Street art rejuvenates Hanoi urban landscape

20:51 15/08/2017

Rows of brightly coloured butterflies, flowers, animals and playing children now welcome passers-by through the streets of the village of Dan Phuong on the outskirts of Hanoi in what used to be a typical urban ghetto.

It’s hard to imagine that this neighbourhood’s history is deeply rooted in poverty and trash strewn everywhere
Many youths spend nearly a month painting the street art
The cost of the artwork is about US$880 paid for by the Dan Phuong Steering Committee
The green earth is the main theme of the street art
A Dan Phuong Steering Committee member says that now the streets are always bright and clean as people no longer throw their garbage on the ground like they used to
Dan Tri/VOV