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Hanoi to renovate century-old garden in downtown area

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The People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem District in Hanoi is implementing a project to renovate the century-old Dien Hong garden, with professional support from the Paris-based Agency for International Cooperation in Vietnam.

The announcement was made at a seminar held in Hanoi on Tuesday by the municipal Department of Culture and Sports in coordination with the Vietnam Association of Architects and other organizations.

Dien Hong Garden’s Con Coc Fountain (Toad Fountain) has deteriorated in recent years, requiring it to be wrapped with iron wire for protection.

As a playground, this garden attracts a large number of locals and visitors.

This supplied photo shows Dien Hong garden when it was newly built.

This supplied photo shows Dien Hong Garden when it was newly built.

Residents anticipate that the garden, and particularly this 120-year-old fountain, will be renovated, not only to protect the valuable heritage work, which is Hanoi’s oldest fountain, but also to ensure the safety of visitors.

Emmanuel Cerise, director of the Paris-based Agency for International Cooperation in Vietnam, stated that the agency will provide professional assistance for Hoan Kiem District to renovate and enhance the landscape quality of this public space.

The garden is surrounded by a complex of architectural landmarks, including the Metropole Hotel, the Government Guest House, the State Bank of Vietnam, and the headquarters of the Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs.

The renovation plan aims not only to preserve the heritage, but also to give it a new lease on life for present and even future uses.

The perspective of the project to renovate and upgrade Dien Hong garden. Photo: Phu Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The perspective of the project to renovate and upgrade Dien Hong Garden in Hanoi. Photo: Phu Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Following that, a new area with a greater connection to the adjacent heritage complex will be planned.

The ground of Dien Hong Garden will have enhanced rainwater permeability as a result of the renovation, which is both environmentally friendly and climate change-resilient.

In order to create a safer distance between the playground in the garden and the surrounding traffic routes, the garden will also be surrounded by low-rise green fences.

According to Nguyen Quoc Hoan, deputy chairman of the Hoan Kiem People’s Committee, the district is going to collect documents and consult relevant departments and experts to develop a plan to restore Con Coc Fountain so as to maintain the popular sight. 

Hoan stated that this project is funded by the state budget.

Dien Hong Garden encompasses 4,240 square meters and is located in Trang Tien Ward, at the intersection of Ngo Quyen, Ly Thai To, and Le Phung Hieu Streets in Hoan Kiem District.

The garden was originally referred to as Chavassieux Square, which was conceived in 1897 and completed in 1901 by the French.

Here, the fountain is adorned with stone toads that spray water on stone pillars, while dragons were placed toward the toad.

Therefore, this square is also called Con Coc (Toad) Garden.

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Vietnamese model wins runner-up prize at Mister Grand International 2022

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Nguyen Vu Linh, a Vietnamese contestant at the Mister Grand International 2022, just won the 4th runner-up title.

The final night of the Mister Grand International 2022 contest took place in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday morning (Vietnam time).

Twenty-four contestants from countries and territories around the world competed in donning national costume, swimwear, sportswear, and vest.

This supplied photo shows Nguyen Vu Linh, a Vietnamese contestant at the Mister Grand International 2022, who just won the 4th runner-up title.
This supplied photo shows Nguyen Vu Linh, a Vietnamese contestant at the Mister Grand International 2022, who just won the 4th runner-up title.

At the awarding session, Nguyen Vu Linh was announced the 4th runner-up of the contest, in addition to winning the prizes for ‘Best in National Costume’ and ‘Top Model.’

The Mister Grand International winner is a Swiss, and the first, second, and third runners-up are three contestants from the Philippines, Singapore and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, rescpectively.

“I feel luckly to receive cheers from the audience at home and friends around the world,” Linh said after receiving his prizes. 

This supplied photo shows winners of the Mister Grand International 2022.
This supplied photo shows the winners of the Mister Grand International 2022.

“I feel the courage be more responsible to the community and partcipate in more social activities in the future after winning the runner-up title.”

Linh, 28, was born in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.

He weighs 75kg, and his body measures are 99-78-98cm.

Linh won the runner-up prize at the Vietnam Fashion Model Contest 2018. 

