Ancient vestiges preserved through miniature models

Update: 15:35 | 11/11/2021

Truong Van Bo in Khanh Ha commune, Thuong Tin district, Hanoi, has been famous for his special talent of "turning" cement and sand blocks into miniature models reproducing communal houses, pagodas, ancestor worship compartments and ancient houses.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

Truong Van Bo’s models mainly feature traditional architecture.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

Since he was very young, unlike his peers, Truong Van Bo has nurtured a great passion for miniature houses.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

Accidentally watching a programme on communal houses via television, the seven-year-old boy fell in love with ancient Vietnamese architecture.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

The image of grandparents sitting on a bamboo bed in front of the house is very familiar in many people's childhood memories.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

The small and beautiful miniatures contain a lot of memories.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

With the aspiration of preserving cultural identity, Truong Van Bo’s miniatures are made carefully in detail thanks to his thorough years of study.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

Many guests have met Bo and ordered the miniature models of ancient houses in which they lived during their childhood.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

The meticulousness, persistence and perseverance of the 9x man is shown through the details of miniature models.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

The materials for these “special items” are soil, sand, mortar and cement.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

To make unique models, Bo performs each stage meticulously and carefully, from ideas, to study and creation.

Ancient vestiges, preserved, miniature models, Truong Van Bo, special talent, cement and sand blocks, communal houses, ancestor worship compartments

Truong Van Bo has always cherished his ambition of preserving the forefathers’ heritage by his own strange way.

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Source: NDO 

 
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