Saigon’s trinity of spiritual sites

Just so you know, Obama took a look at one during his official visit.

In Vietnam, folk religion blended with other faiths creates a spiritual sense that affects all aspects of life. In its most crowded city, Saigon, sites dedicated to the gods can be found nestled away in neighborhoods, small yet outstanding with their architecture and unique ambiance found only at the intersection of urbanization and religion.

Below are three original sites worth putting on your itinerary for a spiritual journey of Saigon.

The Temple of Lady Thien Hau

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Lying on Nguyen Trai Street in District 5, it’s a Chinese-style temple dedicated to Thien Hau, the Lady of the Sea in traditional Chinese religion. The Chinese community in Saigon is said to have built the temple in the 19th century. Thanks to its ornate appearance hailed by many, Lady Thien Hau’s temple attracts both locals who come to pray for prosperity, luck or whatever they need in life, and tourists curious about the city’s favorite pagoda.

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Spiral incense hung from the ceiling is a scene that catches the eye and lens.

The Jade Emperor Temple


Built between 1892 and 1900 in honor of the supreme Taoist God (The Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, or Ngoc Hoang in Vietnamese), the temple is filled with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes depicting characters from both Buddhist and Taoist lores made from reinforced papier mâché and wood.


In 1984, the temple’s name was changed to Phuoc Hai. It is known among the city’s people as the place to ask for children, and earned global fame when U.S. President Barack Obama visited in May.


Mariamman Temple


Mariamman, or Indian Lady as she is referred to by the people here, is a Hindu goddess. Her temple on Truong Dinh Street (District 1) was built in the early 20th century by Indian immigrants as a sacred place for those living on alien soil, and it is still under the care of Indian people today.


Despite being the cradle of both Hinduism and Buddhism, India’s influence is only faintly present through the latter, a religion that emigrated to Vietnam quite early on but has been localized and bears far more resemblance to characters from neighboring China, due to long domination, than from its birthplace. The Temple of Mariamman is a rarity and the most visited Hindu site in Vietnam, serving those who wish to complete their spiritual journey with something original.

Photos by Phong Vinh



The most dangerous roads in the world

Located at highest places without passageway, may get destroyed by wave are all the extreme challenges on the road for the drivers
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Almost the roads inside the moutains have the same way to conduct is that using fireboxes. However, it can not be right with this one, Guoliang tunnel from China. In 1972, 13 local people in Guoliang area had to sell their pets to contribute to a fund in order to build a road which could be a connection with the world outside.

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They didn’t use any fireboxe to collapse the moutain, the very simple equipments have been used instead. By this way, the proccess became much more dangerous, and wasteful of time. Finally, it has taken nearly 5 years to complete this tunnel with 1.2 kilometre length for use. The tunnel with very narrow width, if the drivers dont want to have any risk, they shouldn’t get lack of attention to any potential danger.

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James Dalton (Alaska, USA) is one of the most dangerous subways in the world. Futhermore, it’s also called the loneliest road due to the existence of three towns with only 60 citizens living  along the road.

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There are lots of challenges with many difficulties could damage the drivers such as : heavy snow, extreme wind, non-protected conditions..even the bad temperature down to -60 celcious degrees.

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Atlantic Road (Norway) is only the finest street in the list. Nevertheless, if dont have much experience enough, the drivers also can get the danger easily. For instance, the large waves caused by bad weather or storms could attack any object which is moving on the road. In addition, with approximately 60 kilometres per hour of speed, the wind always be the winner in the battle  against to the drivers who even had much experience for many years.

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However, in usual conditions, this road is also the most beautiful destination for everyone who has a deep love with nature .

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The road through the Himalaya moutain in SouthAisa certaintly is not the place for weak-heart people. This road was best-known as the highest road in the world. And of course, it doesn’t have any gallery.

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Unsuprisingly if there has any transportation be a victim of this unsafe road.

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Living in Bolivia never seems to be easy at all. This country was known as a tiny and poorest nation in SouthAmerica. There also has many threatening roads as known as the most vicious destinations in the world. In spite of many difficulties and bad conditions, people still play a risky game with their fate for a simple reason, to survive.
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Obviously, the symbols like this actually  show to the driver lots of things, also warn them should pay attention to everything they see on their journey frequently.  Yungas is the name of this road, it also has another name,” deathly journey”. There is a number of deads was estimated on this road, may be 200-300 died people every year, it means 2-6 ones a week in average.

Translator : Kathyy89


Stay alive……

Only a few hours to say goodbye to 2015…should be sad or glad ?…There are many things have changed for years…

All I want to say to you, dear my friend…”Gud luck to you in the New Year, 2016″…We’ll keep moving on the way we chose…

“Stay Alive”
There’s a rhythm in rush these days
Where the lights don’t move and the colors don’t fade
Leaves you empty with nothing but dreams
In a world gone shallow
In a world gone lean

Sometimes there’s things a man cannot know
Gears won’t turn and the leaves won’t grow
There’s no place to run and no gasoline
Engines won’t turn and the train won’t leave

I will stay with you tonight
Hold you close ’til the morning light
In the morning watch a new day rise
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive

Well the way I feel is the way I write
It isn’t like the thoughts of the man who lies
There is a truth and it’s on our side
Dawn is coming
Open your eyes
Look into the sun as the new days rise

And I will wait for you tonight
You’re here forever and you’re by my side
I’ve been waiting all my life
To feel your heart as it’s keeping time
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive

Dawn is coming
Open your eyes

Look into the sun as the new days rise

There’s a rhythm in rush these days
Where the lights don’t move and the colors don’t fade
There is a truth and it’s on our side
Dawn is coming
Open your eyes
Look into the sun as a new day rises

The most ten fantastic islands in the world

The travel + Leisure’s 2015 World’s Best Awards which were voted by all users around the world for the most ten favourite islands.