This supplied photo shows Nguyen Vu Linh, a Vietnamese contestant at the Mister Grand International 2022, who just won the 4th runner-up title.
This supplied photo shows Nguyen Vu Linh, a Vietnamese contestant at the Mister Grand International 2022, who just won the 4th runner-up title.

Before that, he had participated in different male pageants. 

Currently, he is a flight attendant and a freelance model.

Many Vietnamese men competed at the Mister Grand International before Linh, including Nguyen Tien Dat and Ly Cao Thien Son, who won the runner-up title in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and Nguyen Van Tuan, who claimed the Mister International crown in 2019.

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Flying saucer-shaped clouds float above another mountain in southern Vietnam

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Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province was the second mountain in Vietnam’s southern region spotted with spaceship-like clouds after Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province this week.

The formation, which is identified as lenticular clouds, floated over Chua Chan Mountain on Friday morning.

The clouds appeared at around 6:00 am, were most obvious at 7:00 am, and lasted until 8:00 am, according to Nguyen Duc Tan, a local living at the foot of the mountain.

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022. Photo: Nguyen Hau
Lenticular clouds are seen atop Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022. Photo: Nguyen Hau

Tan said he somtimes had seen clouds gathering atop of the mountain, but those formations were not as prominent as Friday morning’s.

Many other locals gave similar accounts.

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022. Photo: Nguyen Hau
Lenticular clouds are seen atop Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022. Photo: Nguyen Hau

Chua Chan Mountain is located about 110 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City and is 837 meters high above sea level. 

It is the highest mountain in Dong Nai and the second highest in the southern region, after Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, over which lenticular clouds also appeared on Thursday and Friday morning.

This photo acquired by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper shows lenticular clouds atop Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022.
This photo acquired by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper shows lenticular clouds atop Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022.

Lenticular clouds are dense stationary clouds caused by sudden air movements and often found near hills or mountains, according to Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the forecasting department at the Southern Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

As moist and stable air flows over a larger eddy, like those caused by mountains, and temperatures drop below the dew point, lenticular clouds can form. 

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022. Photo: Van Hai
Lenticular clouds are seen atop Chua Chan Mountain in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022. Photo: Van Hai

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UFO-shaped clouds form over southern Vietnam mountain

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A spectacular moment when disc-shaped clouds resembling an alien spaceship formed above a mountain in southern Vietnam went viral on social media in the country on Thursday.

Images of the rare natural phenomenon were captured at Ba Den Mountain in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh, which borders Ho Chi Minh City, by local resident Do Vinh Quan.

Quan said he took the pictures of the clouds at around 6:00 am on his way to work before sharing them on his social media account.

Some online users humorously described the image of clouds as a giant mushroom or an unidentified flying object (UFO). 

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 24, 2022. Video: Sun World Ba Den Mountain

The natural phenomenon is known as lenticular clouds, according to Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the forecasting department at the Southern Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

They are dense, stationary clouds which are caused by sudden air movements and are often found near hills or mountains. 

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 24, 2022. Photo: Do Vinh Quan

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 24, 2022. Photo: Do Vinh Quan

As moist and stable air flows over a larger eddy, like those caused by mountains, and temperatures drop below the dew point, lenticular clouds can form.

The occurrence of lenticular clouds is not rare, according to Quyet, but the shape of a flying saucer is infrequent.

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 24, 2022. Photo: Sun World Ba Den Mountain

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 24, 2022. Photo: Sun World Ba Den Mountain

Quyet added that lenticular clouds are expected to form over Ba Den Mountain for the remainder of the month.

The flying saucer-shaped clouds recurred early on Friday morning, according to a photo provided to Tuoi Tre News by Ta Ngoc Anh, another local.

Clouds cover the top of Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 24, 2022. Photo: Sun World Ba Den Mountain

Clouds cover the top of Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 24, 2022. Photo: Sun World Ba Den Mountain

Standing at 986 meters above sea level, Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province has been dubbed the roof of Vietnam’s southern region. 

Viewed from a distance, the mountain stands out against the blue sky and is sometimes hidden behind clouds and fog.

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022. Photo: Ta Ngoc Anh

Lenticular clouds are seen atop Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, November 25, 2022. Photo: Ta Ngoc Anh

From the base to the top of the mountain, visitors can stop by and explore temples, pagodas, caves, and towers, with local architecture – a mix of Buddhist and folklore culture – that attracts millions of visitors each year.

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