Phung Hung street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Phung Hung street in Old Quarter Hanoi has been revived with beautiful mural paintings recalling Hanoi in the past. Opened to the public in early February 2018, it is now a favorite photo place and cultural space for city dwellers and travelers to Hanoi.
Vietnamese and South Korean artists participated in a community art exchange project which was initiated in November last year by drawing mural paintings depicting the old space of Hanoi on the walls along the 200-meter Phung Hung street.
The paintings depict memories of Hanoi and old features that still linger in Hanoians’ minds: Hang Ma street during the Mid-Autumn festival, the Trang Tien Department Store, a street corner in the Old Quarter with street vendors and a schoolgirl on her way to school. Contemporary art is for the first time displayed on the street. A contemporary art not just drawings but also other media like photography, 3D paintings, carvings, and interactive games.
Phung Hung mural street is not just a place to visit and take photos. It’s also a recreation space with painting experience and folk games, it helps preserve and promote the heritages of Hanoi and enable locals and visitors to learn more about Hanoi’s culture. You can rent a bike in Hanoi for an easy riding to Phung Hung mural painting street.
If you visit this attraction, you might not want to miss the train street Hanoi nearby, this absolutely one of a must if you wish to find something strange left in this city.