1. Galapagos (Ecuador) : At the top of the ranking is the Galapagos archipelago with the wild and various animals system of Ecuador.These unique or strange experiences on this island always have an extremely weird attraction to the passionate people who love the beauty of nature, travelling or the professional photographers. Coming to this place, you can easily have chance to approach Sea lions, Great frigatebirds, the only Ichthyosaurias in the world, Penguins.This year, the island has got the 1st Award of the travel  + Leisure’s 2015 World’s Best Awards.


2. Bali (Indonesia) : The Bali island is the most impressive one among all islands in Indonesia. With the rice fields, decorative Hindu Church and great mountains.The tourists also can join the cooking training, researching Bali’s modern art-architecture and taking part in Bali’s traditional-praying-Celebration of local people.


3. Maldives: Maldives is the sunkenest country in the world, with the average height is just 1m8 against to the sea level. Many hotels here were conducted right on the bright blue seas.


4.Tasmania (Australia) : This is the inceptive island with wild nature, its acreage is about 2428 km2.The air is so pure and very healthy.


5.Santorini (Greece) : The special point of this island is the Black-sand Beaches at Perissa, the historical constructions which were stored, protected very carefully and also the beautiful sunset afternoons. Oia, the village on the rock here is one of the most famous destinations of photographers in the world .

5_26.Moorea (Polynesia, France) : This is the brother island with Bora Bora island, where has coconut lines beside beautiful beaches


7.Maui (Hawaii) : Maui mixes with modern, expensive apartments comes with great sceneries.The advice for the tourists here is trying to visit the Haleakala vocano mountain, 311m height and see the sun getting down by riding bicycle to.


8.Kauai (Hawaii) : This is the oldest island in Hawaii, was born by the lava of volcano mountain 5 milions year ago. The highlight places in Hawaii to visit are Pali Ke Kua, Hideaways Beach where stored secrects of black lava wall, or Waimea defile and Na Pali Beach…


9. Great Barrier (Australia) :With the 2570 km length, this place gets so attrative to the divers because it has more than 400 creatures with various, different sizes, shapes from Echinoidea to Whale..


10.Malta : The island is the proof proves that there is no need to have cocktail, wine,..still be one of the most attractive islands in the world……


Via CNN.

The dirty life of young Romanian girl below the sewers

Her parents had left her alone when she just was born, the 17-year-old girl then grew in an orphan house before living with the homeless people below the sewers of Bucharest Capital, Romania when she was 13.


The Anthropologist and Photographer, Massimo Branca met Catalina in 2013, when she was 17. Arcording to National Geographic, the enticements quickly caught her right after that.zing_duongham2

Branca,the author of the photos of Catalina’s life, commented : The large and black eyes of hers seem more mysterious when I look inside them deeply.So, they let me understand the difficulties which the girl has been faced for years.

Hot, wet and crowed are the life’s conditions of homeless people below the sewers at Bucharest Capital.The children and homeless guys have used the small holes on the ground to get inside the sewers below. Catalina lives in the sewers from being a 12-year-old girl.She got addicted 1 year later.

Branca have tried to satisfy the leader of homeless people just to have chance to observe and get photos about their life.”I want everyone could have a full perception about the homeless people, so they can realize and have sympathy with this community”,Branca said.

The depression always appears on their faces.The most crowed, noisy activity here is heroin bussiness.Catalina is not the exception.She started using this toxic from being a 13-year-old child.Thereout, she also likes to write her life’s stories.


Also by Branca, almost of people who live in the sewers get Tuberculosis, Hepatitis and Aids.They use heroin for entertaining. Mostly, the young men in this sewers died here because they have nowhere to leave.


Living activities daily take place inside the sewers.They got tools to cook, for the life demands at least.Branca thought, most of people will get shocked when they observe the whole living activities here


The smile on her face.The young girl feels ashamed when smiling because she was lost a tooth few years ago. First 2014, she got an accidence and burned at her foot.Branca brought her to the hospital, and to a safe place after that.She swore that never using heroin anymore and want to come back the sewers.


However, the young girl could not keep the oath when she gets back to the sewers.”Be a human, I have tried to help her. I feel she is very closed to me, like a daughter or a younger sister.I knew something not good about her health but still be better than the others in the sewers.I didn’t think that Catalina could go away soon”, Branca remembered.


On 28/5/2014, a month later when she got 18, Catalina had passed away by heroin.She also had HIV virus in body.Her boyfriend knelt down beside her coffin…He also had HIV virus…

Photo : National Geographic

How beautiful they are..!!

The collection of the most awesome, beautiful, sexy and interesting doors in the world..
With every door will bring to you a special feeling of unique art-beauty than anything esle in the world ever had 🙂
1/ Burano, Italy.


2/ Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.



3/ Copenhagen, Denmark.



4/ The door of a circus ,Valloria, Italy



5/Montmartre, Paris



6/ Rabat, Morocco



7/ Valparaiso, Chile.



8/ A creation of Kazuyuki Ishihara Artist , Japan



9/ The doors from “blue town” Chefchaouen, Morocco



10/ Shanghai, China



11/ Sardinia, Italy



12/ An artwork at Pollença,  Balearic Islands, Spain



13/ This may cause fear in the darkness, at Lhasa, Tibet



14/ Toronto, Ontario, Canada



15/The old door at Soho, New York, USA




Tìm (Lost) – Min (St.319)

A new song from a very very new young singer of V-pop-Min(St.319)
.This track has a unique and beautiful melody which is composed by Hoang Ton and Khac Hung
This song has 2 different versions..RnB & Acoustic..but still lovely with both.
This MV is the Acoustic version and I really love it.Hope you like it !! ^^