As part of the celebrations that mark the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the world’s largest dragon bridge has been inaugurated in the port city of Da Nang.
This incredibly impressive structure boasts more than 2,500 energy-efficient LEDs and can release bursts of fire and water from its mouth when set to do so at festivals or at the weekend. Continue Reading
Check out this awesomely intricate car that is made almost entirely from wood!! It was created by Le Nguyen Khang and he has lovingly named it Achilles after the Greek mythological warrior.
It’s not the first wooden car in the world, but it is one-of-a-kind in Vietnam and certainly a creation worth admiring. Le Nguyen Khang, who owns wood processing plant Le Lumber said the idea to create a wooden car started out as a bit of a joke. He said it all came from a conversation he had with an English friend who works in the travel industry who asked Khang “Working in the wood processing industry, can you make me a wooden car?”
The flippant question put the idea into Khang’s head and he went about working on this extraordinary project. He had a number of skilled workers from his plant he could call on and all the material he would need, so before long the sketches for the vehicle were ready and they began working on it in April of 2011. Continue Reading
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I don’t think this is the same Vietnamese guy who built the Batpod, which we featured a few weeks ago. If it was the same guy, then he improved his previous version of the Batpod big time.
Anyway, Tùng Lâm built this fully functional Dark Knight BatPod from scrap metal parts with the cost of only $480. I want one.Continue Reading
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This is a video of the Batpod inspired motorcycle that some Vietnamese genius managed to piece together entirely out of parts that had fallen off other cars. Brilliant!
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It is unlikely that this is the first time you have seen this iconic Pulitzer-prize winning picture taken by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut of 9-year-old Kim Phuc – naked after tearing her burning clothes from her body after a napalm attack. Most of us, have the image burned into our heads, a foreboding reminder of the tragic nature of war.
The picture captures Phuc wailing as she runs desperately from her village which is engulfed in flames. This image is recognized the world over, and for millions of people it is synonymous with the brutality and horrific nature of the Vietnam War. In fact, many would argue that this black and white photo was actually instrumental in bringing about an end to one of the most brutal and divisive wars in the history of America.
The 8th of June 2012 will mark the photograph’s 40 year anniversary and while it might still be instantly recognized by many generations, even those who were born after the conflict in Vietnam or were too young to remember it, not many people know about the impact that this hugely significant photograph had upon the life of its subject – the young girl, Kim Phuc. Continue Reading