Quy Hoa- Emotional destination

Sunday - 11/06/2017 22:44
Located in the heart of city but people still called Quy Hoa village by that name for centuries has become familiar, hidden to the most simple of day life. Down the sloping slopes approximately 3km from the city center, I came back to visit Quy Hoa on a windy day. Immense wind around roads, blowing through the houses, through trees and leaves, through crispy laughter of baby lips. And the sea waves like whispering taking me looking backward to memories ...

In 1929, French priest Paul Maheu (1869-1931) realized this is the land which is suitable for construction of the treatment for people suffering from leprosy and then Quy Hoa appear  meaning as a sacred desire.

Previously, it was considered the people’s world who suffering unhappiness from one of four incurable disease. That world is portrayed as very realistic, full of anxiety in Han Mac Tu's poems: "God! How erotic in thoughts / A lonely old puddle of thousand years." But spending many vicissitudes, event, perhaps Pau Maheu priest can not imagine more than 80 years later, this valley has become a "mini-society" nurture, protect generations. And poet Han Mac Tu also can not imagine this "private world" was now filled with human values, great humane above all, becoming an attractive destination for many tourists.

Beautiful and colorful wild picture

Quy Hoa has about 60ha area, situated in the valley which has mountains on three sides is covered with clutching trees at half-moon village, facing to the peaceful sea waves. Looking down from above, the village located close to the beautiful coastline as curved lashes drawing of a maiden. These pretty little house hide behind the trees, coconut trees, are dotted by tall casuarina row, sand, sunshine and colorful blooming flowers

To Quy Hoa, you will feel the purest air than anywhere. Natural scenery covers green hills and grass, trees. Sitting under the swinging trees to welcome sea breeze blowing in cool air and chirping birds singing, watching each wave patting and hugging long sand, smooth white sparkling in the sunlight as. And ocean reflects color blue sky inviting the traveler's footsteps. Quy Hoa is quiet, gentle and discreet  as it is common such a small corner, a quiet dotted note of city.

Unique architectures.

In 1932, a horrible storm flew old houses. Mr  Charles Antoine- Director of Hospital then as well as the nuns assistant rebuilt the treatment area and nearly 300 permanent houses for the sick. French ancient houses were built by a nun, also an architecture -Ozithe designed. Especially, each was designed different the others, hiding under quite green trees as contained understanding, sympathetic pain of the disease and exuding great desire in my soul. Before 1980, prejudices about the disease has made the lives of people in Quy Hoa were isolated from the outside world, patient feel guilty and ensconced in a closed world. Therefore, the birth of Quy Hoa leprosy treatment center at the time has become the place to conceived  to save for the unfortunate fate. Despite the time and war-ravaged, Quy Hoa still preserved largely to this day architecture to this day.

Memoirs of a Doctor

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In 1984, Dr. Tran Huu Ngoan be in Quy Nhon- Dỉrector leprosarium Quy Hoa (later Phong Hospital - Dermatology Quy Hoa). Here, he was broken heart when covered among  sea and moutains, wind sad color, tragic ending by a a desperate cry to life. Witnessed many patients were in pain, tormented body, he not only dedicated, interested in cure by all of the galenic’s heart, but always stay near the encouragement, consolation, creating favorable conditions for the patient a good life, rest assured treatments. Understand suffering, guilty of those who suffer from social isolating, abandoned family, he is also the first and only person in the world has injected himself with leprosy bacteria Hansen in person to prove anyone know if understand the disease, the disease will not spread and can be cured.

He’s romantic, loving arts and getting new idea, so that Dr. Ngoan planned building statue garden about 40 statues which poitraited medicines all over the world such as: A.Yersin, L.Pasteur,  Hippocrate, Hai Thuong Lan Ong Le Huu Trac, Ton That Tung… Each face appeared lively, feeling wistful like a general concern. More than this sense is the respect ation eternal value of human that their life are the great lessons about personality, about medical ethics, patience, and the labor tirelessly to open up horizon for science that people today enjoy. In particular, he also built a stage to promote cultural life for staffs  and patients. Opposite the theater there is a violin in the supine position, enough for dozens of people dancing on the surface. He said: "For me, medicine is not only science, but also an art".

