The village of artists in Vietnam

Published:  14:47 Monday - July 23, 2012

The village of artists in Vietnam

The village of artists, named Ham Long, located near the windy Sai Gon River, 10km from the hub of Ho Chi Minh City. It's name because most of the owners of houses in the village are artists.

Travel to the village, tourists for Vietnam travel guide have a chance to behold houses built in the traditional architectural style of the Vietnamese such as a Hue Ruong house, a house-on-stilts of the Muong ethnic people and ancient houses of the South. Each house here is an artistic architectural complex that is designed beautifully by its owner. 

A garden overlooks the Sai Gon River.

The house built in the style of a Hue garden house.

The most striking feature of the village probably is the houses owned by painters Nguyen Hoai Huong and Ly Khac Nhu. The house of Nguyen Hoai Huong was built in the style of a Hue Ruong house looking solemn and private while the house of Ly Khac Nhu looks rustic with a simple leave-covered roof. 

The artists arrange many works of art and unique miniatures in their houses, such as paintings, pottery products, statues, a small lake and rock-works. Even the work place of the artists is an interesting place for tourists. 

The village boasts many beautiful architectural constructions which include the house owned by painter Thanh Chau with oil paintings of a war theme, the house by painter Ho Huu Thu with abstract lacquer paintings and the one by artist Duong Dinh Hung which is famous for a garden of statues. Each house has its own beauty, showing the characters style of each artist.

Another interesting point of this village is that all the houses are not separated from each other by high walls but by low fences with entrances. Hence, these houses seem to be connected naturally like in rural areas that give a close and warm feeling. 

Visiting here, tourists in Vietnam tours not only enjoy unique artworks but also the beautiful scenery of the Sai Gon River at sunrise or sunset with a pure and cool atmosphere.
Foreign tourists visit the house owned by painter Ly Khac Nhu.

At Ky Long Vien, the house by painter Ly Khac Nhu, tourist services are available at the price of 10USD/person.

Address: No.35 Thich Mat The Road, Thanh My Loi Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-8) 38893871 - (84) 0918031225 
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