Painter Thanh Chuong: Vietnamese stone dog sculpture is simple

(VOVWORLD) - Painter Thanh Chuong has been collecting stone dogs since he was a youngster. After half a century, he now has 500 stone dogs, all of which are now on display at his Thanh Chuong Viet Palace.

Since its establishment 17 years ago, the Palace, located in Soc Son district, on the outskirts of Hanoi, has become popular for its distinctive Vietnamese architectural style. An article published by the New York Times said “Thanh Chuong Viet Palace offers an engaging and eccentric introduction to traditional Vietnamese culture and architecture”.

The Palace displays a collection of Vietnamese sculptured sacred animals, most of which are stone dogs. Many Vietnamese people place stone dogs in front of their home’s gate with a belief that they will drive evil spirits away and bring peace to their owners.

Let’s visit Thanh Chuong Viet Palace and learn about Vietnamese stone dogs.


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