Longevity

by Jennifer Patience April. 10, 2008 1737 views

I noticed this symbol dotted around and incorporated into the architecture of some of the traditional buildings in Hanoi. Not always as large and as obvious as in this photograph, sometimes it was built into the pillars of a gate or bridge.
I'd thought maybe it was something symbolising the city of Hanoi, but then I saw it quite obviously here built into the wall of a temple in Hue's Imperial City. Later I found out it is one of the Vietnamese symbols for longevity.

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Leocheung 13 years, 4 months ago

Nice color and contrast, Great details!
Thanks for the accompanied information.

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