More than 400 people visited the Vietnam House in the Canadian capital Ottawa when it opened to the public for a second year on June 7.
Located at No. 85 on Glebe Avenue, the 102 year-old house, designed by famous Canadian architect W.E. Noffke, currently serves as the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy.
On its opening day, visitors were welcomed in to view a typical Vietnamese interior space. The ancient house, which has distinctive white walls and a red-tiled roof, is decorated inside with handicrafts, wooden furniture, and paintings and photographs depicting the landscapes and hospitable people of the country.
The building’s former owners, the Sheahan family, were among the visitors. They expressed their pleasure with the new look of the house.
The opening of the Vietnam House to the public is part of an annual programme to honour heritage buildings in Ottawa.
This year, more than 120 historically, culturally and functionally significant buildings opened their doors on June 6 – 7.
The annual architectural event has drawn nearly 800,000 visitors since its launch in 2002.-VNA