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Walkers to tour old buildings

Update: March, 12/2015 - 10:08
Hoan Kiem lake. — Photo panoramio.com
HA NOI  (VNS) — Friends of Vietnam Heritage will host a city walk titled Hanoi Art Deco next Tuesday, March 17, .

The French-language tour will start at 9.30am and last until 12pm. It will start at the corner of Nguyen Du and Tran Binh Trong streets, on the pavement by Lake Thien Quang.

It will continue north through an area where there are private houses built during the 40s-50s by Vietnamese architects from the L'Ecole des Beaux Arts d'Indochine.

Some of the old buildings have been perfectly well-kept, other are partly covered by additions of all sorts. Most of them reflect the innovation of the period with creations inspired by the modernist movement and featuring Indochinese motifs.

Cost: VND70,000. Limit: eight people. Registration: Julie at julietorreton.hanoi@gmail.com. — VNS

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