Crossing cultural boundaries

from Impressions and Expressions - Vietnamese Contemporary Painting The origin of artistic visual expression in Vietnam, a hybrid like its Southeast Asian neighbours, can be traced back to its 2,500-year-old culture that started in the Neolithic Age and steadily developed until the end of the Iron Age when Chinese invaders entered from the north. By the second century BC, foreign influences started to infiltrate into the Dong Son civilization that is widely believed to have originated in … [Read more...]

Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Museum - former residence of Ngo Dinh Diem

Situated on Ly Tu Trong not far from Ben Thanh market, this is an interesting museum well within walking distance of Pham Ngu Lao. … [Read more...]