dong Khanh, and in 1888 he was exiled to Algeria. He died there in 1943 and is buried in Thonac Cemetery near Sarlat, Dordogne, France.
Most notably, visitors to Ham Nghi Street will be impressed by the two lakes in the middle section of the street. A delight to see are the many small newspaper stands around these lakes, which reflect the culture of reading as a part of the local lifestyle.
Ham Nghi Street has one of the highest concentrations of electronic goods shops in the city, and it is a good area to aim for when shopping for computers, cameras and other digital products. There are many computer shops, such as Phi Long, Phong Vu, and Bach Khoa, plus numerous stores selling digital products with such famous brand names as Canon and Nikon. In addition, this street boasts one of the city’s tallest and most modern buildings – Hoang Anh Gia Lai Lakeview.
Ham Nghi Street is one of the six speciality shopping streets due to be piloted in the near future, with its focus on electronic and digital products.