Thủy Tạ Cafe

Thuy Ta (Lake Pavilion) cafe, just south of Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, its terrace overhanging the lake, is a delightful spot to linger over a lemonade or a bowl of ice cream. Built by the French just before the outbreak of World War II, it takes little imagination to envision it in the moonlight as a fashionable, romantic dance hall during the last days of French Indo-China.

Thuy Ta (Lake Pavilion) cafe, just south of Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, its terrace overhanging the lake, is a delightful spot to linger over a lemonade or a bowl of ice cream. Built by the French just before the outbreak of World War II, it takes little imagination to envision it in the moonlight as a fashionable, romantic dance hall during the last days of French Indo-China.

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