The Quintessence of Tonkin

The Quintessence of Tonkin


Located about 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) west of central Hanoi, The Quintessence of Tonkin occupies a space close to Chua Thay, a special National Cultural Heritage site and one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. The spectacle draws inspiration from the pagoda’s spiritual history, with storyline elements that focus on the founding of the pagoda by a venerable monk, named Tu Dao HanhJU, and the ancient union between religion and monarchy.
Performance art technicians devised a world-class sound and lighting system, but the sounds of the spectacle keep reflecting the peaceful sounds of rural Vietnam, including wooden drums and brass gongs, night crickets, and flowing water. The spectacle also blends different elements of traditional music styles, including Quan Ho and Ca Tru, both of which are now recognized by UNESCO as Intangible World Heritage arts.

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