Lai Cao – Luc Yen – Hanoi

Started quite early in the morning and headed to Luc Yen, famous for colourfull gems like rubies, sapphires, and spinells in snow-white marble. Unfortunatelly, they are manufactured into kitsch sculptures and stuff – raw material rarely to be found. Nice to see all the gems anyway.


How the gems are cut


Here they are


Kitsch from beautiful rocks. Nice handwork though.


Back in the motorcycle hell of Ha Noi. (Note the pink helmet with an extra notch for ladies’ plait of hair)


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