Updated  
January, 17 2014 09:23:36

UNESCO hails famous ancient house as ‘impressive'

The Viet Nam Federation of UNESCO Association has listed a 119-year-old house called Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House in Sa Dec Town in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) province of Dong Thap as one of Viet Nam's most impressive destinations.

Huynh Thuy Le was the inspiration for the protagonist in French writer and Le's lover Marguerite Duras's novel L' Amant. His house is famous for its unique architecture blending southern Vietnamese, French, and Chinese styles.

The wooden house was built in 1895. In 1917 his father rebuilt the house like a French villa, using both eastern and western architectural elements.

Last year more than 30,000 people visited the house, with the number from EU countries increasing by 20 per cent year-on-year. — VNS



Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.