Nguyen Van Chien shows off his five-metre-long hair, which he has not cut since he left school in the third grade. He believes it was his calling to grow his hair. Photo: ReutersNguyen Van Chien shows off his five-metre-long hair, which he has not cut since he left school in the third grade. He believes it was his calling to grow his hair. Photo: Reuters
Nguyen Van Chien shows off his five-metre-long hair, which he has not cut since he left school in the third grade. He believes it was his calling to grow his hair. Photo: Reuters

‘If I cut my hair I will die’: Vietnamese man says five-metre locks a divine calling

  • Coronavirus lockdowns have seen many people grow their hair, but Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Chien, 92, has not cut his for nearly 80 years
  • He follows a near-obsolete faith known as “Dua”, the coconut religion, that prescribes leaving untouched what a person is born with

Topic |   Vietnam
Nguyen Van Chien shows off his five-metre-long hair, which he has not cut since he left school in the third grade. He believes it was his calling to grow his hair. Photo: ReutersNguyen Van Chien shows off his five-metre-long hair, which he has not cut since he left school in the third grade. He believes it was his calling to grow his hair. Photo: Reuters
Nguyen Van Chien shows off his five-metre-long hair, which he has not cut since he left school in the third grade. He believes it was his calling to grow his hair. Photo: Reuters
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