A parish in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An has stepped up their Christmas decoration with an illuminated bamboo-made replica of France’s famous Eiffel Tower.
The ‘bamboo Eiffel,’ measuring 34 meters high and ten meters wide, was built in the yard of Yen Dai Parish in Nghi Phu Commune in the provincial capital of Vinh.
Locals spent two weeks assembling over 300 bamboo trees together using 100 kilograms of steel wires and 20 kilograms of nails.
The structure was then spray painted in white and decorated with 100 LED bulbs and 1,000 meters of flickering string lights.
The whole project cost VND60 million (US$2,680) to make, according to Nguyen Van Nam, a local communal official.
The tower is lit up from 6:00 pm every day, and will be there to stay until Tet, or Lunar New Year, in late January 2017, Nam said.
In 2007, the parish had put together a similar Eiffel Tower at a smaller scale, measuring 17 meters high. The tower was later bought by a local hotel for VND7 million ($313).Tuoitrenews