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The alley can be found located near Giac Hai pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, with visitors easily able to find Buddha statues in different shapes and colours.

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The process of creating giant Buddha statues requires large molds.

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Only skilled craftsmen who have studied for several years are able to create statues with a high-artistic value. A craftsman works to add minute details to a huge statue.

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Whether the statue is small or large, simple or complex, it must be meticulously created so that it can be considered beautiful and soulful to viewers.

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Each person carries out one stage while making the Buddha statues.

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The price of the statues ranges in cost from VND100,000 to several millions of dong, with factors such as their size, materials, and sophistication all taken into consideration.

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The craft village is the workplace of nearly 70 workers, the majority of whom are men, with the skill being passed down the generations.

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Their products have been famous for years with craftsmen receiving numerous orders from across the country.

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Their products are not only sold locally but are also exported to many foreign countries such as the United States and Canada where many Vietnamese expats are living.

 
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Here are some photos taken inside the craft village

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