Pavilion on Water
Records of Pavilion on Water in Dalat
In 1919. when Grand Lac (Xuan Huong Lake now) was built to found a sight in the center of Dalat city, architect Hébrard had an idea to make an outstanding point for the lake, so a small island with oval shape appeared. Previously, it was a small wooden stilt-house used for the tourists who wanted to go there for fishing. After that in 1930s, it was built as a water-sport Club with the unique architecture – a shape of grenouillère which its floor laid on the water surface. However, as many reasons, the swimming sport wasn’t popular any more in Dalat then, the Club turned to be a small refreshment bar.
After 1975, it belonged to the management of Lamdong Tourist Company as a small restaurant. Since then, it has become the typical sumbol of Dalat which has always been painted with the white. This makes the pavilion on water stand out from the green of Dalat nature.
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Source: Book about Vestiges and landscapes of Lamdong province.