Royal Library is located in the Forbidden Citadel. The Royal Library was the only monument undamaged in the Forbidden Citadel after the reoccupation of Hue by French troops in early 1947. It is the pavilion where the Emperors Nguyen came for reading and resting. In 1821, by order of Emperor Minh Mang, a building was erected west of the ThieuPhuongGarden (Garden of Lingering Aroma), called the TriNhanMansion (Mansion of Intellect and Mercy). It was later improved and renamed Thanh Ha Thu Lau (Writing Pavilion) by Emperor Thieu Tri, and then, by Dong Khanh as the Royal Library. This pavilion, elaborately decorated with ceramic mosaics, faces a square-shaped pond with a lovely rock-garden. Left of the pavilion stands the Tu Phuong Vo Ngu Pavilion (Pavilion of No Worry) and right of it is the Hoa Nhat Thu Truong Gallery (Gallery of the Nourishing Sun). On the left of the Bat Phong Pavilion (Pavilion open to Eight Directions) is a small structure called the Luc Tri Than Thong Belvedere … [Read more...] about Royal Library (Thai Binh Lau)
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More than 2000 fowl were destroyed in Trieu Son District, Thanh Hoa Province as authorities battle to contain H5N1 influenza. Authorities trying to contain the outbreak The discovery of the virus came after the mass death of poultry flocks in Do Xa and Phuc Hai villages, Dan Luc Commune on January 20. Over 800 fowls were destroyed after samples test results confirmed a return of the H5N1 virus. An additional 100 farms in Do Xa were found to have poultry flocks infected with H5N1 on February 2. This time the local authorities destroyed more than 2,000 infected birds. Facing a risk of a widespread epidemic, the Department of Animal Health provided 145,000 bird flu vaccine doses. Thanh Hoa Veterinary Department allocated the vaccines to Dan Luc Commune and neighbouring areas along with 140 litres of disinfectant. After the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) announced the return of H5N1, Trieu Son District promptly vaccinated its poultry flocks, sterilised the area … [Read more...] about Bird flu detected in Thanh Hoa
Huynh Ho is building a house. Nothing unusual about that, you say, but Ho has been focused on this task for more than half of his 65 years, 35, to be exact. Such long waiting periods are not unheard of, you say, adding that there are millions who live and die without ever owning their own house. Yes, but Ho wants to build the entire house with his own hands because he does not want to "waste" money hiring workers. Well, that is understandable, you are thinking, because he must be very poor. Pham Thi Sang, one of his neighbours, tells the Nguoi lao dong (Labourer) newspaper that Ho is not poor, he can be called a rich man. We cannot delve into details of his personal finances, but Ho's plot of land in Nam Phuoc Town, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, located near the DT610 Highway, has received purchase offers of VND5-6 billion (US$238,000-285,700). Ho has rejected all offers. So how does he do it? Every day, he pulls his cart all over the town, looking for work as a manual … [Read more...] about Mission Incomplete or Mission Impossible?
(Cinet)- Ninh Binh with the advantage of cultural and natural, with a rich culture is becoming attractive tourist destinations and abroad. Ninh Binh has Hoa Lu - the capital of Vietnam Ly dynasty, Phat Diem stone church with unique architecture, Tam Coc beauty like Ha Long in land. Ninh Binh has Cuc Phuong National Park with a diverse ecosystem,ect. With over 1,400 km2 of natural area, Ninh Binh has forests, sea and a diverse system of fauna and flora. Ninh Binh topography encompasses plains and the mountains of the Vietnam northwest mountain range. Ninh Binh also keeps a strategic position for military security and social economic development. Here, troops were usually railed on their way to the north or south of Vietnam, creating famous victories in Vietnamese national history. Ninh Binh is endowed with many beautiful tourist attractions which have been well-known inside and outside Vietnam such as Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Cuc Phuong National Park, Trang An Grottoes and Van Long … [Read more...] about Ninh Binh – attractive tourist destinations
(CPV) -With over 1,400 km2 of natural area, Ninh Binh has forests, sea and a diverse system of fauna and flora. Ninh Binh topography encompasses plains and the mountains of the Vietnam northwest mountain range. Ninh Binh also keeps a strategic position for military security and social economic development. Here, troops were usually railed on their way to the north or south of Vietnam, creating famous victories in Vietnamese national history. Ninh Binh is endowed with many beautiful tourist attractions which have been well-known inside and outside Vietnam such as Tam Coc - Bich Dong, Cuc Phuong National Park, Trang An Grottoes and Van Long Nature Reserves. There are also many historical relics, for instances Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Bich Dong Pagoda, Thai Vi Temple, Phat Diem Stone Cathedral, Tam Diep Defense Line… All of them are attractive to both Vietnamese and foreign tourists. Ninh Binh is the charming land of myth and impressive landscapes. Furthermore, Ninh Binh is … [Read more...] about Impressive Ninh Binh