Half a century livng close and cured patients, was Director of Leprosy Hospital - Dermatology Quynh Lap (Nghe An) and Leprosy Hospital - Dermatology Quy Hoa (Binh Dinh), he is named  for many nicknames: "doctor like leprosy", "man of unhappiness", "kind people," "the man loves leprosy patients" ... Nearly all his life to sacrifice personal happiness for dedicating to work, rich in kindness, love is but that doctor would always keep himself pure and clean of life, no interested in or receive any  awards or gifts. Especially in August 1995, when the Union International Leprosy Hospital (International Leprosy Union) of India voted to International Ghandi award but he insisted on refusing. Luu Quang Vu-the playwright with his famous play called " immortal flower " was based on the real picture of character, Dr. Tran Huu Ngoan.The play praises courageous spirit, tenacity of a doctor who has declared against Hansen bacteria and his heart to the job, to the patienst. He lived, devoted his life like a flower inspite of cyclonic dark sky and clouds. So, Quy Hoa is appreciated  by many international organizations medical by achievement to delete fears, gradually fill the the pit between the leprosy world and  outside society.

A talented miserable poet

Mention to Quy Hoa, people immediately think of poet Han Mac Tu. In his final days, he had found to Quy Hoa as a shelter, sending his solitary soul. Sunny littered on the path with pink paper flowers covering on the green foliage take me to visit the small room where Han Mac Tu had left his last breath, leaving the pain. Many people visit this special room feel nostalgically, sympathy for a young talent died soon:

                                                                    Freshwater tomorrow on the other side

                                                                With stars dew I lay dying as the moon

                                                                    No finding any fairies cry

                                                                 Come to kiss me and heel my heart…

Remaining small bed with a straw mat, poems and handwriting left, window frames with sail-shaped motifs, outside is moonlight and brilliant pink paper flower. Family’s photos, siblings and lovers of poet Han Mac Tu are stored carefully. Some poems, paintings by contemporary artists or the next generation also be displayed in a small room.Besides that, in the Northern slope of Quy Hoa still remains a small monuments where the first burial place  of poet before being reburied at Ghenh Rang on February 13th 1959. Big pedestal under monument expressed that Han Mac Tu is contributor for the foundation of  modern poetry in Vietnam.On the pedestal is a book  like his unfinished life and poems page. What remains are so pity because all is little, old compared to the talent of one of the leading poets of Vietnam literature, but there is also the heart of next generation sympathy for him . My heart suddenly remembered the lyrics of " Quy Hoa noon missed Han Mac Tu " of Pham Viet Long: He walks away but soul still be here/ Dry sea, the sky completely love…

Shining the future

Today, Quy Hoa is the destination for those who want to seek relaxed, peace of mind. Noon, located on the swinging hammock under the shade of willow forest, listening sea sings, hearing a whisper of wind in leaves and feeling gently girl’s hand dancing on the piano. Then walking on concrete road under green coconut trees, you'll meet lots of children’s smile. Evening comes, the kids play with the waves, some wives took their children to wait for husband ... You will see the life around us how beautiful and thoughtful , happiness comes from simple things that are lived, loved, shared.

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More over, International Centre of Interdisciplinary Sciece and  Education (ICISE) is built with an area of 18.4 hectares adjacent to pristine Quy Hoa coast, connecting the beautiful mountains, steep cliffs and green trees marked the potential development and promisesto shine a big science's future on this land. Building is invested by Vietnam Science Meeting group, who founder and operator is Prof. Tran Thanh Van has obilized sponsors inland and outland invest, the construction includes many items: Conference Space, training space, creatures conservation areas, restaurants combinations, hotels serve for the scientists at the conference, swimming pools, solar energy zone. This will be the most typical construction of science and education tourism. As we know, the construction is designed by Studio Milou architecture has got excellent Council Prize in Vietnam excellent work of foreign architects. It’s time to complete the first phase in 2013 but in the last two years, ICISE has become a nuclear scientific development, organizating of scientific conferences with the participation of top scientists in the world, in which scientists get Nobel laureates.Therefor, hopefully one day, it does not only cater to communication demand , meetings of the scientific community inland and abroad but also a connection between young science in Asia and  the knowledge centers in the world, promoting strong development scientific research education activities in Vietnam in general and in particular of Binh Dinh province.

Especially, Complex set of scientific space project is building into three main items: the universe model, Science Museum and Astronomical Observatory will be a fascinating scientific discovery place, to bring science to citizen, enrich scientific passion and creativity of youth. In this spirit, this complex set will develop the Urban Zone of Quy Hoa Science and Education, contribute to build Quy Nhon city a specific destination of science and education in Vietnam.

The days of struggling for tragic, desperate life passed away. Quy Hoa today wears the colorful new shirt, walking confidently on the bright road . The sun shines brilliantly at any time!

Source: Lê Trinh - Trung tâm TTTTXT Du lịch

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