23 Oktober 2011

Hanoi Opera House – The grand old lady of Hanoi comes alive with performances

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Vietnam promises a rich setting and does not disappoint with a fascinating and picturesque country. Despite a history which appears tragic, the stunning scenery and captivating culture make it a must-visit destination. With steely determination, Vietnamese approach the new milieu with optimism shedding its old cloak of war and communism. Stunning coastlines, bountiful fields and rural scenery continue to elude the capitalistic world that beckons.

Located on the bank of the Red river is the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi where one will find a fusion of both east and west intermingled with Chinese and French effects. Despite years of revolutions, the city today appears rising like a phoenix. Architectural influences from the 1970s and 1980s are distinctly visible around the city centre.

Visitors to the city will be amazed at the lush landscapes and colonial buildings creating a salubrious environment. The steep history of the city offers many sites of historical importance to visit and admire. The prehistoric site known as the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a popular haunt. Declared a world heritage site, this edifice resonates the country’s preserved relics. Other places of note include the Temple of Litereature, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the Water puppet theatre to name a few.

A symbolic building in the capital is the Hanoi Opera House. Located in the center of the town, this architectural masterpiece was constructed and designed by the French. As a result, European renaissance structures are prevalent in the design. Initially limited to only the performances of western artists, latterly this include all major entertainers and even conferences and meetings of repute were hosted in this venue.

Renowned as the largest theatre in the country, recent renovations has seen the state of the art amenities that are helping to propel this building into the world arena. The recent renovations add further grandeur to the edifice.

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