The 15th Asia - Pacific Bonsai And Suiseki Exhibition

The Art of Bonsai - The Convergence of Friendship and Integration

November 15th - 18th 2019

HCMC, Vietnam

Upcoming exhibition! Introducing many beautiful and unique Bonsai arts, with variety of size and plenty of styles from The three Region of Vietnam.

At the Exhibition Centre has two display areas, showcasing the photographic works of Bonsai art of Vietnam and some countries in Asia-Pacific. There are also areas dedicated to the display and introduction of natural stone art (Suiseki) and the art of natural landscape (Penjing Art).

The event of ASPAC 2019 will be held on 15 – 18 November 2019 at Suoi Tien Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. This is one of the most attractive park in Viet Nam with the harmonious combination between nature and artificiality, the ancient and contemporary architecture. Its landscape and attractions in the park illustrate Viet Nam’s history and legends.

International friends will have opportunities to enjoy the art of Bonsai, meet up, exchange experiences with Bonsai masters, join popular sightseeing tours, buy souvenirs, etc. during the ASPAC 2019 event in Viet Nam.

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ASPAC 2019 - Vietnam on 15-18 November 2019

Dear all Bonsai Lovers,

The 15th Asia Pacific Bonsai & Suiseki Convention and Exhibition (ASPAC 2019) will be conducted at Soui Tien Tourism Cultural Park, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 15-18 November 2019. This international event is organized by the Vietnam Ornaments and Creature Association with the support of the government of the Republic of Vietnam.

The theme of the ASPAC 2019 is “The Art Bonsai – The Convergence of Friendship – Integration.” I hope you have either received direct invitation from the Organizing Committee or calling for participation from their website at

ASPAC is a biennial gathering of all bonsai lovers initiated for the first time in Bali, Indonesia in 1991 with the spirit of advancing the friendship among all bonsai lovers and the spirit of loving the nature and environment with the theme: “Friendship Through Bonsai.” Since then, it has been conducted biennially rotating from country to country within Asia Pacific region. While it is called ASPAC, the event actually also attracted all bonsai lovers from other region in the world.

The upcoming convention represents gathering of all bonsai lovers across Asia Pacific countries as the opportunity to renew and strengthen the friendship, understanding to achieve peace and harmonious lives.

The exhibition will introduce various beautiful and unique bonsai art with variety or size and styles from the three region of Vietnam. There are also areas dedicated to the display of suiseki. There will be bonsai demonstation with world reknown master. Last but not least, the opportunity to visit, among others the Phu Quoc Island, Sung Hung Co Tu Pagoda, An Thoi Harbor, the feeding and growing pearl firm, Ham Ninh fishing village etc. or another side-trip tour in Vietnam.

Continuing our tradition, at the ASPAC 2019 Convention, we will together elect the host country for the 16th ASPAC in 2021. For countries who are interested to host please submit the letter of intent to us and the OC and prepare for the presentation at the convention.

Please find also the brief story of ASPAC for your reference and information.

Jakarta, 16 August 2019

Honorary Co-Founding & Chairman
Board of Advisor ASPAC


The 1st ASPAC, Bali-Indonesia, 1991

“The Asia Pacific Bonsai Convention & Exhibition” or in short “ASPAC” was initiated by Mr. Paiman Mak with the support of the late Mr.Ismail Saleh, at that time was the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, who was also a bonsai lover and patron of the Indonesian Bonsai Society (PPBI). This first convention was conducted for the first time at the Nusa Indah Convention Centre, Nusa Dua, Bali in 1991. With the spirit of advancing the friendship among all bonsai lovers and the spirit of loving the nature and environment, this first ever venture decided to set the theme “Friendship Through Bonsai.” Organized by the Indonesian Bonsai Society and with the support of the Indonesian government, the event was warmly greeted and managed to attract bonsai lovers from 15 countries to attend the convention while enjoying beautiful Bali. The late Mr. Saburo Kato, the President of Nippon Bonsai Association and other grand masters from Japan, China and other countries also attended and conducted demonstration.

The success was a historic moment for all bonsai lovers not only from Indonesia but also visiting delegates who realized the potential opportunity to establish a regional bonsai movement, not only bonsai as an art, but also promoting friendship and peace for all. The Bali initiative has inspired the bonsai lovers to continue momentum by conducting the convention biennially. At the convention meeting, the Hong Kong delegates from Hong Kong volunteered to conduct the same event in 1993. This beginning has developed into a world biennial gathering with no gap until today after nearly 30 years. From Bali to the world!

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Arrival from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Hotel
Convention Registration
ASPAC Executive Meeting

November 14th

ASPAC Delegates Meeting
Opening Ceremony
International Masters Demonstration
Welcome Reception

November 15th

Visit Dona Bonsai Garden
ASPAC General Meeting
Visit Quoc An Khai Tuong Pagoda

November 16th

Visit City post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market
Visit Minh Long Pottery Show Room
Closing Ceremony/ Awards/ Banquet

November 17th

Departure of foreign Guest
Flight to Phu Quoc Island
Visit Khu Tuong pepper garden,
fish sauce firm,Sung Hung Co Tu Pagoda
and Ganh Dau Beach.

