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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vietnam For History And Beauty:Vietnamese Art Through The Ages

Fishing boat Halong Bay, VietnamImage via Wikipedia
By John Roney

You may hear that everyone is now talking about Vietnam holidays, so you wonder why and should you book Vietnam holiday packages? And what you are going to see in Vietnam holiday packages? Here are some travel tips on top Vietnam destinations in the north Vietnam.

First of all, we have to mention Halong Bay - the King of all Vietnam holiday packages. Halong Bay has twice been recognized as world natural heritage by UNESCO. The first time was in 1994 for its beauty landscapes. The second time was in 2000 for Halong bay's geology formation. Magnificent Halong bay is One of 7 must-visit places on the earth. Over 3000 unshaped big and tiny limestoned islands rising from the emerald waters on an area of 1553 sq km create amazing picture. This magical landscape of limestone islands has made many tourists change their minds to stay longer. Discover amazing Halong with ultimate luxurious Halong Bay cruises, remember all your life. Halong Bay's stunning scenery and the luxury comfort of Halong Bay cruises will take you to a paradise on earth that you have not thought before. All most tourists to Vietnam have said that "come to Vietnam without seeing Halong Bay means you have not been to Vietnam".

Nature has consecrated Vietnam with a profuse crop of soaring mountains, a vast shoreline and radiant rice fields. Vietnam is an ideal balance between ancient and modern times, a country that admires its precedent heroes, a nation that has jointly put the woes of war, and people who welcome its guests arriving through the flights to Vietnam to their country with open arms and welcoming smiles.

The third is charming and romantic Hanoi, one of the highlights for Vietnam holiday packages. Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter known as 36 commercial streets and over 600 pagodas and temples. Hanoi's famous sites include the One Pillar Pagoda (built in 1049), the Temple of Literature - first university in Vietnam (built in 1070) with 82 doctor steles which were chosen as UNESCO world heritage for ancient education document, Hanoi Citadel, Hanoi Opera House, President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum...Hanoi also characteristically contains 18 beautiful natural lakes such as Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Thien Quang lake, Bay Mau lake and Truc Bach Lake..., which are the lungs of the city, with their surrounding gardens and trees where you can join morning or afternoon exercise and Tai Chi practice everyday.

Due to the influence of various civilizations and their cultures, the war torn nation could not develop any new trends or thoughts except those coming from the outside world that have been changed in accordance to Vietnamese life. It's not that contemporary or modern art do not exist but there are not many impressive or monumental works showing any philosophical traits. Representing their cultural history, Vietnamese art mainly represents a quiet beauty or even simplicity of Vietnam For History And Beauty struggle against invasions.

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