Vietnam wants to remove foreign-looking lion statues

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Vietnamese lions. Source: Viet Nam News 20140823

The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture has released an advisory to temples and heritage properties discouraging the use of non-Vietnamese lion statues. It seems like an attempt to maintain an idea of “pure” Vietnamese-ness… whatever that means.

Vietnamese lions. Source: Viet Nam News 20140823

Vietnamese lions. Source: Viet Nam News 20140823

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