Situated on its own island on a branch of the Saigon River, the Phù Châu “Floating” Temple may be just the place to welcome in the 2024 year of the dragon.
Inspired by Chinese mythology, Kỳ Lân is one of Vietnam’s four sacred creatures, which also includes the Dragon (Long), Phoenix (Phượng Hoàng), and Turtle (Quy). Say its name in English, and it may elicit squeals of excitement from children and
The rise, the fall (& the rise again) of the cement tile in Vietnam. Take a leap into the history of encaustic cement tile production, its introduction to Vietnam and its rise from the veritable ashes after a fall from
A recent visit to an encaustic cement tile manufacturer in Ho Chi Minh City inspires a dive into how these highly popular, yet enduring, decorative tiles are made.
The postcard that launched a lovely little business: Cochinchine: Saigon, Rue Catinat pres du theatre. An evocative image taken by French photographer, Poujade de Ladaveze, at the turn of the 20th century. I sourced this image back in 2009 from a