November 18th

Visit An Thoi Harbor, the feeding and growing
pearl firm. Ham Ninh fishing village, Bien Sao
Beach and Duong Dong Market.

November 19th

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
Departure of foreign Guest

November 20th


5,000 square meters in area, one of the most beautifully-organized Bonsai garden in Viet Nam. It has hundreds of Bonsai trees and Bonsai pots with many unique styles, shapes and sizes. Just as significant, given the Japanese-inspired style, the garden was built with exacting detail. Most of the area is used for Bonsai trees display and cultivations.


This is currently the biggest temple in Viet Nam with the area of over 100,000 square meters. Inside the main shrine, there is a statue of Gautama Buddha with the weight of 9,255 kilo, 3.65 m in height, and completely made of Nerphrite Jade from Vancouver, Canada.

Some facts:

Main shrine: 8,000 sqm in area, 52 m in height

Roof of main shrine: 16,000 sqm in area, 125 m in height

Entry door system at the shrine was made by rare and precious wood, 104 m in length and 8.4 m in height.

At the center of temple, there is a 112.7m-tall tower with 13 storeys. Each storey is a separate small temple.

Main entry gate to the temple: 36 m in length and 25 m in height. Has 3 double doors, 100% bronze cast, pattern carved, weighted 72 tons.


Ben Thanh Market is the most famous shopping destination for tourists in Ho Chi Minh City, featuring every type of souvenir the spending traveler desires to buy. The attraction is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important landmark of the city.

At Ben Thanh Market you can expect to find almost everything that the locals might need in their day to day lives: from fresh meats and vegetables to clothes, domestic items, pots, woven baskets and bamboo ladders. This is a feast for the senses.Take in the sounds: the excited chatter of shoppers and the pitch of vendors’ voices rising into the steaming night.


Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City. It was constructed between 1863 and 1880 by the French, and reaches a height of up to 60 meters.

Officially known as Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Notre Dame sits on Cong xa Paris square (also home to the historic Saigon Central Post Office). While the market stands at a modern and crowded corner of the business district, the ancient cathedral is located in a very peaceful picturesque corner in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City.


About 50 kilometers from the Vietnamese mainland and 50 minutes flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc Island is a part of Kien Giang province and the largest island in Viet Nam. To be known as an island with the most beautiful beaches in Viet Nam, Phu Quoc has an untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, hospitable locals, fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling.

CNN has selected the top five up-and-coming Asia Pacific destinations to visit in 2018. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Viet Nam, more and more tourists choose Phu Quoc Island as a place to visit and enjoy family entertainment.


Each and every one of the unique Minh Long art ceramics and porcelain articles such as the hand-painted pots, jade bowls, national and international records-breaking cups is the outcome of a laborious processing through a multi-stage manufacturing line, going from the meticulous selection of the raw materials, determining the item shape and decoration pattern design, proper choosing of pigments made by skilled artists down to the firing which also requires to be done by experienced hands.

The coming to existence of a flawless artwork would take several months. The new and revolutionary painting and extreme-heating technologies help give our products their natural and true beauty because with the images sunk deep under the enamel they look vitreous and scintillating on all sides. The plating with German 24K gold or platinum or raw materials selected from other reputable places over the world further enhance the value and luxurious character of the products.


A/ Registration fee: 300 USD includes transportation, all demonstrations, entrance fees and all meals during Nov, 15 until Nov, 18, 2019. The above fee excludes flights, hotel accommodations and personal expenses. Tan Son Nhat international airport pick-up is free and available, upon request for group of three.

B/ If someone wishes Vietnam travel agency to book a hotel for you, therefore, registration plus accommodation (from Nov, 14 until Nov,18,2019) fees will be 1100 USD. Early registraion discount 50 USD until June 30,2019.

C/ Optional Activities: If someone agrees to share room of hotel with another person (from Nov, 14 until Nov,18,2019) fees will be 900 USD. Early registraion discount 50 USD until June 30,2019.

D/ Full Registration will be charged 1600 USD/person. Price of the whole packkage includes Convention activities and Sightseeing Tours, Phu Quoc vacation and also all accommodation, transport, entrance fees, meals from 15 November to 20 November 2019. Deducting 200 USD/person if you agree to share twin-room at hotel and early registration discount 100 USD Until June 30, 2019


Atholl Palace Hotel
Liberty Central Saigon Centre
The Four Seasons Hotel
Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
The Gleneagles Hotel
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside



120 Hanoi Highway,
Tan Phu Ward,
District 9, HCMC


English Speaker:
Mr. Loc Nguyen
+84 934 146 556

Chinese Speaker:
Mr. Dung Nguyen
+88 692 378 688

English & Chinese Speaker:
Mr. Cuong Dinh
+84 908 888 897

Mr. Tran Manh Tuan
+84 975 778 877