Phung Hung Mural Street: Bringing Hanoi’s past to life

 Opened to the public in early February 2018 with beautiful mural paintings recalling Hanoi in the past, Phung Hung Mural Street in the Old Quarter of the capital has become a special destination for city dwellers and visitors.

bringing hanois past to life

Under a community art exchange project funded by the Korea Foundation, UN-Habitat, and the Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee, Vietnamese and Korean artists and the Nguyen The Son painters group drew mural paintings on the walls along Phung Hung Street.

The paintings depict memories of Hanoi and features that still linger in Hanoians’ minds: Hang Ma Street during the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Trang Tien Department Store, and a street corner in the Old Quarter with street vendors and a school girl on her way to school, among others.

bringing hanois past to life

The murals on Phung Hung Street highlight fine traditional and cultural values, drawing crowds of visitors.

The paintings and activities on Phung Hung Street help preserve and promote Hanoi’s heritage and enable locals and visitors to learn more about the city’s past and culture.

Pham Tiep