HÀ NỘI — UN Day of Vesak held in the northern province of Hà Nam from May 12-14 set various records recognised by the World Record Association and Việt Nam Record Association. On May 14, the World Record Association presented a certificate for the biggest peace praying platform at Tam Chúc Pagoda, Kim Bảng District, Hà Nam Province, which was used on May 13 at a ceremony that gathered 300 monks and 10,000 Buddhists. The praying platform had five storeys. The first storey covered 864sq.m while the top floor featured a a Buddha stature of 1.8m in height and weighing 4 tonnes. — Photo dantri.com.vn Đại Bi Kiêm Cương Tower at Thánh Quang Pagoda, Bắc Ninh set a world record for the most gold gilded bronze bells with the first-ever auto-strike system in the world. The Việt Nam Record Holders Association also recognised other records … [Read more...] about Records set at Vesak event
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She only asked me to help her look for a one-hundred-year-old apricot tree, the only tree left in a certain apricot garden of a manor house. "It seems silly, but it is my mother’s wish. She has earnestly asked me to find that old apricot tree she believes is still there," she explained to me in precise Vietnamese with a Hue accent. "My mother told me to go over to Nam Giao, where in the old days the open-air royal altar was. At the foot of the pedestal there were two strange stone slabs. The king then prayed in murmurs, yet hundreds of thousands of people around could hear him loud and clear as if there were a loud speaker system. Go farther and turn right... across a little curved bridge and then turn left, go a bit farther, and ask where the apricot garden of that manor house is." I had not heard about that manor house even though I had been working as a tour guide. If that manor house was gone, then that apricot tree would be a lost treasure. In Hue, there were a lot of these … [Read more...] about A lost old apricot tree
People will witness a battle between the two strongest fireworks teams from Hong Kong (China) and Italy on the third night of Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2018). The theme ‘Happy Bridge’ will not only be illustrated with fireworks in the sky, but also by an art show that promises to be impressive. Rivals The Vulcan, which enjoys its legendary fireworks party on Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong) every New Year, is considered a respectable name. At DIFF 2018, its top fireworks will be a major attraction on the third fireworks night, in keeping with the theme 'Happy Bridge'. Established in 1974, Vulcan has gained international fame with major international awards, such as the Champion of International Fireworks Performance Hannover, Germany – 2009, the Champion of International Firework Performance Championships in Blackpool, England, 2009, the second prize at the Oman Fireworks World Show – 2010 and the third prize in the Quebec … [Read more...] about Happy Bridge night champs: Hong Kong or Italy?