Describe a work of art or a statue You should say:
Where you saw it When you saw it What it looks like
How do you feel about it
I’d like to tell you about the statue of King Ly Thai To, which is located in the center of Hanoi, the capital city. This is a cultural and architectural work which aims to honor King Ly Thai To, the first king who found Thang Long, or Ha Noi today.
The statue was erected to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Hanoi in 2004. It is the largest bronze sculpture in Vietnam and weighs 12 tons. The right hand of Ly Thai To holds the Chieu Doi Do or the decree of the relocation of the capital city to Thang Long, and the left hand points to the location where the construction began. The statue of Ly Thai To is located in Indira Gandhi Park, which is named after the slain Indian prime minister who was a supporter and friend of Vietnam. The park is known as a place for locals to dance, jog and play games.
As for me, the area around this statue is the perfect place for me and my friends to come and dance. It really helps us to let the hair down for a while. To be honest, I don’t know enough about arts to say if it is a great piece or not. However, it is important to me because it represents the political and cultural history of my country.