Ho Chi Minh City's scrap market for the rich

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

A Ho Chi Minh City scrap market sells everything from old-time oil lamps to sets of gilded spoons for thousands of dollars.

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Hanoi’s Liberation celebration: 60 Thanh Giong Statues presented

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Hanoi’s Liberation celebration: 60 Thanh Giong Statues presented

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day (October 10), 60 statues of Thanh Giong (Saint Giong), a Vietnamese folk hero, were given to provinces, cities, organisations and individuals throughout Vietnam during an official ceremony on October 5.

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Laminating gold by hand in Hanoi’s old village

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Laminating gold by hand in Hanoi’s old village

VietNamNet Bridge – 1/10 tael of gold can be laminated into a sheet of 1m2. The sheet is then cut into small square pieces of 1cm long to inlay on worshipping items.

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Hue brothers build post-war connections with contemporary art

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

Hue brothers build post-war connections with contemporary art

Twin brothers Le Duc Hai (L) and Le Ngoc Thanh, better known as the Le Brothers, work at their New Space Arts Foundation, Vietnam’s first artists-in-residence program in Hue. Photo by Tuyet Khoa

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Ancient Chinese pagoda restored to former glory

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago 2 related news

Nghia An Hoi Quan, or Ong pagoda, one of the oldest temples in Ho Chi Minh City, was unveiled on February 13 after four years of restoration at a total cost of VND66 billion (US$3.1 million).

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Ancient Chinese pagoda restored to former glory

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VietnamPlus English 8 month(s) ago 2 related news

Ancient Chinese pagoda restored to former glory

Nghia An Hoi Quan, or Ong pagoda, one of the oldest temples in Ho Chi Minh City, was unveiled on February 13 after four years of restoration at a total cost of 66 billion VND (3.1 million USD).

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Book exploring East-West Economic Corridor published

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

Book exploring East-West Economic Corridor published

(VOV) -Danang Publishing House has released a book of travel reportage by Thanh Nien (Youth) newspaper journalist Truong Dien Thang.

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Jewelry enterprises await return of gilded age

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SaigonTimes English 12 month(s) ago 1 related news

Jewelry enterprises await return of gilded age

HCMC – Tough conditions at home have made deep cuts into jewelry enterprises, but many said on Thursday on the sidelines of a jewelry expo that they were still pinning hopes on the bright prospects in the coming years when the economy recovers.

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The gold-inlaid temple in Binh Duong

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VietnamNet English 17 month(s) ago

The gold-inlaid temple in Binh Duong

VietNamNet Bridge - The gold-inlaid temple in the Dai Nam tourist site in Binh Duong province is open for free now. Previously, visitors had to pay VND 100,000 ($5) for the entrance ticket.

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Tourism product depicting pagodas’ records made public

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Báo QĐND English 19 month(s) ago

Tourism product depicting pagodas’ records made public

Gilded coins, as Buddha’s blessing, have been released by the Vietnamese Record Organization and pagodas winning Vietnam Records, as part of a project to promote 100 attractive destinations winning Vietnam records, as revealed by the organization in a press meeting on May 2nd.

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The most precious Buddha statues in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 20 month(s) ago

The most precious Buddha statues in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Dozens of Buddha statues which have survived for centuries are on display at the National History Museum, 25 Tong Dan Street, Hanoi.

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Gold-plated roses and imported flowers sell well on Valentine's Day

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Báo Dân Trí English 21 month(s) ago

Gold-plated roses and imported flowers sell well on Valentine's Day

Many men in Vietnam have proved willing to spend millions of VND to buy special flowers for their women on Valentine’s Day, including imported flowers and gilded roses.

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German expert helps restore Toi Linh Tu Temple in Hue

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Báo Thanh Niên English 29 month(s) ago 4 related news

An inauguration ceremony for the newly restored Toi Linh Tu Temple inside the Hue Imperial Citadel was held July 20 in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue.

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Asia Book of Records lists 10 Vietnamese-set records

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VietNam News English 31 month(s) ago 2 related news

Asia Book of Records lists 10 Vietnamese-set records

Viet Nam has become the proud owner of 10 more Asian records, and will receive certificates for them from the Asia Book of Records in HCM City tomorrow.

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Titanic's wealthiest passenger built NYC hotel

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Báo Dân Trí English 32 month(s) ago

Titanic's wealthiest passenger built NYC hotel

John Jacob Astor IV, who was one of the richest men in America, went down with the ship in 1912 after helping his pregnant wife escape into the last lifeboat. But at the St. Regis, one of Manhattan's oldest luxury hotels, the aristocratic sensibilities of the Gilded Age remain intact. Butlers in white ties and black tailcoats still roam the hallways. The lobby, with its frescoed ceiling and elaborate marble staircase, has not been altered since Astor died. And the...

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