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Saturday, December 3, 2022
Age-old embroidery craft villages in Hanoi Age-old embroidery craft villages in Hanoi
As soon as a tourist enters Quat Dong traditional hand embroidery craft village in the same name commune or its surrounding areas in Thuong Tin district, he will find through windows and doors many people busily engaged indoors with hand embroidery.
Exploring Dao Thuc folk water puppetry Exploring Dao Thuc folk water puppetry
The most unique feature that distinguishes water puppetry from other genres of puppetry is the stage where the performance takes place. For water puppetry, the stage, called thuy dinh, is set up in a waist-deep pool. Puppeteers stand in the pool behind a curtain and control puppets through a stick-and-string apparatus.
Ngu Xa bronzesmiths strive to keep traditional craft alive Ngu Xa bronzesmiths strive to keep traditional craft alive
Located on the side of Truc Bach Lake in an area which is now Ngu Xa street in the west of Hanoi, traditional Ngu Xa bronze casting village is well-known for traditional monolithic hollow bronze casting and coloring methods.
Exploring Kim Bong traditional carpentry village Exploring Kim Bong traditional carpentry village
As soon as a visitor sets foot in Kim Bong traditional carpentry village in the central province of Quang Nam, he will immediately hear the sounds of wood chiseling, cutting and drilling echoing from every corner of the village.
Discovering Xuan Lai traditional smoked bamboo products Discovering Xuan Lai traditional smoked bamboo products
Located in the commune of the same name of Bac Ninh province’s Gia Binh district, some 35 kilometers from Hanoi, the Xuan Lai traditional bamboo craft village has been famous for its unique smoked bamboo products, particularly rustic, soulful paintings.
Traditional bamboo and rattan weaving craft village in Hanoi Traditional bamboo and rattan weaving craft village in Hanoi
Located in Phu Nghia commune, Chuong My district, 27 kilometers to the southwest of Hanoi, the Phu Vinh bamboo and rattan weaving craft village is dubbed “the land of rattan” for its well-known handcraft decorative and utility products.
Exploring traditional boat building villages Exploring traditional boat building villages
To make wooden boats, boat builders may use a variety of wood. Merawan, legume, oak, Fujian cypress, mahogany, rosewood and ebony were the most common ones. Depending on their hardiness, softness and dryness, each type of timber was used in different parts of a boat.
Conical hat - making villages across Vietnam Conical hat - making villages across Vietnam
Conical hats or non la have been made and worn by Vietnamese people for some 3,000 years. Images of people wearing conical hats are depicted on Ngoc Lu bronze drums. Along with their long history, conical hats remain popular today and are now considered a symbol of Vietnamese culture.
Thuy Xuan incense-making village in Thua Thien Hue province Thuy Xuan incense-making village in Thua Thien Hue province
When coming to Thuy Xuan incense-making village - the oldest of its kind in Vietnam, which is located about seven kilometers to the southwest of the ancient imperial city of Hue, visitors are often impressed by the aroma of aloeswood as well as the image of countless bouquets of bamboo incense sticks of various colors being sundried along the village’s roads.
Tiger dances in northern village festivals Tiger dances in northern village festivals
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Of the 12 animals named for the lunar year, tiger, symbolizes strength.

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