Vietnam and Cambodia, countries with dynamic economies and young populations, possess a rich and wide-ranging architectural heritage. This SAH Field Seminar will explore the fascinating architectural landscape of Vietnam, focusing in particular on the modern era from the nineteenth century to today. In addition, participants will visit the spectacular Angkor complex in Cambodia, capital of the Khmer empire from the ninth to fifteenth century.
From its northern terrains to the southern river delta along a long coastline, Vietnam has long been an important connector between East and Southeast Asia, combining architectural designs and features from both regions with intriguing innovations. Influences in the modern era include French, Chinese, American, and Soviet, and today diverse contemporary styles are fast changing cities.
The tour begins in the millennial city of Hanoi, famous for its Old Quarter and French Quarter, and progresses south to Hue, the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty founded in 1802, then further south to vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), home to striking colonial and postcolonial architecture. The tour concludes in Angkor, once the largest pre-industrial city in the world. In all, participants will visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in addition to a myriad of iconic structures and hidden architectural gems in a region rich in culture and history as well as breathtaking natural scenery.
SAH Field Seminar
Vietnam and Cambodia
December 1–13, 2016
Fellowship Deadline: August 11, 2016 at 5 pm CST
Tour Leader: H. Hazel Hahn, Seattle University
AIA CES: 40 LU
TitleSAH Field Seminar: Vietnam & Cambodia
FromDecember 01, 2016 12:00 AM
UntilDecember 13, 2016 12:00 AM
VenueVietnam and Cambodia