Posts Tagged ‘ Century ’

Sitting for posterity

December 29, 2009
Sitting for posterity

Bonze Vu Khac Minh (R) who has been preserved in this sitting posture since his death in the 17th century and a replica at Dau Pagoda A Vietnamese expert strips the mystery surrounding a unique process used to preserve Buddhist monks’ bodies in China and Vietnam. When Nguyen Lan Cuong was called in to restore [...]

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Storming a historic bastion

December 6, 2009
Storming a historic bastion

A 7th-9th century well unearthed at No.18 Hoang Dieu Street in Ba Dinh District.LookAtVietnam – An imperial citadel in Hanoi dating back several centuries to the Tran Dynasty might have been larger than originally thought, archaeologists speculate. As befits a capital city that celebrates its 1,000th anniversary next year, the soil of Hanoi continues to [...]

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Storming a historic bastion

December 6, 2009
Storming a historic bastion

A 7th-9th century well unearthed at No.18 Hoang Dieu Street in Ba Dinh District. An imperial citadel in Hanoi dating back several centuries to the Tran Dynasty might have been larger than originally thought, archaeologists speculate. As befits a capital city that celebrates its 1,000th anniversary next year, the soil of Hanoi continues to yield [...]

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Putting the brakes on the Old Quarter

December 4, 2009
Putting the brakes on the Old Quarter

LookAtVietnam – Thirty per cent of the population of Ha Noi’s overcrowded Old Quarter will be moved to the other side of the Red River if a project proposed. Hang Dao Street in Ha Noi’s Old Quarter. City authorities plan to relocate about 30 per cent of the overcrowded Old Quarter’s population to the other side [...]

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Jewellers stick to their roots on Hang Bac

November 22, 2009
Jewellers stick to their roots on Hang Bac

People cross in front of one of the oldest houses on Hang Bac. These houses are under the Government preservation plan due to their historical significance. LookAtVietnam – Holding his tweezers with trembling hands, trying to lock a tiny silver bracelet, Nguyen Chi Thanh is stuck in concentration, not even pausing to wipe a falling [...]

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James Cameron’s Avatar to hit nation’s 3D screens

November 2, 2009
James Cameron’s Avatar to hit nation’s 3D screens

Vietnamese fans are in for a new cinematic experience with the screening of James Cameron’s science-fiction epic Avatar this month at the country’s first ever 3D cinemas. Magic man: Jake Sully, the main character in 20th Century Fox’s 3D science fiction film Avatar.Avatar takes viewers to the 22nd century on a small moon called Pandora, [...]

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Classical drama seeks ways to survive

October 17, 2009
Classical drama seeks ways to survive

Tuong (classical drama) is part of the traditional spiritual heritage of the nation, but with a lack of spectators the art is in danger of falling by the wayside. LookAtVietnam – Tuong (classical drama) is part of the traditional spiritual heritage of the nation, but with a lack of spectators the art is in danger [...]

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Et tu, ca tru?

October 10, 2009
Et tu, ca tru?

Singers in the northern province of Bac Ninh perform quan ho Quan ho and ca tru, priceless jewels in Vietnam’s musical heritage, have achieved UNESCO recognition, but can they survive indifference and the onslaught of pop culture and commercialization? Vietnam’s rich musical heritage has survived decades of war and its deprivations that robbed the nation [...]

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Home museum haven from city bustle

September 20, 2009
Home museum haven from city bustle

LookAtVietnam – Tran Phu Son has turned his Hanoi house into a museum so that antiquities he has collected in retirement can be enjoyed by others. LookAtVietnam – Tran Phu Son has turned his Ha Noi house into a museum so that antiquities he has collected in retirement can be enjoyed by others.In most people’s [...]

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Hanoi disco manager denies charge of illegal liquor sales

August 25, 2009
Hanoi disco manager denies charge of illegal liquor sales

Nguyen Dai Duong (1st, left), manager of New Century night club, at the court Monday The manager of Hanoi’s most popular nightclub New Century, who is currently on trial for illegally selling liquor, Monday told the court he had not broken the law. A police raid in April 2007 uncovered rampant narcotic use at the [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...