Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) – a non-formal group of foreign residents living in Ha Noi who work voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage – will host a city walk for people to discover Ha Noi on Saturday.
The English-speaking tour will start at 9.30am in front of the School of Pharmacy, originally the University of Ha Noi, designed by French architect Ernest Hebrard. From there, the group will walk to the original French Concession of 1798 and then pass many of the major French buildings in the city, including the Hotel Metropole, the Opera House and the Museum of History. The guide will talk about the French expansion within Ha Noi and its influence on architecture.
The group will gather in front of the statue at the School of Pharmacy, 19 Le Thanh Tong Street. Cost: VND70,000. To register, contact Roman at FVH.CityWalks.English@gmail.com.
On the same day, the FVH will also host its regular Traditional Medicine session, which will focus on the theme "Simple Solutions for Summer".
The two-hour course, conducted in English, will show attendees an easy-to-make Vietnamese meal that not only tastes good but can help them stay healthy during Ha Noi's long summer.
This session will be run as a cooking class, so you'll get hands-on experience as well as insights from a cook who will share her 20-year experience in traditional medicine.
The course will take place from 3-5pm at DG Cafeteria, No. 66, Lane 12 Dang Thai Mai Street, Tay Ho District. Cost: VND200,000. Contact: Tra My at firstname.lastname@example.org.