Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

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Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of dollars in temple donations and a rapidly modernizing nation are corrupting monks.

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Visiting pagodas and temples in the New Year

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Visiting pagodas and temples in the New Year

(VOV) - Visiting pagodas on the first days of the Lunar New Year has long been a deep-rooted tradition of the Vietnamese people and this year has been no exception as many pagodas report being overloaded.

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5 temples that bring a touch of serenity to the ever-bustling Ho Chi Minh City

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More often than not, people see the fact that Ho Chi Minh City has been changing too much and too fast as a curse in disguise.

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Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival in full swing

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Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival in full swing

The Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival kicked off in the Gia Vien district of the northern province of Ninh Binh on February 24 – the sixth day of the Lunar New Year – with the participation of thousands of pilgrims.

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Buddha’s hand brings wealth to Vietnam farmers

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Buddha’s hand brings wealth to Vietnam farmers

Many Vietnamese farmers have become billionaires by growing Buddha's hand, an unusually shaped fruit that earns its name because it is segmented into finger-like sections.

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Spring festivals draw visitors to Bac Ninh

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Thousands of visitors flocked to the Phat Tich pagoda in the northern province of Bac Ninh for its annual peony festival, held on February 22 (the fourth day of the first lunar month).

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Buddhist weddings gaining popularity

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Buddhist weddings gaining popularity

VietNamNet Bridge – An increasing number of young Vietnamese couples are opting for Buddhist wedding ceremonies.

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Spring Festivals during Tet

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Spring Festivals during Tet

(VOV) - January and February are the most exciting months of the year in Vietnam with a variety of festivals organized throughout the nation on the occasion paying homage to Buddha, ancestors and praying for good fortune.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 16/2

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Vietnam’s financial services sector growing fast

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Cable car service to An Giang’s mountain peak launched

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Cable car service to An Giang’s mountain peak launched

Tourists to the Mekong Delta province of An Giang now can enjoy the scenery of Mount Cam more easily as a cable car service launched on February 14 will carry them to the peak in just eight minutes.

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In Vietnam, bizarre fruits sought after as Lunar New Year presents

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In Vietnam, bizarre fruits sought after as Lunar New Year presents

The Lunar New Year, or Tet in Vietnamese, is an occasion to exchange gifts, and local consumers are willing to open their pockets for any bizarre product that can make a unique present.

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Buddha's Hand helps Dac So Commune

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Buddha's Hand helps Dac So Commune

The lives of many farmers in Ha Noi's Dac So Commune in Hoai Duc District have changed thanks to the money they make from selling Phat thu (Buddha's Hand fruit). As the Tet (Lunar New Year) nears, growers busy cutting the fruit predict a bumper crop.

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Deal with the devil: An old Vietnamese custom for a peaceful new year

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Deal with the devil: An old Vietnamese custom for a peaceful new year

Officials at Hue's cultural preservation center raised a bamboo pole at the former citadel on Wednesday, a custom that kickstarts the celebration for the Lunar New Year Festival.

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Asia’s biggest statue of reclining Buddha

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Asia’s biggest statue of reclining Buddha

VietNamNet Bridge – Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda on Ta Cu Mountain, some 28 kilometers south of Phan Thiet City of Binh Thuan Province, is home to the largest reclining Buddha statue in Asia.

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Vung Tau's Buddhist trail

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Vung Tau's Buddhist trail

The best place to begin a Buddhist pilgrimage in Vung Tau is the Phuoc Hai Monastery -- some 500 meters from Go Dau Industrial Zone on National Road 51.

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