Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hue city to host Buddhist Culture Week

LookAtVietnam - The event, which aims to spread awareness of the country's largest religion with a series of exhibitions and seminars on literature, history and culture, will be held at the Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center in the ancient capital city of Hue from May 16-22. 

The Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center  in Hue City.

During the week that is also aimed at celebrating Buddha's 2554 birthday, a range of events will take place, including an exhibition showcasing close to 100 antiques dating back to the pre-Thang Long period (Dai La), the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties. The artifacts on display were collected by antique collector Tran Dinh Son.

Scholars such as Cao Huy Thuan, Tran Dinh Son, Thai Kim Lai and Ho Tan Phan will deliver speeches related to the royal citadel of Thang Long and Buddhism in Vietnam.  The cultural week also aims to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

Seminars on art, architecture and education will also be a part of the event.

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