Which street has only a few houses? Which street has the most village gates?
The land of the capital city with thousands of years of civilization has many interesting things that we pay little attention to. Therefore, today we are together “walking around Long Thanh” to explore. The only street with only a few houses is Hoa Lo street. There is only Hoa Lo prison built by the French colonialists in 1896.
Over 100 years of history, the prison used to be a place to hold revolutionary soldiers during the French colonial period, a place to hold pilots during the war against the US. In 1993, a part of the prison was kept to become a tourist attraction, and a part of a commercial building named Tower of Hanoi was built. Recently, Hoa Lo prison has become a phenomenon on social networks with interesting and attractive content to young people.
The ceramic road along the Red River was started in 2007 and inaugurated in 2010 to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long. Initially, the ceramic road was 3.85 km long and was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the longest ceramic road in the world.
The ceramic road has many paintings with different themes. Over the past 12 years, the ceramic road has gradually become a familiar image to the people of the capital. In 2020, Hanoi decided to demolish 600 m of the ceramic road to construct and widen Au Co street.
Tran Quoc Pagoda was built during the reign of King Ly Nam De (541-547) and is considered the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. The temple is located on an island of West Lake, close to Thanh Nien Street. Tran Quoc Pagoda was the Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel during the Ly and Tran dynasties.
Tran Quoc Pagoda is famous as the sacred Buddha’s door, which attracts many Buddhist followers and tourists. In particular, the temple is also the destination of foreign heads of state such as the President of India (2008), the President of Russia (2010).
Ba Dinh Square is the largest square in Vietnam, 32,000 m2 wide with 210 grass squares. This is the place to witness many historical events such as Uncle Ho reading the Declaration of Independence in 1945; military parade to celebrate the Democratic Republic of Vietnam government’s return to the capital in 1955; memorial ceremony for President Ho Chi Minh in 1969; parade, parade to celebrate the reunification of the country in 1975…
Every day, the flag raising ceremony (6am in summer and 6:30am in winter) and flag lowering ceremony (21pm) will take place at Ba Dinh square. This is a national ceremony and any people present here at the time of the ceremony stand solemnly to watch.
The street with the most village gates is Thuy Khue Street (Tay Ho District). The street is only 3.3 km long, but there are 10 village gates. This is the ancient mark of Thang Long citadel in the middle of modern streets.
Temple of Literature is the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 under King Ly Thanh Tong. At first, the Temple of Literature only received the children of the king and the children of the great ministers (so it was called Quoc Tu). In 1252, King Tran Thai Tong decided to expand the school, accepting commoner children with excellent academic ability. Today, the Temple of Literature has become a tourist attraction, where the students pray for good luck before each exam.
The oldest iron bridge in Hanoi is Long Bien Bridge. The bridge was built by the French colonialists in 1898 and completed in 1902. The bridge is 2,290 m long, including 19 steel beam spans placed on 20 pillars over 40 m high, besides there are 896 m leading bridge. To build the bridge, the French colonialists mobilized 3,000 Vietnamese workers and 40 French directors, engineers, experts, and foremen.
During the war against the US, Long Bien Bridge was a key target of bombardment and was bombed dozens of times. Our air defense troops had to set up a battlefield on the beach in the middle of the Red River and on the highest peak of the bridge to shoot American planes. Currently, Long Bien Bridge is only used for trains, motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians.
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