Vietnam ancient town to build street of lanterns
The government of Hoi An municipality in central Quang Nam province plans to set up an area of the city dedicated to lanterns, souvenirs that the historic town is famous for, reported Tuoi Tre newspaper.
Lantern Street’ is to be located along Chau Thuong Van Street and part of Bach Dang Street near the Chua Cau (Bridge Pagoda), a distinct Japanese architectural work in Hoi An.
The quarter will consist of seven pavilions, of which one is to display new samples of lanterns while others are to sell lanterns along with other souvenirs.
These wooden pavilions, with floor space of 12 sq.m. each, will have architectures similar to ancient houses with four tiled roofs.
The construction is expected to cost more than VND200 million (US$6,255).
Source: Tuoi Tre
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