Do not carry the word “Hang” as the sexy names of Hanoi Old Quarter, with a street bearing Western architecture, is considered one of the most beautiful streets in Hanoi, it was Phan Dinh Phung street.
French colonial are Carnot boulevard . After the August Revolution, the name changed to the revolutionary patriot Phan Dinh Phung.
Phan Dinh Phung (1847 -1895) the Dong Thai village, Son La District (now Tung Anh Commune, Duc Tho district, Ha Tinh province, Hanoi. He was the leader of Ha Tinh insurgents fighting against the French 10 years under reference contraction Can Vuong of King Ham Nghi. He died on 28-12-1895 at Quat mountainsin the Truong Son.
When Hanoi became the capital of the entire Union of Indochina, the French colonial Hanoi has planned in the direction of a Western-style urban. Streets are embellished by the Decree of Governor of Indochina, North resident.
Located within blocks of architectural planning, Phan Dinh Phung street bold influenced by Western architecture. We must first mention the high-villas nestled next but soaring trees. Although tinted paint stain over time but still beautiful ancient, stately, giving people the feeling nostalgic.
Cua Bac church at No. 56 Phan Dinh Phung street is the old church in Hanoi, was built at Cua Bac of Thang Long citadel, the French architect Ernest Hebrarb design. Works were constructed during the period from 1925-1930.
No follow of symmetric form as most other Christian works that the French had built in Vietnam, Cua Bac church was built in an architectural space with an asymmetric bell high tower side the main lobby. French architects were clever exploitation of the principles of the Renaissance to the church in harmony with the landscape. In addition to the bell tower as a point to mention an impressive dome in the central area, especially tile roof system extends from the bell tower roof to dome roof, the system covers around trees, shows a familiar landscape as it has caught somewhere in the traditional temples in the village of Vietnam. The clever combination of Western architecture and an oriental architecture has created quite unique style is very modern and not ancient church has.
Every day, the magnificent cathedrals, ancient hymn of the holy meat again raised. The sound earnest air cathedral as the bell with ease, such as pat of our people. In particular, the Christmas eve back thousands of Catholics flock here to pray, they sing with all my heart, God-with faith desire peace, prosperity to every home.
Phan Dinh Phung street segment between the North citadel– is the only port in the fifth gate of Thang Long royal citadel remains to this day. In 1998 the archaeologists have found many sites here citadel from the previous dynasty at depths from 1.66 to 2.2 m. Especially on the walls today are still bold historical “with two bullet wounds fired by French troops on 25/4/1882 when they beat North of Vietnam in the second.
Beauty is a most popular in Hanoi, Phan Dinh Phung street attracts many tourists visit. Here, they not only admire the ancient architecture is unique, but also immersed in a lush green space, filled with trees.
Not random, Phan Dinh Phung street is widely called the beloved “Dracontomelum trees street.”Dracontomelum are grown on the roads, street corner of Hanoi, but most have to mention Phan Dinh Phung street. The old dracontomelum found on Phan Dinh Phung street has a history of hundreds of years, bushy tree – trunk, dense foliage,covered the road. Flower of dracontomelum alligator is not brilliant as many others that have simple and beloved beautiful flowers. The tiny of white flowers brunch tucked hide in green foliage, spread bitter scent but passionate .
Dracontomelum fruit tastes sour but very cool. During the hot summer day to enjoy a glass ofdracontomelum ice water all stuffy, frustrating in the heart is lost. Dracontomelum fruit is the wonderful gift that the Creator has given to man. Dracontomelum jam has just sweet and brittle become from popular foods are people in Hanoi and also the favorite gift to send friends and afar relatives.
When the yellow color encroaching blue is moments behind the ancient dracontomelum trees on Phan Dinh Phung street deciduous. The golden leaves as the carpet stretched across the road, a few leaves accidentally parked on the road shoulder passer, the hair of girls.
Walking on Phan Dinh Phung street watching falling yellow leaves, hear the church bells make the heart have many feelings.