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Jul 18, 2023 / 17:23

Beauty of France-designed barrack's gate in Hanoi

The historical site associated with the legendary August Revolution in Hanoi has regained its marvelous inherent beauty after restoration.

Located next to the newly inaugurated Ho Guom Theater, the Gate of Bao An Binh Barrack is a rare historical relic left after the August 1945 Revolutionary General Uprising in Hanoi.

The relic of Bao An Binh Barrack was restored in July 2023.

The barrack was designed in the late 19th century by French architect Henri Vildieu, who was also the author of famous buildings in Hanoi during the French colonial period such as the Presidential Palace 1900-1906, Supreme Court, Hoa Lo Prison, and others.

The camp was once the garrison of 1,000 French blue-belted militiamen, provincial guards (garde indigene or local guards), tasked with maintaining internal order and security in Vietnam before August 19, 1945.

There is an illustrated plaque hanging on one side of the historical monument that reads: "This place was the Bao An Binh Barracks in 1945. On August 19, 1945, the Vietnamese revolutionary forces disarmed the enemy and occupied this position."

Thanks to its great historical significance, Bao An Binh Camp Gate has become a witness to the most important event in Vietnamese history.

After being restored to its original form, the monument has attracted the attention of locals and international visitors to Hanoi.