"Hẻm" means alleys.
The noisy street which is crowded with bikes, cars and people and jam; the high and luxury building, malls, restaurants where people spend money to buy happiness, the office full of busy employees running for their life … are the pictures people always think of Saigon – a young and crowded city.
But there are more cultural secrets inside: a warm voice of street vendor’s man in the midday of summer, a small and familiar plastic table which full of high school kids chatting with each others; a corner where people always have their quick morning coffee and read their newspaper; a small district where you can find the most Saigon feeling of a Mid autunm festival….
Explore deeply inside the thick web of alleys or “Hẻm” (in Vietnamese), and you will unlock the secret part – the most interesting lifeline of real culture, lifestyle, and people.
Hẻm Saigon is a tourism exhibition event which is held anually to reveal the new sight of Saigon, which is the spirit of urban lifestyle and small street culture of this interesting city.