Vietnam’s spectacular colored ceramic relief
Made from nearly 56,000 pieces of pottery, the relief in Ha Long depicts Vietnamese and global heritages.
With the theme "Quang Ninh - Vietnam heritage and the world’s natural heritage", the colored ceramic relief features Ha Long Bay and typical architectural works such as Bai Chay Bridge and the city’s Welcome Gate besides world wonders such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Sydney Opera House (Australia), Eiffel tower (France), Statue of Liberty (U.S), and Pyramids (Egypt).
The work has been created on a large wall at the intersection of the main roads leading to the Bai Chay Tourist Area in Ha Long City, the northern province of Quang Ninh. It cost nearly VND20 billion ($860,000) including for lighting and flower gardens.
The work began last August and finished at the end of December. It was created from 56,000 pieces of colored pottery and stands more than 260 meters in length and 8.45 m in average height.
Trong Mai Islet in world natural heritage Ha Long Bay.
Statue of Buddhist Emperor Tran Nhan Tong on top of An Ky Sinh, Yen Tu Mountain.
Bai Chay Bridge, which spans the Cua Luc River in Ha Long.
Quang Ninh’s Welcome Gate and clock tower. Each piece of ceramic measures 25x30 cm or 20x30 cm and up to 10 cm in thickness.
The Statue of Liberty (U.S) is made of white ceramic.
The sculptor, Nguyen Manh Hung, director of CIC Investment and Construction Design Consultancy Company, said the colored ceramics were heated at 1,200 degrees Celsius (2192 degrees Fahrenheit) to prevent discoloration.
Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Asian icons: Mount Fuji (Japan), Merlion statue (Singapore)
Many visitors come to admire the magnificent work.