Monday, April 23, 2018

Little known about the unique "stone bench" near Hoan Kiem Lake

Not only holds a record of its size, the unique "stone bench" in Hanoi located just in front of Vietnam Contemporary Art Theater (No. 16 Le Thai To, Hoan Kiem District) is considered a masterpiece. This is the place where Hanoi people keep their memories.

Walking around the Hoan Kiem Lake, which is considered as the heart of Hanoi, many historical landmarks of the country such as Turtle Tower, Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge, Hoa Phong Tower, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square ... like holding everyone's feet. Then, in the numerous stories around Hoan Kiem Lake as the story about the nine buds of sesame buds in full bloom season of the year, the story of the beads with plastic sticky dragonfly ..., the story of the stone chair "unique "In Hanoi in front of the Vietnam Contemporary Art Theater (No. 16, Le Thai To) is certainly less known even when it was chosen as a place to rest. The timeless existence of this chair probably no one among the street people remember correctly. "In the 70s of the last century, during the American invasion of the fierce North, I and some brothers and sisters in Ho Chi Minh City often go to Ho Guom to catch snails. Bored under the lake when the shore, this stone bench rests. Previously, in this area there are so many chairs, but now only one is left. "- Nguyen The Van (85 years old, staying in Hang Trong Ward) remembers. According to painter Ha Huy - a native of Hang Bac, it is said: "Several decades ago, when we were barefoot, wearing shorts thighs every summer afternoon to catch tadpoles along the lake, we often choose There are three children sitting in a chair that is not yet full. Tran Van Ha (63 years old), 25 years old, repaired the bike beside the bench, said: "In the past, I heard my grandfather say, this stone bench is in the system of works built from the French. People are building houses are always put stone seats so that the public servants each time break out here to rest, cool. Many people estimate, the unique "stone bench" in Hanoi is about 100 years old. And it is considered one of the man-made masterpieces with very rudimentary techniques, the largest and oldest stone bench, where many memories are kept together with unforgettable memories in the heart. people in Hanoi.

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