JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam resort town restores former mayor’s edifice

Vietnam resort town restores former mayor’s edifice

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 13:57 GMT+7

Da Lat City in the Central Highlands Province of Lam Dong has completed restoration on its former mayor’s edifice and opened it for tourism purposes.

According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, after being abandoned for several years, the mansion, located on Ly Tu Trong Street in Ward 2, has resumed operations shortly after restoration was completed.

Built in 1910, the edifice is the city’s first building constructed by French people and features the country’s hallmark architecture.

The mansion, located on a hill some hundreds of meters from Da Lat Market, was where the city mayor worked and lived.

Surrounded by 100-year-old trees, the edifice boasts two floors and a ground floor that serves as a wine cellar.

The several-hectare premises also include two rows of houses for workers and maids and two reservoirs that supplied fresh water to locals in the inner city.

After 1975, the time-honored building was used as a provincial museum before being deserted for several years, which resulted in serious damage.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi tre news


Read more




Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news