This water tower was built in 1894, before Long Bien Bridge, and is located at the crossroads of Hang Than, Hang Luoc, Hang Giay, Hang Dau, Quan Thanh and Phan Dinh Phung streets.
About Hang Dau water tower
This water tower was the first work marking the transformation of Hanoi into an urban center. Previously, Hanoians used well water or water from lakes and ponds.
This water tower has become a special landmark in Hanoi, just like Hoan Kiem Lake or the Old Quarter. During the wars, the tower was not hit, but in the 1960s, it stopped working.
For years, the tower was surrounded by many stalls, but in 2003, these stalls were closed. The ancient water tower stood in its original form until early April 2010, when the tower was refurbished.
The cultural value
Hang Dau water tower still stands, had seen many scenes life: welcome Liberation Army through Long Bien bridge, take off the last soldier to climb on Long Bien bridge from train to Hai Phong return Marseille, witnessed the bomb flush it down around, the area array rockets everywhere, falling down the roof.
But not any more glorious, valiant David the heroic days with troops into remote parade in Ba Dinh square, where the team is strengthened, the top militiawomen’s clothes black, brown coat the rifle put over the shoulder gathered at his feet.
And then, the Lunar New Year, each group of cars, station wagon pulled from the bridge, from the streets, how many goods containing Tet, all types, all colors, sizes beans around here waiting into the Hang Luoc flower market.