VietNamNet Bridge - Deep in the forests and mountains of the Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park in the central province of Quang Binh there are several villages of the Ruc ethnic group - one of the 10 most mysterious tribes in the world. More than 10 years after being recognized by the UNESCO as a world natural heritage site, the Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park has become a destination for domestic and international tourists and experts. But few know that deep in the jungle of the national park live the Ruc people in their villages. … [Read more...] about The life of the world’s most mysterious tribe in Vietnam
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The mysterious Kennewick Man, who died 9,000 years ago in the Columbia River Valley, was a seal hunter who rambled far and wide with a projectile point lodged in his hip, five broken ribs that never healed properly, two small dents in his skull and a bum shoulder from the repetitive stress of throwing spears. This clay facial reconstruction of Kennewick Man was carefully sculpted around the morphological features of his skull, and lends a deeper understanding of what he may have looked like nearly 9,000 years ago. (Photo by Brittney Tatchell/Smithsonian Institute ) … [Read more...] about Scientists: Mysterious Kennewick Man looked Polynesian and came from far away
The new novel "Sisterland" by best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld tells the story of twin girls who have a psychic connection. About one out of every 30 babies born in the United States is a twin. Identical twins are of particular interest to scientific researchers because they help control for genetic variation between patients in studies. It's not surprising that identical twins share much in common, since they have the same DNA. Scientists know that what makes us who we are — including, to some degree, our intelligence, personal preferences, and so on — is part nature and part nurture, a combination of heredity and environment. Stories about mysterious connections between twins — and especially identical twins — are ancient and legion. Some say twins share some psychic connection, or even feel each other's pain. There are stories of twins who happened to give birth to baby daughters on the same day, completely by chance, and twins who were separated at … [Read more...] about Do Twins Have a Mysterious Connection?
VietNamNet Bridge - For the first time more than 30 antiques are recognized by the government as national treasures. These treasures not only have historical values, but also contain mysterious stories of the era and about historical figures. Ho Chi Minh's "Prison Diary" becomes national treasure Unique national treasures Two ancient statues recognized as "national treasures" Three national treasures in Da Nang Hue antiquities to become national treasures … [Read more...] about The mysterious stories of national treasures
The most famous temple in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is Doi (Bat) pagoda. This pagoda’s name is actually Mahatup or Ma Toc. But it is widely known as Doi pagoda, because the pagoda’s garden is the home to giant bats.The ancient temple Located on Le Hong Phong St., 2km from Soc Trang downtown, Doi pagoda is the most famous pagoda in Soc Trang province. It was built in the 16th century and is one of the oldest pagodas in the province. The pagoda is famous for its beautiful architecture, especially its very large roof that houses tens of thousands of bats. It presents an opportunity to contemplate Khmer arts, with skillful, symbolic decorations on its pillars and roof and splendid relieves and statues. The pagoda has two gates, the main and the second gate. It is strange that the main door is decorated very simply while the auxiliary gate looks outstanding, in golden color, and it is decorated by a pair of giant snakes, with five heads each. The pagoda is decorated by … [Read more...] about Mysterious bat flock at Doi pagoda