Study Abroad

Soccer & Traditional Vietnamese Art

January 04, 2015

Hanoi City

This weekend we played soccer with the Blue Dragon kids and did an educational tour around the Vietnamese ancient trade villages and pagodas. Soccer is a huge thing for the Blue Dragon kids.  

They may miss a class here and there but not the soccer matches on the weekend. Regardless of their past and current circumstances, they are truly the most happy when on the soccer field. The Vietnam-Lasell Team played two matches with the results of one draw and one lost.

Ceramic work in Vietnam

We then visited the Bat Trang Ceremic Village and Dong Ho Painting Village.  These two trade villages produce beautiful traditional Vietnamese art works.  They are a thousand years old but on the brink of losing these ancient crafts due to modernism, which is rapidly going on in Vietnam.

Group Ceramic in Vietnam

Our final destination for the weekend was the But Thap Pagoda, which was built in the 17th century.  This pagoda has a one-thousand-eye-and-one-thousand-hand Buddha statue, which means the Buddha can see everything and extend the helping hand to everywhere.

Buddha Vietnam