Thứ Ba, 24 tháng 2, 2015

The village with 30 old French villas

The village with 30 old French villas
VietNamNet Bridge - Despite the stain of time, the 70-80 year old houses in the village of Nha Xa, Duy Tien District, Ha Nam Proince, are still prominent among the new buildings.
This villa was built in 1930. At that time Nha Xa Village was famous and rich for its silk, which was traded throughout the country and even overseas. Many French-styled villas were built during this time.
nha xa village, French styled villas
This house was built in 1930 by Mr. Pham Ngoc Pha. His grandson now lives in the house.
nha xa village, French styled villas
The house was designed by a French architect.  

nha xa village, French styled villas
It still has Asian-styled decorative details. The current owner of the house, Mr. Tiep, says that his grandfather spent 2,000 Indochina dong, a huge amount, to build this village. Steel was imported from France because, at the time, Vietnam could not produce construction steel.
nha xa village, French styled villas
The French-styled house is located next to tile-roofed houses which look harmonious together.

nha xa village, French styled villas
The old paving tiles still remain.
nha xa village, French styled villas
The altar on the second floor.

nha xa village, French styled villas
The 70-year-old house of Mrs. Le Thi Hong An is still in good condition and beautiful.
nha xa village, French styled villas
Solid columns combined with a tile roof and high veranda.

nha xa village, French styled villas
The homeowner also paid attention to the subtle decorative details.
nha xa village, French styled villas
Many French-styled houses are preserved very well.

nha xa village, French styled villas
Nha Xa Village is a favorite destination of painters and art students.
nha xa village, French styled villas
The year of construction is on the door.

nha xa village, French styled villas
Most houses were built in 1930-1940.

nha xa village, French styled villas
The village’s communal house is still intact.

nha xa village, French styled villas
Totally different from the traditional style, Nha Xa village’s communal house is a mixture of French and Chinese styles.
nha xa village, French styled villas 
The work is in harmony with the trees around.

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