Hotline: +84 983 822 192 (Ms.Jennifer Nguyen)

Record huge ceramic dragons set up on West Lake

Record huge ceramic dragons set up on West Lake The 35m long ceramic dragons, which were registered for the Vietnam Book of Records, were moved and set up on West Lake, Hanoi, on January 3 to celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival.

The dragons, made by craftsmen from Bat Trang Ceramic Village, had been displayed at the Bach Thao botanical gardens to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

According to cultural researchers, dragons should be located at solemn places close to water and historical relics and West Lake is the most suitable area.

They will be erected on the water by the Lac Long Quan flower garden and about 12m from the nearest road along the lake. One dragon will be facing north and the other south. They will be put on a ceramic pedestal and will be decorated with a lighting system and a fountain.

The dragons were made from 6,000 plates and 4,000 glasses, with special enamel to resemble the legendary dragons under the Ly Dynasty. They measure 15m in length (35m with their curves), 8.2m in height (including pedestal) and 0.9m across, and weigh over 60 tonnes. (Source: VOV)

Other Vietnam Travel Guide

Queen Mary brings tourists to Nha Trang
National Phu Day Festival begins
Record number of international visitors to Hanoi
Over 1.5 million visitors to Hoi An
Vietnam receives more than 5.3 million foreign tourists since the beginning of the year
Forum promotes Vietnam-China trade
Hanoi to hold flower street festival
Danang International Paramotor Competition to be held in 2012
Vietnam Cultural programme opens in Ukraine
Traditional craft thrives in Chuong village
Vietnam’s water puppeteers perform in France
Night market opens in Hue
Vietnamese pottery exhibition held in Can Tho
Int’l workshop on culture management
Hanoi to pilot walking streets from early 2012
Traditional ethnic fashion on show at Son Tay fest
Festival features Korean, VN food
Vietnamese language promoted in France
Le Spa du Metropole hailed as Best Urban Spa in Asia
National ‘Cheo’ Festival 2011 to be held

 

Vietnam Tour Packages


 

Vietnam Cruise Tours


 

Vietnam Popular Tours


 

Planning Your Trips


 
 
 

Mekong Cruise Specials


© Bamboo Travel Corporation, International Tour Operator License No. 01-245/ TCDL
Head Office: Room 301, No. 406/51, Cong Hoa Road, Ward 13, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Email: sales@vietnambambootravel.com, Tel: +84 8 3811 6800, Fax: +84 8 3811 6820
Representative office in Hanoi: No. 75, Lane 49, Huynh Thuc Khang, Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi. Tel: +84 4 3974 8776