We stumbled across Hoan Kiem District Library on the way to St. Joseph’s Cathedral. We didn’t know what it was as there wasn’t any signages in English. We only found out what it was after making a search on the internet. And we think the place has been abandoned as it was closed.
The building had a very Western look. The exterior walls were yellow in colour while the window shutters & front door were painted green. There was a flight of steps going up to its main door. Infront of the library, one could see some outdoor stone seats.
It could have been a perfect place to relax if the garden was well maintained. Locals & foreigners could enjoy the scenery & some may even read a book outside the library, enjoying the fresh air.