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Householder Mr Dang Ngoc Anh found pieces of ancient ceramics on 20 September, 2010, when he was digging in his garden in Gò Sành neighbourhood in Phu Binh Village of Tinh Chau Commune in Son Tinh District of the south central province of Quang Ngai. [ more... ]
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In 1994, an Englishwoman, Maria Coffey, and her husband travelled Vietnam by boat and bicycle, prompted by the nostalgia of a Vietnamese friend. In a book called Three Moons in Vietnam, published in 1996, Coffey wrote, ‘Hoi An looks like a sleepy suburb with historic houses full of mulberries in dense foliage.’ Despite big changes in much of Vietnam, Hoi An retains today much of the quiet and meditative feel Coffey found. [ more... ]
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My fascination with monkeys began in India in 2005. [ more... ]
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Cutting off heads, skinning, slitting throats or openings bellies in front of customers, restaurants and pubs show that their wild-food dishes are made from fresh meat. [ more... ]
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For years now, Nguyen Van De, in Tien Luc Village, Bac Giang Province, in northern Vietnam, has been caretaker of the village’s old camphor tree [dã hương, in Vietnamese]. [ more... ]
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In Loc Yen Village, Tien Canh Commune, Tien Phuoc District, in the central province of Quang Nam, 100-plus-year-old houses rest against rocky mountains among terrace gardens and shady, stone paths. [ more... ]
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People living in the 130-year-old house, one of the oldest in Hanoi, at 47 Hang Bac Street, often sigh and say it is famous for its old age, but very uncomfortable to live in. [ more... ]
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Many ancient communal houses in Hue, Central Vietnam, recognised as national and provincial historic relics, are falling into oblivion. [ more... ]
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‘Will there ever be and end to enumeraring the sites that have been restored beyond rescue?’ [ more... ]
Part of an interview by Hong Thanh Quang with Vietnamese conservation architect Professor Hoang Dao Kinh * [ more... ]
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