The enchanting city of Haiphong is a must-visit locale on your Vietnam itinerary. One of the largest cities in the southern part of the country, it is called the “City of Red Flamboyants” on account of the stunning ruby trees dotting the cityscape. When seeking quality hotels in Vietnam look no further than the stylish interiors of the Harbourview Hotel Haiphong. Boasting a scenic location and chic hospitality, this hotel Haiphong has to offer its visitors guarantees an unforgettable stay. Whether you’re called to Haiphong for business or pleasure, visit the Hang Kenh Communal House for a fascinating glimpse into the history of the famous Nguyen Dynasty. Originally built in 1717, it witnessed further expansion in 1905. The Communal House, also known as “Nan Tho Communal House” in the Sino-Vietnamese language dialect, is most famous for its intricate wooden sculptures.
The majority of these fascinating creations incorporate the mystical dragon as their subject, and the house boasts 156 pieces that are dragon-themed, for a grand total of 308 dragon sculptures scattered throughout the Communal House, imbuing it with a special auto of protection, according to Chinese lore. The property also houses a statue of Ngo Quyen as well as an impressive palanquin. The 16th-18th of the second lunar month each year sees Hang Kenh Communal House burst into a vibrant explosion of celebration, featuring various rituals, ceremonies, festivals and games and performances of folk songs such as “luong” and “cheo”, all of which summon large crowds to this iconic Haiphong locale.