Dalat Teacher's Training College
29 Yersin, Dalat City, Lamdong, VietnamTelephone
This is the architecture with the combination of Western and Oriental architecture style. It was designed by architects Moncet and Ernest Hebrard. According to the International Union, this construction is one of the World’s typical 1,000 constructions in 20th century.
The school which was established in 1927 by architects Moncet and Ernest Hebrard was formerly served for French children and wealthy Vietnamese children. Previously, the Lycée Yersin used to follow French teaching programs. Officials at the other provinces also sent their children to study here, and children of noble families, high social status in neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia, etc also was sent to study in here.
In 1932 Petit Lycée Dalat was renamed Grand Lycée de Dalat. In 1935 Grand Lycee took the name Lycee Yersin to remind Dr. Yersin who discovered Dalat city. Later, it was renamed as Hung Vuong Education Center and then Dalat teachers’ training college.
This is the architecture with the combination of Western and Oriental architecture style. Looking like an arc, the school was mainly built by foreign materials. For example, red ceiling bricks were transported from Europe, and roofing tiles were made from France. These roofing tiles are now replaced because the old ones are out of use.
The highlight of the school is the bell tower, although there is no bell inside. Visitors can see traces of the big clock reprinted on the front brick wall because a big clock used to behung outside the bell tower. The building consists of 3 floors and 24 classrooms, although what is moststriking is the Tower of 54 meters in height. The building, constructed in brick brought from France, isreddish.
The roof had to be restored. The Bell Tower is inspired by Morger architectural concepts, the Switzerland city where Alexandre Yersin was born.
On 28th December, 2001 Dalat Teachers’ Training College was recognized as the National Architecture Relic by Ministry of Culture and Information.