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An associate of mine told me that there is a monk who painted several hundred paintings in just one night. The paintings are not for sale, but rather only to give away or to be sold for charity. [ more... ]
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In a vast swamp with the area of about dozen hectares and filled with numerous nutsedge and lotus, there are ‘mysterious’ paintings on a cliff at the innermost corner of Cua Chua Mountain of the Van Long commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province, North-eastern Vietnam. [ more... ]
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A private museum is a rarity anywhere in the world and quite a surprise to find in a country such as Vietnam. This museum’s subject is Art. It is located in the central business area of Ho Chi Minh City and housed in a beautiful villa with a befitting neo-classical porch that ushers you inside. [ more... ]
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Secretary of the era’, who ‘captured the humanity of his country’… these are some of the phrases the Vietnamese and foreign art fellows use to describe Mr Ton Duc Luong, an artist for Tien Phong newspaper. [ more... ]
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On a foggy morning in February 2012, winter had dropped a blanket of light rain and mist over a delegation of 80 international and over 100 local poets as we proceeded to Poem Mountain (núi Bài Thơ), [ more... ]
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Vietnam is a country of vivid colour, striking landscapes and intense human hurly-burly. Anyone who has visited her, however fleetingly, has left with a storehouse of her sights and sounds in his/her memory. [ more... ]
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Buddha statues that are said to be made by herdsmen, usually children, are images that often convey a deep sense of subjective individuality - a philosophical term which we shall explain shortly. [ more... ]
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When I first saw the photographs of artist Tran Minh Tam’s exhibition ‘Form’ at Cactus Gallery, I thought I was letting myself in for a ‘sheep in a formaldehyde tank experience’. [ more... ]
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Due to the harsh weather and endless wars, a big part of Vietnamese art heritage has been destroyed. What remains are large architectural and sculptural works made of durable materials such as stone and wood. [ more... ]
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For those with an interest in art and history, behind the iron gates of a beautiful cream-painted villa with boughs of overhanging red bougainvillea and in a quiet alleyway, there lies hidden treasure. [ more... ]
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Pasteboard masks have been Hanoi kids’ toys, especially in the occasion of Mid-Autumn celebrations, for ages. But today, just a handful of people ...
In Phan Thiet, bánh hỏi with pig bowels (lòng heo) is synonymous with Phu Long Town, which is the name of the native place of this dish, where it is ...
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