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Jan 14, 2015 / 17:17

Hanoi’s traditional medicine street revived

The Management Board of Hanoi’s Old Quarter said Hoan Kiem district has completed a project to conserve Lan Ong street, which specialises in selling Vietnamese traditional medicine.

 Medicine shops on the Lan Ong street

The project aims to restore facades and preserve the architectural spaces of the street, improve the living quality of residents, as well as make the street a destination for domestic and international tourists who want to learn about the traditional trade and therapies.

According to the management board, an opening ceremony featuring an art performance depicting the history and tradition of the street will be held on January 9.

The street is named after famous physician Hai Thuong Lan Ong, born Le Huu Trac (1720-1791). The street is a delight of textures and smells emanating from the sacks of herbal medicinal products including leaves, roots, barks, and powders.

So far, about 85% of local residents still keep their traditional trade.