On my first visit to Vietnam, I made some time to see a performance in a water puppet theatre in Saigon. Puppetry has a long tradition in Asia; the one from Indonesia, Wayang, might be one of the most famous ones. Despite its long tradition, it seems to become one more of the …
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Sep 06 2012
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Jan 13 2012
The first time I saw a building of the Caodaists, I almost mistook it for a Christian church. With their two church towers in front, and the long main building behind, they tend to look like small Notre-Dames, if not for their shiny dark yellow colour, charmingly decorated balconies and windows, and especially, the striking presence of the blue. On the outside, it is predominantly used for the Divine Eye between, and a picture of the sky on each tower. A few clouds together with the sun, or on one tower with the moon instead.
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Jan 11 2012
Vietnam, mainly because of its history, knows two main directions of Buddhism: Mahayana and Theravada. Next to these two, some small quantities of sects can be found, which have split from the main directions even as late as the 20th century. Like in other Buddhist traditions all over Asia, the one in Vietnam carries a strong coloring of local habits and rituals, too.
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