27 May 2024
Western tourists enjoy looking at hundreds of ancient Vietnamese lamps in Saigon 0

Western tourists enjoy looking at hundreds of ancient Vietnamese lamps in Saigon 0

A collection of 650 lamps from the 5th century BC are displayed in the hundred-year-old building, attracting many visitors.

A collection of Vietnamese oil lamps with the theme `Light of all peoples` is being displayed at the Traditional House of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Saigon (No. 6, Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City), a project built by

A collection of Vietnamese oil lamps with the theme `Light of all peoples` is being displayed at the Traditional House of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Saigon (No. 6, Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City), a project built by

Western tourists enjoy looking at hundreds of ancient Vietnamese lamps in Saigon

The exhibition displays 650 antique lamps by Father Giuse Nguyen Huu Triet and 10 other collectors from many parts of the country.

The exhibition displays 650 antique lamps by Father Giuse Nguyen Huu Triet and 10 other collectors from many parts of the country.

Western tourists enjoy looking at hundreds of ancient Vietnamese lamps in Saigon

The lamps originated mainly in Vietnam from prehistoric times to the late 20th century. The oldest in the collection are ancient lamps made of terracotta from the 5th century BC, belonging to the Dong Son culture.

This was the early period of lamps, when people knew how to use soil to make lighting tools to serve life.

The lamps originated mainly in Vietnam from prehistoric times to the late 20th century. The oldest in the collection are ancient lamps made of terracotta from the 5th century BC, belonging to the Dong Son culture.

This was the early period of lamps, when people knew how to use soil to make lighting tools to serve life.

Western tourists enjoy looking at hundreds of ancient Vietnamese lamps in Saigon

In Dong Son culture, ancient Vietnamese people used copper and iron materials to make many tools such as drums, jars, weapons, jewelry… and indispensable lamps made of bronze.

In Dong Son culture, ancient Vietnamese people used copper and iron materials to make many tools such as drums, jars, weapons, jewelry… and indispensable lamps made of bronze.

Western tourists enjoy looking at hundreds of ancient Vietnamese lamps in Saigon

The lamp is made of ceramic from the Ly – Tran dynasties, a period when Dai Viet was in a period of independence and autonomy, with brilliant cultural development.

The lamp is made of ceramic from the Ly – Tran dynasties, a period when Dai Viet was in a period of independence and autonomy, with brilliant cultural development.

Western tourists enjoy looking at hundreds of ancient Vietnamese lamps in Saigon

Dozens of ceramic candlesticks of all shapes and sizes originating from the Le Dynasty in the 16th – 17th centuries are on display.

`I came here from Dong Nai to visit the Seminary and happened to see an exhibition about Vietnamese lamps. Now I know that Vietnamese people have been making lamps for hundreds of years BC,` said Ms. Hien.

Dozens of ceramic candlesticks of all shapes and sizes originating from the Le Dynasty in the 16th – 17th centuries are on display.

`I came here from Dong Nai to visit the Seminary and happened to see an exhibition about Vietnamese lamps. Now I know that Vietnamese people have been making lamps for hundreds of years BC,` said Ms. Hien.

A large ceramic candlestick, nearly 1 meter high, originating from the Le Dynasty is displayed in a separate cabinet.

A large ceramic candlestick, nearly 1 meter high, originating from the Le Dynasty is displayed in a separate cabinet.

The iron lamp was crafted by artisans in Hue in the 19th century with the image of a dragon and phoenix.

The iron lamp was crafted by artisans in Hue in the 19th century with the image of a dragon and phoenix.

British tourists enjoy taking photos and learning about lamps.

British tourists enjoy taking photos and learning about lamps.

Lamps made of ceramic and bronze of Khmer culture dating from the 13th to 15th centuries are displayed quite a lot.

Lamps made of ceramic and bronze of Khmer culture dating from the 13th to 15th centuries are displayed quite a lot.

The bronze lamp of the Champa culture from the 13th to 18th centuries is exquisitely crafted.

The bronze lamp of the Champa culture from the 13th to 18th centuries is exquisitely crafted.

Some lamps from France.

The display period for the Vietnamese oil lamp collection lasts until January 6, 2019.

Some lamps from France.

The display period for the Vietnamese oil lamp collection lasts until January 6, 2019.

Quynh Tran

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