The Vietnam Book of Records (Vietbooks) is currently conducting research on Buddhism, former artisans and must-see travel destinations so that it can submit the information to the India-based Asia Book of Records.

Last year, Vietbooks submitted information about 12 Vietnamese dishes, which were recognised as Asian specialities by the Asia Book of Records in August.

The Asia Book of Records also listed four sites in Vietnam as must-visit destinations in Asia.

They are the Mot Cot (One-Pillar) Pagoda in Hanoi, Dong (Bronze) Pagoda on Yen Tu Mountain in Quang Ninh northern province, Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh northern province and the statue of Christ in Vung Tau in Ba Ria – Vung Tau southern province.

In 2012, Vietbooks also compiled 15 lists of famous Vietnamese specialities after two years of research.

They included 50 kinds of fruit, 50 dishes, 10 kinds of pastry and 10 kinds of wine.

Vietbooks will host the second meeting of Ong do (calligraphers) in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province from January 11 to 13. The event will also celebrate the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls in early February.-VNA