We have spent quite a lot of time looking at art in small local galleries. A lot of these have sprung up since our last trip to Hanoi in 2006.
As part of the effort to develop tourism and social balance the government has decided to build possibly the largest pagoda in south east Asia; including the biggest Buddha.
The complex is still under construction but already is an incredible endeavour. So many textures, vistas and craftpersonship.
Below are just a few photos from the complex.
|Barry Smith © Detail behind Buddha|
|Barry Smith © Ninh Binh Pagoda Buddha|
|Barry Smith © Niches filled with small buddha statues|
|Barry Smith © Offering money on huge brass drum|
|Barry Smith © Worker construction hut|
|Barry Smith © Carved and ready for installation|