PANO - The sound of a motorbike moving toward Asho 1 mountain village was deadening in the cold and raining night of Truong Son Range. "Dr. Hoa is going to give treatment to local mountainous villagers," said Ho Xuan Thien, secretary of the Huong Lam Commune's Communist Party. Dr. Ho Thi Thanh Hoa, from the Co Tu ethnic minority, is Chief of the A Dot medical centre in A Luoi District, Thua Thien - Hue Province. First doctor to the village At the age of ten, Hoa watched her cousin die of malaria while she was pregnant. Four years later, her brother died of cholera at the age of three. She also saw dozens of her fellow villagers die of normal diseases. Her childhood was haunted by the death of local villagers at Asho 1, Huong Lam Commune, and she knew that, if there had been a person who had had knowledge of the diseases and was able to prescribe medicine for the local people to use in time, many of them would not have died. Her dream of becoming a doctor began than, helping her … [Read more...] about “Beautiful Flower” of the village
The village people
Co Do village in Ba Vi district, Hanoi bears special cultural features. The village is named the land of painters. The village has now attracted many tourists. They come there to learn about an agricultural village inhabited by many painters. There is a fine art club in the village with 30 members. Their are houses full of paintings. Many children are now joining painting courses. There is even a museum of paintings. The museum was set up by family of late painter Nguyen Sy Tot who was considered the founder of the art in the village. Many of his paintings are now kept at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and many other museums abroad. When he was living in the village, he inspired children’s passion for painting. To date, the village has 30 professional painters. Of which, 16 artists are members of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association. Many of those, though living in such an agricultural land, can live on selling paintings. Every Sunday, many children come to the painting classes … [Read more...] about Co Do, the village of poems and paintings
VietNamNet Bridge – In the last 15 years, the village of Ham Long in District 2, with charming landscape, has become the home to many Saigon artists. Watercolor painter Ly Khac Nhu – one of the founder of Ham Long Village – talks with visitors. "It’s great that amid a big city, a valuable art space like this is still preserved. I feel this is the pride of Vietnam," a Taiwanese tourist said. The tourist said that this was his second visit to the village, this time with his family. The village was built 15 years ago by a group of Saigon painters. In late '90s, a group of artists, mostly painters wandered to find a quiet, beautiful place to work. A wide strip of land along the bank of the Saigon River, in Thanh My Loi ward, District 2, HCM City, held their feet by its romantic and wild beauty. Late painter Nguyen Thanh Chau named it Ham Long (Dragon Jaw) based on the shape of the land. Watercolor painter Ly Khac Nhu – one of the founder of Ham Long … [Read more...] about The village for artists on Saigon River bank
In the afternoon of 22 December 2010, Mr. Nguyen Van Cao- Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee chaired the reception and worked with Hue Heritage House Company (Singapore) led by Mr. Charles Chow, Director of Hue Heritage House Company. At the meeting, the two parties discussed some issues to carry out the agreement of assisting ThuaThienHueProvince's in searching for markets of goods export signed by the two parties. Mr. Charles Chow informed some results gained from the working and surveys with related departments and sectors in the province for the past few days concerning the agreement on cooperation to search for markets of goods export, tourism and service development, etc. On the basis of proposals of departments and sectors and Hue Heritage House Company, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Mr. Nguyen Van Cao and Mr. Charles Chow has agreed that the two parties will carry out such tasks of … [Read more...] about Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee gave a reception and worked with Hue Heritage House Company.
The village of artists, called Ham Long, is located near the windy Sai Gon River, 10km from the hub of Ho Chi Minh City. It has this name because most of the owners of houses in the village are artists.Visiting the village, tourists have a chance to behold houses built in the traditional architectural style of the Vietnamese people, such as a Hue Ruong house, a house-on-stilts of the Muong ethnic people and ancient houses of the South. Each house is an artistic architectural complex that is designed beautifully by its owner. A garden in the shade of trees overlooks the Sai Gon River.The house owned by artist Nguyen Hoai Huong built in the style of a Hue garden house. The most striking feature of the village probably is the houses owned by painters Nguyen Hoai Huong and Ly Khac Nhu. The house of Nguyen Hoai Huong was built in the style of a Hue Ruong house that looks solemn and private while the house of Ly Khac Nhu looks rustic with a simple leave-covered roof. The artists … [Read more...] about The village of artists