Monumental Mosaic Idea
close up of ceramic tile mosaic with dragons

by Lou Ann Weeks

In 2007, a journalist, Nguyen Thu Thuy won an architectural contest for her idea to mosaic the wall surrounding the Red River dyke system in Hanoi. It was finished in time to commemorate the 1,000th Anniversary of Hanoi in 2010. At over 12,631 feet long, it holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest ceramic mosaic.

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