The Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape is a place of great historic and religious importance in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism together with the National UNESCO Committee has recently prepared a report nominating the inclusion of the Yen Tu Complex in the list of those planned to have world heritage dossiers to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen Monastery, also known as Lan Pagoda, is located on Yen Tu Mountain (Uong Bi City, Quang Ninh). This site was chosen by King Tran Nhan Tong (1258 – 1308) as a place to lead his religious life. (Photo: VNA)
Imperial Temple is one of the most important relics in the Tran Dynasty (1225 – 1400) relic complex in Dong Trieu, Quang Ninh province. The temple was ranked as a national special relic in 2013. (Photo: VNA)
Statue of Buddhist King Tran Nhan Tong, who founded the Vietnamese Truc Lam Zen School, in Ngoa Van pagoda, Dong Trieu town of Quang Ninh province. (Photo: VNA)
Kiep Bac Temple worshipping the national hero Tran Quoc Tuan (1228-1300), also known as the Grand Commander Hung Dao, and his family members. The temple is located in the middle of Rong Mountain’s valley. (Photo: VNA)
Fairy chess board (Ban Co Tien) is a large flat ground on Con Son Mountain. (Photo: VNA)
In 1329, Buddhist King Tran Nhan Tong ordered the construction of five towers, which compose the beautiful garden of towers in Ho Thien Pagoda now. (Photo: VNA)
Path from Hoa Yen Pagoda to Dong Pagoda in the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape. (Photo: VNA)
Thau Ngoc Bridge at Con Son Pagoda in Con Son – Kiep Bac relic site in Hai Duong Province. (Photo: VNA)
Hoa Yen Pagoda in the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape. (Photo: VNA)
Nguyen Trai Temple, located in the Con Son – Kiep Bac relic site, was built at the bottom of Ngu Nhac Mountain to worship the national hero and world cultural celebrity Nguyen Trai (1380-1442). (Photo: VNA)
I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn.
I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law.
I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam.
In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship.
Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam.
I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN.
I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net).
I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries.
In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống).
In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success".
I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.
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