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Peace Man

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“My favourite chapter from the Bible is number 12 because I've built this house in the year 2012, and the Face of this House has been designed based on the verses in this chapter.” 12.1.1. And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

Son Bui left the congested streets of Hanoi for the quiet, sun-bleached shores of Nha Trang, Vietnam, to start his new life. Inspired by his ongoing conversations with God and the Book of Revelation's “spirit of truth,” Bui began designing his own house based on symbols in the scripture. In a Christian-minority country, his goal is to share his spiritual vision with guests from around the world.

Palace of Revelations is Son Bui house but also a hotel. In the construction contract, Bui stipulated that the Palace must be completed by December 12, 2012—then widely speculated to be the date of the Apocalypse. Life didn't end in 2012, and neither did construction, but the Palace of Revelation currently welcomes guests with a dragon swimming pool, karaoke, ocean views, and Biblical visions.

Son Bui prefers to call himself Peace Man. After finishing the design and construction of his Palace, he started the project of the Peace Flag: “A symbol that would represent humanity in case of alien attack”, and he agrees "The Peace Flag is the flag of the Earth, it is a symbol of union between us all."

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