Since that year the ramparts have been levelled and their site occupied by public promenades and gardens.
In addition, there are spacious promenades in the north-east of the town.
Kampen is surrounded by beautiful gardens and promenades in the place of the old city walls, and has a fine river front.
Hanoi resembles a European city in the possession of wide well-paved streets and promenades, systems of electric light and drainage and a good water-supply.
The town, with wide streets and picturesque promenades, is finely situated on a promontory, the base of which is washed on the south by the Cousin, on the east and west by small streams. Its chief building, the church of St Lazare, dates from the 12th century.