A bit of culture

This afternoon we visited the Thang Chong Palace, which turned out not to be a palace at all but is a beautiful tropical garden and pagoda housing one of the largest private collections of antiquities. It is owned by a famous and wealthy Vietnamese artist and was really unique. There were pots and various ceramics dating back to the 2nd century and a number of ancient structures that had been reconstructed within the garden. All very Feng Shui. Lots of different Chines dragons and lotus blossoms etc.

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Did you know that most Chinese dragons only have 4 toes. If they have 5 toes it proves that they once belonged to the Emperor!
Amazing the things one learns.

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vietnam 202Do you recognise these chairs? They are supposed to be priceless, but mine is a better chair.

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