|The National Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology (originally the Pasteur Institute) is on the agenda of the FVH walking tour on Saturday. — Photo panoramio.com
On Saturday, the Friends of Vietnam Heritage will hold a walking tour to discover Nguyễn Công Trứ Street in Hai Bà Trưng District and the surrounding area.
Starting at 9.30am and lasting about three hours, the tour will start at 5D Hàm Long Street, where the first cell of Hà Nội Communist Party was established. The tour then heads along Lò Đúc Street to the Pasteur Square, and outside the National Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology, before back to Lò Đúc and into Nguyễn Công Trứ Street.
Next is Hai Bà Trưng Lake and the temple complex where the guide will touch on the Trưng sister’s era (in AD 43). For the final part of the walk, the group will explore the lanes and alleys of the Chợ Giời – Hà Nội’s huge open air market.
This eclectic walk touches on a number of influences that shaped Hà Nội, from the Communist Party to medical Hà Nội, from the Indochinese architectural style to the alcohol industry, from the Trưng sisters and worship to the a bustling market.
The tour costs VNĐ70,000 per persom, with a 12 person limit. Contact Stella at email@example.com for bookings.— VNS