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20/09/2022 - 16:54

Relocating the Dieu De pagoda’s main hall while retaining “Long van khe hoi” painting

These days, the old main hall of Dieu De National Pagodais being moved to the back side of the pagoda while still keeping the original state of the painting "Long van khe hoi" painted on the ceiling of the main hall.

The old main hall of Dieu De National Pagodais being moved to the back side of the pagoda while still keeping the original state of the painting "Long van khe hoi"

The person in charge of the main hall’s relocation is the "genie" Nguyen Van Cu - Director of Nguyen Van Cu Inclination Handling Limited Company in Ho Chi Minh City and many other associates, along with the support of specialized, modern equipment and machinery. The main hall is expected to retreat 18 metersfrom its the original location.

The relocation work is hoped to finishwithin 5 days. Then, atthe new position, the main hall would be elevated to an extra 15-cm height using a hydraulic jack.

The painting "Long van khe hoi" is more than 10m long and 11m wide, depicting 5 coiled dragons interspersed between layers of cloud on the ceiling and 4 dragons wrapped around 4 large pillars featuring an ancient Buddhist legend.

By Nhat Minh

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