Ho Chi Minh City iconic lake stunning after facelift
(VNF)- A lake located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City now sports a gorgeous, fresh look following a revamp carried out under a youths’ campaign.
The bed of the Con Rua (Turtle) Lake in District 1 has been cleaned, and its surrounding park area now dons a new coating with nice embellishments.
Stone benches were also put into place so that visitors or passers-by could take a rest or hang around for a chat.
A richly coloured fountain with a LED lighting system lights up the night sky.
Gone are the days when visitors were driven away from the area by the foul odors of urination or defecation, or social ills such as pickpockets or drug addicts.
Officially named "Cong Truong Quoc Te" (International Public Square), Con Rua Lake serves as a water-fountain roundabout where Vo Van Tan, Pham Ngoc Thach and Tran Cao Van streets in Districts 1 and 3 converge.
The structure, built between 1965 and 1967, is of historical and cultural significance, as it witnessed several of the city’s momentous events.
The facelift is carried out under a "7 Up To Diem Viet Nam" (7 Up Beautifies Vietnam) campaign, which kicked off in the city in March.
Themed "Feels Food to Be You", the campaign aims to give local structures a fresh, dynamic look.
The project to do up Con Rua Lake is the second of the campaign.
Its first project saw a makeover of a dormitory at the HCM City University of Economics, which was recognised as the country's greenest dorm by Vietkings, a Vietnamese records organization./.