The ancient statue of Linh Lang Đại Vương can stand up from its seated position thanks to a hidden system of bars and rollers connected to the temple door. VNS Photo Trần Mai Hưởng by Trần Mai Hưởng Seven-hundred years after it was constructed, a sculpture continues to surprise visitors to Bảo Hà Temple in Bảo Hà Village, Đồng Minh Commune, Vĩnh Bảo District in the port city of Hải Phòng. What is so unusual about this ancient work of art? The lifelike sculpture can sit down and stand up. When the door of the temple is opened, the sculpture gradually stands from its perch on top of a throne at the altar before retaking its seat. Temple caretaker Phạm Trọng Yêm, 81, explained the secret: when the statue was first built, talented artisans in the village, which has long been famed for its wood carving, created a system of … [Read more...] about The sculpture that gives people surprises
65 years ago on the Muong Thanh plain, in the midst of the Northwestern mountains and forests, the Vietnamese people and armed forces, under the leadership of the Party headed by President Ho Chi Minh, fought the strategic battle of Dien Bien Phu. After 56 days of relentless, valiant and ingenious combat, on the afternoon of May 7, 1954, the Vietnamese people and armed forces defeated the French colonialists’ last-ditch effort and gained the Dien Bien Phu Victory, which resounded across the five continents and shook the world, ending the resistance war against the aggressive French colonialists and marking a great turning point in the Vietnamese people’s history of struggle for national construction and defence. The Dien Bien Phu Victory is the zenith of the Vietnamese art of war. Together with Bach Dang, Chi Lang and Dong Da, the Dien Bien Phu Victory has gone down in national history as an epic of great heroism with bright examples of gallantry, affirming the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Heroic spirit of Dien Bien Phu Victory shines forever!
Emulation movement in the past and at present Since President Ho Chi Minh's Call for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 1948), the patriotic emulation movement has created legendary feats of arms in the two national protection wars, as well as enormous achievements in the renewal process. During the resistance war against American invaders, the emulation movement in fighting enemy was reflected intensively in both folk songs and modern proverbs, such as “No matter how the house and door would be broken/ Be determined to defeat the enemy, despite hardship, so as to be happy,” “As the truck is still stuck, no regret to dismantle the house,” and so on. Typical examples of the emulation movement, including “Dai Phong Wind,” “Duyen Hai Wave,” “Three-Best Miss” marked the peak periods of time and will forever be recorded in the national history serving as vivid evidence for the patriotism of the Vietnamese people. A worker … [Read more...] about Emulation can go along with healthy competition
Addressing the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasised that the life and revolutionary career of comrade Nguyen Duc Canh is a shining example of patriotism, revolutionary heroism, tireless learning and training, and lifelong sacrifice for national independence and freedom, as well as for the people’s happiness. The immortal example of the communist soldier Nguyen Duc Canh forever endures with the nation, he affirmed. The government leader recognised and highly appreciated the sentiments and responsibilities of the Party Committee, authorities and people of Hai Phong in joining the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, businesses, philanthropists and workers nationwide to raise funding for the construction of the memorial house in remembrance of the faithful communist, who was the first Secretary of the Hai Phong municipal Party Committee. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the event. (Photo: VGP) He asked Hai Phong to effectively perform the management, preservation and … [Read more...] about Memorial house for VGCL founder Nguyen Duc Canh inaugurated
The Hanoitimes - The river, which is 500 meters long, looks like the Milky Way, with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites on either side of it. Exploring the 700-year-old pagoda in Hanoi Exploring Huong Tich Cave in Perfume Pagoda Exploring Nhan Hien craving village Exploring the ocean by motorbike Entering the Thien Ha cave in Son Ha commune, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province, you will see a galaxy in the mountain formed by magic stalactite blocks. The Thien Ha cave is hidden in the heart of a mountain range to protect the ancient capital of Hoa Lu in the time of King Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh in the tenth century. Setting foot on a water stream of 500 meters long, visitors are overwhelmed before the illusory and magic stalagmite formations. The world of rocks in various shapes as portrayed in 3D movies with the tigers, elephants, monkeys. In the dry cave, travelers are dazzling at the unique sculptures of the Creator such as: castle, … [Read more...] about Lost in the ‘Milky Way’ in the mountains in Ninh Binh