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Hanoi's 115-year-old Bridge: Story from the insider

Hanoi's 115-year-old Bridge: Story from the insider

In February 1902, the Paul Doumer Bridge, now is Long Bien Bridge across the Red River, was officially put into use after more than three years of construction. To date, the bridge "crossing three centuries" is 115 years old.

For a more prosperous Hanoi

For a more prosperous Hanoi

​Overcoming many difficulties and challenges, Hanoi has grown continuously, becoming the political - economic - cultural center of the country.

Designs for heritage site placed on display

Designs for heritage site placed on display

The Conservation Centre of Thang Long – Hanoi Relics has put on display 24 architectural designs for the Central Sector of the Thang Long – Hanoi Imperial Citadel`s Archaeological Site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street in order to gather public feedback.

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo is a prison in the central of Hanoi Capital. This place is named to the street of Hanoi under the French colonial, due to the concentration of stores selling wood stoves and coal-fire stoves along the street from pre-colonial times.

Hanoi - Old streets and traditional trades

Hanoi - Old streets and traditional trades

Hanoi has an old quarter of 36 streets, each being closely attached to a traditional trade that is clearly shown by its name, such as Hang Muoi (salt) Street selling salt, Hang Manh (curtain) Street selling bamboo curtains, Hang Bac (silver) Street selling silver jewellery.

VND18.5 billion spent to repair One-Pillar Pagoda

VND18.5 billion spent to repair One-Pillar Pagoda

Hanoi authorities announced on December 12 that they would spend VND18.5 billion (USD890,000) to upgrade the Mot Cot, or One-Pillar Pagoda, which is expected to be completed by April 2014.

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