Photo: A public art project turned Hanoi's drab dyke wall into a colourful mosaic.

Mosaic wall

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Hanoi is home to the world's largest mosaic mural wall, which snakes just shy of four kilometres along the Red River dyke running north to south to the east of city's Old Quarter.

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The mosaic wall was unveiled to mark the thousand-year anniversary of the establishment of Hanoi, which was originally known as Thang Long and founded by Emperor Ly Thai To, in 2010.

A multitude of images are featured along the wall.  Photo taken in or around Mosaic wall, Hanoi, Vietnam by Samantha Brown.

A multitude of images are featured along the wall. Photo: Samantha Brown

The concept was developed by Vietnamese journalist and artist Nguyen Thu Thuy, who wanted to create a piece of public art along the 800-year-old graffiti- and advertisement-ridden wall in order to bring local communities within Hanoi together. Several dozen Vietnamese and international artists along with hundreds of children, were involved in the wall's design and construction, which ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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